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…
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Recently I wrote about the failure of Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, to take the coronavirus seriously and the even larger problem of a continuing lack of programs for the poor.
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…
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Believe it or not, this is not a message about a pandemic. Rather, this is a message about people, passion and hope.
Ready or not it’s time to start thinking about some best practices for returning to your place of business.
By now most people have seen the aerial shots of cars lined up for miles waiting to get a box of food for their families. While there are a lot of unknowns about the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our country, one thing is certain – our community is in need of food.
Every generation of Americans has been called to sacrifice – and one of the great blessings of this country’s past is that, no matter the challenge, Americans have always risen to the task of protecting our nation.
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