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Valentine’s Day & loving our neighbors

The polar vortex brought us colder-than-usual temperatures recently. The frigid weather creates problems, especially for seniors, people with underlying medical conditions and the very young even if they aren’t venturing out. In spite of staying indoors, the folks in these groups are still at risk. It can be tougher for them to regulate their body temperature, making them more susceptible …

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Foreign aid & Central American migration

More than 8,000 migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are in Mexico now waiting for the opportunity to apply for asylum in the United States. They sought to escape the crushing poverty, violence and political and economic instability pervasive at home. President Trump berated the trio of Central American countries for not preventing the exodus. He threatened to reduce …

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Future defined by quality of education

Thousands of K-12 students in California are out of school this week though some of their schools are open. Their teachers, who have been working without a contract for more than a year, are on strike. On Monday, 31,000 teachers walked off the job in Los Angeles Unified School District’s 900 schools after negotiations with district officials broke off without …

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An editorial statement

We at Dos Mundos understand the editorial in our Jan. 3 issue (“Not worth a child’s life”) angered many people. We never intended for it to sound as negative as it seemed to some readers or to portray any kind of victim-blaming rhetoric. We apologize. Editorials are meant to shed light on issues to get people to discuss them – …

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Gun violence

El martes en Houston, familiares y amigos enterraron a Jazmine Barnes. La niña de siete años, a quien le encantaba bailar y cantar y quería ser maestra, recibió un disparo mortal el 30 de diciembre cuando iba con su madre y sus hermanas de compras. Arkests Grant no regresó a la escuela el 8 de enero cuando las clases se …

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As the New Year approaches

Since 46 B.C. when the emperor Julius Caesar instituted the Julian calendar, most of the world has recognized the first day of January as the first day of the year. The month was named for Janus, the two-headed Roman god of beginnings and doorways, appropriately, as Janus’s two faces enabled him to look to the future and examine the past …

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Helping California fire victims

Home is among the abiding themes of Christmas music playlists. Holiday decorations, from simple to elaborate are appearing in grand and humble homes and everything in-between in communities across the nation. Residents are readying the setting because home is at the heart of holiday celebrations. Because of historic wildfires in California this year that destroyed upwards of 15,223 homes, thousands …

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Editorial : Farewell to a patriot & president

Former U.S. Pres. George Herbert Walker Bush passed away Nov. 30, less than seven months after burying his beloved wife, Barbara. The one-term 41st president is remembered for many things. One of the most poignant is the 77-year love story between him and Barbara — the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history. People worldwide and Americans are paying their respects …

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Central American exodus: prospects bleak

The plight of thousands of Central Americans slogging north from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras through Mexico to the United States is pitiable. They’re determined to leave behind the poverty, violence and political unrest roiling their native countries. Women, children and men in the caravan amassing along the U.S.-Mexico border are desperately pursuing eventual asylum here in the U.S. The …

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Giving due thanks for service

We’ve got a whole lot of people, strangers most of them and a few long gone to thank for their part in bringing our individual Thanksgiving feasts into being. Not to be overlooked for distant past, there’s President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1906, he passed food safety laws so that our holiday repasts 112 years later are most likely to be …

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