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Will The 6th District Lose Roanoke?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Will The 6th District Lose Roanoke?

Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, is among the reddest Republican strongholds in the Commonwealth. If Democrats in the Virginia Senate have their way in the redistricting process, it could become even redder. Republican Bob Goodlatte has held office in the 6th CD since he was first elected in 1993. But […]

EPA Bay Funding Down The Drain?

Friday, February 25, 2011

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EPA Bay Funding Down The Drain?

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.

Isabel Castillo Profiled in NYT

Monday, February 21, 2011

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Isabel Castillo Profiled in NYT

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 […]

Goodlatte: FCC Shouldn’t Control Net Neutrality

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Goodlatte: FCC Shouldn’t Control Net Neutrality

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 […]

Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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

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.

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    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.