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El Paso Times

El Paso, TX, United States

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Past articles by Molly:

El Paso mayoral candidates weigh in on Downtown arena, I-10 expansion project during forum

Five of the six mayoral candidates participated in Tuesday's League of Women Voters of El Paso forum. → Read More

UTEP COVID-19 testing program yet to reach capacity, though campus has low positivity rate

UTEP can test up to 2,500 students, faculty and staff a week via its proactive testing program, but it is falling short of that goal. → Read More

El Paso sees largest daily COVID-19 spike since early August

The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 174 cases for Sunday, per data released Monday. That's the largest daily number since August. → Read More

El Paso families to get only limited district COVID-19 data when schools reopen

The state tracks COVID-19 cases by district, not campus, leaving it up to districts whether they will share campus-level data with the community. → Read More

UTEP launches COVID-19 dashboard tracking campus cases since Aug. 24

The dashboard launched sometime last week and lists the number of positive cases among the UTEP campus' community members since Aug. 24. → Read More

Second El Paso City Council push for health department to identify coronavirus clusters fails

The El Paso City Council was split 4-4 over whether to identify coronavirus clusters at government-run sites. Mayor Dee Margo voted against it. → Read More

El Paso mayoral candidates discuss police reform, government transparency

The six mayoral candidates took part in Monday's Eastside Democrats of El Paso forum, where they were asked about police reform and transparency. → Read More

EPISD will start bringing some elementary grade students into classrooms starting Oct. 1

EPISD will bring back some younger students starting Oct. 1. Here's what you need to know about the dates students could return to classrooms. → Read More

El Paso Walmart shooting victim's family drops lawsuit against suspect, his family, 8chan

The family of Angelina Silva Englisbee, the oldest person killed in the Aug. 3, 2019, Walmart attack, dropped a lawsuit against suspect and his kin. → Read More

Canutillo history teacher named Texas Teacher of the Year finalist

Canutillo High School history teacher Anthony Lopez-Waste is a finalist for Texas Teacher of the Year, which will be announced Sept. 30. → Read More

El Paso Catholic schools begin returning students to classrooms for first time since March

About 40% of Catholic school students in El Paso opted to return to classrooms Tuesday for in-person instruction. → Read More

El Paso's COVID-19 numbers are improving, but Labor Day poses infection spike risk

El Paso's new COVID-19 cases are decreasing, but officials worry Labor Day gatherings could reverse this trend and halt school reopening plans. → Read More

El Paso city employees to be repaid lost wages, get extra payment in midst of COVID-19

El Paso city employees will be repaid lost wages from a 12-week pay cut this summer because the city brought in more sales tax revenue than expected. → Read More

Socorro ISD will bring students back into classrooms starting Sept. 8

The Socorro ISD will start bringing students back into the classroom on Sept. 8. It is prioritizing those without internet access. → Read More

Cite-and-release starts Sept. 1 in El Paso: Here's what to know about the marijuana policy

Here's who is eligible for El Paso's new cite-and-release program for low-level marijuana possession. → Read More

El Paso City Council adopts $984.6 million budget for fiscal 2021, keeps same tax rate

El Paso City Council adopted a $984.6 million budget for fiscal 2021 that keeps the city property tax rate at 90.7 cents per $100 of taxable value. → Read More

These candidates are running for El Paso mayor and City Council representative in November

Find out who is on the ballot this November for El Paso mayor and representatives for City Council Districts 2, 3, 4 and 7. → Read More

UTEP to test up to 2,500 campus members weekly for COVID-19

UTEP aims to test 2,500 asymptomatic members of the campus a week at no cost. → Read More

EPISD, YISD join other El Paso districts seeking to extend virtual learning into October

The EPISD and YISD are the latest El Paso school districts to seek state waivers to teach remotely for up to eight weeks. → Read More

Robert E. Lee Elementary in Northeast El Paso to be renamed Sunrise Mountain Elementary

Sunrise Mountain Elementary will be the first EPISD campus not named after a person. → Read More