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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 13, 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 . 13, 2022:   

Richmond removes its last city-owned Confederate monument 
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil 

The smell of hot metal was in the air as a crane lifted the statue onto a flatbed truck. It took less than an hour for crews to remove the A.P. Hill monument from its pedestal. It was the last city-owned monument to the Confederacy still standing in Richmond.

Virginia underfunds English language learners compared to other states 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

Virginia is ranked in the bottom third of all states when looking at funding disparities affecting high-poverty districts and districts serving the greatest number of students of color.

In other news:  

U-Va. law school halts cooperation with U.S. News rankings (The Washington Post)

Key Northern Virginia panel approves $75B long-range transportation plan, putting 400-plus projects on the books (Washington Business Journal)

PolitiFact VA: Slavery wasn't 'erased' from Virginia history standards (VPM News)

In case you missed it:  

Fixing Richmond's traffic infrastructure after pedestrian deaths is ‘complicated’ (VPM News)

Racist imagery on Patrick County GOP website 'a mistake,' Republican leaders say (The Roanoke Times)

Rockslide blocks Blue Ridge Parkway section north of Roanoke (The Roanoke Times) 

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