Category: Perspectives

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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.

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Community Perspective: Change the name of Turner Ashby High School

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A contributed perspectives piece by the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley

This is the second installment of a regular series of contributed news roundups about statewide environmental news. This piece 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.

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Community Perspective: That Time When Elizabeth Taylor Cut In Line At The Steakhouse

Film icon Elizabeth Taylor and former Naval Secretary John Warner married in late 1976. Two months later, a friend gave me Warner’s Middleburg, Virginia phone number, which I called to ask if Ms. Taylor would speak with JMU Theater students. I recognized Warner’s voice when he answered saying he was his own butler but played along while he took the message.

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Climbing a wall of worry

The market likes to climb a wall of worry as they say. This is one of those market phrases that you might hear tossed around from time to time, but if you are like me, this never seemed to logically make any sense. If people are fearful about something that is happening or is predicted to happen, why then, does the market sometimes drift higher, or climb a wall of worry, like many feel it is doing now. It defies common sense, or does it?

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Financial escape velocity

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Community Perspective: Health standards needed to protect workers

In response to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, members of Congress, including Virginia U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, tried to get the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create mandatory and enforceable standards to protect workers, but they were blocked by the current administration that wanted purely voluntary guidelines without inspections or sanctions.

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