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The government said the cost of gasoline surged 15 percent and the cost of kerosene jumped 28 percent, as U.S. benchmark crude oil rose from about $40 a barrel a year ago to about $49 today.
The El Paso Young Lawyers Association has recognized Stuart Schwartz as Outstanding Senior Lawyer for his community service and dedication to professionalism and justice.
Proposed changes to El Paso County commissioner districts have drawn the ire of local residents who say county officials should have involved the public ...
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (The Gazette) - El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder has called for an end to the county's nearly 20-year relationship with its controversial jail medical services provider.
Bert Williams talks about the 1962 El Paso civil-rights ordinance in this 2010 interview with reporter Chris Roberts.

Mayoral candidate David Saucedo is vowing to oust the city attorney, city manager and department heads if elected - a power that El Paso mayors don't have. "First things first, the city attorney is gone," Saucedo told the El Paso Times Thursday. "The ...
One of Trump's proposals would limit government waivers that have allowed able-bodied adults who don't have dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely without finding work.
Western Heritage Bank, a small Las Cruces bank with a former El Paso bank executive leading its board of directors, has agreed to buy PlainsCapital Bank's ...
Democrats in Colorado's heaviest Republican county are ringing alarm bells as a board of five GOP public officials sets out to redraw their own district lines.
There are many other areas in which a Convention of States might act: redefining the commerce clause, which presently is interpreted to allow the federal government to exert its will in many areas of daily life which don't have anything to do with the ...
The lawsuit, filed by El Paso County, its Sheriff Richard Wiles and the Texas Organizing Project education Fund, a client of the Texas civil rights Project, charges that the law, if enacted, would violate several provisions of the U.S.
Carmen Hernandez, left, was part of a group of El Paso residents who participated in a February 2017 march from downtown Austin to the state Capitol to oppose anti-immigrant legislation.
Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro gather to block a major highway in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 20, 2017. The anti-government protesters took to the streets again after weeks of unrest have left more than 40 dead. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano).
It's long past time to breathe some innovation into a stale practice that isn't adapting to modern realities.

MILAN (AP) - The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation.
So far, El Paso County commissioners are saying they need more information. "We do need good fire protection service in these developments, or we won't sell houses," said Marla Novak, Director of government Affairs for the Housing and Building ...
Schock, of Peoria, is accused of illegally seeking reimbursement in government funds for lavish spending, including $5,000 on a chandelier while remodeling his Washington office in the style of the "Downton Abbey" television series.
The Mexican government says it "welcomes" the opportunity to renegotiate NAFTA. In a statement, it says: "We reaffirm our willingness to update the agreement in order to successfully address the challenges of the 21st century.
TORONTO (AP) - Canada's government is warning it could cancel a planned purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing Co.
Susan Martinez vetoed a variety of tax increases and is seeking further belt tightening by state government. The March revenue increase was driven by gross receipts taxes on sales and Business Services that rose to $163 million, up by $20 million from ...
The office of Staffan de Mistura said Thursday there would be an expert-level meeting with representatives of the Syrian government delegation "on issues and ideas on constitutional process." Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition said in a statement it ...
There are many resources available to active service members and veterans. The El Paso legal community continues to show its support as well.
A demonstrator holds a Venezuelan flag during a vigil for the victims of the clashes with the government's security forces, during protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Caracas, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government's officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small Jewish ...
This week marks the 10th anniversary of one of the most significant dates in recent El Paso history, the FBI raid on the County Courthouse that revealed a massive corruption investigation.
PRAGUE (AP) - Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says his country will need to set a date for adopting the Euro, the common European currency, following the presidential election in France and the forthcoming ballot in Germany.
"When you look at El Paso, you don't think it's one of those communities. You think it's kind of a small and close-knit community so it's kind of weird.
The design firm behind the planned renovation of the historic Hotel Paso Del Norte in downtown El Paso has won the "Creative Spark" competition, announced ...
El Paso, Texas - There will be no candidate forums between mayoral candidates Dee Margo and David Saucedo headed towards the June 10 runoff election.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An appeals court panel on Tuesday approved a lower court's plan for distributing $380 million left over from the U.S.
Straus listed the 2018-19 state budget, which must be passed to fund all aspects of state government for the next two years, and what is referred to as the "sunset safety-net bill," which allows myriad state agencies to continue to function.
Bogdan Stan, who heads the government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement, urged employees on Monday to give up their strike, saying he had made a proposal for employees to retain a 15 percent bonus they currently receive.
El Paso County this week will decide whether to oppose a law passed by the Texas Legislature that has been described as a ban on "sanctuary cities.
The fun ended a few days later when Saucedo leveled corruption allegations at council members, city inspectors and others in city government. And while Saucedo will be going head-to-head with Margo on June 10, he apparently won't ... Saucedo took ...
The updated Lucio legislation includes a requirement for governmental entities to tell a Public Information Act requestor if there are no records responsive to the request or if documents can be withheld based on a previous attorney general ruling ...
The court of appeals affirmed the trial court's judgment based on a jury's findings that El Paso healthcare retaliated against Murphy and interfered with her employment contract after she reported that a physician failed to obtain a patient's informed ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - police say Taliban fighters have launched an attack on a market in northern Afghanistan, killing four security forces.
Mrs. Callie Fairley, mother of two, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of eight, today was named "Mother of the Year" by the Junior women's Club of El Paso. The honor was accorded the 82-year-old El Pasoan, known to a host of friends throughout ...
Austin - Legislation to close loopholes that pulled the teeth out of Texas' open-government laws got a late-session boost Thursday when several dying bills were rolled into a related measure that was then approved overwhelmingly by the Senate.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch environmental organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for new legal action aimed at forcing the Dutch government to do more to combat air pollution. The Dutch branch of Friends of the Earth ...
Uber is one of the world's largest on-demand transportation platforms. It is seeking an alliance with the government to smooth acceptance of the use of private vehicles for commercial transport.
The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn's accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests.
Among the payments they cited were more than $33,000 from RT, a Russian state-sponsored television network that U.S. intelligence officials have branded as a Propaganda front for Russia's government. The network paid Flynn for attending a December ...
FILE - In this Friday, June 24, 2016, file photo, pedestrians and tourists go about their lunchtime routine in front of the United States Treasury headquarters building in Washington.
He doesn't need to have the boundaries of strong-manager city government explained to him. He knows and respects the process and the staff.
A 65-year-old who's served as a Republican Texas state representative and the president of the El Paso Independent school District Board of managers, Margo will square off against a foe with another Republican background.
Treasurer Scott Morrison will outline his second budget and his conservative government's first since narrowly winning a second three-year term at elections in July.


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