There is still much we don’t know about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But what health care and government officials know for sure is that we can all help contain the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested and following a few simple steps: wear a mask over your mouth and nose, was…

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Through my service on many nonprofit boards over the years, I have had the good fortune of witnessing and supporting the meaningful service carried out daily by El Paso’s nonprofit organizations.

During these unprecedented times, many of us are looking for opportunities to help our families, loved ones and neighbors. As I look at my two sons, I wonder what I can do to make their lives better – in my home and also in the world that surrounds them.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and most recent calls for social justice, communities across the country have relied on their nonprofit organizations like never before. And nonprofits in our region have stepped up to meet the most pressing needs, everything from food insecurity and direct finan…

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This month marks our 11th annual Race Against Racism, and we’re inviting you to join us for this virtual event. The late U.S. Rep John Lewis often repeated the African proverb: “When you pray, move your feet.”

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Buying local” has always had a nice ring to it. Now, it is more of a battle cry. For our local small businesses and economy to not only survive but to thrive, businesses and consumers alike must all make an effort to adapt to new marketplace realities.

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From minutes after the shooting, until today – one year later – behavioral health has remained at the forefront of our community’s response to the horrific events of Aug. 3, 2019; when a lone gunman opened fire in a crowded store and forever changed the fabric of our community.

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Images of people wearing face masks are now commonplace – face coverings have become part of our daily routine and a symbol of how the COVID-19 pandemic has swiftly changed our lives since the first case was reported in El Paso in March.

El Paso is an excellent community. It’s vibrant, diverse, unassuming, quietly proud of its history and optimistic about its future. El Paso is authentic, offering a warm welcome to visitors and to those who choose to make the city their home.

It used to be I would trundle my blue recycling bin to the curb believing the contents were destined for planet-friendly reincarnation. Now the market for recyclables has tanked, my belief has faded and the earth continues to choke on our refuse. Something has to change.

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Over the last week, allies have reached out to offer support and empathy as the world was violently awakened to the murder of George Floyd. People have kindly asked, “How are you doing?” My response has typically been, “I am good. With an asterisk.”

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When I received the email asking me to write a piece about “successfully balancing life while working from home during the pandemic,” I was at home on the phone with one of my trainees, looking down at a mess of toys on the floor as my two small children played. All the while, my to-do list …

As stay-at-home orders are eased and businesses begin to reopen, it is tempting to think that life can go “back to normal” in our region. But the truth is, it needs to be a “smart” new normal.

We have seen our share of adversities in El Paso recently. The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound and prolonged impact. Amid the uncertainty, one thing holds true: We are in this together.

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It’s time for this intern to say goodbye to El Paso Inc., but I’m leaving with the priceless satisfaction of knowing that I got to help this local newspaper cover the most devastating public health and economic crisis that’s ever dawned upon El Paso and the world in at least a century.

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Across Texas, municipalities such as San Antonio, Dallas and Houston have recognized the impending rental crisis and have proactively adopted robust rental relief programs for their residents. The city of El Paso and the El Paso County should immediately vote to approve similar measures here…

Believe it or not, this is not a message about a pandemic. Rather, this is a message about people, passion and hope.

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