On Sunday, February 27, 2011, the General Assembly approved amendments to the Governor’s introduced 2010-2012 Biennium budget that includes additional funds for James Madison University and higher education in the Commonwealth.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte successfully added an amendment to a House budget package that strips the EPA of federal funds designated to implement their Chesapeake Bay restoration plan. The EPA’s Bay restoration program involves a “pollution diet” for six states in the watershed, including Virginia, and funding to help states meet the mandates.
HB 1508 has now passed both the Virginia House of Delgates and State Senate and awaits the governor’s signature. The bill will have a direct impact on the membership and composition of the Harrisonburg City Electoral board. The bill was patroned by Delegate Mark Cole, a Republican from Fredericksburg, and prohibits a member of the […]
James Madison University IIHHS and the Virginia Department of Health are seeking persons of all ages (babies through older adults) and all backgrounds to appear in short educational videos for our Health Bites Project. We need both English and Spanish speakers.
Harrisonburg DREAM Act-ivist Isabel Castillo was profiled in a feature in Monday’s edition of the New York Times. Regular hburgnews readers should recognize the name from several stories published here in 2010. Castillo entered the U.S. illegally with her parents when she was six years old, and grew up in Harrisonburg. The NYT story by […]
Some local neighborhoods filled with smoke today and a campfire scent spread through Harrisonburg as a forest fire near Rawley Springs, VA burned over 300 acres west of town. No deaths or reports of damage to houses could be found as of this time, but an evacuation order was announced for West Peake Lane north […]
Rep. Bob Goodlatte said Tuesday that he believes Congress, and not the FCC, should have purview over the future of net neutrality. In December, following a conflict between Netflix’s content delivery network and Comcast, the FCC voted for what some described as “toothless” net neutrality rules. The new rules forbid ISPs like Comcast from preventing […]
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the DNA Age, Amy Harmon, will speak at 7p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at James Madison University. Subjects of Harmon’s articles, including a breast cancer survivor, a mother of a Down’s syndrome child, a mother of a Phelan-McDermid syndrome child and a Huntington’s patient, will join her and discuss their […]
The Harrisonburg Police Department is looking to the community for help with a recent theft. Earlier today, an unknown person took a tire and rim from a vehicle in the parking lot of Lowes, 201 Linda Lane. The incident happened sometime between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The victim’s vehicle, a 2006 black four-door Nissan […]