VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 7, 2022
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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.
In other news:
After tax change, Virginia sees 63% bump in revenue from sports betting - Virginia Mercury
Owner of ‘clothing optional’ Virginia resort faces zoning violations – The Virginian-Pilot
Motorists reminded to watch out for slow-moving farm equipment during harvest – News on the Neck
Omicron boosters should arrive in Charlottesville ‘sometime this week’ - Charlottesville Tomorrow
In case you missed it:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sees 4,500 visitors on Labor Day as summer nears it end – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Charlottesville airport traffic increases, but travelers still miss their Chicago flights – The Daily Progress
Petersburg reports 53 new COVID cases; Virginia cases holding steady – The Progress-Index