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El Paso Inc.: El Paso Owned and Proud

Snarled traffic, new roads ahead

It began as a simple weekend-morning slowdown. But soon, Interstate 10, the southernmost transcontinental highway in the United States, stretching from Florida to California, became a packed parking lot on El Paso’s Westside.On that recent weekend, savvy drivers – the ones alert enough to take one of the few alternative routes available to avoid the lane closures on I-10 – also ran into a wall of red taillights.

Party like a certified public accountant

Jonathan Kraftchick is an accountant – the director of training for audit services at a CPA firm in North Carolina, to be exact.

But he has another title: North Carolina’s funniest accountant. This Friday, May 8, Kraftchick will be in town to liven the mood at a gala celebrating the 75th anniversary of the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Inside firefighters' money issues

For the second time in more than 25 years, El Paso voters are being called upon to settle a contract dispute between City Hall and the firefighters’ union.

On the May 9 election ballot, voters will find three yes-or-no firefighter contract measures.

Fewer children entering US illegally from Mexico

MEXICO CITY – A significant drop in the number of children apprehended at the United States-Mexico border in recent months sprang from Mexico’s record number of deportations of minors traveling without a guardian, according to an analysis released Tuesday.

The analysis, by the Pew Research Center in Washington, noted that the flow of children not authorized to enter the United States had dropped precipitously, to 12,509, from October to February. The vast majority of the children were Central American.

Where’s the beef?

This is a continuation of the discussion of our housing bubble, the debt crisis and global developments as they change the long-term direction of our economy. The column is by David B. Prilliman, a principal with Professional Investment Counsel, Inc. in El Paso.

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