Author: Bridget Manley

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Reed says she’s ‘still in this race’ after missing filing deadline; Democrats file extension request

Mayor Deanna Reed, the top vote getter in the last month’s Harrisonburg City Council Democratic primary, said she still plans to run for re-election and for her name to be on the Nov. 3 election ballot even though her election paperwork wasn’t submitted by Virginia’s June 9 deadline. And the state Democratic Party has stepped in to ask the state for a filing extension in the wake of other election-related postponements this spring.

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Pandemic’s effects shift the democratic process online and adds challenges for local candidates

With three city council seats and city three city school board seats up for election in Harrisonburg this November, the candidates are having to altering their campaign styles — and even how their process for filing to run — in the wake of COVID-19.

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Gus Bus takes its reading adventures for kids online

As educational programs adapt to the changing tides of COVID-19, Harrisonburg’s traveling literacy program that serves elementary school-aged kids has also made the move online.

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Virginia Department of Health confirms two more cases of COVID – 19 in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area; JMU confirms one is a student

The Virginia Department of Health has confirmed two more COVID-19 cases in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area; JMU confirms one case is a student‬.

Hburg schools’ get creative with Mobile Cafe to make sure students and their families have enough to eat

After the Harrisonburg City Public Schools shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, dedicated staff and nutritionists worked out a plan to continue providing meals for students whose primary source of nutritious food came through the schools.

Hburg Democrats set May 2 firehouse primary to select 3 city council candidates for November

The Harrisonburg Democratic Committee finalized plans to hold a firehouse primary Saturday, May 2, to elect nominees for the Harrisonburg city council.

Hburg and Virginia voters are on deck to weigh in on muddled Democratic presidential primary

Harrisonburg voters, along with those in the rest of Virginia, will go to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on the biggest day of the Democratic presidential nomination contest that has 1,357 delegates at stake. And the outcome —both locally and nationally — is very much uncertain heading into Super Tuesday, local political observers and Democratic party leaders say.

African American groups in Valley successfully lobby legislature to postpone decision on history center

A state budget amendment to pay for a proposed African American History Center in New Market failed to make it into the House or Senate versions of the budget after several area African American groups successfully lobbied against the measure.

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