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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 17, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.  

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Aug. 17, 2022:     

Youngkin education official recommends delaying history standards review due to 'glaring deficiencies' 
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour 

One of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s top education officials wants to push back a first review of new history and social science standards for K-12 students. A spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Education says the 400-page draft standards contain serious errors and omissions. For example, there’s no mention of 9/11 or the electoral college system in the benchmarks for high school students. 

Study finds parts of Virginia will face extreme heat in the next 30 years 
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy 

new reportsays the city of Hopewell, Richmond-area and much of eastern Virginia will be dealing with even more scorching temperatures in the coming decades. By the 2050’s, the heat index on some days could rise to 125 degrees. 

Activists, elected officials support passage of federal climate measures 
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen 

Dozens of environmentalists and politicians celebrated the passage of a national climate bill in Richmond’s Abner Clay Park on Tuesday. The Inflation Reduction Act includes a reported $369 billion for climate-related spending, mostly on tax credits for clean energy technology like rooftop solar. But some are concerned about agreements behind-the-scenes that could pave the way for new fossil fuel projects. 

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