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VPM Daily Newscast June 3, 2021

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.  

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, June 3, 2021: 

  • Republican Glenn Youngkin has so far raised nearly $16 million in his campaign for governor of Virginia. Campaign finance reports released this week show three quarters of that money came from his own pocket. Ben Paviour has more.

  • The City of Richmond is now accepting applications for the second round of utility bill relief -- to help customers struggling during the pandemic. The money comes from the federal CARES Act. It’s being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to Richmond residents who are having troubling paying their bills. People who have received this relief before can re-apply. To check out the application go to the Richmond Department of Public Utilities website. 

  • A state-funded investigation found institutional racism at Virginia Military Institute. But the report, released this week, also found sexual assault to be a problem.  A survey showed 14 percent of women cadets and 3 percent of men reported they were sexually assaulted at VMI. More than half said others had told them they’d  been assaulted on campus. Superintendent General Cedric Wins says the school will reevaluate its sexual harassment and assault training.  

  • Richmond health officials are changing where vaccination clinics are set up -- to reach residents who have yet to get the shot.  As Ian Stewart reports, it’s an effort to meet President Biden’s goal of getting 70-percent of the population vaccinated by July 4th.   

  • Chesterfield County residents can get a free COVID-19 vaccine at multiple locations today. The clinics will be offering the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to those 12 and up. A parent or guardian must be present for shots given to children. The mobile vaccination units will be at Rockwood Park today from 9 to 11 a.m. and Falling Creek Apartments from 1 to 4 p.m. No registration is required, and walk-ups are welcomed.