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STREETWISE: What should the U.S. do about refugee children at the border?

The controversial shuttling of Central American and Mexican children this week from the U.S. border to Murrieta, Calif. was meant to alleviate the Texas border patrol, which had be ...

Another View: We can pity but can’t support child immigrants

I have always loved children — what normal human being doesn’t? One of the toughest decisions of my life was to become a dentist instead of a teacher. About 25 percen ...

Reader Input: US discards its opportunities

We are discovering that failure to enforce immigration laws is leading to mass chaos along our Mexican border. Parents from Mexico, Central America and South America desire a bet ...

Another View: TV news goes dark when it comes to free trade agreement coverage

Ever hear of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Don’t worry if you haven’t because hardly anyone in the United States has. At a recent talk about the news media that I ga ...

Another View: Legal immigration: A right or a privilege?

I am a Mexican immigrant. My parents brought us to this wonderful country in 1960. They spent the previous five years processing an application for permanent residency and ultimate ...

Reader Input: Cruise missiles wrong response

Our history is replete with reasons to go to war that later look very suspicious to historians. The 1848 war against Mexico was over alleged firing at U.S. troops by Mexican sold ...

Reader Input: We decided with our wallets

I can’t count the letters that I have read about Walmart and Costco over the last year. The newest concern is with the homeless. I remember many years ago there were many s ...

Blind horse travels 1,600 miles to Greenwood sanctuary

GREENWOOD – More than a year after being found at death’s door in Loreto, Mexico, a blind horse and an orphaned mule have been given a second chance by an animal sanctu ...

Reader Input: Plug holes in tax code

Well here we are, all sequestered up. Our cowardly representatives in Washington have done it again! While the government-assisted programs many of us count on fade away and airp ...

Community Portrait: Meadow Vista pastor retires after 21 years of service

Pastor Doug Zike likes to think of himself as a planner. But it’s interesting how a bilingual Lutheran pastor with a Ph.D. in Spanish ended up spending 21 years as pastor of ...