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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 4, 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 Oct. 3, 2022:    

State energy plan emphasizes nuclear, ratepayer protections 

Reported by VPM News' Patrick Larsen 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin detailed his administration’s update to the Virginia Energy Plan at Delta Star Inc. in Lynchburg on Monday, outlining a shift in direction on the state’s energy future. The new plan criticizes the retirement of natural gas power plants, emphasizes innovation in nuclear, storage and other technologies, and suggests regulatory changes to protect ratepayers’ pocketbooks.

Virginia NAACP launches campaign to change appointed school boards to elected ones 

Reported by VPM News' Megan Pauly 

While most school board members in Virginia are selected by voters, some are still appointed by other elected officials, like city council or boards of supervisors. The Virginia NAACP launched a statewide campaign to survey community members in all localities with appointed school boards to see if there’s a desire to switch.

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