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Higher Ed Week keeps students' aspirations intact

As Higher Ed Week in the Valley turns 10 this year, it is worth noting that the concept is being replicated by other school districts in the state in an effort to further emphasize to its students the importance and accessibility of higher education.

Job-creation provision smart move by county

THE ISSUE: Job-creation provision in loans.

Cuéllar story one of inspiration

The Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar story should inspire local people, young and old alike, to the highest of heights.

Mobile home park tenants deserve better from owner

We don't personally know who Peter M. Ormond is, but we sure would like to meet him, if only briefly.

Youth bring arts to forefront

Here in the Imperial Valley, where most families are working hard to just get by, the arts often are pushed to the wayside.

Face of health care about to change in Valley

We don’t know what an El Centro Regional Medical Center managed by the University of California San Diego Health System will look like; we might not know for some months. But whatever form it takes...

Taking his chances on biblical authority

I recently went in for my annual eye exam and was fitted for new lenses. The difference between them and my old ones is pretty significant. Mind you, I could have kept wearing my old lenses, and th...

Imperial County's air rankings a call to action

THE ISSUE: Imperial County air rankings

Palmer's reopening good for Brawley, all of Valley

THE ISSUE: Palmer Auditorium reopening

Our View: Senior hunger, poverty a disgrace to elders

More than a week ago an 80-year-old Calexico man collapsed outside a food distribution site. He hadn’t eaten yet that day, had low blood pressure and was standing out in the sun for two hours.

Sophisticated cyber-attacks should be a concern for all

It hardly seems like a month goes by without hearing about some other announcement about hackers gaining access to vasts amounts of personal and corporate information. The frequency at which these ...

Crime victims, advocates honored

In recent years another area of emphasis has been added the criminal justice system. Instead of just trying to prevent crime and catch and rehabilitate criminals, the criminal justice system has st...

Our View: National Beef sale brings hope to Valley, possible jobs

The possibility that the National Beef plant could reopen is to be met with joy, and with hope that what seemed like one of the lowest points in the Valley’s recent history — the loss of 1,300 jobs...

Much can be done to ensure toddlers' cognitive growth

It may be easy to think that a parent would instinctively know about the importance of speaking and reading to their child. But this is not always the case. And although speaking and reading to one...

Naming new facility after Fox is appropriate

A fine lawman and a fine gentleman: most would agree those words sum up former longtime Imperial County Sheriff Oren Fox quite well.

Our View: Ag, Brown get thrown under the bus

It’s been of little surprise to read and hear the vitriolic tone coming from columnists, editorial boards and pundits around the state and even among national publications over the perceived easy t...

Starbucks' free tuition program an unmatched gesture

It's not uncommon for employers to offer to assist employees obtain an education that will allow them to move up the corporate ladder. While generous in its scope, companies typically make such off...

Statewide water restrictions must not be ignored

It was an historic moment, the significance of which should have registered on the minds of almost all Californians: Gov. Jerry Brown standing in a meadow void of snow near Lake Tahoe for the annua...

Students' worthy skills awarded

Not every student is destined to follow the traditional academic path, going to college and studying classical subjects such as math, language, history and philosophy.

Our View: Brown Act problems get Calexico dirty

We’ve long said that California’s open meetings law, the Brown Act, is a law based on the honor system, the idea that our elected officials and the staffers who work at their pleasure will do the p...

Road map to healthier Valley requires wide involvement

A new report suggests Imperial County has a long way to go on the road to improved health. For anybody who has been closely monitoring public health issues here in the Valley, the report’s findings...

Finnell leaves rich legacy for Imperial County as a whole

The Imperial Valley’s farm community has had a reputation for many decades of being more than a little insular.

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