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December, 2020

  • 23 December

    Three Chambers Decide to Merge into a Regional Chamber of Commerce

    -Editorial After a year of negotiations and discussions, three chambers of commerce have decided to merge to create a regional chamber of commerce in Imperial Valley. The Westmorland Chamber, Imperial Chamber, and El Centro Chamber Boards have all voted in favor of merging chambers to form the Imperial Valley Regional …

  • 22 December

    Trump Does Not Support the COVID-19 Relief Package

    -Editorial President Donald Trump, in a stunning Tuesday night tweet, called the $900 billion Covid relief bill passed by Congress an unsuitable “disgrace.” He urged lawmakers to make a number of changes to the measure, including bigger direct payments to individuals and families. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of Trump’s …

  • 22 December

    Mexicali Downtown Renovation Continues with the Modernization of Avenida Juarez

    -Editorial With an investment of 39.1 million pesos, through SIDURT, Avenida Juárez, one of the fundamental roads of the Historic Center, will be modernized, a project that contemplates its integral reconstruction, in a length of 400 ml, starting from the German Bridge to conclude at the intersection with Bulevar Adolfo Lopez …

  • 22 December

    IV Business Recovery Task Force to Host COVID-19 Labor Law Webinar

    -Editorial Webinars to educate local businesses on two new California COVID-19 labor laws will begin Tuesday, Dec. 29, with two additional webinars scheduled for Jan. 7 and 21. Presented by the Imperial Valley Business Recovery Task Force in partnership with the Imperial County Public Health Department and Cal/OSHA, the webinars …

  • 21 December

    U.S. Attorney General Blames Russia for Cybeatrack

    -Editorial Hackers reportedly linked to the Russian government managed to hack into multiple US government agencies in what could be the largest hack of government systems since the Obama administration. Malware inserted into third-party software may have given hackers access to various government systems for months. It went undetected until …

  • 21 December

    ECRMC to Administer First Injections of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Frontline Healthcare Workers

    -Editorial The El Centro Regional Medical Center will administer the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week that will begin a long but needed road to control the pandemic.  In what is to be a great day for an area that has been hit hard by the pandemic, ECRMC …

  • 20 December

    Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

    -Editorial Congress reached a deal Sunday on a $900 billion coronavirus relief package, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.  Lawmakers will move to vote on the proposal, along with a full-year government spending bill, as soon as Sunday night. Millions of Americans have awaited …

  • 19 December

    PAHO calls for boosting hospital capacity to cope with COVID-19 surge

    -Editorial The Americas has been experiencing “the highest levels of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic” and health authorities should issue clear guidance to protect communities and act to boost hospital capacity in affected areas, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization Dr. Carissa Etienne warned today.  …

  • 18 December

    Yuma launches Adopt-a-Nurse program to support Healthcare Workers

    -Editorial With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Yuma County, and hospital staff at Yuma Regional Medical Center pushed to their limit, the City of Yuma launches Adopt-a-Nurse Yuma, an initiative to pool local resources to provide meals and other encouragement efforts for the city’s healthcare workers. Yumans can participate …

  • 18 December

    James Hanks Becomes President of the IID Board During a Contentious Meeting

    -Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors had their last meeting of the year in which the division within the board was seen during the election of their new president. The IID Board selected James Hanks as the new President and JB Hamby will serve as Vice-President by a …

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