VPM Daily Newscast: July 8, 2022
VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, July 8, 2022
Businesses caught off guard by new state policy banning some hemp products
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Virginians currently can only buy legal weed medical dispensaries, but hemp products with similar effects, like Delta-8 and Delta-10, have popped up across the commonwealth. Last week, the Virginia Department of Agriculture stated that these edible products are considered illegal. State officials say they're hoping businesses will voluntarily comply with their announcement or eventually face a misdemeanor charge.
Local health officials monitoring Monkeypox cases throughout commonwealth
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
Health officials are monitoring Monkeypox transmissions as cases climb worldwide, but so far none are in central Virginia. Richmond and Henrico Health Districts say there are 19 presumed and confirmed cases in the state. The virus is often identified by a distinct rash that looks like blisters or acne bumps and is associated with head and body aches, fever and chills.
Fisherman ask Gov. Youngkin to end menhaden reduction fishing
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner
Menhaden are small fish with big impact in Virginia. Regulating the industry has always been controversial. The latest push comes from a coalition of recreational fishermen who want the state to ban fishing most menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay.
In Other News:
Youngkin breaks Virginia record, raising more than $1.5 million in quarter – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Enrichmond Foundation board votes to dissolve nonprofit - Richmond BizSense
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