Author: Community Perspective

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Community Perspective: ‘Can’t Feel At Home’ – a review and appreciation


Friendly City Food Co-op

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Statewide environmental news roundup – Jan. 2023

The 2023 General Assembly session will end on February 25. A Virginia energy commentator thinks there are several bills that “could bring more clean energy to your community”, also noting that local governments are working along these lines as well.


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Community Perspective: Protecting the land from sprawl at the local level

A contributed perspectives piece by Evan Knappenberger I understand the interest in the movement for affordable housing. It seems unjust that for many the necessity of clean and safe living space is out of reach. And indeed it is unjust, especially for those of us in the millennial category that have been squeezed out of home ownership …

Community Perspective: Public Notice amendment provides for more awareness, financial savings and fairness

The time has come for members of the General Assembly to seriously consider the rapidly growing segment of the media industry that includes online news agencies to be at least on par with the quickly diminishing segment of the media industry represented by printed newspapers.

Community Perspective: How Harrisonburg Residents Can Lower Our Carbon Footprint And Address The Housing Crisis

A contributed perspectives piece by Brent Finnegan Imagine a city in the Shenandoah Valley that is sustainable, prosperous, and affordable. This small, resilient city has the lowest carbon footprint of any city its size in the US. It’s so inherently walkable and bikeable, many residents don’t even need a car for their day-to-day transportation. Families …

Community Perspective: K-12 Student Growth is not Stopping Anytime Soon

A contributed perspectives piece by Joe Fitzgerald.
Correlation isn’t causation. That’s what people will tell you when they’re trying to deny or soft-pedal the relationship between two numbers twined together like snakes on a caduceus. What they should say is that correlation isn’t always causation, but more often than not it’s a good starting point.

Statewide environmental news roundup – Dec. 2022

“Virginia … [began its] official withdrawal [via the regulatory process] from [the] regional carbon market [known as RGGI, although] debates over legality of [the Youngkin administration’s and the Air Quality Control Board’s] move persist.”

Community Perspective: It Costs Me (Us) So Little

It costs me so little to say he, instead of she; to say they or them, or y’all, instead of boys and girls. It costs me so little to say, “I’m sorry. Yes, I can call you Max instead of Alexandra.” It costs me so little to be empathetic and curious about the lives of others whose bodies don’t feel like the right home for their spirit or their gender assignment; for their unique expression of the masculine and/or feminine. It costs me so little to know and remember these expressions, and it costs me so little to say yes to policies that support gender non-conforming people in our schools, and to say no to the ones whose mission is to control, rather than to support. 

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