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The enemy of the people

Jake Deven, Entertainment Editor August 16, 2018

The Founding Fathers understood the importance of a free press and its importance to a sovereign republic. They recognized that without a free press there could be no accountability and a government without accountability is the exact opposite of a democracy. President...

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The El Paso Times Live held a panel, where they examined the U.S. and Mexico border on Thursday, June 7 at the UTEP Union Cinema, with Mexico border correspondent for the Dallas Morning News Alfredo Corchado, Director of the Rubin Center Kerry Doyle, author Benjamin Saenz and El Paso Times Editor Zahira Torres.

UTEP Alumni Discuss Issues Impacting El Paso and Juarez

Jake Deven, Contributor June 9, 2018

American politics have been nothing short of eventful in the last two years. Recent pushes for tougher immigration laws and reinforced border security, along with over two decades of NAFTA and Reagan's immigration policies, have left the border region...

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Beto O’Rourke talks to his supporters as he walks from his town hall at San Jacinto Plaza to the El Paso County Courthouse, where he voted on the last day of early voting, Friday, March 2.

O’Rourke returns home to cast his primary vote and listen to El Pasoans

Michaela Román and Elenie Gonzalez March 6, 2018

Early voting has come to an end, with Tuesday, March 6, being the last day to vote in the primary. U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, who is battling Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for his U.S. Senate seat, has yet to take a break from campaigning...

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Change starts now with the democratic primaries

Change starts now with the democratic primaries

Jason Green, Contributor February 26, 2018

According to the El Paso Times, early voting numbers for the Democratic Party primary in El Paso are up 86 percent from 2014 and 170 percent from 2016. It is probably safe to assume that the turnout, as has been the case in almost every election since...

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Alia Garcia-Ureste is running for the 16th Congressional District seat.

Running red in a blue city: Alia Garcia-Ureste remains firm in race to congress

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor February 26, 2018

With six Democrats competing in the primaries to replace U.S. Representative Beto O’Rouke’s vacant Congressional seat, and El Paso being one of the steady blue counties in the state, Republicans are not often thought of as top contenders. Even so,...

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Jerome Tighman is running for the 16th Congressional District seat.

Tilghman continues the fight to stay on a ballot

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor January 29, 2018

For Jerome Tilghman, winning the election for the 16th Congressional District seat is not as important as educating citizens about the impact the government has on citizens’ lives. But that does not mean that the retired Army major and current middle...

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Race for the 16th Congressional seat: get to know the candidates

Race for the 16th Congressional seat: get to know the candidates

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor January 22, 2018

As Representative Beto O’Rourke runs after Ted Cruz’s seat, the 16th Congressional District is up for grabs. At the same time, the Trump administration has spurred many to run for office with the hope of turning the state blue, or at least purple....

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DACA recipient Noe Labardo, a senior physics major, speaks at a student walkout at Centennial Plaza on Nov. 9, 2017.

Dreamers continue the fight to preserve DACA

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor January 15, 2018

Noe Labrado wakes up every morning uncertain what his future holds, with the fear that he could potentially be deported and not be able to complete his degree in May. Labrado is one of the nearly 9,000 Dreamers in El Paso County, according to the Migration...

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Dreamers continue the fight to preserve DACA

Dreamers continue the fight to preserve DACA

January 15, 2018

https://youtu.be/n-rl_U3ewkg Noe Labrado wakes up every morning uncertain what his future holds, with the fear that he could potentially be deported and not be able to complete his degree in May. Labrado is one of the nearly 9,000 Dreamers in El Paso...

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Dori Fenenbock is running for Beto O’Rourke’s spot for Texas’ 16th Congressional District.

Fenenbock hopes to bring experience to congressional seat

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor October 9, 2017

Dori Fenenbock, Democratic 16th congressional district candidate, believes that politics are about timing, and for the former president of the El Paso Independent School District, it is her time to run for the seat. As Rep. Beto O’Rourke guns for...

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Kaepernick remains unsigned, but why?

Kaepernick remains unsigned, but why?

Eddie Velazquez, Entertainment Editor August 29, 2017

From his multiple political, civil and racial inequality demonstrations that caused major national media attention, to an up-and-down season as a starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers; current free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick endured...

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Flush the bathroom bill

Flush the bathroom bill

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief July 25, 2017

Amid one of my travels to my favorite city in the world, Austin, I broke the morning of my day of exploring Austin with a trip to the neighborhood Starbucks to do some work I had to finish that day. After ordering, I walked over to the restroom, and,...

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