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The numbers for Wednesday’s Great Community Give are in. Frankly, they’re mind-boggling — in a good way. Especially when you take into account that most of 2020 and the first four months of this year were spent slogging through a pandemic that crippled the economy. Read more

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With the pandemic raging a year ago, the people of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County found a way to give more than $804,000 on the third annual Great Community Give. Read more

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THUMBS-UP: This one goes to the students at River Bend Elementary School, who are now awaiting official word if their domino-like toppling of approximately 4,600 cereal boxes can be certified as a Guinness World Record. Read more

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On Friday, the email went out from the Virginia Department of Health’s Central Shenandoah Health District: There were plenty of appointments for COVID-19 vaccines at the Convocation Center in Harrisonburg. Read more

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Late last month, on National Agriculture Day, this paper wrote a story about the rise of Joe Ulmer’s pet project — Overlook Produce and Farm Adventures. Read more

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Americans know our nation has been shaken by the events of the past year or so. COVID-19 is only the start of what threw us off track. But reports from the U.S. intelligence community should serve as a warning that we are not alone in having been disrupted, and we’d better be prepared for th… Read more

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THUMBS-UP: We’ll extend both hands and throw up both thumbs for all the volunteers who worked the Remote Area Medical pop-up clinic at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds over the weekend. While an official number of people attending the clinic to receive health care will take a few more days … Read more

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has suggested a 90-day moratorium on immigration to give Congress time to make the issue a priority. He is right to inject a sense of urgency in tackling the issue. Read more

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As federal officials are being brought on board to address an HIV outbreak in West Virginia, a warning in February by Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the CDC’s chief of HIV prevention, rings through: Read more

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President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% to fund his massive infrastructure plan already has at least one Senate Democrat in opposition: Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Read more

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Most of us think of infrastructure as something physical: bridges, roads, pipelines, power lines and the like. President Joe Biden says he wants to expand that dictionary definition to include workers, families and people — and therefore to include schools and housing, for example. Read more

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Facebook and other social media giants have demonstrated rather handily they can control the content that appears on their platforms when they choose. It is absurd, then, for the likes of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to pretend he can do nothing about the continued use of his platform to shi… Read more

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THUMBS-DOWN: We want to know what’s going on with the city of Harrisonburg’s budget. After all, there are some pretty big things we’re waiting to hear about. Read more

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The adage does ring true — “Reason for the season” — on what is the holiest day of them all for Christians. Read more

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In Thursday’s Daily News-Record, we highlighted the tragedies and triumphs of the past 12 months as residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County struggled their way through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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Americans are a restless bunch in the best of times. Coop us up for a year or so, and there is bound to be an urge to break free and roam. In fact, the Transportation Security Administration says that is exactly what is happening. Airlines are seeing nearly as many travelers as they did this… Read more

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