Author: Bridget Manley

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Getting something for nothing

Facebook is a weird place. If you scroll long enough on Facebook, you’ll no-doubt find obsessively detailed missives about the meme of the day. Maybe your long-lost uncle and your former friend from summer camp are entangled in a political argument. And your insurance broker is on Day 12 of thankfulness —today it’s peppermint mocha.

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In Bridgewater, Monica Lewinsky delivers anti-bullying message

Monica Lewinsky — a particularly newsworthy figure at this moment, considering the impeachment inquiry into the current president and against the backdrop of #metoo — spoke at Bridgewater College last night. But you’ll have to take my word for it.

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‘Move over so our dad comes home’

The Harrisonburg Fire Department has been coming up with ways to engage residents in creative ways about serious topics, like preventing needless deaths of first responders.

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The Global Climate Strike comes to Harrisonburg

This Friday, people around the world will be walking out of schools and work to take part in Global Climate Strikes, and Harrisonburg environmentalists will be holding their own Global Climate Strike at Court Square that afternoon.

She was saved from the wreck that killed her parents. Now this Hburg woman plans to meet her rescuers

Lori Mier could feel it come on each summer — that melancholy haze. And she would be drawn, almost like a ritual, to the story — her story.

Guns and politics: Where does the debate in Virginia go next?

The special session the governor called to enact gun control measures in Virginia last week lasted just two hours — but its abrupt end hasn’t stopped the debate over gun violence policies. Instead, the venue has shifted from the state House and Senate floors to the Virginia State Crime Commission and to the campaign trail as legislators and their challengers differ over the potential path forward.

Local midwives have kept up with the national trend over the last 20 years

It used to be seen by some as “old school” or maybe even rather “granola” to use a midwife when giving birth. But expecting women are increasingly relying on midwives.

City leaders pulling together ideas to address ‘nightmare’ for those experiencing homelessness

On warm spring and summer nights, the outlines of several people bedded down for the night are plainly visible outside Our Community Place. Many of those experiencing homelessness in Harrisonburg don’t have a lot of options for places to sleep, so they tuck themselves into quiet corners and shadows.

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