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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 8, 2022  

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VPM Daily Newscast for Monday August, 8th 2022

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Aug. 8, 2022    

Richmond muralist covers walls across the world 
Reported by WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi  

Richmond artist Nils Westergard grew up in Falls Church and attended Virginia Commonwealth University — originally for painting. He said that wasn't a conducive environment for someone working in spray paint. So, he switched to film. Then, the Richmond Mural Project started up in 2012, bringing international artists — quite literally — to his backyard.  

In other news:  

Appalachian Voices sues state over release of carbon market document (Virginia Mercury) 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin says 94,000 new jobs in Virginia have been created so far in 2022 (WJLA) 

Robert Saunders awarded Virginia Farmer of the Year, to represent state at national competition (Nelson County Times) 

In case you missed it:    

Creighton Court demolition moves forward without firm plans for low-income housing (VPM News) 

Richmond eliminates one of 3 finalists for Diamond District project (Richmond Times-Dispatch) 
Yesli Vega questions whether liberal states' abortion laws are ‘acceptable’ (VPM News)  
Gersi restaurant owners opening new eatery in former Secco space (Richmond BizSense) 

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.