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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, defends his department’s actions against criticism that is has not done enough to stop the influx of children at the U.S.-Mexico border. He testified at a House committee hearing Tuesday.

Lawmakers argue over solutions to unaccompanied children at border

Anna Giles, SHFWire Intern June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON - As an influx of thousands of Central American children continues at the U.S.-Mexico border, lawmakers argued over the effectiveness of long-term solutions proposed by homeland security officials involving better cooperation with Mexico. “A...

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Downtown businesses see minor increase with new baseball stadium

Downtown businesses see minor increase with new baseball stadium

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

The Southwest University Ballpark, conveniently located in downtown El Paso, opened on April 28 and baseball fans have been flocking to the stadium ever since. The local downtown attraction has proven to be both entertaining and lucrative for El Pasoans.  The...

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The Navy Color Guard positions the American flag and the U.S. Navy flag in front of the crowd in preparation for the National Anthem at a ceremony Monday to honor those who died and those who helped at last year’s Navy Yard shootings

Navy Yard ceremony honors heroic actions at last year’s shootings

Anna Giles, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON—For Shannon Marchegiani, June 23 morning started with an explanation to her 3-year-old son about why his father is a hero. Marchegiani, 38, a neonatologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was preparing to see her husband,...

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Ricardo Quezada, estudiante de antropología, estudia para sus clases en la Union ala Este.

La edad no detiene a la educación

Cassandra Adame, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

Ricardo Quezada, estudiante de antropología de 43 años de edad, es estudiante de la universidad desde el 2011. Quezada vive en la reserva Ysleta del Sur Pueblo donde habitan un total de 1,728 habitantes. Quezada quiere usar su educación para ayudar...

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THIS WEEK IN NEWS

, Editorial staff June 23, 2014

Sun City Craft Beer Fest Tickets for the Sun City Craft Beer Fest are now on sale!This year’s Sun City Craft Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from noon to 8 p.m. Dozens of regional and national craft breweries that will be in...

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El municipio a decidido borrar la pinta en el Cerro Bola ante el incompleto de parte de la iglesia

Municipio borrara la pinta

Cassandra Adame, Staff Reporter June 17, 2014

A mediados de abril de este año, surgieron nuevas letras en el Cerro Bola de Ciudad Juárez donde se leía: “50 años de su apostolado S.J.F.”, con el fin de homenajear el quincuagésimo aniversario de ministerio apostólico del Dr. Samuel Joaquín...

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Brio rapid transit will provide Wi-Fi connection to commuters

Sun Metro establishes Brio, includes Wi-Fi

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter June 17, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series.  Wi-Fi connection will be available for riders on the new rapid transit system (RTS), which is a part of  Sun Metro.  The system features new technology and hopes to attract millennial users...

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El Paso Needs to Become Bike-Friendly

El Paso Needs to Become Bike-Friendly

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter June 17, 2014

Bicycling in this city seems to be allocated to merely a few spots that are bike-friendly or on biking trails. Some El Pasoans, however, are advocating to change that. Last year, the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization and Transportation Policy...

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Student walks to campus from the Sunset Heights neighborhood.

Students cause headaches for neighbors

Eric Alba, Staff Reporter June 17, 2014

Residents who live in the area surrounding UTEP say they are disturbed because of the large numbers of students parking in their neighborhood, which they say affects their everyday lives. According to parking.utep.edu, student-parking fees range from...

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The Supreme Court building.

Supreme Court upholds ban on ‘straw man’ gun purchases

Anna Giles, SHFWire reporter June 16, 2014

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court upheld a federal gun law banning someone from purchasing a gun on another person’s behalf and lying about it to the dealer - even if both can legally own a gun. Monday’s 5-4 decision upheld the conviction of former...

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Gabriel Sanchez explains the methodology of a HECHO poll that found Latinos are strong supporters of conservation of parks and outdoor recreation

Poll: Latinos overwhelmingly support conservation policies

Daniel Wheaton, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter June 12, 2014

WASHINGTON - The first time Rod Torrez felt connected to the land was when his father brought him to the Grand Canyon. As a small child, he was too short to see over the railing, so his father picked him up so he could see the winding Colorado River...

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Save the Lincoln Center

Save the Lincoln Center

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter June 10, 2014

Located under the Spaghetti Bowl is a community that finds pride in its location and in its histo-ry. Most of that community cares about the future of the Lincoln Center, but more importantly about the history the building represents. Amidst efforts...

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