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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 2, 2023

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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 Jan . 2, 2023:   

Record state funding goes to hiring full-time school resource officers 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

Virginia is drawing closer to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s goal of having a law enforcement officer in every public school in the commonwealth. 

Last year, the governor and state lawmakers earmarked a record amount of grant funding — more than $20 million dollars — to help localities hire full-time school resource officers, known as SROs. 

In other news:  

Richmond’s acting police chief has five-point plan to curb violence, increase officer retention (NBC12)

How does social media affect Virginians? Portsmouth delegate wants to create a state commission tasked with finding out (The Virginian-Pilot)

Bones of ancient native dogs found at Jamestown (The Washington Post)

In case you missed it:  

Tenants evacuated from Grace Place (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

For Richmond, a compelling new chapter (The New York Times)

'Fences' removed: LCPS cuts book version of award-winning play from curriculum (Loudoun Times-Mirror) 

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