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An Insider’s Guide To The School Board

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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An Insider’s Guide To The School Board

Last week we discussed the inner workings of Harrisonburg’s City Council. Today we look at the city’s school board, the job they do and what makes a good board member. According to Donald Ford, who served as superintendant of Harrisonburg City Schools for nearly thirteen years, the school board is “the policy making body for the […]

What Should Be Done About The Golf Course?

Monday, October 25, 2010

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What Should Be Done About The Golf Course?

This is the sixth installment of the 2010 Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. What (if anything) should be done to address the Heritage Oaks Golf Course operating deficit?

An Insider’s Guide To City Council

Friday, October 22, 2010

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An Insider’s Guide To City Council

City voters head to the polls on November 2nd like employers walking into an interview with potential hires. The task is not an easy one. The people they select will be the citizen legislators who tax them, who decide what their city will become and who determine what type of environment their children will be […]

Harrisonburg’s Most Important Issues

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Harrisonburg’s Most Important Issues

This is the fifth installment of the 2010 Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader hhsparent writes, “I would like to know what issue or position they feel most strongly about and how they would seek to advance that position as a councilperson. Is it jobs? Is it education? If they could advance […]

What’s Changed About Harrisonburg?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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What’s Changed About Harrisonburg?

This is the fourth installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader Ross asks, “What’s one thing that’s changed about Harrisonburg that you wish hadn’t?”

Diversifying Job Opportunities In Harrisonburg

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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This is the second installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader Chris writes: “In many cases JMU students are forced to leave Harrisonburg post-graduation because of a lack of jobs in their field. Because of this, the Harrisonburg community loses much talent that would be beneficial to our community. As […]

Meet The City Council Candidates

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Meet The City Council Candidates

On October 1, we asked readers to help us come up with a list of questions for Harrisonburg City Council candidates to answer. We made a list and emailed all the candidates the first question. This is the first post of several in a Q&A series about the upcoming local elections (November 2). We’ll be […]

Questions For City Candidates?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Questions For City Candidates?

Election day is one month from today, and we want to know if you have any questions for the candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council or Harrisonburg City School Board. In 2008, hburgnews readers came up with some good questions for the council candidates. What issues are most pressing for Harrisonburg today?

DREAM Act Dead For Now

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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The DREAM Act, the bill that would grant a path to permanent residency for many children of unauthorized immigrants, was effectively killed in the Senate Tuesday. The Washington Post reports: Republicans used a procedural vote to block the bill. Immigration advocates accused Republicans of sacrificing the well-being of thousands of young people to cater to […]

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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.