Archive | February, 2010

Rest Areas Reopening

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Travelers along Interstate 81 and other state highways will find it easier to take a pit stop soon, as government-run rest stops around the state reopen in coming weeks. Last summer, many of the states’s rest areas were closed in response to the state budget crisis, including three of the four nearby rest stops. The […]

The Triggerman & The Death Penalty

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yesterday news broke that the Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee had voted down Sen. Mark Obenshain’s proposed repeal of the so-called “triggerman” law. Obenshain’s bill would have made accomplices to murder eligible for the death penalty in Virginia. But lots of people, including Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney, said it was flawed, and spoke out against […]

City Not Kidding: “Clear Your Sidewalk”

Friday, February 12, 2010


Today the city announced that starting Monday, February 15, they will issue citations for unshoveled sidewalks in the city. From the release sent out this afternoon: “Under city code section 6-1-15, sidewalks are to be clear within three hours of the end of snowfall or by ten in the morning if the snow has fallen […]

In Vino Veritas: A Meditation on Value

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Guest blogger Andrew chronicles his happy hour quest in downtown Harrisonburg. Photos by Randy Lowery Value: relative worth, utility, or importance (Merriam-Webster) So I’ve resorted to the hackneyed open-my-essay-with-a-dictionary-definition trick. But there’s a reason: serious confusion has come to surround the word “value.” People use it when they mean “cheap.” (Much like people seem to […]

Obenshain Shelves ABC Bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain has asked the Senate Finance Committee to forget about his bill that would privatize ABC stores in Virginia.

Snowball Arrests Make National News

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Two JMU students were arrested by the Harrisonburg Police Department on Saturday.  Big deal, right?  But what’s making waves is what they were arrested for, and the charges they now face.

Emergency Declared In Harrisonburg

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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City Manager Kurt Hodgen has officially declared a local emergency in Harrisonburg, due to the amount of snow we have already received, and additional accumulation expected today and tomorrow.

Local podcasts

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


In addition to the growing local blogosphere, there are also quite a few locals who podcast regularly.  Here are a few recently updated podcasts which are produced nearby:

Obenshain Opposes McEachin’s Anti-Discrimination Bill

Monday, February 8, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain voiced opposition to a bill that would prohibit discrimination (in public employment) on the basis of sexual orientation. The state senate passed the bill today.

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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.