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Housing Authority holds "Back-to-School" Fair, helping more than 500 children

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso held its 7th annual “Back-to-School Fair” Saturday, providing backpacks and school supplies to children in need.

Vicente Daniel takes aim at a license to carry target

Andrew Polk

Free handgun license to carry class offered for law enforcement, first responders and family

In response to the violent events across the country and around the world recently, one local gun instructor is hoping to help those who help keep us safe.

Texas cemetery promises changes after discrimination claim

A South Texas cemetery is promising not to discriminate when it provides burial services after cemetery officials earlier refused to bury a Hispanic man.

Photo by Raul Ybarra

HACEP hands out hundreds of backpacks during revamped back-to-school fair

El Paso's housing authority is turning back-to-school into a celebration for hundreds of children.

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Survey: Fewer teens drinking alcohol, smoking in New Mexico

A recent state survey has found that New Mexico teenagers are consuming less alcohol as well as smoking fewer cigarettes.

Woman joins federal lawsuit against Baylor University

WACO, Texas (AP) — A woman has joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University accusing the school of doing nothing to help her and others after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near…

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Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows Americans increasingly favor making gun laws tougher by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months. But it also shows…

Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias

A recent study that found Houston officers are less likely to shoot at blacks and Hispanics than whites is prompting debate over the role racial bias can play in police shootings and highlighting the…

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Housing Authority holds "Back-to-School" Fair, helping more than 500 children

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso held its 7th annual “Back-to-School Fair” Saturday, providing backpacks and school supplies to children in need.

Free handgun license to carry class offered for law enforcement, first responders and family

Vicente Daniel takes aim at a license to carry target

Andrew Polk

In response to the violent events across the country and around the world recently, one local gun instructor is hoping to help those who help keep us safe.

Texas cemetery promises changes after discrimination claim

A South Texas cemetery is promising not to discriminate when it provides burial services after cemetery officials earlier refused to bury a Hispanic man.

HACEP hands out hundreds of backpacks during revamped back-to-school fair

Photo by Raul Ybarra

El Paso's housing authority is turning back-to-school into a celebration for hundreds of children.

Survey: Fewer teens drinking alcohol, smoking in New Mexico

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Zsuzsanna Kilian/SXC

A recent state survey has found that New Mexico teenagers are consuming less alcohol as well as smoking fewer cigarettes.

Woman joins federal lawsuit against Baylor University

WACO, Texas (AP) — A woman has joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University accusing the school of doing nothing to help her and others after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near…

ABC-7 Listens 07.23.16

ABC-7 Listens 07 23 16

With Rick Cabrera

Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

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Getty via CNN

A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows Americans increasingly favor making gun laws tougher by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months. But it also shows…

Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias

A recent study that found Houston officers are less likely to shoot at blacks and Hispanics than whites is prompting debate over the role racial bias can play in police shootings and highlighting the…

New Mexico to invest more in early pre-K pilot project

New Mexico will invest another $3.5 million in its early pre-kindergarten program.

Dallas police applications skyrocket since shootings

The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a sniper shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians.

Sheriff's deputies will keep an eye on people firing weapons in desert areas

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will launch their "Don't Shoot" initiative. Deputies will begin a crackdown on recreational shooters that could be trespassing on private land.

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead

Gunfire rang out at a shopping mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening, leaving several people dead and others wounded, CNN affiliate NTV reported.

Electricity rate to increase slightly, no surcharge for solar panel customers

El Paso Electric has filed an unopposed settlement agreement for its Texas rate case that is expected to increase the electric bill for the average home.

Hillary Clinton chooses Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate

In a text message to supporters, Clinton says, "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate."

Crash mapping app to help law enforcement agencies prevent DWI crashes

The Mesilla Valley Resource Center unveiled a new app Friday to help law enforcement agencies prevent DWI crashes.

Jim Valenti reaches his last day as CEO

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Jim Valenti will leave his post as the CEO of University Medical Center on Friday.

Tornillo property owner to kick loteros out of his property; many are not paying for parking, he says

ABC-7 returned to Tornillo to find out where Mexican "loteros" are parking thousands of vehicles meant for exportation now that the county has installed "no parking signs" in the area.

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