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VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 27, 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. 27, 2022:      

Dozens of student protests planned against Youngkin’s draft policies on trans youth 

Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly  

Students are planning to walk out of close to 100 Virginia schools Tuesday to protest the Youngkin administration’s draft policies on the treatment of transgender students in school. If approved, the policy would roll back some accommodations aimed at protecting trans youth while also tightening parental notification requirements. Virginians can share their feedback with the department of education on the Youngkin administration’s new proposed guidance through late October.  

Richmond aims to collect thousands of pounds of food waste with compost pilot 

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen 

The city of Richmond started rolling out bright purple and green bins in 20 locations at community gardens, libraries and more this summer, thanks in part to a $90,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pilot a new composting program. With the $90,000, the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities was able to purchase a fleet of compost bins, and it contracted with Real Roots Food Systems to do the actual composting. 

'A million stars’: Programs aim to prevent gun violence, its traumatic fallout 

Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

The number of young people killed in firearm homicides has surged during the pandemic. Data from the state Medical Examiner’s office shows Richmond lost more people under 26 years old than any other city in Virginia last year. As part of the special series, “Another Way: How one Virginia City reckons with gun violence,” VPM News looks at some of the summer and after-school programs that are part of the city’s gun violence prevention strategy.  

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