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VPM Daily Newscast: August 2, 2022

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 Tuesday, August 2, 2022:      

Weeks before the new school year, Richmond still has a shortage of teachers 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly  

The pandemic has exacerbated the teacher shortage, which was already a troubling problem in Virginia and across the country pre-COVID. School districts, including Richmond, have many unfilled vacancies just weeks before the start of a new school year. A recent RAND Corporation study shows that this past school year, educators and staff were about twice as likely to report job-related stress as the general population of working adults. 

New data shows children are committing more crimes in Hampton 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner  

A Harvard researcher uncovered the trend while stationed in the city this summer to help leaders with data-backed decision making. There’s been a 20% average increase each year since 2017, with violent incidents specifically going up even faster. 

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Ian M. Stewart is a reporter, fill-in anchor for VPM News and he produces the World Music Show for VPM Music. He covers all sorts for stories in the region, from local government to sports to transportation issues.