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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 19, 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. 13, 2022:   

Will younger voters turn out at the polls in November? 
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart 
Historically, the stereotype of younger voters is that they’re apathetic, disinterested or disengaged with voting and don’t show up at the polls.

Spanberger-Vega debate canceled 
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour 
The organizers of a forum planned for Friday between Rep. Abigail Spanberger and Republican challenger Yesli Vega say the event won’t happen.

In other news:  

Dominion to build city-block-sized electric vehicle charging park downtown (Richmond BizSense)

PolitiFact: Spanberger voted to send COVID checks to prisoners. So did Republicans. (VPM News)

Kings Dominion to stay open all year long (WTVR)

In case you missed it:  

Reconnect Jackson Ward aims to make residents whole again (VPM News)

Gov. Youngkin announces law enforcement support initiative in Norfolk (VPM News)

Proposed rail-to-trail path could connect portions of Southside (VPM News) 

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