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VPM Daily Newscast: July 19, 2022

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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 Tuesday, July 19, 2022     

Richmond council expected to vote on city employees collective bargaining next week 
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen 

After months of negotiations, Richmond City Council could act on collective bargaining legislation for city employees as soon as next week. In a special meeting at City Hall, the council announced a new proposal that would allow unions to start working on agreements to bargain for wages, benefits and more with city representatives. 

Norfolk City Council aims to refocus Hampton Roads Ventures’ money back to Hampton Roads 
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy 

Independent Norfolk reporter Jim Morrison revealed last year that Hampton Roads Ventures, which is the Norfolk housing authority’s investment group, built hundreds of millions of dollars in housing all over the country, but it spent less than 15% of that in Norfolk. Norfolk’s City Council will vote on a resolution Tuesday that aims to refocus Hampton Roads Ventures’ money back to Hampton Roads.

Organizers: Around 10,000 people attend Hanover Tomato Festival 
Reported by VPM News Intern Katharine DeRosa 

People from around Central Virginia gathered this weekend to celebrate the Hanover Tomato. The festival usually draws thousands of people, but it hasn’t been held since 2019 because of the pandemic.  

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