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

Virginia Dept. of Education refuses to release emails on transgender policy 
Reported by VPM News' Ben Paviour 

The Virginia Department of Education refused to release more than 300 pages of documents and emails related to Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed policies regarding transgender students after VPM News filed a freedom of information request.

Richmond and Henrico Health Districts expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility 
Reported by VPM News' Meg Schiffres 

Now, people of any gender or sexual orientation can get the vaccine if they have more than one sexual partner or have anonymous sexual encounters. Also, those who work in a venue where sex occurs can get the shot. People with HIV or who have contracted an STI in the past three months also qualify for the vaccine in Richmond and Henrico, a change made in late September.

In other news: 

Hanover school board members are appointed. The Virginia NAACP wants to change that. (VPM News) 

Lancaster’s 1st Black Delegate, Armistead S. Nickens, gets official day & highway marker (News on the Neck)  

Stone Brewing Richmond gets ready for all-day Oktoberfest this weekend (WRIC)

In case you missed it: 

Candidates are bypassing debates, traditional press: Do you care? (VPM News) 

Tourism CEO says Youngkin ad agency hired partly because of ‘familiarity’ with governor (VPM News) 

The Virginia Capital Trail turns seven (VPM News) 

VPM News is the staff byline for articles and podcasts written and produced by multiple reporters and editors.
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