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January, 2021

  • 20 January

    President Biden Calls for Unity During His Inaugural Speech

    -Editorial Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, taking the reins of power at a perilous time in American history and urging a bitterly divided country to unite around defeating the deadliest pandemic in a century. Kamala Harris became the first …

  • 19 January

    2019-2020 Graduation Rate Report Released

    -Editorial The California Department of Education (CDE) has announced the public release of the 2019-2020 College/Career Measures Report and Graduation Rate Additional Report. State law requires that the CDE publish valid and reliable data that would have been included in the 2020 Dashboard. Although the College/Career Indicator (CCI) will not …

  • 19 January

    IID Will Reinstate Disconnections for Non-Payment Starting February

    -Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a plan that would begin communications regarding payment plans and the reinstatement of disconnections for nonpayment effective next month. Imperial Irrigation District is a non-profit entity. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it voluntarily suspended disconnections for non-payments on March …

  • 19 January

    Bipartisan Law Protects Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

    -Editorial Members of U.S. Congress reached a bipartisan deal in December over billing protections for patients and their medical bills and protect their finances if they have a medical emergency. The No Surprises Act would hold patients harmless from surprise medical bills for emergencies and non-emergency cases in which the …

  • 18 January

    Baja California Government Informs About the Activities That May Reopen with “RED” Tier

    -Editorial The head of the Public Health Department in the state presented the activities that may be reopened in Baja California even within the “red” tier; however, the protocols will have to be reviewed again to detail and validate them with very limited capacity. The secretary of public health in …

  • 18 January

    CCE noted post-pandemic perspectives and proposals

    TIJUANA, B.C.- Dr. Ismael Plascencia, Economic Advisor of the CCE (Business Coordinating Council) in Tijuana, led the virtual session Economic Outlook 2021: Towards a Post-Covid19 era. In it, some of the key elements for the coming years were clarified both at the global, national, and state levels in a digital …

  • 18 January

    Imperial Valley Senior Citizens Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

    -Editorial Maria Villa was one of the many senior citizens that camped all night so she and her friend could be the recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine. Her tenacity of staying all night in 54-degree weather paid out as she received the vaccine and happily went home at 8 p.m. …

  • 17 January

    Senior Citizens Camp Outside Imperial Valley Mall So They Can Get Vaccine; ECRMC Criticized for Lack of Organization

    -Editorial The demand for vaccination against COVID-19 in Imperial Valley is high as approximately 400 people -most of them senior citizens- will be camping overnight outside of the Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro, California, to get the vaccine. Most of those seniors between the ages of 70 to 80 …

  • 16 January

    Local Group Raises Concerns Regarding COVID Testing and Vaccine Distribution

    -Editorial While recent attention has been directed at elected officials who have “jumped” the vaccine line, a local group says there are reasons to be concerned about disparities at the county level in vaccine distribution in the weeks to come. In a statement released by the Imperial Valley Equity and …

  • 15 January

    Joe Biden Introduces $1.9 Trillion Covid Stimulus Plan

    -Editorial President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a COVID-19 relief package he hopes to get through Congress that will include a stimulus check, an extension of federal unemployment insurance benefits, and aid to small businesses.  The package, aimed at stimulating the economy as the pandemic nears the one-year mark, will also focus …