Hello and welcome to this edition of the El Paso News Week In Review. We hope you had a wonderful week. This is the news and information for the week of April 7, 2023.
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First on tap.
Proposition K, the climate charter continues to make news this week leading up to the May 6 election. A PAC named the El Pasoans for Prosperity and another group, the Consumer Energy Alliance started sending out text messages asking voters to vote no on the climate measure.
Also, property tax valuations hitting mailboxes this week is causing concern for El Paso taxpayers as the notices show rising home values leading to higher taxes.
In other news.
The deadly fire that killed 40 migrants in Cd. Juárez last week continues to make headlines in El Paso. The Venezuelan migrants were in Juárez awaiting an opportunity to apply for asylum to enter the United States. Asylum seekers must use a Homeland Security App to apply for asylum before they are allowed to enter the country. The App delays have become controversial. Five guards at the Mexican facility have been arrested and facing charges of negligence.
The vice minister of migrant affairs for El Salvador has demanded that the immigration commissioner for the Mexican immigration agency be fired and be prosecuted for the migrant deaths which included seven from El Salvador in addition to five who were injured.
Let’s move on to political news.
On Monday, county commissioner Carlos Leon announced that he will not seek reelection for his county commissioner seat next year. His term ends on December 31, 2024. As Leon was announcing he was not seeking reelection, another county commissioner, Iliana Holguin, was sending out invitations for an April 18 announcement that she is seeking a second term as county commissioner.
In national news.
The biggest headlines this week is the arraignment and indictment of Donald J. Trump on 34 felony charges stemming from a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in 2016. Trump leaded not guilty at his arraignment in New York on April 4.
And that is our news report for this week. Thank you for joining us today. This has been El Paso News Week In Review.
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