Are you okay with a natural gas pipeline through the Shenandoah Valley

There is a rising cry for support coming from the Shenandoah Valley, and literally all counties from West Virginia to Portsmouth. Dominion Power has quietly been posturing to launch a pipeline across West Virginia and through this part of the valley. There’s a petition to get more information but Dominion is tight lipped until permits are issued. Local residents want answers:

[_] SIGN NOW – Dominion Pipeline: Request a Public Meeting
[_] Would you support Dominion’s natural gas pipeline in Augusta County?
[_] More Details/Proposed Route of Dominion Marcellus to NC Pipeline
[_] Dominion Proposes Natural Gas Pipeline Across Shenandoah Mountain
[_] Judge: Bluegrass Pipeline builders cannot use eminent domain
[_] Seeking legal advice in matters of eminent domain in the U.S.
[_] Pipeline would impact Augusta County, national forest
[_] Augusta County Meeting on Dominion Pipeline June 25
[_] Condemnation Issues Under the Natural Gas Act
[_] Augusta Co. eyes gas line project
[_] Pipeline Info For Landowners
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July 19, 2014

Spring Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley

news from HarrisonburgNews of interest in the Centeral Shenandoah Valley of Virginia including Harrisonburg, Staunton, Rockingham County and surrounding areas. If you’ve got news or a story to tell, just let us know! Here’s to Mother’s Day Weekend, 2014 …
[*] Mrs. T’s hosts Shenandoah Valley students to learn workplace skills
[*] Local Project Works To Raise Awareness About Sexual Abuse
[*] American Shakespeare Award recipient brings words to life
[*] Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the State
[*] Valley leaders clash over Medicaid expansion
[*] 150th Anniversary Battle of New Market
[*] The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage
[*] Local Impact of Lifted Poultry Ban
… and more!

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May 10, 2014

What’s up in and around Harrisonburg – April

It happened last week — if you have a news, views or review item to share with harrisonburg readers, please pass it along! Among the better news providers we find WSVA, blogs and others in this week’s news : [*] JMU students accepted into intensive summer medical training program
[*] UNCW’s Adams, JMU’s Brewer Honored as CAA Women’s Golfers of the Week – April 9
[*] Staunton City Council Considering Doubling Cigarette Tax
[*] Mulitple Vehicle Accident Closes US 340 in Virginia
[*] Student Suspended After Alleged Facebook Threats
[*] Teams Volunteer For Blacks Run Cleanup Day
[*] Annual Plane Pull Benefits Fairfield Center
[*] Saturday sunrise in the Shenandoah Valley
[*] Farmers wanted for infrastructure survey
[*] Pamela’s Secrets Building Sold
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April 14, 2014

National Ag Day is Tuesday, March 25th

United States Congress Many days, long before the sun rises and long after the sun sets, farmers across the nation are hard at work producing the food and fiber products we rely upon. From the very foundation of the United States to the present day, these hardworking farmers and ranchers have held a place at the core of our economy.
A message from Congressman Bob Goodlatte:

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March 22, 2014

Action for Congress on Executive Overreach

United States Congress Our Constitution is clear: Congress writes our laws, the Judiciary interprets them, and the President enforces them. But for the past five years, President Obama repeatedly has waived, amended, or ignored our laws and has bypassed the Congress, issuing executive decrees from the Oval Office rather than working with Americans’ elected representatives in Congress.

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March 10, 2014

Intelligence Programs Should Protect Civil Liberties and National Security

Goodlatte Congress Security For the last several months, the House Judiciary Committee has conducted an ongoing review of our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs. Last summer’s unauthorized public release of these classified programs by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has sparked a national debate about the extent of the programs and whether they pose a threat to Americans’ civil liberties and privacy. Since then, there have been numerous proposals to significantly reform or end these programs operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.

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February 8, 2014

Harrisonburg residents speak out against street name change: Name a new street!

By Rhonda Harper Lentz

renaming cantrell ave Before City Council hears a formal request to rename Cantrell Avenue in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., it will get an earful from opponents.

The Facebook group “Remembering Downtown Harrisonburg” — more than 2,100 current and past residents who reminisce about the city — has fashioned a petition to give council members at their June 18 meeting.

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June 18, 2013

Sharing the Vision for Downtown

The City of Harrisonburg is partnering with other agencies and the community to discuss the vision for Downtown Harrisonburg. (more…)

May 30, 2013

Rooting Out Waste at the Department of Justice

United States Congress As the March 1 sequestration deadline approached, Attorney General Eric Holder dramatically warned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be forced to make cuts that threaten the safety of all Americans. Holder claimed that cuts to agencies within the Justice Department would diminish the department’s ability to investigate and prosecute crimes.

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April 13, 2013

Goodlatte Names 6th District Natives to Senior Positions at Judiciary Committee

United States Congress Rep. Bob Goodlatte, incoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has announced his senior staff for the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Goodlatte has selected Shelley Husband, who hails from Augusta County, to serve as his Chief of Staff and Branden Ritchie, who hails from Amherst County, to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel.

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December 10, 2012