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City leaders look into tweaking ways to regulate Airbnbs

Less than a year into regulating Airbnb properties and other “short-term rentals,” Harrisonburg might soon see changes to that system, including making it easier for those who operate “homestay” rentals out of their house.

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House District 26 Candidates discuss key election issues: Part III

The Citizen has interviewed both candidates contesting this seat – Republican incumbent Tony Wilt and his challenger Democrat Brent Finnegan – about some of the key issues in the race. This is the third and final part of the series.

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House District 26 Candidates discuss key election issues: Part II

The Citizen has interviewed both candidates contesting this seat – Republican incumbent Tony Wilt and his challenger Democrat Brent Finnegan – about some of the key issues in the race. We are publishing their responses to our questions in three parts. This is the second; the final will run tomorrow.

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Local universities adjust counseling center services to meet increased demand

College students at Harrisonburg’s universities are increasingly seeking out help from counseling centers — part of a nationwide trend of colleges trying to keep up with mental health issues among this generation of students. That has forced JMU and EMU’s counseling centers to get creative in order to serve every student that comes through their doors.

House District 26 Candidates discuss key election issues: Part I

The Citizen has interviewed both candidates contesting this seat – Republican incumbent Tony Wilt and his challenger Democrat Brent Finnegan – about some of the key issues in the race. We will publish their responses to our questions in three parts running today, Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.

Council narrowly approves mixed-use development in Reservoir St. neighborhood

A multi-story, mixed-use apartment complex planned on Reservoir Street is moving forward after a series of close votes by the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday.

After 9 months under new management, SPCA’s matchmaking on the rise

Fred is an affectionate, inquisitive fellow — energetic despite some ongoing health struggles. This isn’t a personal ad, although Fred is looking to meet the right person. He is a five-year-old dog, named after the teen sleuth from Scooby Doo, and he’s a current resident of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA animal shelter.

Criminal justice forum showcases experiences of the formerly incarcerated

Phillip Newborn hasn’t had an easy life. He grew up in a home that grew marijuana and made whiskey — both things his parents, and eventually he, abused. He fractured his spine in three places in a tractor-trailer accident and recently suffered a heart attack.

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