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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 5, 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 Dec . 5, 2022:   

Play memorializes residents displaced from Shenandoah park 
Reported by WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi 

The play, which debuted at Court Square Theater on Dec. 1, takes its name from the Carter Family song “Can’t Feel at Home.” Written by Dr. John Glick, it memorializes the more than 450 families who were forced to leave their homes to create Shenandoah National Park.

In other news:  

Richmond Housing Authority to re-establish police force (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richmond Fed CEO addresses long-term jobs market (VPM News) 

Virginia hemp panel suggests tougher rules on unregulated THC products. (Virginia Mercury)

In case you missed it:  

Virginia Tourism Corporation has pattern of no-bid contracts (VPM News)

How Army bases in the South were named for defeated Confederates (The New York Times)

Wild Thing, Chincoteague’s oldest pony, dies at 25 (The Virginian-Pilot) 

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