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The Rental Eviction Tsunami

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 10:00pm
In the coming days, the federal unemployment subsidy will expire. The subsidy provides $600 a week in unemployment benefits to workers impacted by the pandemic. The federal eviction moratorium will also be ending. Both are scheduled to end this week. Congress is now considering two competing stimulus packages with the House Democrats pushing a $3.5… Read More The Rental Eviction Tsunami
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Cluster Secrets Is About El Paso Debt Crisis

El Paso Politics - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:14pm
Government officials may not want to accept this and they may not even comprehend it intellectually, but keeping Covid-19 clusters secret is about staving off the debt crisis facing El Paso. As […]
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El Paso Launched Rental Assistance Program Today

El Paso Politics - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 8:21am
Although eviction moratoriums have ended in El Paso, the need for rental assistance remains. Recently, the City of El Paso announced a Rental Assistance Program. It has $10 million in federal funds […]
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Second Stimulus Package On the Way, But At What Cost?

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 10:00pm
The Coronavirus pandemic was going to “magically disappear” was what Donald Trump was hoping for. It didn’t. Instead it is re-surging and the American economy is under more pressure to reopen. As if that wasn’t enough, both Trump and the Republicans need a strong economy in November for them to succeed at the ballot boxes.… Read More Second Stimulus Package On the Way, But At What Cost?
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Remembering Mercedes

El Paso News - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 5:01pm
Cover photo courtesy of Kalandra Monarez “You’re a girl. You’re going to be a girl one day. That’s what she told me.” Kalandra Monarez fondly reminisces on memories of Mercedes DeMarco. It’s a warm Saturday afternoon and Kalandra and I are video conferencing and talking about the mark Mercedes left in her life and on… Read More Remembering Mercedes
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Panel Discussion: Unraveling the Layers of the Latinx Digital

El Paso News - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 2:48pm
Sponsored by The Office of FCC Commissioner Starks and The Education Trust URL: https://edtrust.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lCDYCu0XSraVuLUjkMqEdg Jul 27, 2020 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join a panel discussion that seeks to unravel the layers of internet inequality that impact Latinx communities in America. The panelists will explore what actions are needed from the FCC… Read More Panel Discussion: Unraveling the Layers of the Latinx Digital
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The Washington Redskins and El Paso Whitewashing

El Paso Politics - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 8:13am
If the Washington Redskins can come to terms with the origins of its name, why can’t the El Paso community do the same? According to the online edition of the Cambridge Dictionary, […]
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The 2020 Economy Is Dead

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:00pm
Those hoping for an economic rebirth to happen in 2020, after the pandemic emergency ends, need to rethink their dream. It is not going to happen. Many are likely arguing that Wallstreet is booming so the economic outlook must be good. Looking closely at Wallstreet it soon becomes apparent that in between the headlines of… Read More The 2020 Economy Is Dead
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Dee Margo - Young People and the Wuhan

Max Powers - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 1:17pm
Per KTSM your mayor said: “If almost 50-percent of our positives are coming from the 20 and 30-year-old’s that’s the group that needs to get their act together.” And said: “Probably in their homes, I’m hearing on social media about a lot of pool parties. People are gathering at those... Max Powers
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Local Nonprofit Amor Por Juarez Announces Covid-19 Artist Relief Fund

El Paso Politics - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 12:08pm
In a press release issued today, by Amor por Juarez, a local 501c3 non-profit, the agency announced that is offering “up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due […]
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Why The Daily Positivity Rate Is Important

El Paso Politics - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 7:57am
Tomorrow, City Council is expected to discuss, and possibly adopt agenda item number 19.3. The item, “discussion and action to disclose to the public the daily cumulative positivity rate, daily number of […]
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Trump Deploys Border Patrol Against Citizens

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 10:00pm
There is rising controversy in Portland, Oregon where U.S. citizens are being detained by law enforcement in unmarked vehicles and little to no insignia on their uniforms. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has admitted to being one of the agencies involved in arresting protesters in Oregon. According to CBP’s website, its function is to… Read More Trump Deploys Border Patrol Against Citizens
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Cultural Whitewashing

El Paso Politics - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 1:12pm
White-washed has many definitions, some formal and others adopted for specific topics of discourse. The well-known use of the term is the tendency of Hollywood to use White actors to play Asian […]
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FBI Investigating El Paso Border Patrol Union Corruption

El Paso Politics - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 12:57pm
ProPublica reported on February 24, 2020 that the FBI is investigating the El Paso Border Patrol Union over the disappearance of about half-a-million dollars. As readers may have noted, there has been […]
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City Council Agenda To Tackle Marihuana And Covid-19 Metrics

El Paso Politics - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 7:48am
El Paso City Council is holding two meetings this week. The first, a special meeting tomorrow, July 20, 2020 has a discussion and action item adopting a cite and release policy for […]
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District 16 Congressional Seat

El Paso News - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 7:22am
July 14th there was a victor on the GOP side of the coin. Irene Armendariz-Jackson won the bid to take on current Congressperson Veronica Escobar. While the media flocked to those that were running on the Democratic side and received plenty of media time. The GOP side didn’t even get mentioned. Democrats in El Paso… Read More District 16 Congressional Seat
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RumpToons No: 194

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 194!
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Librarians with Spines Author Showcases

El Paso News - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:10pm
[Please share widely] Dear Colleagues, Hinchas Press and Lowrider Librarian presents: Grace Yamada‘s Interview with kYmberly Keeton about the Black Covid 19 Project, about Hip-Hop and Information Science (kYmberly’s chapter was on this) and more.  The conversation includes aspects of digital citizenship (Grace’s chapter was on this topic), books, libraries, archives and the importance of confidence. The recording is here: https://lowriderlibrarian.blogspot.com/2020/07/recording-of-librarians-with-spines.html… Read More Librarians with Spines Author Showcases
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Oral History Workshops Online

El Paso News - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:58pm
The Oral History Association and Columbia University’s Oral History MA program (OHMA) are offering these great workshops online. Check out the schedule and attend any that are of interest to you. https://www.oralhistory.org/2020/07/08/summer-workshop-series-on-anti-oppression-and-oral-history/
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Lyda Ness-Garcia

Max Powers - Fri, 07/17/2020 - 7:43am
You gotta hand it to her. No matter how many times she lost, she kept at it. And look at her now. Now when you see her at the courthouse you have to refer to her as "Your Honor". All things consider, she probably caught a break losing at least... Max Powers
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