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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 09:30
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Hospital group praises Harlingen's progressive leaders
BORDER HEALTH: Executives with Memphis, Tennessee-based Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC, say if it were not for Harlingen having progressive and accommodating leaders it would not be building a new hospital there. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for Palms Behavioral Health, a 72-bed acute behavioral health hospital that will be built on the corner of Hale Avenue and Victoria Lane in Harlingen.

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Bishop Flores calls on Brownsville to pass payday lending reform ordinance
BORDER NEWS: Bishop of Brownsville Daniel E. Flores has thrown his weight behind a payday lending reform ordinance being considered by the City of Brownsville. "As the Bishop for the Diocese of Brownsville, I want to strongly encourage Mayor Tony Martinez and the city commissioners to pass the payday lending ordinance before them this Tuesday," Flores said in a statement.

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Harrington: Honoring Labor struggles through ethical shopping and advocacy
GUEST COLUMN: Americans are pretty tone-deaf when it comes to Labor Day. Many don't even know that labor unions created the holiday in 1882 to honor workers, mostly immigrants, who were organizing themselves against appalling wages and inhumane working conditions. Instead, we've devalued Labor Day to an end-of-summer holiday and cheapened it into a three-day sales weekend.

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Guzman, Galindo: This Labor Day, let us reflect on unpaid labor in the Rio Grande Valley
GUEST COLUMN: As people enjoy time at the beach or barbequing for Labor Day, Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center urges society to reflect on the most vulnerable sectors of the modern day workforce, those who do not get paid for their work. We urge residents in the Rio Grande Valley to consider and partake in action to curb such labor abuse.

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López: It’s Labor Day, Thanks to Unions
GUEST COLUMN: The Industrial Revolution era began in England and the U.S. generally around the first half of the 18th century and carried itself well into the next. In truth, the economic upheaval gave birth and meaning to that part of the population now known as the middle class and working poor; called collectively, the working class.

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