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Mexicans migrating, just not across US border

Mexican migration to the U.S. is in decline. The Pew Hispanic Research Center has found that since 2009, more than one million native-born Mexicans living in the U.S. returned to Mexico. But many other Mexicans never crossed the U.S.-Mexican border in the first place.

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A broken promise

Dear editor: There are some very good letters in the paper today (Wednesday). Ann Goff and Anthony Lloyd both point out some truths that certain elements of this city ignore.

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Who is Neil Gorsuch?

Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court April 7 by a vote of 54-45, following a historic rule change that allowed a simple majority of senators to place him on the high court.

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Patchwork streets

Dear editor: In response to the letters from local residents Jensen, Alexander, Cowan and others about the deplorable conditions of our inner city streets, I could not agree more. They are pathetic. Besides the ridiculous half a million dollars to pave 4 miles (I, too, would like to know where those streets are), Jensen hit the nail on the head about the cutouts, fill ins, washboards, etc.; that damage peoples vehicles.

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Hoffman misses point

Dear editor: I want to say to Mr. Hoffman, "You're welcome." In a letter to the editor today (April 12, 2017) he thanked me for causing God's blessings to be heaped on him because he took a stand and got persecuted for it. Wow! I didn't know I had such power! I "caused" this? You and our president seem to have something in common: a persecution complex.

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Show no mercy

Dear editor: Folks, our prisons have many inmates proven guilty and convicted of murder who beg for mercy when the execution date draws close. One such killer is Jason McGehee. Johnny Melbourne Jr. was 15 years old when Jason McGehee attacked, beat, tortured, tied his hands behind his back, then strangled him with an electrical cord. Jason McGehee never showed his victim any mercy, in fact, the boy definitely endured a horrible death! Jason McGehee shouldn't be given mercy, nor his sentence commuted to life in prison without the chance of parole!

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American hypocrisy

Dear editor: The American people's capacity, like that of the current administration, for duplicity, hypocrisy and alt-righteousness is extraordinary.

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Continue columns

Dear editor: Thank you for the columns, David Ignatius and Susan Estrich, in the Sunday, April 16, issue. Also, I really liked the assessment column of the Supreme Court by D. Rockmore and M. Livermore. The last paragraph of that column is telling and should be of great concern to the people of our country. The article was educational and insightful.

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Thumbs column

After a beautiful Easter weekend in the Spa City, this third week in April began with some early Monday morning thunder rumbles and light showers.

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Frasher doesn't get it

Dear editor: In reference to the annexation article series in The Sentinel-Record April 10, 2017. No, Mr. Frasher, "You don't get it!" I am offended by your statement that county residents are enjoying benefits from the city that we don't pay for.

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Arkansas faces stark reality with execution plans

LITTLE ROCK -- The topsy-turvy legal wrangling surrounding Arkansas' unprecedented effort to execute eight men in 11 days is par for the course in a state where the death penalty has been in a holding pattern for more than a decade, despite strong support for capital punishment among voters and elected officials.

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March madness

Dear editor: A tumultuous month it was (March madness maybe?). Much of the tumult resulted from the city's effort to annex certain areas that adjoin the city. Some of the resistance to annexation was genuine, but mostly it was politics inspired by the usual suspects (tea party, GGGG and others in the county that hate the city). A minor subplot, ostensibly involving free speech, was more about the efforts of the aforementioned hoping to become local TV celebs.

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