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Sentara RMH to work with Open Doors and provide space for a back-up shelter this winter

As Open Doors prepares to set up temporary facilities for another shelter season starting in November, Sentara RMH Medical Center has confirmed that it will work with the nonprofit organization to provide space for people to stay during the coldest nights.

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‘Old story repeating’: Local activists say it’s déjà vu after congressional intervention regarding pipeline

Congress’ recent approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has given its parent company the green light to continue construction and work towards completing the project by the end of 2023. Meanwhile, it’s also given environmental groups and activists a new task — finding ways to halt the project once again.

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Despite re-bidding the project, city is confident in opening homeless shelter by fall ’24

City officials working on the upcoming Homeless Services Center decided to restart the bidding for the construction contractor, which will delay the shelter’s planned opening to the second half of 2024 instead of this fall. 

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As city puts greater emphasis on helping pollinators, you can build your own bee hotel

Five years into the city’s 10-year environmental stewardship plan, Harrisonburg extended its annual Pollinator Week celebration into Pollinator Month, which will conclude this week with a workshop to build “bee hotels” at Purcell Park on Tuesday.

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Our Community Place to open new ‘efficiency apartments’ aimed at helping people make a low-cost transition to being housed

After two years of renovations at their location on Reservoir Street, local nonprofit Our Community Place(OCP) will officially open the two new “efficiency apartments” that are now  ready to be lived in starting June 23. 

City enters next phase of prep on Homeless Services Center, which could open by early ’24

The Homeless Services Center project has entered a new stage as the city accepts bids for construction companies to build it and prepares to invite bids for an organization to operate it. 

With success from video series, environmental coalition looks to future activism

A Harrisonburg-based coalition that focused on environmental issues during this fall’s political campaigns is now harnessing momentum from its “One Minute for Earth” video campaign and is shifting its focus to future efforts.

With uncertainty about classes, a few JMU and EMU students opt for a gap semester (or longer)

When Alexa Lorenzana found out the way EMU would be holding classes partially online and partially in person this fall, the rising EMU junior decided to take a semester off and work instead.

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