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What Pride means in the Valley

Gay pride parades and festivals attract attendees for all sorts of reasons. Many are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Others come to show support for their loved ones, or just to be entertained at a big, outdoor drag show. Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots, Harrisonburg festival-goers told The Citizen what “Pride” means to them.

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Untapped Talents: Venezuelan couple trade medical and legal careers for food service and unloading boxes

After coming to the United States to escape a choked economy and volatile political environment in Venezuela, Eduardo and Rosa had the right to apply for work authorization from the U.S. government. Eduardo was a lawyer, and Rosa was a pediatrician in Venezuela. They obtained legal rights to work in the United States two years ago.

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The Hub. Co-working in downtown Harrisonburg.

Hey Elderly Aunt, how do I turn my frown upside down?

Hey Elderly Aunt, I’m trying to do a better job of managing my sad emotions and engaging in “positive thinking.” Any suggestions?

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Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

Big Money: Fundraising in local General Assembly races reaches six figures

The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections show that local candidates have raised nearly $1.5 million in their quests for a seat in the General Assembly in this November’s election. This year, all four House of Delegates districts and both state Senate districts that cover Rockingham County and Harrisonburg are contested, and the races are generating record sums of cash.

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The Global Climate Strike comes to Harrisonburg

This Friday, people around the world will be walking out of schools and work to take part in Global Climate Strikes, and Harrisonburg environmentalists will be holding their own Global Climate Strike at Court Square that afternoon.

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Some athletics spaces could get cut from new high school design to save costs

A football stadium, a running track, a softball field, a baseball field, tennis courts, practice fields? The Harrisonburg School Board is now faced with deciding which athletics facilities the district can afford to build at the new high school.

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Forum participants call for state to acknowledge — and teach about — lynchings in Virginia

Members of the Charlotte Harris community remembrance project, which seeks to memorialize the African American woman who was lynched in Harrisonburg in 1878, joined forces Monday with a statewide commission to place a brighter spotlight on Virginia’s dark history of racism and lynching.

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Untapped Talent: Former telecom engineer keeps his American dream alive one box at a time

In the third installment of The Citizen’s “Untapped Talent” series, Adil Abdulrahman tells his story of leaving behind his life as a telecommunications engineer in Iraq

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