Archive | October, 2008

Council Candidates on Technology

Monday, October 27, 2008


Continuing the Q&A series with City Council candidates: What is your vision for the technological future of the city? Should Council devote time, resources and money to attract the high tech industry here?

Treasurer Candidates on their Qualifications

Monday, October 27, 2008

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As part of our ongoing Q&A with local candidates, we asked all three candidates for City Treasurer; Why are you running for Treasurer? What qualifies you to hold the office? Here are their responses, unedited, in the order I received them:

How many locals will be “sick” Tues?

Sunday, October 26, 2008


A reader wondered how many people will be “sick” this Tuesday, or take a personal day or simply knock off work early in order to make it to the Obama Rally in the Valley. I don’t know. Let’s do a poll:

Possible Harrisonburg Registrar Scandal?

Saturday, October 25, 2008


By now you’ve heard about the rejected registrations and alleged voter disenfranchisement at the Harrisonburg Registrar’s office. Today, new information and allegations have come to light concerning hijacked voter registration forms and the Harrisonburg registrar’s son.

Obama in Harrisonburg – Updated

Saturday, October 25, 2008


This has probably shown up on some other blogs already, so I apologize for the delay. Jeremy mentioned the rumor in another post, but Obama will in fact be in Harrisonburg on Tuesday the 28th. I spoke with some non-local campaign workers this afternoon and I’m expecting a call once everything is finalized. It appears […]

Certain Clothing Banned in VA Polls on Election Day

Friday, October 24, 2008


As reported on CNN TV and in the Washington Post, Virginia is going to enforce a ban on “passive campaigning” at the polls on Election Day by wearing clothing supporting or opposing a candidate or issue. Anyone seen wearing a partisan t-shirt, button, hat, etc. within 40 feet of a voting location will be asked […]

How Red Was My Valley

Friday, October 24, 2008


A recent article on the Huffington Post restates what most of us already know: Many of Virginia’s cities consistently vote Democratic, including small ones in the Shenandoah Valley and the small rural mountain communities, while the surrounding areas often go Republican.

What is “smart growth?”

Friday, October 24, 2008

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“Smart growth” is a trendy buzzword that urban planners have been using for years, but what does it actually mean? As part of the Q&A series, we asked the candidates for City Council: What does “smart growth” mean to you as it relates to Harrisonburg? Are you in favor of it? If so, how should […]

What does the City Treasurer do?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


As part of our ongoing Q&A with local candidates, we asked all three candidates for City Treasurer; What does a City Treasurer do? What impact does the office have on the average city resident? Here are their responses, unedited, in the order I received them:

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    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.