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VPM Daily Newscast: June 14, 2022

VPM Daily Newscast
VPM Daily Newscast

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Tuesday, June 14, 2022     

 
Virginia science and tech incentives fall short, study says  
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour 

State lawmakers want Virginia’s economy to become more innovative and less reliant on the federal government. But a state report released yesterday says incentives designed to push the change aren’t working.

Joint effort aims to assist smaller localities with flood resiliency 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner  

Big local cities do a lot of work on flood resilience, but it’s even harder for smaller localities in coastal Virginia that have fewer resources. That’s the drive behind a joint effort between Old Dominion University, William & Mary and the University of Virginia.

New historical marker unveiled for African burying ground in Richmond 
Reported by VPM News’ Katharine Hafner  

A historical marker was unveiled Sunday in Richmond recognizing the site where at least 22,000 people of African descent were buried in the late 1800’s. Efforts to reclaim the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground were spearheaded by a resident who is the descendent of one of the enslaved Africans buried at the site. 

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