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VPM Daily Newscast: July 14, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

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.                

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, July 14, 2022     

In CNBC ranking, Virginia knocked from top spot as America’s best state to do business 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

Virginia was bumped from its coveted ranking as CNBC’s “Top State for Business,” a spot it's held since 2019. Democrats say Governor Glenn Youngkin’s divisive politics are partly to blame.

Median home price in Virginia tops $400K, hitting all-time high 
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Pavior  

The median home price in Virginia  topped $400,000 in May, according to the Virginia REALTORS Association. That’s up about  40% from just five years ago. Price and other experts say housing costs are likely to remain high even as interest rates go up. That’s because most of the state doesn’t have enough homes to meet the demand.

Naval Weapons Station is building living shoreline project 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner 

For nearly a decade, officials at the Yorktown base have been thinking about ways to combat erosion and sea-level rise. Their planned solution is nearly 3,000 feet of living shoreline along the river. The base is going to use concrete and granite made into what are known as oyster castles.

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