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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 17, 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. 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.

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