VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 30, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Sept. 30, 2022:
Virginia pilot program shows promise as state faces ‘eviction tsunami’
Reported by VPM News' Ben Paviour
A state pilot program designed to help low-income households pay for one-off critical expenses like car repairs or medical bills – and in some cases, connect them to counseling services – shows promise in reducing evictions, according to a new study by the RVA Eviction Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University
Is the monument to Confederate General A.P. Hill actually a monument or a grave marker? Judge to decide in coming weeks.
Reported by VPM News'
The City of Richmond wants to remove the AP Hill monument from a busy intersection. But a group of Hill’s descendants say the monument is not a monument. Since Hill is buried inside, they think laws governing cemeteries are more relevant to the case than laws on “war memorials.” A Richmond judge is expected to rule on the case within 30 days.
In other news:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to buy 6.2 acres with help from Henrico County – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Former Grove Ave. assisted living facility to make way for 260-unit development - Richmond BizSense
Glenn Youngkin hosts donor retreat amid presidential speculation - The Washington-Post
Two Menhaden fish spills cost $250K - News on the Neck
In case you missed it:
Virginia has issued 5,600 nonbinary driver’s licenses and IDs since 2020 - Virginia Mercury
DoorDash partners with Richmond on initiative to end hunger – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Petersburg introduces its next school superintendent – Progress-Index