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VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 2, 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. 18, 2022:   

Sen. Amanda Chase introduces “Life Begins at Conception Act” 

Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour 

State Senator Amanda Chase said she’ll introduce a bill designed to ban all abortions in Virginia. In a video posted to her Facebook page Monday, the Chesterfield County Republican called her proposal the “Life Begins at Conception Act.” The bill faces almost certain defeat in the Democratic-controlled state Senate.

Latino voters weigh abortion rights — and the economy — in a key congressional race 

Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour for NPR 

Latino voters drifted away Democrats in 2020. Will the abortion issue, though, it could bring them back. Polling shows it's a top concern. Ben Paviour reports on how that's playing out in one Virginia district where Latino voters could decide the race.

Maximus call center employees begin strike at Chester location

Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

Some call center employees staged strikes across the country Tuesday, including in Chester, Virginia, the site of a Maximus call center. Maximus contracts with the federal government to handle customer service calls for Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act. 

In other news: 

Hardywood’s new American Lager to benefit Virginia National Guard (Hardywood)

Virginia Center Commons closes permanently Monday, sale on furniture on Tuesday (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

George Mason University launches College of Public Health (Virginia Business)

In case you missed it:  

Disabled kids fighting school placements ‘almost always lose,’ Va. suit says (The Washington Post)

Danville is largest city in Virginia without a woman on council. Two candidates aim to change that. (Cardinal News) 

Prince William board set to vote on controversial data center proposal (The Washington Post) 

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