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Health Care Bill Supporters Plan Vigil

Friday, December 4, 2009


As the fight over the Democrats’ health care bill is being hotly debated in the U.S. Senate, some local supporters of the proposed reforms are planning a vigil on the court house steps for Tuesday, December 8 at 5:30.

Hart on Quality Childcare

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Continuing your questions for Gene Hart and Matt Lohr from yesterday, readers John Reeves and Dany Fleming asked questions of the candidates on Facebook relating to childcare. Here’s Gene Hart’s response (Matt Lohr declined to participate).

Hart on Valley Unemployment

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Election day is less than a week away. In September, we solicited your questions (on this blog and on Facebook) for Matt Lohr and Gene Hart, the Republican and Democratic Party nominees running for state delegate in the 26th district. Hart responded, but Lohr’s campaign declined to participate (having already declined to participate in a […]

Dems Discuss Health Care Complexities

Friday, August 28, 2009


Local Democrats gathered at the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors building last night for a presentation and Q&A on the health care reform proposals with Timothy Jost, an expert on health care reform issues. The atmosphere of the event was notably subdued compared with the AFP rally a month ago.

The Business of Detention

Friday, August 21, 2009


As a follow-up to the Brandywine immigrant detention center story, I did a brief Q&A with Patrick Lincoln, organizer with the People United. Lincoln has done some of his own research of the proposed detention center, slated to be constructed in nearby West Virginia.

City Candidates on Legacy

Friday, October 31, 2008


This post concludes our Q&A series with city candidates. Thanks to everyone who participated. Candidates for City Council and City Treasurer answered; What sort of legacy would you like to leave behind? First, the people running for council:

Q&A: Harrisonburg’s online services

Thursday, October 30, 2008


We’re almost done with the Q&A series with City Council candidates. One more to go. Can citizens expect to have access online to services commonly found in other cities of our size (i.e. pay water or electric bills, register for new water service, etc.)?

Change… in the Treasurer’s office

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Here’s another part of our Q&A series with City Treasurer candidates: What (if anything) needs to change within the Treasurer’s Office? How would you execute that change?

the future of IPv6 in Harrisonburg

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Another Q&A with City Council candidates: The project to bring IPv6 to Harrisonburg failed. Is having IPv6 connectivity in the city something worth pursuing? If so, what should Council do about it?

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