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Friday, April 23, 2021
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City Council met for its first budget work session on Thursday, where the lack of funding for HHS2 and allocations to Heritage Oaks Golf Course and the Harrisonburg Police Department were discussed.

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A repeat convicted meth dealer, who already had a pending drug distribution charge, was arrested again by the RUSH Drug Task Force on drug dealing charges following a brief chase Tuesday near Linville.

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A donation from a Port Republic resident accounted for nearly 80% of all money given to gubernatorial candidates by Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents in the first quarter, according to data released by the Virginia Public Access Project.

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Naomi Jones spent Saturday working with organizations in Harrisonburg to create the Kelley Street Garden, which will serve the residents of Harrison Heights and allow them to grow their own produce.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Harrisonburg Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the opportunity for residents to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at two city locations Saturday.

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A Harrisonburg man who exposed a Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy to fentanyl during a 2019 traffic stop and dealt 1½ kilograms of methamphetamine in the Shenandoah Valley will spend more than a decade behind bars.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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With three months of fundraising into the 2021 election year, finance reports show two local Democrats received more small-donor donations than their Republican opponents.

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ELKTON — It’s been nearly a month since Elkton was named the newest Appalachian Trail Conservancy community, and Appalachian Trail hikers have made their fair share of visits to the town.

Wire News

Friday, April 23, 2021
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Michael Kors is a top designer, of course, but he’s also a confirmed theater geek. He celebrated his love for the performing arts as he marked his 40th anniversary as a designer this week, with a digital show that showcased the razzle-dazzle of Broadway.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reached an agreement with the Seminole Tribe on Friday that would greatly expand gambling in state, including the introduction of legalized sports wagering.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When police respond to a person gripped by a mental health or drug crisis, the encounter can have tragic results. Now a government insurance program will help communities set up an alternative: mobile teams with mental health practitioners trained in de-escalating such pote…

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters against Myanmar’s military coup returned Friday to the streets of downtown Yangon, defiantly chanting their opposition to the army’s seizure of power as the junta chief prepared to attend a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders on the country’s crisis.

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia will ban Lebanese fruits and vegetables entering the kingdom or passing through it because those shipments have been increasingly used to smuggle drugs, the official news agency reported Friday.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, questioned the need for widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, saying in a radio interview “what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?”