VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 6, 2022
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 Oct. 6, 2022:
Tourism CEO says Youngkin ad agency hired partly because of ‘familiarity’ with governor
Reported by VPM News' Ben Paviour
Virginia Democrats are calling for an investigation into a state contract awarded to an ad agency connected to Governor Glenn Youngkin. Poolhouse produced Youngkin’s TV ads as a candidate and won a contract worth more than $250,000 to produce a tourism video for the state.
New report on Chesapeake Bay shows pollution reduction goals are not being met
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its annual report assessing how well bay states are lowering pollution. The outlook isn’t good.
The Virginia Capital Trail turns seven
Reported by VPM News' Ian Stewart
The 50-mile multiuse trail from Richmond to Williamsburg has seen a huge increase in use since its inception and officials hope to connect other trails to this route.
In other news:
Registrars scramble with big backlog in DMV registration applications – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Report: Cutting prison fees could save incarcerated Virginians and their families $28.3M - Virginia Mercury
ODU’s annual report highlights housing, potential military pivot in top economic issues for Hampton Roads – WHRO News
In case you missed it:
Short Pump mall seeks ‘open container’ ABC license to drink while you shop – Richmond BizSense
Richmond’s property tax relief options constricted by state law – VPM News
Number of Virginia state employees teleworking rises – Richmond Times-Dispatch