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  Perryman: The Economic Cost of Hunger
WACO, December 17 - Hunger!! The very word brings thoughts of suffering and need — be it children leaving school on a Friday afternoon knowing they will not have a decent meal until Monday morning, parents confronting the impossible choice between buying food and providing adequate shelter or transportation to work, or seniors enduring pain and humiliation on a daily basis.
  Guzman & Galindo: On Thanksgiving we give thanks to working families, to immigrant working families
BROWNSVILLE, November 27 - The end of November is here once again, in what has become a tradition throughout the United States to gather with family and friends and enjoy pleasant moments, food, smiles and conversations.
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    Jacoby: Obama's immigration plan solves nothing
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13 - President Obama is set to provide a safe haven for up to 4.5 million unauthorized immigrants, according to various unconfirmed sources.
    Rivera: Colonia residents will benefit hugely from hospital district
EDINBURG, September 26 - The creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County would positively impact the lives of colonia residents one hundred fold, says Cris Rivera, CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
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    Perryman: It was important I came to the Rio Grande Valley
HARLINGEN, September 7 - Celebrated Texas economist Ray Perryman says it would have been easy for him to have said “no” to an invitation to come to the Rio Grande Valley and speak at a conference hosted by the RGV Equal Voice Network.
    Perryman: Troop deployment along border hurts economy, costs jobs
HARLINGEN, September 5 - Deploying National Guard troops on the Texas-Mexico border will result in a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars of business activity and cost thousands of jobs, according to a new study.
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  Perryman: The Economic Cost of Hunger
WACO, December 17 - Hunger!! The very word brings thoughts of suffering and need — be it children leaving school on a Friday afternoon knowing they will not have a decent meal until Monday morning, parents confronting the impossible choice between buying food and providing adequate shelter or transportation to work, or seniors enduring pain and humiliation on a daily basis.
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  Guzman & Galindo: On Thanksgiving we give thanks to working families, to immigrant working families
BROWNSVILLE, November 27 - The end of November is here once again, in what has become a tradition throughout the United States to gather with family and friends and enjoy pleasant moments, food, smiles and conversations.
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  Cornyn: The Case against Obama’s Amnesty
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20 - Just a few years ago, a prominent national Democrat firmly and unequivocally rejected the idea that the president of the United States could singlehandedly enact an amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants.
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  Jacoby: Obama's immigration plan solves nothing
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13 - President Obama is set to provide a safe haven for up to 4.5 million unauthorized immigrants, according to various unconfirmed sources.
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  Rivera: Colonia residents will benefit hugely from hospital district
EDINBURG, September 26 - The creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County would positively impact the lives of colonia residents one hundred fold, says Cris Rivera, CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
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  Perryman: It was important I came to the Rio Grande Valley
HARLINGEN, September 7 - Celebrated Texas economist Ray Perryman says it would have been easy for him to have said “no” to an invitation to come to the Rio Grande Valley and speak at a conference hosted by the RGV Equal Voice Network.
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  Perryman: Troop deployment along border hurts economy, costs jobs
HARLINGEN, September 5 - Deploying National Guard troops on the Texas-Mexico border will result in a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars of business activity and cost thousands of jobs, according to a new study.
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  LUPE sends White House its proposals for immigration reform
SAN JUAN, July 15 - La Unión del Pueblo Entero, which represents 7,000 colonia and low-income families in the Rio Grande Valley, has written to President Obama with recommendations on how to fix the nation’s broken immigration laws.
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  Mixed reaction to Obama's go-it-alone plan for reforming immigration
SAN JUAN, June 30 - Reaction to President Obama’s announcement that he is prepared to go it alone on immigration reform has been mixed in South Texas.
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  Rowe: Rio Grande Valley is best kept secret in United States
ALAMO, June 3 - The administrator for the Department of Agriculture’s food and nutrition service says the Rio Grande Valley is the United States’ best kept secret.
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  LUPE: Lack of colonia street lights to blame for McAllen making Ten Worst list
SAN JUAN, May 7 - Juanita Valdez-Cox says she knows how McAllen can avoid being branded one of the “Top 10 Cities where Americans are Pretty Much Terrified to Live.” Erect more street lights in the colonias.
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  Abbott urged to visit Valley's colonias
EDINBURG, March 7 - At a campaign event at El Pato in Edinburg on Thursday, gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott was handed a letter urging him to visit the colonias of the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Colonia residents 'could influence outcome of DA, County Commissioner, and HD 36 races'
SAN JUAN, March 1 - Community groups that work in the colonias of Hidalgo County believe their members and supporters can influence the outcomes of two local and one state House race on Election Day.
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  San Carlos colonia project points way for UTRGV
SAN CARLOS, February 16 - At a meeting of master planners and community groups in Weslaco last November, ideas were floated on how UT’s new university could really engage with colonia residents and truly transform the Rio Grande Valley.
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  LUPE to Abbott: Don't give spare $$$ millions to DPS
SAN JUAN, February 8 - A candidate forum hosted by La Unión del Pueblo Entero in San Juan on Thursday evening focused on two local races, Hidalgo County District Attorney and Hidalgo County Commissioner, Precinct 2.
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  Garcia: UT-RGV could help provide high speed Internet to Valley's colonias
HARLINGEN, January 30 - UT-Rio Grande Valley is going to play a big role in improving life in the Valley’s colonias and may install high speed Internet into colonia homes in order to address the region’s big digital divide.
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  Seifert: Equal Voice disappointed with State of the Union
BROWNSVILLE, January 29 - President Obama addressed the nation yesterday on the State of the Union. The President spoke in the presence of a Congress that up until now has failed to entertain a single vote on laws that would have extraordinary impact on colonia communities across the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Equal Voice: Pledge to become a responsible voter
New Year’s Eve is a time of wishes and blessings, of special, heart-felt prayer for those who are suffering, and a shared yearning for true peace.
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  Diaz: Valley needs more civic engagement
I want to begin sharing my thoughts with a quote from President Abraham Lincoln at his Gettysburg address in 1865 that says “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
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  Regalado provides free assistance to Mexican nationals
NUEVO PROGRESO, November 29 - A bail bonds company owner in Edinburg has started a national organization to provide free assistance to Mexican nationals living in the United States.
   
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Perryman: The Economic Cost of Hunger

Guzman & Galindo: On Thanksgiving we give thanks to working families

Jacoby: Obama's immigration plan solves nothing

Rivera: Colonia residents will benefit hugely from hospital district

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