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Community perspective: Candidates’ true intentions?

In the past, the Harrisonburg GOP has supported so-called “independent” candidates for Harrisonburg City Council because our community is too progressive and diverse for the party of Donald Trump’s right-wing agenda.


Community perspective: Kathleen Kelley should explain if she wants to lead

In recent years there has been a well-documented increase in the propagation of conspiracy theories both here in the United States and around the world. While some alternative avenues of thought (theories about the Earth being flat, for example) are relatively benign, others spread false and dangerous lies about things like “New World Orders,” shadow governments, and predictions of violent race wars.


Statewide environmental news roundup – September 2020

Three notable solar energy stories in Virginia: Several Richmond-area Catholic churches have installed panels; Rockingham County tabled a solar farm permit application; and the insurance company Anthem has agreed to buy power from a solar energy project nearing completion in Hanover.


Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

Extreme Saving with F.I.R.E

We all yearn for some level of financial independence and the peace of mind that comes with it. For some it will take a lifetime of working and saving. For others it never happens. Imagine, however, attaining financial independence early in life, say, before you are even out of your 30’s, or earlier

Community Perspective: Ibyx, 2010

A contributed perspectives piece by Tom Arthur Yesterday in my chiropractor’s waiting room, a fellow patient said “Don’t I know you from somewhere?”  He looked familiar but I couldn’t place him, though some association with Eastern Mennonite University came to mind.  “You’re Tom Arnold, aren’t you,” he asked?  Hmmm.  I knew I’d seen him before …

Statewide environmental news roundup – August 2020

Editor’s Note: This is another installment of a regular series of contributed news roundups about statewide environmental news. It highlights, with links to further coverage in various media outlets, recent environmental news stories of significance to Virginia, with a focus on energy and the environment.

Harrisonburg: our little oasis

You cannot keep something good quiet forever. I am sure most of you feel as I do in that Harrisonburg and the surrounding counties are great places to work, play, and live. Sure, we have our challenges, but when you line up the pros versus the cons, the scale clearly tilts under the weight of the pros.

What Comes Next?

A contributed perspectives piece by Tom Arthur We’re having the Black Walnut tree in the back yard taken down. It’s the largest tree in the neighborhood. Black Walnut trees can grow between 70 and 100 feet tall and live 200 years but this one is larger and could be older. You can see it in …

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