George Vazquez, President of Local 946 UAW Winchester, PDC, said they are on strike to seek economic justice. they are hoping to get back some of the concessions the U.A.W gave up during the 2008 recession when the auto industry was struggling.
The Harrisonburg Public Works Department is currently seeking feedback on the third phase of its Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan. It’s a long-term plan to reduce the amount of pollutants in the city’s waterways with a focus on nitrogen and phosphorous.
The Shenandoah Community Health Clinic in Woodstock will now be able to provide more mental health services to the community. It’s the latest clinic to become part of the pilot program of the Virginia Tele-Mental Health Initiative (VTMHI).
The Burnshire Dam in Woodstock has been dealing with some historic issues as the Shenandoah Valley continues to go through a drought. The hydroelectric dam generates power from the Shenandoah River but in the last month, low water levels have raised significant challenges in maintaining its power output.
While the Allegheny Woodrat’s population is considered stable within the Commonwealth, the squirrel-sized rodent is categorized as Endangered in several nearby states, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
”This improvement provided a travel area down to the river with a turn around point so you can off load your canoe, your kayak, and get real close and then we put in an actual formal boat launch that does not get affected by erosion,” said Wells.
On Tuesday West Virginia U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced that nine organizations from the Mountain State would be receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One of the recipients is the Hardy County Health and Wellness Center in Moorefield.
The Virginia State Police’s HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) program recently awarded the Harrisonburg Police Department for its commitment to reducing vehicle thefts this year. After seeing a spike in vehicle thefts last year HPD implemented a number of efforts to cut down on the crime.
" I think what I bring to the table is real-life experience, because often for somebody in recovery, once you have been suffering for so long it is hard to have hope. To find out there are people who are in recovery who have stopped using and have built a better life for themselves, I think could be helpful,” said Kosowitz.