VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 17, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Oct. 17, 2022:
Emails: Some state officials promoted tourism video bidding process
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Members of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration pressed officials to cancel a no-bid state contract awarded to the ad firm he used during his campaign.
Teenagers transform vacant Norfolk lot into a 'green oasis' with new rain garden
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner
More than a decade ago, officials drew up plans to build a garden, but nothing materialized. The nonprofit Teens with a Purpose got permission to use the space and started with a few raised beds. It’s now a bustling community garden called Purpose Park, sporting an array of fruit trees, flowers, vegetables and even a pond with goldfish and lilies.
In other news:
Some Virginia universities stick to alternative grading system following pandemic (VPM News)
In this year’s midterm elections, all eyes are on Virginia’s suburban voters (Richmond magazine)
How this Museum District skeleton has grown into more than just a Halloween decoration (WTVR)
In case you missed it:
Youngkin blames voter registration glitch on Northam administration (VPM News)
Biden’s federal action dispels ‘taboo’ around marijuana (VPM News)
Youngkin launching push for Virginia GOP congressional candidates (Richmond Times-Dispatch)