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Thursday, July 02, 2020
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At a work session on Tuesday evening, members of central office and Harrisonburg City Public Schools Superintendent Michael Richards went over a thorough proposed plan for reopening school in the fall.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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For about a year and a half, Jeremy Daubert and Cynthia Martel of the Virginia Cooperative Extension have been hosting sessions across the state to help farmers cope with stress in addition to their other duties.

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Paul Hansbarger, the owner of Lineage, a Harrisonburg bag producer, borrowed money from the city through the Disaster Impact Loan Program during the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep himself and three of his part-time employees from falling off payroll.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020

City residents will be able to get free masks at the Waterman Square Shopping Center today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the development at the intersection of West Market Street and Waterman Drive, according to a city media release.

Sunday, June 28, 2020
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Standing a few feet behind the home dugout at Buck Bowman Park, there were moments where a smile came across Whitney Cofer’s face as she was greeted by fans, players and coaches from the Clover Hill community continuously.

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U.S. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, opened his Harrisonburg headquarters on Saturday in part to kick off his re-election bid, drawing a crowd of about 100 people.

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Almost two years ago, Eric English left his job of 28 years with the Richmond Police Department to become Harrisonburg’s police chief.

Wire News

Thursday, July 02, 2020
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The message was dropped into a WhatsApp group used by suburban moms in South Africa. Amid the grumblings over homeschooling during lockdown, one mom went off topic: “Does anyone know where to get illegal cigarettes? I just need a few. I'm desperate.”

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested a man onboard a London-bound flight early Thursday morning on suspicion of stabbing a police officer during protests of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's new security law, officials said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro's working-class Piety neighborhood.

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Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains.

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BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020