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Student protest group, backed by adults, vows lengthy fight with RCPS

The Rockingham County School Board is in for a lengthy fight over its decisions to temporarily remove 57 books from school libraries and to adopt model policies regarding students’ sex and gender identities.

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With first full-time employee on board, HFD Paramedicine Program begins service

Cindy Ramirez knows firsthand the difficulty people from underserved populations have navigating the U.S. health care system.

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While solar farm adds clean energy to Harrisonburg power grid, effort to sell it lags

In its first 10 months of operation, the solar energy plant at the corner of Acorn Drive and North Liberty Street generated more than 2.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity — enough to power 224 homes for one year.

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Popular coffee shop relocating, hoping to cash in on city’s downtown master plan

The Ice House was a good first home for Black Sheep Coffee, but owner Chance Ebersold said the time is right to move his cozy downtown shop a few blocks north to 80 E. Market Street.

New mural adds fun, color to Explore More Museum’s 20th anniversary — and downtown

Frankie Leech said her dad and his co-worker did a pretty good job painting a mural on the outside of Explore More Discovery Museum, but that’s not all.

Popular summer camp is full again, but would like to accommodate more

With the end of another school year fast approaching, planning for this year’s S.O.A.R. Program at Westover Park is in full swing. As usual, a waiting list is already starting to form.

Harrisonburg teen takes fourth in prestigious math and science competition

Harrisonburg teenager Max Misterka knows a lot of math, and he’s especially up on the q-derivative these days.

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HEC eyes 6% increase in power rates — but here’s why customers’ bills might not go up

Starting July 1, Harrisonburg Electric Commission customers likely will see a 6% increase in the utility’s base rate for power.

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