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Constitutional institute warns Broadway and Elkton police about coordinating with militia groups

Following their responses to Black Lives Matter rallies in Broadway and Elkton this summer, militias and two police departments in Rockingham County have caught the attention of a national legal center that monitors militia groups and sometimes takes constitutional issues to court.

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Outdoor workshop will offer students the chance to create their virtual classroom backdrops

Students from around Harrisonburg will get the chance next week to make their own classroom — or at least what others will see behind them when participating in virtual lessons.

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After first COVID case at Spotswood, school leaders to meet with health officials about ‘next step’

The first case of COVID-19 among Spotswood Elementary School staff has been confirmed by the Central Shenandoah Health District, and two other employees are awaiting test results, Superintendent Michael Richards told The Citizen on Tuesday.

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EMU hopes two-week delay and ‘COVID Commitments’ will keep classes on campus

Even after a false start of trying to open last month and James Madison University’s shift to at least a month of mostly online classes, Eastern Mennonite University has brought students back to classes, and campus leaders hope they can remain in person.

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JMU students try to adjust and keep anxiety in check amid an ever-changing semester

For both new JMU students and returning students who went through the abrupt shift to online classes in the spring, the university’s move this week to online classes amid a spike in COVID-19 cases has stoked anxiety and confusion.

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Latest sale of Rosetta Stone clouds future of iconic Harrisonburg startup

Allen Stoltzfus got the idea that computers could be used to ease the process of learning a foreign language while struggling to learn Russian in school. He ran the idea by a friend who was a programmer and they launched a product that became synonymous with language learning around the world, it just took a while.

Council pushes for low-income housing improvements, gets briefing on JMU’s COVID-19 numbers

Harrisonburg City Council members pushed for improvements to low-income housing properties operated by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority in their meeting on Tuesday night, even as the authority’s board chair, John Hall, sought to address tenant complaints made in July.

Video story: Magpie finds silver lining in pandemic’s black cloud

Magpie Diner is one of several new businesses that has opened in Harrisonburg since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic this year. And while it’s added a whole new level of difficulty to the already steep challenge of opening and running a business, Magpie so far has thrived, its owners say.

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