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VPM Daily Newscast: July 28, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, July 28, 2022:     

Miyares says Biden’s new LGBTQ+ discrimination policy holds school lunches hostage 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

This week, Virginia’s Attorney General joined a coalition of 21 other Republican attorneys general in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The dispute involves a new agency policy that withdraws school nutrition assistance from schools that refuse to protect LGBTQ students from discrimination.

Federal court sides with Virginia Beach in a case about how the city conducts local elections 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner  

Virginia Beach voters select city council members from across the city, rather than based on location. Two Black residents sued the city five years ago, arguing the method violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by weakening the votes of minorities. The Virginia General Assembly has passed a law requiring voters in a district-based system to only elect government officials in that district, which the appeals court says makes the lawsuit moot. 

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