VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 20, 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. 20, 2022:
Virginia State University sees 30-year high enrollment increase
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
College enrollment is down nationally, but Virginia State University is seeing its highest enrollment numbers in three decades.
Youngkin’s superintendent of schools asks for another delay in updating history standards
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
In a Monday memo, Jillian Balow said Youngkin’s new majority on the Board of Education has raised “important concerns and questions” about the proposed standards. Balow said her team was also reaching out to unspecified “individuals and entities” for more feedback and asked the board to vote to delay the standards update when they meet Thursday.
PolitiFact VA: Spanberger voted to send COVID checks to prisoners. So did Republicans.
Reported by VPM News’ Warren Fiske
One thing is missing from a GOP television ad that accuses Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) of voting to send COVID-19 stimulus checks to people who are incarcerated — the disclosure that most congressional Republicans also voted to allow it.
In other news:
Richmond’s hygiene pantries offer free essential items (VPM News)
Michael Paul Williams: John V. Moeser, a scholar and a gentleman, pushed for a more inclusive and equitable Richmond region. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A decade of data tells a story of how Charlottesville’s neighborhoods are changing (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
In case you missed it:
Election spending in Virginia’s 7th District at historic levels (NBC 29)
[UVA police respond] to report of racial slur painted on sidewalk and roadway (Cavalier Daily)
As midterm elections loom, is Richmond area 'an afterthought'? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)