The Monitor Editorial Board

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EDITORIAL: Local elections decide fate of bread-and-butter issues

Voters across the Rio Grande Valley will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in various municipal and school board elections. We hope...

EDITORIAL: Valley officials join forces to address regional projects

After years of debate, the Rio Grande Valley’s three metropolitan planning organizations have agreed to merge. It marks a commitment to regional planning that...

EDITORIAL: Corruption charges add to Valley’s bad reputation

Thursday’s arrest of Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, his wife Dalia and others on charges of voter fraud are only the latest in a long,...

EDITORIAL: Threat of military action bad for relationship with Mexico

The United States and Mexico have long enjoyed a cordial relationship that has benefited both through billions of dollars in cross-border trade and diplomatic support...

EDITORIAL: Disease outbreaks highlight importance of vaccinations

The recent surge in reported mumps cases in Hidalgo County coincides with two nationwide trends. The first is the alarming increase of communicable diseases that...

EDITORIAL: Americans should get access to valid foreign drug markets

One of the few issues that cross party lines is the concern over U.S. health care costs, including the high price of prescription medication....

EDITORIAL: Holy days a reminder that something better awaits

For most of the Western world, these are among the holiest of days. The Jewish feast of Passover began Friday and runs through Saturday;...

EDITORIAL: Officials visiting border area should pursue all information

At this point it’s unknown if Kevin McAleenan’s position as acting homeland security secretary will become a permanent appointment. Like about half of all...

EDITORIAL: Article’s poor perceptions about McAllen seem based on stereotype

A nagging challenge Rio Grande Valley officials face is a misperception of the area among people who have never been here. Wrong ideas of...

EDITORIAL: We need consistency over age of maturity

Color us jaded, but we’re under no illusions that many Democrats want to do America’s young people any favors by lowering the voting age...