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Officers in the Harrisonburg Police Department and other city employees cannot form collective bargaining units after city council members voted against a proposed ordinance. The council members, however, approved several other initiatives at Tuesday night’s meeting, including multiple public infrastructure projects and a resolution supporting calls for a ceasefire in Gaza.
With about 20 open positions in Harrisonburg Police Department and the fire department preparing to add a new station, the city is trying a host of strategies to attract new applicants for first responder jobs.
Forty minutes of fear and uncertainty. Adrielle Benner said she spent those 40 “excruciating minutes” with a plastic chair shoved up against a locked bathroom door to barricade herself and about 10 other Bridgewater College students into the make-shift shelter while fatal violence raged somewhere close by.