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We hope you will take time Sunday to read the first installment of a special project spearheaded by Public Service Editor Gabe Semenza.

The project examines the deaths of 19 immigrants who suffocated to death in the back of a locked tractor-trailer five years ago this month. We hope it goes from there to tell the complicated story of illegal immigration and how that affects the Crossroads region.

Along with Gabe, several other newsroom staffers played key roles in this first installment: Multimedia Editor Robert Zavala, graphic artist Julie Zavala, Presentation Editor Kimiko Fieg, Managing Editor Thomas Martinez, Photo Editor Frank Tilley, Broadcast Editor Bill Clough and Web developer Shawn Willmon.

They've all done powerful and important work. I'm proud to commend it to your attention.