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VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 16, 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. 16, 2022:      

Left unchecked, sea-level rise could cost Virginia $79 billion this century, ODU study says

Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner 

The impacts of large natural disasters — like fires and hurricanes — are pretty easy to demonstrate. But the damage from sea-level rise can be harder to illustrate, said Bob McNab, director of Old Dominion University’s Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy. Changes happen over months and years, rather than all at once.

Area health districts offering updated boosters 

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen  

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts began distributing recently approved bivalent COVID-19 vaccines at a Wednesday walk-up event. In a press conference Thursday morning, health district director Elaine Perry said the new shots bolster protection against the original COVID-19 strain, as well as the hyper-transmissible Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.

Youngkin signs onto GOP letter calling on President Biden to cancel student loan forgiveness program

Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

When VPM News reached out to the Gov. Glenn Younkin’s office Wednesday about whether or not he supported President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness proposal, a spokesperson provided an updated letter with his signature. Apparently, there was a delay in adding it to the initial letter that went out Monday.

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