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Surveys and meeting on Monday to allow for parents, students and public to weigh in on proposed school times

Harrisonburg City Public School leaders are inviting parents, teachers, students and the public to a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Skyline Middle School to discuss potential new start and end times in the city’s schools.

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Student protest group, backed by adults, vows lengthy fight with RCPS

The Rockingham County School Board is in for a lengthy fight over its decisions to temporarily remove 57 books from school libraries and to adopt model policies regarding students’ sex and gender identities.

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Things Can Be Small and Still Retain Their Nature

Today I’m thinking about the authenticity of little things.

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

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JMU alum and Entertainment Tonight journalist returns to Harrisonburg … with a story

Rachel McRady, an Emmy Award-winning journalist at Entertainment Tonight and 2011 JMU grad, will visit Parentheses Books downtown at 7 p.m. on Thursday for a conversation about “Sun Seekers” with Breeze TV reporter Alexa Bonilla.

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At calmer meeting, RCPS board seeks to clarify approach to school library books

In its first work session dedicated to crafting policies for selecting — and challenging — school library books, the Rockingham County School Board addressed the intense backlash it’s received since its temporary removal of 57 books earlier this month. 

These Little Touches

Extreme brightness of January sun. Is it possible to walk off sorrow?

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‘Students have been asked about their opinion a whopping total of zero times’: Rockingham County students walk out to protest policies

In response to two decisions by the Rockingham County School Board in recent weeks, students at Spotswood, Broadway and East Rock high schools staged walkouts in protest during school on Wednesday morning. 

Community members urge city council to call for Gaza cease fire; Police seeking collective bargaining rights

Dozens of community members filled in seats at Tuesday’s city council meeting and urged city leaders to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza — an action the city council members sidestepped. 

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