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August, 2020

  • 8 August

    President Trump signs orders to extend unemployment benefits

    -Editorial President Donald Trump signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed this week in Washington D.C. Trump announced the payroll tax cut would apply to those earning less than $100,000 a year. Extra aid for …

  • 8 August

    Preschool Teachers Protest in Mexicali

    By: Melissa Dorame, Reporter Mexicali, B.C.- Preschool teachers manifest in the state capital of Baja California, to demand transparency from the State Secretary of Education in the process of appointing positions, and demand is granted to the 178 teachers from group A who passed the exam last cycle to occupy …

  • 7 August

    Mexicali Students to Participate in International Minecraft Competition

    -Editorial Four young Mexicali students from El Garage Project Hub, Department of Innovation of the Educational Group “16 de Septiembre” will represent Mexico in an international competition next Saturday, August 8, where they will face off against students from the United Kingdom to seek victory. The competition organized by the …

  • 7 August

    California Unemployment Benefits Extended for an Additional 20 Weeks

    -Editorial Unemployment benefits for out-of-work Californians since this historic pandemic began now total $59.8 billion to support families and communities struggling during this economic crisis. Over the same timeframe, the Employment Development Department (EDD) has processed more than 9.7 million claims for benefits between the regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, …

  • 7 August

    Imperial County Will Analyze If Glamis and Other Tourist Spots Will Be Open This Fall

    By: Mario Conde, Reporter Although Imperial County has implemented all state-mandated guidelines and best practices and adopted some stricter health orders than the state in its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the county still struggles in the battle against the virus. The Imperial County Board of Supervisors sent …

  • 6 August

    Yuma Art Center’s reopening to feature two new exhibits

    -Editorial Preparing to welcome visitors back to its galleries, the Yuma Art Center will require advance appointments to view two new exhibits and visit the gift shop beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11. To make a ticketed appointment, visit www.yumaartcenter.com or click on the “get a ticket” link on the Yuma Art …

  • 6 August

    WHO Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

    -Editorial The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counseling, a critical component of breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding provides every child with the best …

  • 6 August

    IID Approves Annual Contribution to the Salton Sea Authority

    -Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a contribution of $135,000 to the Salton Sea Authority for the fiscal year 2020-2021 at their August 4th meeting. The IID board discussed the approval of an annual contribution to the Salton Sea Authority but did so after the board representatives in …

  • 6 August

    Oberon Fuels Expands Operations Team as it Upgrades Renewable Fuel Plant in Imperial Valley

    -Editorial The Imperial Valley has become a place where renewable energy projects want to invest. Oberon Fuels is one of those companies that decided to invest in Imperial Valley and have a facility that employs local people. “We decided to be in the Imperial Valley because we saw its natural …

  • 5 August

    GSA and CBP Temporarily Reroute Southbound Vehicle Traffic at Calexico West Land Port of Entry

    -Editorial The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are detouring southbound privately owned vehicle (POVs) lanes at the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) beginning Monday, August 10, 2020, at 4:00 a.m., for one year. The approach …

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