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Thursday, June 04, 2020
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Next week is the start of summer for school divisions, although it can be hard to remember that considering students have been out of school since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Harrisonburg Republican Committee will run a candidate for City Council in November’s election — the first time the local party has sought a seat since 2014.

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Additions to the capital improvements program plan will make their way to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors after the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of two projects.

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Donnie Casey punched the air and did a quick kick in his cap and gown as he approached the stage on Wednesday to accept his diploma. The sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” played in the background.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
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RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

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A Keezletown man shot and killed by New York police last week became radicalized over the years, had a deep hatred for government and police, and was likely planning a large-scale attack, according to several law enforcement sources.

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Former Elkton Mayor Wayne Printz was the lone speaker during Monday’s public hearing on the town’s proposed fiscal 2020-21 budget, expressing concerns over the revitalization project for the Jennings House and its funding.

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For Stan Maclin, the head of the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center in Harrisonburg, Monday’s 1,000-plus strong march reminded him of the NAACP’s silent march in New York City during July of 1917.

Wire News

Thursday, June 04, 2020
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BOSTON (AP) — Google said state-based hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful.

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George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts said the medical problems revealed in the full autopsy report don’t change the conclusion that the handcuffed man’s death was a homicide.