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VPM Daily Newscast: July 6, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Wednesday, July 6, 2022  

Enrichmond Foundation in limbo as entire board resigns 
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart

An organization that owns two historic Black cemeteries in Richmond has apparently ceased to exist. The fate of the 32-year-old Enrichmond Foundation appears to be in limbo, as the entire board of the foundation has resigned without notice, and the organization’s website has disappeared. 

Richmond police retract statement of use of tear gas at 2020 protest 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

Richmond Police announced there was no need to tear gas hundreds of people at the former Robert E. Lee Monument during protests in 2020. The department retracted its previous statement that it deployed gas to bring officers to safety. The city will also documents and videos detailing what exactly took place at the Lee Monument on the evening of June 1st as part of a settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed by six protesters.

Blue Ridge Valley hosts national cycling championship 
Reported by VPM News Intern Davis Alcorn 

Last Thursday through Saturday, young cyclists throughout the country competed in USA Cycling’s Amateur National Championship, held across Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Valley. Across last week's championship, young riders between the ages of 10 and 23 took part in a variety of different events, including the time trial, road race, and criterium.

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