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Me, several years ago – I can’t imagine trying to get your PhD in this Covid-19 time

El Paso News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 4:06pm
By Miguel Juarez, Editor, El Paso News How are you handling getting your degree right now? If you are creating art in response to the pandemic, please send us a scan or use your cellphone to create a jpeg and send it to: miguel@elpasonews.org If you want to include a short summary (a few lines),… Read More Me, several years ago – I can’t imagine trying to get your PhD in this Covid-19 time
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The 4th of July When I Almost Lost My Hand

El Paso News - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 8:03am
By Roberto José Andrade Franco I was about 15 years old when I almost blew my hand off lighting firecrackers on the 4th of July. I don’t remember what kind they were. I just remember they had red and black stripes and were the type that came tied together. I was supposed to untie them and… Read More The 4th of July When I Almost Lost My Hand
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El Paso Quarantine Players Performs Shelter-at Home, Virtual Presentation of Robert Harling’s heartwarming “Steel Magnolias”

El Paso News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:24pm
For Immediate Release  Contact Veronica Frescas Vfrescas77@gmail.com915-745-0204 July 3, 2020 El Paso, TX – After all the PRIDE celebrations and Independence Day Holiday, a local performing troupe calling themselves the El Paso Quarantine Players, will be performing a one-time only, live, shelter-at-home performance of Robert Harling’s play of “Steel Magnolias” via Zoom in recognition of… Read More El Paso Quarantine Players Performs Shelter-at Home, Virtual Presentation of Robert Harling’s heartwarming “Steel Magnolias”
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An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

El Paso News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 6:42pm
By: Rogelio Sáenz Last month, as part of my monthly blog for the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), I provided an overview of the hemorrhaging job loss among Latinos. Compared to other groups in the country, Latinos had the highest unemployment rate at 18.7 in May and sustained the highest percentage decline… Read More An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back
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La Raza Unida Party Convention in El Paso, Texas, 1972

El Paso News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 6:00pm
By Miguel Juárez Introduction One of the most highly recognized images of 1972 La Raza Unida Party Convention in El Paso in 1972 is a black and white photograph taken by Los Angeles Photographer Oscar Castillo, at the El Paso County Coliseum on September 4th.  The photograph features three of the leaders of the party… Read More La Raza Unida Party Convention in El Paso, Texas, 1972
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New Video Shows Laura Strathmann Conspired About Sign

El Paso Politics - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 5:54am
A new video released by Becky Gonzalez on Facebook shows Laura Strathmann’s neighbor rebutting the excuse used by Strathmann for taking her opponent’s political sign. Strathmann is in a run off election […]
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The Covid Presidency

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:00pm
It doesn’t matter where you stand on Donald J. Trump. It doesn’t matter if you voted for him or detest what he has done to America. It doesn’t matter if you believe that Covid-19 is real, a conspiracy or something else. The one thing everyone should be able to agree on is that Covid-19 has… Read More The Covid Presidency
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Has Covid Stalled The Economy?

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:00pm
The June job report is expected out today. The speculation is that about 3 million jobs were added in June as America began to reopen the economy. However, the the unemployment rate is expected to remain higher than normal. And then, Covid-19 struck again. Many states started to reopen their economies by ending stay-at-home orders… Read More Has Covid Stalled The Economy?
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Downtown Arena

Max Powers - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:31am
Been a bit busy, but seeing that the Chihuahuas will not be playing anytime soon got me thinking about that downtown arena. I assume this pandemic business will end the day after election day, but let us assume we must live in a world where pandemics are the norm. Does... Max Powers
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News Alert: Laura Strathmann Accused of Stealing Opponents Campaign Material

El Paso Politics - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:07am
In a video circulating on Facebook, Laura Strathmann is allegedly caught stealing her opponent’s campaign material. Strathmannn is a runoff against Marlene Gonzalez for judge of the 388th Judicial District. Early voting […]
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In Context: Understanding the Susana Prieto Arrest & the AMLO Response

El Paso News - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:45pm
Special to El Paso News. Many political observers are scratching their heads as to why Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wants to meet with Donald Trump as his first government to government meeting outside of México. López Obrador has refused to travel abroad during his presidency insisting on holding virtual meetings as he keeps to… Read More In Context: Understanding the Susana Prieto Arrest & the AMLO Response
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Covid-19 Creeping Prices

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:00pm
Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend going on. I’ve dubbed it creeping prices. I first noticed it when one of my long-time service providers for my business, Cognent, suddenly doubled their prices for services we were purchasing from them. The price increase came without notice. It just increased from one month… Read More Covid-19 Creeping Prices
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GLOBAL TRADE WATCH: REPORTERS’ MEMO

El Paso News - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 4:28pm
Launch of New NAFTA Marred by Detainment of Mexican Labor Activist, Hundreds of Court Challenges Against New Labor Law From Global Trade Watch. July 1 Hearing for Susana Prieto, Arrested on Trumped-Up Charges for Exercising Labor Rights in the New NAFTA, Steps on Launch Date  Growing outrage about a jailed Mexican labor activist, bogged-down labor… Read More GLOBAL TRADE WATCH: REPORTERS’ MEMO
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Predatory Teachers In El Paso Schools

El Paso Politics - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 8:19am
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) licenses the teachers that teach El Paso students. One of the functions of the agency is to revoke the licenses of teachers found guilty of abusive behavior […]
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Dov E. Kupfer, Documenting the Gay Community in El Paso, Texas

El Paso News - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 8:00am
Dov E. Kupfer, AIFD, CFD, was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.  He was an inquisitive and artistic child. He attended Mesita Elementary School, El Paso High School, and the University of Texas at El Paso.  He said he was motivated to go into teaching is a second profession. He received his Bachelor of… Read More Dov E. Kupfer, Documenting the Gay Community in El Paso, Texas
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The Citizenry And The Police

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:00pm
Unless one is living under a rock these days then they likely know that there is an ongoing conversation between the need for police forces, how police forces deal with the citizenry and if there is a need to reform policing in America. The discussion ranges from conversations towards outright rebellion. In political science there… Read More The Citizenry And The Police
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Hotel Occupancy Taxes By The Numbers

El Paso Politics - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 2:21pm
In August of 2012, the City of El Paso adopted ordinance no: 017850 calling for a Quality of Life Bond Election to fund the Chihuahuas Ballpark. The bond funding called for using […]
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Two by Chuck Taylor

El Paso News - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:44am
Chuck Taylor, mysticpoetics@gmail.com Political Action Tanka Months you haven’t worked.  Demonstrators march through the streets. Statues could go. Why not melt them down, sell the  metal, buy something to eat? Chuck Taylor, mysticpoetics@gmail.com Cities for El Paso A city you can love like a woman You are entranced by the pulsing of her arteries The… Read More Two by Chuck Taylor
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Understanding the Lopez Obrador Lovefest With Donald Trump

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 10:00pm
Many political observers are scratching their heads as to why Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wants to meet with Donald Trump as his first government to government meeting outside of México. López Obrador has refused to travel abroad during his presidency insisting on holding virtual meetings as he keeps to his promise of austerity measures.… Read More Understanding the Lopez Obrador Lovefest With Donald Trump
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The Art of Randell David Fleet

El Paso News - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 6:50pm
Randell David Fleet says he grew up knowing he was special. He said he was a gay kid in a world where people wanted him dead. He said he tried to kill himself many times and he often tried to commit suicide. He said he often begged for God to come get him. He said… Read More The Art of Randell David Fleet
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