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El Paso Matters

Fridays at 8:45 a.m.

Fridays at 8:45 a.m. on Morning Edition, KC Counts speaks with editors from El Paso Matters.  El Paso Matters is a member-supported nonpartisan media organization that uses journalism to expand civic capacity in our region. They inform and engage with people in El Paso, Ciudad Juarez and neighboring communities to create solutions-driven conversations about complex issues shaping our region.

El Paso Matters

Jan 14, 2022
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

This week, El Paso residents can expect an increase in water bills this year, first responders are being impacted by COVID-19, and a new Texas law prohibits dogs from being chained outside. El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore shares an update on some of the top stories they are following in the area.

El Paso Matters

Dec 31, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Progress on the sewage problem in El Paso; COVID and the holidays; A book about how school children of former Nazi scientists were treated versus Mexican-American children post WWII.

El Paso Matters

Dec 24, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore covers top stories including abortion services (medication only) offered at Planned Parenthood after almost 2 years; fentanyl seizures in the region quintuple; Socorro ISD launches a search for its next Superintendent but will not hold public interviews this time. 

El Paso Matters

Dec 17, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

An alarming increase in the amount of opioids coming across the border; sewage continues to be dumped in the Rio Grande; programs to help women enter the construction field.

El Paso Matters

Dec 12, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

EPISD's first female Superintendent is paid less than her male predecessors, but more in-line with other districts; Canutillo committee keeps targeted book on the shelf, and remain in Mexico resumes. 

El Paso Matters

Nov 26, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore discusses El Paso's latest COVID surge, UTEP's high percentage of Hispanic and LatinX faculty, and a 7-year-old boy who will melt your heart like butter on a baked sweet potato. 

El Paso Matters

Nov 22, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Finalist identified for EPISD Superintendent, vaccinations for kids 5-11 outpacing the state, artists and musicians talk about how the pandemic affected their work and their return to work.

El Paso Matters

Nov 12, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Texas Republicans ask school districts for a list of books they find inappropriate, City Council grows weary of litigation over Durangito, and some in the informal economy may not go back to the work they were doing before the border closed to non-essential travel. 

El Paso Matters

Nov 5, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

COVID cases are on the rise in El Paso as border traffic is set to resume Monday; gas prices also on the rise.

El Paso Matters

Oct 29, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

The human impact of policy from transgender athletes to healthcare to homelessness.

El Paso Matters

Oct 22, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

The concerning trend in opioid overdoses and redistricting creates fewer seats in the Texas House for El Paso and reduces the size of U.S. Congressional District 16.

El Paso Matters

Oct 15, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Borders set to re-open for non-essential travel, fentanyl seizures rise sharply, and what the cities of El Paso and Las Cruces might expect when legal marijuana sales begin next Spring. 

El Paso Matters

Oct 8, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

COVID cases rise in El Paso and a lawsuit between Texas and New Mexico plays out before the Supreme Court.

El Paso Matters

Oct 1, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Republican plans for redistricting, uncovering the truth about CBP claims made to migrants, a genius grant for a local filmmaker - and her husband got one too!

El Paso Matters

Sep 24, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore explains the concern over a method used by El Paso Police to arrest a murder suspect, a judge rules in favor of a plaintiff suing police over the death of a relative in mental health crisis and data shows El Pasoans are moving to Las Cruces in grater numbers than the reverse. 

El Paso Matters

Sep 17, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Pasoans see higher property tax bills, COVID boosters being made available and a look at the facilities housing Afghan refugees. 

El Paso Matters

Sep 10, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Millions of gallons of sewage being released into the Rio Grande, fewer children in El Paso, and some NGO's, frustrated with the Biden administration, choose to stop participating in asylum cases.

El Paso Matters

Sep 3, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

New Texas anti-abortion rights law takes effect and Texas AG Ken Paxton sides with city officials against transparency

El Paso Matters

Aug 27, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

A food bank pantry closes, Afghan refugees arrive, and UTEP grads leave for better paying jobs.

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Aug 20, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso health officials, City Council and school districts institute mask mandates despite Governor Greg Abbott's executive order banning them; a deal is struck for a controversial power plant to be built in Northeast El Paso near the New Mexico state line.

El Paso Matters

Aug 13, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Three El Paso Democrats go back to Austin, school districts and masking requirements, census data shows slow growth.

El Paso Matters

Aug 6, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore discusses COVID risk, the blocking of Governor Greg Abbott's order to stop vehicles that may be transporting migrants, and the latest ethical issue involving former EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera. 

El Paso Matters

Jul 29, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso school districts try to boost enrollment in pre-k and kindergarten, finance experts warn El Paso officials about the city's use of certificates of obligation, and El Paso Matters receives a million dollar grant - but not for journalism.

El Paso Matters

Jul 23, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore has updates on increasing COVID numbers in El Paso, an audit of the Canutillo ISD police department, and the dangers of standing water in this week's update.

El Paso Matters

Jul 15, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso's Joe Moody is stripped of his speaker pro tem position, the city manager gets a raise and El Paso Matters moves into a newsroom.

El Paso Matters

Jul 9, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore offers a look at some of the stories the organization is following including the long-time lack of a district office for a U.S. Senator, vaccination efforts for maquiladora workers in Juarez, and priorities of the Texas Legislature's special session.

El Paso Matters

Jul 2, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses some of the stories they're following including a lack of access to public records, LGBTQ students at UTEP say Heather Wilson is hearing their concerns, and Cinco Puntos Press sells to a New York publisher.

El Paso Matters

Jun 24, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses stories on the Vice President's visit, a child care crisis compounded by the migrant shelter for youth at Fort Bliss, and an analysis of why COVID deaths along the Texas/Mexico border are significantly higher than in other areas.

El Paso Matters

Jun 23, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore has an update on how pecan farmers are dealing with extreme drought conditions and what changes could come to the role of City Manager.

El Paso Matters

Jun 3, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers top stories including an investigation into activities by former EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera, less water in river flow this year, and a longtime El Paso priest returns to his New Mexico home. 

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