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Local Census Data Released; Redistricting Possibilities

Friday, February 4, 2011

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Local Census Data Released; Redistricting Possibilities

Census figures for Virginia are out, and so is the redistricting guessing game. The process kicks off when the gov calls a special session for the spring to redraw districts.  Virginia has 8M people, up from 7.1M ten years ago (13 percent growth). Rockingham County matched the state growth rate, at 12.7 percent, going from […]

The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

Friday, January 28, 2011


The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

The Harrisonburg Golf Study Committee presented their final report to City Council at the Tuesday, January 25 meeting.  As the DNR reported, committee member Davis Walsh presented the recommendations on behalf of the committee. The seven page report, a product of weekly committee meetings between October 11, 2010 and January 20, 2011, is organized around […]

Group Organizing Against Va “Anti-Immigrant” Bills

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Community Announcement from Virginia Organizing: Harrisonburg, VA- Virginia Organizing is hosting an immigration forum on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. The forum will focus on preserving immigrants’ rights in the face of a slew of anti-immigrant and anti-democratic bills currently making their way through the 2011 Virginia […]

Hess, Boshart In Race For Sheriff

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Hess, Boshart In Race For Sheriff

Following Rockingham County Sheriff Don Farley’s announcement of retirement after 2011, Kurt Boshart, a lieutenant with the Harrisonburg Police Department, announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to run for sheriff. On Tuesday, C.M. Hess, a major in the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, made his run for sheriff official. In a prepared statement, Hess […]

Changes in Election Law in the 2011 Legislative Session

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Changes in Election Law in the 2011 Legislative Session

As the 2011 Virginia legislative session begins tomorrow, a number of bills have been introduced which may change the way we manage and run elections in the area.  Some are summarized after the jump. What do you think? 

Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

As control of the U.S. House of Representatives shifts from the Democratic to the Republican Party this week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has received a splash of national media attention for his group recital of the U.S. Constitution scheduled for Thursday morning. The Shenandoah Valley representative will lead a reading of the founding document on the […]

TPM: Goodlatte Wants ‘Tax Code Termination’

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Talking Points Memo claims to have received a “dear colleague” letter that originated from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, calling for a page-one rewrite of the federal tax code.

Goodlatte on WikiLeaks: Stop Overclassifying

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Goodlatte on WikiLeaks: Stop Overclassifying

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday on constitutional issues raised by the most recent infodump released by WikiLeaks. In what has been described as a “surprisingly subdued” hearing, several legal experts, including Ralph Nader, criticized the “rampant overclassification” of government documents.

What Does The Hudson Ruling Mean For Health Care Reform?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


News of Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling that the key provision in the Obama health care law is unconstitutional spread quickly Monday afternoon.

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    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.