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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 12, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast for Friday, August 12, 2022

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes.  

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Aug. 12, 2022    

Five years after Unite the Right, Charlottesville grapples with its identity 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

Five years after the Unite the Right rally, some Black Charlottesville residents remain frustrated with the high turnover among Black leaders in the city, unaffordable housing and the lack of Black-owned spaces. 

State education board set to consider new history standards
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

The Virginia state board of education is expected to begin consideration of revised history standards next week. The process occurs at least every seven years, but some experts who helped draft the changes are concerned about input from new board members. 

In other news:  

Plans filed for seven-story apartment building in Scott’s Addition (WRIC) 

Henrico man calls for his own arrest at board of supervisors meeting (Henrico Citizen)  

Charlottesville hired a Black police chief to heal. Then it fired her. (The Washington Post) 

In case you missed it:    

‘Cheers, Virginia!’ takes a boozy tour through history (The New York Times) 

Pulitzer winner Ryan Kelly reflects on iconic Unite the Right photograph (VPM News) 

Union soldiers to get recognition in Lynchburg (Cardinal News)