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August, 2020

  • 11 August

    Imperial Valley Transit Will Offer Free Bus Rides

    -Editorial The Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) would like to announce the implementation of a Free Fares Program for various Imperial Valley Transit (IVT) services. Eligible services include IVT Fixed Route, IVT Circulators (Blue, Green and Gold Lines), IVT ACCESS, and IVT RIDE (EL Centro, Imperial, Heber, Brawley, Calexico, Westshore’s). …

  • 11 August

    Newsom Criticizes Trump’s Executive Actions

    -Editorial California Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized Trump’s executive order saying that it will not be economically feasible for the State. After the executive order signed this weekend, California will have a difficult challenge to face. Newsom began his briefing by talking about President Donald Trump over the weekend signing executive …

  • 10 August

    County Offering Help for Those Suffering Depression Caused by COVID-19

    -Editorial The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people in their mental state that can provoke depression and anxiety. During the press conference held Aug. 10, the Imperial County Health Department says that there are programs that people can use if they have been affected by COVID. Leticia Plancarte, Deputy Director …

  • 10 August

    REPS. VARGAS, DAVIS, PETERS, RUIZ, AND LEVIN INTRODUCE BORDER WATER QUALITY RESTORATION AND PROTECTION ACT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    Washington, D.C.– Last Friday, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), along with Reps. Davis (CA-53), Peters (CA-52), Ruiz (CA-36), and Levin (CA-49), introduced the Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act of 2020, a companion bill to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) legislation introduced on July 29, 2020. The legislation will address pollution …

  • 9 August

    Plane carrying WHO trauma and surgical supplies arrives in Beirut, Lebanon

    -Editorial A plane carrying 20 tonnes of WHO health supplies have landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive blast that occurred in the city on 4 August. The supplies will cover 1000 trauma interventions and 1000 surgical interventions for people suffering from injuries …

  • 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 …

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