Author: Chip Lauterbach

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Jones and Saucedo to face each other in Democratic caucus in July

Harrisonburg Democrats will vote in a caucus on July 16 to determine whether council member Chris Jones or local activist Paloma Saucedo will be the party’s nominee for a city council seat. 

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As local advocates call for gun safety changes, U.S. Senators announce framework of a bill

Happening in conjunction with more than 400 “March For Our Lives” rallies around the United States over the weekend, proponents for gun safety called for tighter gun control laws in the wake of several mass shootings across the country.

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Fleming and Robinson win Democratic council nominations, while Jones finishes third by one vote

Harrisonburg Democrats chose Dany Fleming and Monica Robinson as the party’s nominees for a pair of City Council seats in the November election, while the only sitting council member running for re-election, Chris Jones, finished third by a single vote.

Council taps former Mayor Richard Baugh as Hirschmann’s replacement

The four remaining members of the Harrisonburg City Council on Thursday unanimously appointed Richard Baugh, a former mayor and council member, to fill the council seat opened by last week’s sudden resignation of George Hirschmann.

Opening of new trail marks milestone in city’s recreation transformation

After a seven-year journey, city leaders and bicycle enthusiasts on Wednesday took a moment to celebrate the official opening of Friendly City Trail — a lynchpin of efforts to make the city more pedestrian and bike friendly while also linking school campuses. 

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