VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 8, 2022
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Nov. 8, 2022:
Are Virginia’s U.S. House races a bellwether?
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Three close Congressional elections in Virginia could give a hint of whether election night will bring a red wave. One of those matchups is the 7th District showdown between Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Republican Yesli Vega.
Nonpartisan state auditors recommend Virginia funds education programs in wake of COVID
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found increased behavioral issues, a decline in academic achievement and a depleted teacher workforce in schools across Virginia following the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re recommending the state fund a series of short-term programs to help bolster public education in Virginia.
In other news:
In one Va. school board race, a microcosm of LGBTQ identity politics (The Washington Post)
Gov. Youngkin wants a small modular reactor. What exactly is that? (Virginia Mercury)
New ownership could reopen the door to a new Commanders stadium (The Washington Post)
In case you missed it:
In Virginia, candidates in tight congressional races make closing pitches (The Washington Post)
Cannabis dispensary opens in Carytown (Richmond BizSense)