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DREAM Act Passes House Vote

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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DREAM Act Passes House Vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass the DREAM Act, 216-198. However, the bill does not appear to have the support needed to pass the Senate.

Baugh Expected To Be City’s Next Mayor

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Baugh Expected To Be City’s Next Mayor

Harrisonburg Vice Mayor Richard Baugh is expected to be elected the city’s next mayor. Baugh says being mayor is something he is willing to do. “The other members have indicated that they believe I am capable and would support me for this position. If they still feel that way when we meet on January 3, […]

Elections Results: Byrd and Chenault Elected to City Council

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Elections Results: Byrd and Chenault Elected to City Council

The unofficial results of today’s elections in Harrisonburg, with the State Board of Elections reporting 100 percent of the city precincts, show Ted Byrd and Charlie Chenault as the two winners of the City Council election. In the west school board district Polly Fravel defeated Scott Baxter. Voter turn-out in the city was 32 percent. At the time of this post, […]

Who gets your vote today?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Who gets your vote today?

Today local voters choose our Congressman for the U.S. House of Representatives and consider three possible changes to the Virginia Constitution. City voters also select 2 of 6 candidates for City Council and vote in a contested School Board race. If you’re not totally clear on what City Council and the School Board do (and […]

Top Funding Priorities in Harrisonburg

Monday, November 1, 2010

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Top Funding Priorities in Harrisonburg

This is the final installment of the 2010 hburgnews.com reader-candidate Q&A series with candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. On Oct. 22, The Daily News-Record reported that the city budget will be amply supported by existing revenue streams. Do you believe that will be the case next year, or […]

After The Election: Engaging The Citizens

Friday, October 29, 2010

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This is part eight of an ongoing Q&A series with candidates for Harrisonburg City Council. Election day is Tuesday, November 2. hburgnews.com reader Josh asks: “How do you plan to engage your constituency if you are elected?”

Making Sense of the 2010 State Referendums

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Making Sense of the 2010 State Referendums

Referendums. Those pesky little surprises that blind side us at the ballot box on Election Day. Meals tax? What meals tax? On November 2nd voters in Harrisonburg and throughout the state will face three referendum items that if passed will modify the state’s constitution. These items have already been passed by the state House and […]

Do Council Candidates Support The DREAM Act?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Do Council Candidates Support The DREAM Act?

This is part seven of an ongoing Q&A series with candidates for Harrisonburg City Council. The current council unanimously supported a resolution in favor of the DREAM Act. When are such resolutions on national issues appropriate? Do you support that specific legislation?

Bain, Vanke Debate Without Goodlatte

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Bain, Vanke Debate Without Goodlatte

Republican incumbent Rep. Bob Goodlatte was noticeably absent from a debate between 6th Congressional District candidates Tuesday evening in Harrisonburg. Libertarian Party candidate Stuart Bain and Modern Whig Party candidate Jeff Vanke delivered their (sometimes enigmatic) remarks on a myriad of issues in front of an audience of about two hundred at Memorial Hall.

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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.

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    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.