Author: Bridget Manley

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Former & current staff and residents speak out about conditions at Salvation Army shelter

Understaffing at the Salvation Army emergency shelter in Harrisonburg is creating potentially dangerous conditions for those who work or stay there, according to several current and former staff and residents.

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With some reluctance, council approves 156-unit development

As the Harrisonburg City Council continues to grapple with the area’s housing crisis, the latest proposal for a multi-unit development demonstrates how difficult it can be for new homes to be built in the city.

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City schools look to increase teacher and staff salaries

To help retain and attract teachers and staff to Harrisonburg schools, the school board is proposing “significant” salary increases across the system for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. That’s among the highlights of budget proposal school board members began working on Tuesday.

Who’s in and who might be out of 2022’s local elections?

Even though the November mid-term elections are months away, this is the time of year candidates for local offices are deciding whether to run — and one incumbent city council member is leaning against seeking another term.  

Harrisonburg schools to make masks optional for students; Board moves toward naming new high school

Masks will be optional for students in Harrisonburg City Schools starting March 1, Superintendent Michael Richards said Tuesday.

At JMU, shaken students demand better mental health services

Following two suicides on campus in the last week – as well as shootings on the campus of Bridgewater College and Virginia Tech – JMU students are calling on university officials to better address the mental health needs of young adults desperate for better resources.

Two days after the Bridgewater College shooting: A community in mourning

As the Bridgewater community mourns the loss of the two police officers killed in the line of duty Tuesday, residents across the Valley have rallied in support for the families of the fallen.

UPDATED: Two Bridgewater College officers killed in campus shooting

Two Bridgewater College police officers were killed Tuesday in an on-campus shooting, which added Bridgewater College to the list of American schools whose campuses have been marred by gun violence.

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