Author: Bridget Manley
Federal money is arriving just in time to replace a more than century old pipe that, just this week, inconvenienced people in part of Harrisonburg and cost time, energy and money to fix for the umpteenth time.
The Harrisonburg Education Association is taking steps to potentially bolster its power as a union and pursue the right to collectively bargain — joining a growing list of teachers’ organizations in Virginia.
In a setback for the Harrisonburg School Board, a judge on Tuesday denied its request to throw out the legal complaint several teachers are pursuing in connection with the district’s policies regarding transgender students. The judge also imposed a 28-day deadline for the school district to provide documents the teachers’ attorneys have requested.
The U.S. secretary of agriculture and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine delivered the news in person Tuesday that Farmer Focus, a local organic chicken supplier, received a $3.6 million federal grant to expand its chicken processing facility in Harrisonburg.
In the year since the fatal shootings of Bridgewater College Police Officer John Painter and Campus Safety Officer J.J. Jefferson, the college and surrounding community have endured the grief, sadness and disbelief that accompanies such violent acts, while trying to heal and memorialize the two lives lost.
After Jewish faculty and staff boycott Holocaust Remembrance Program, concerns about event planning linger
A week after a letter was delivered to James Madison University President Jonathan Alger from Jewish faculty, faculty emeriti and staff concerned about an International Holocaust Remembrance Program at JMU, many are still asking why university officials pushed for JMU’s “agenda and preferences” and held the event despite concerns from Jewish voices.