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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 18, 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. 18, 2022:     

Richmond removes casino referendum from 2022 ballot 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

The city of Richmond has backed out of a proposed casino referendum, at least until next year. On Wednesday, a Richmond judge granted the city’s request to remove the measure from the ballot this year, which would have put the city at odds with state law. 

As Virginia moves ahead with lab-school applications, funding for private schools unclear 
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour 

Virginia lawmakers set aside a total of $100 million to help get the schools up and running this year, which has been a key priority for Gov. Glenn Youngkin. In a meeting Wednesday, the State Board of Education approved guidelines that would allow private schools, like Liberty University, as well as community colleges to apply for the funds. There’s still some disagreement among state lawyers over whether the state budget allows for that. 

Judge to hear case on Freedom of Information Act and public officials Thursday 
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy 

A Yorktown man is suing Norfolk and two City Council members -- he says violated the state law that ensures public access to government information. But Norfolk city officials argue that parts of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act don’t apply to individual council members. 

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