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VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 7, 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 Sept. 7, 2022:   

Amid rising monthly bills, advocates call for expanding Virginia’s energy market

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen 

Dominion Energy called a consumer protection on its high-profile offshore wind project quote "untenable," and threatened to pull the plug if state regulators don't shift risk to ratepayers for unexpected fuel costs. With incoming increases to monthly electric bills, some advocates say Virginians need competition.

Pentagon leaders say abortion restrictions might worsen an already bad personnel crisis

Reported by WHRO News’ Paul Bibeau 

For military women, abortion access has always been limited even while they face career setbacks from having children. Federal law prevents the military from performing abortions in most cases, forcing people to get private health care and pay out of pocket. Congress is now considering a bill to remove abortion restrictions in the military.

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