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Service dogs (and miniature horses) have their own policies in city schools

The Harrisonburg School Board is continuing to work on its policies allowing various animals, including service and therapy animals, in school buildings. 

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Sentara’s dashboard offers a glimpse into some data the public rarely sees

When Doug Moyer, president and CEO of Sentara RMH, unveiled the medical center’s new COVID-19 hospitalization dashboard at a rare press conference Monday, he made an urgent plea to the community to get vaccinated and keep down the number of COVID-19 patients. The dashboard, which reports some hospital occupancy data, shows some key numbers, but it’s not as extensive as the data Sentara RMH has to report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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City schools to shave an hour from their days starting Oct. 4; TikTok-inspired vandalism hits school bathrooms

Harrisonburg City Schools will shorten the school instructional day for all students by one hour beginning Oct. 4 to help relieve city teachers who are stressed under the weight of exhausting work hours and a lack of proper planning periods.  

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Local support for Haitian relief efforts builds on previous connection

At 8:29am on August 14, a devastating earthquake destroyed the already unstable foundations of multiple Haitian communities. In its aftermath, some are drawing on local connections to the island nation formed after another horrific earthquake struck Haiti in 2010.

Experimental choreography comes downtown

With the sun setting, TRYST dancers take to their stage of grass. They perform under trees behind the Arts Council of the Valley, ringed by lights illuminating the dusk.

New academic year barrels ahead into uncertainty

As COVID-19 cases again sharply rise across the Valley, and the Delta variant tests even the best-laid back-to-school plans, local school systems and universities are navigating new waters. 

Infrastructure bill under debate in Congress could hold key to funding Valley rail trail

As planning continues to develop a nearly 50-mile walking and biking trail following an abandoned rail line from Broadway to Front Royal, the infrastructure bill now being debated in Congress could prove to be key to its future.

No clear path emerges yet for Heritage Oaks’ future

Representatives from the Urban Land Institute presented three possible answers to the question about Heritage Oaks Golf Course’s future, but council members weren’t wowed by any of the options. 

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