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Delegate candidates find agreement on helping those with disabilities
Area candidates for the House of Delegates agreed that Virginia needs to increase funding to help those with developmental disabilities, including for housing subsidies, Medicaid waivers and general services and care. The challenge, they said at a virtual forum Monday, is finding funding and how best to prioritize it.
Historical marker commemorating Lucy Simms unveiled
A historical marker honoring renowned Harrisonburg educator Lucy Simms was unveiled to the public on Friday, Aug. 13, near the building which bears her name.
Area’s state legislators paint a mostly gloomy picture of 2021 session
From the abrupt legalization of marijuana to a plethora of bills they deem bad for business and public safety, the area’s five Republican legislators had little to celebrate as they recapped this year’s General Assembly session Thursday.
Area delegates say strong economy key to helping vulnerable residents
At a virtual town hall held just prior to the start of the 2021 General Assembly session, two area delegates told local nonprofit service providers that a strong economy holds the key to resolving economic challenges facing many in the community – including improved employment opportunities, a dearth of affordable housing, child care availability, food insecurity and more.