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Staff Writer, Copy EditorCollege enrollment for the nation’s Hispanics jumped dramatically in the last 12 years and has surpassed that of their white counterparts, according to a recent report by the Pew Hispanic Center. The percentage of Hispanic students enrolling at...
Staff WriterRelatively high pesticide use, asthma rates and contaminated bodies of water give Brawley the dubious distinction of being one of the most polluted areas in California, according to a recent report by a state environmental health agency. Pesticide...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterIt’s been years since Graciela Hernandez had health insurance and although she has diabetes, the last time she saw a doctor was two years ago. The Brawley resident does qualify for Medi-Cal, but her share of cost came out to be almost $1,000 a...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorA recently released study contends that improving the integration of immigrants could have long-lasting benefits. The study, titled the California Immigration Integration Scorecard, suggests that locales that excel at immigrant integration are better able...
Tags: Asthma, Immigration, Naturalization, Tuberculosis, Migration
Staff Writer, Copy EditorDespite touting himself as a hard worker who hardly ever misses a day of work, Hector Torres has been having trouble finding steady work. On a recent afternoon the 32-year-old El Centro resident and former agricultural worker could be found sitting in...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorWhenever he finds himself filling out forms that pose questions about race and ethnicity, such as the once-a-decade federal census, Ruben Valenzuela looks for the appropriate box to fill in. Yet, if none of the options are to his liking, he simply...
That Imperial County sophomores overall are slightly behind the state average when it comes to passing the California High School Exit Exam may not seem like much to celebrate, but there is some cause for joy. Imperial County Office of Education won&...
Brawley native; U.S. Army, 1970-1972As a new school year begins, it is a good time to promote the hiring of veterans, those warriors that are returning or have returned home. The kids are returning to school and our veterans are returning home to once again enter the process of...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorWhen it came time to tell her family that she was thinking about moving in with her boyfriend, Vikki Carr said she was worried how they might react to the fact that he was black. Feeling anxious about having to broach the subject during a visit to the...
Tags: Stanford University, Family, Minority Groups, Marriage
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! Hopefully many of you are or have already done everything humanly possible to show all of the mothers in your life the appreciation and gratitude they justly deserve. We hope we are not alone in hoping the deepest...
Tags: Mother's Day, Human Interest
What about jobless stats in the Valley If the Imperial Valley’s unemployment rate has been around 27 percent to 29 percent for the past several years, and national news outlets like ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CNN/HLN won’t look our way, the...
Staff Writer and Copy EditorEven though her previous job provided plenty of opportunities to use her talents, Brawley resident Karla Leon said she nonetheless tired of her career after 12 years. It became apparent she needed a change. Something of an artist and a good cook, Leon...
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