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VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 23, 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 Sept. 23, 2022:      

Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil 

Richmond city council is ready to select RVA Diamond Partners LLC for a $2 point 4 billion-dollar redevelopment project near Scott's Addition. The city set some pretty high goals for local hiring, like requiring all new unskilled construction hires come from Richmond. And that the developer strives for 40% minority and small business participation. City council’s vote on Monday needs seven votes to pass. After that the binding terms of the deal will be determined. 

Virginia’s Spanish-Language elections website hasn’t been fully updated since 2021 

Reported by WAMU’s Margaret Barthel 

It’s just days before early voting begins in Virginia, but a Department of Elections webpage intended for Spanish-speaking voters does not have current information about key election dates, candidate lists, or the new same-day registration process.

Invasive jellyfish are all over Hampton Roads. They’re blooming now at William & Mary. 

Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner 

Walking by William & Mary’s storied Crim Dell pond, you might not notice anything amiss, or perhaps you’d only catch your own reflection. But look a little closer in the right light and you can see an underwater ecosystem in motion.

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