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Community Perspective: School Board Breaks Promise to Protect Parental Rights

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Approvals for recovery homes and Northeast Neighborhood improvements move ahead

Local mental health organization Strength In Peers can now use a house on North Main Street as an addiction recovery home after the city council on Tuesday approved the rezoning of that property to allow for boarding houses. 

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With schools’ book selection policies already in place, librarians tell board that a county-wide approach is too broad

Rockingham County school librarians told the school board Tuesday that established policies they crafted already give parents control over content their children can access, while also being flexible to serve the needs of diverse populations of students.

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Here’s what’s behind the proposed new school times — and why some families are concerned

The Harrisonburg City School Board is considering new start and end times for schools, and the potential changes aren’t going over well with some parents. 

Rockingham Co. school board revises policies to conform with Youngkin’s model, also creates school safety role

The Rockingham County School Board unanimously approved changes to five policies Monday night, officially revising its code to follow Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s model policies regarding students’ gender identities. This follows the board’s first vote last month to adopt those model policies in full.

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After 13 years, here’s why the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival is done

An “epic day in Harrisonburg every year” is how Jeremiah Jenkins, long-term Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance volunteer, described the Rocktown Beer and Music festival. 

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Community Perspective: On Banned Books and Institutional Speech

A contributed perspectives piece by Evan Knappenberger

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