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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 20, 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 . 20, 2022:   

The future of sites where Confederate monuments once stood

Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart 

Richmond councilmember Katherine Jordan discusses what will happen to the sites where A.P Hill and Robert E. Lee statues formerly stood.

State regulators approve Dominion Energy offshore wind farm plans

Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner 

Dominion Energy's multi-billion-dollar plan to build about 175 wind turbines off Virginia's coast got crucial approval from state regulators last week.

What is a firehouse primary?

Reported by VPM News’ Dawnthea Price Lisco 

It’s a Virginia voting specialty, and it doesn’t usually involve actual firehouses.

In other news:  

Sources: Richmond Sheriff's Office polygraphs deputies to find out who's sharing info with the Problem Solvers (WTVR)

GRTC gets $4 million for on-demand transit services (The Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Foo Dog expected to close on Main St., reopen in new Scott’s Addition food hall (Richmond BizSense)

In case you missed it:  

Virginia Holton, Va. first lady who backed integration, dies at 97 (The Washington Post)

A child’s drawing tucked in an Agatha Christie book is its own mystery (The New York Times)

Charlottesville City Schools asked students to rename their elementary schools — but officials are having second thoughts (Charlottesville Tomorrow) 

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