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People who insist only government is capable of protecting us against any hazard wasted no time in criticizing proposed new federal guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers. “This is a science experiment playing out in real time on our roadways without any safeguards or assurances,” insisted… Read more

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Among the good reasons for getting a flu shot is to keep yourself healthy enough to be there for the folks who need you this time of year. That is true in a larger sense when it comes to those in need of donated blood — and there are many more than we may think. Read more

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Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico need our help again. Still attempting to recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017, many on the islands have been affected by a strong earthquake this past week. Read more

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Iran’s leaders accomplished what they needed to do this week, with a major rocket attack on two areas in Iraq where U.S. troops were housed. They were able to tell their own people they would not allow the “great Satan” — the United States — to push them around. Read more

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James Madison University will be playing about 1,200 miles from Harrisonburg on Saturday when the No. 2-ranked Dukes aim for their third national title at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. Read more

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Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, may only represent a sliver of Rockingham County, but residents here should be applauding one of the many bills he prefiled ahead of the 2020 General Assembly — specifically one that would exempt vendors at farmers markets and roadside stands from paying meals tax… Read more

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When you’re in the realm of public service, they aren’t “co-workers” or “buddies,” they’re “brothers and sisters.” Read more

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As we Americans celebrate the beginning of a new decade, we continue to allow a serious challenge to escalate to crisis proportions. It is the national debt — $23.2 trillion as 2020 began. Read more

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Haven’t gotten around to getting that flu shot yet? Figure you’re young and strong and wouldn’t have any trouble fighting off a bout with influenza? Read more

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New Year’s Day 2020 is in the books and, hopefully, a fond memory for you. You may have enjoyed a day off work, perhaps a celebration the night before, and maybe some college football on the big day itself. Read more

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We hope you and yours enjoyed a happy holiday season. Now, of course, comes the period of getting our household budgets back in order after a few weeks of spending more than we had planned. Read more

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Ah, New Year's Eve, when (safe) revelry and (even safer) mirth reign supreme as we say goodbye to the year that was and welcome in the year to be. Read more

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The party Bill and Elizabeth Neff have hosted for the past 10 Christmas Eves would fit right in to a Lifetime channel movie, perhaps the climax where a cynical protagonist has an epiphany about the holiday spirit and the potential for good in all of us. Read more

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Just under a week left in the holiday season and the good news keeps rolling in. This time, let's head to Harrisonburg High School, where senior Cam'Ron Stuart is racking up college-acceptance letters like Christmas cards. Read more

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We can't imagine too many 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds are cracking open a newspaper and heading straight to the Forum page to get their latest hot take on the future of Obamacare. So, we're pretty sure this story isn't going to ruin any post-Christmas fun. Or at least we hope. Read more

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