In Hermosillo, Sonora, Zuma Energia’s half-a-million-panel, 162-megawatt solar power plant generates enough energy to power over 200,000 Mexican homes. This project — and many like it — was the fruit of long-term energy auctions. But early this year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador canceled the fourth round of those auctions.
Sept. 19, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey
KJZZ's Fronteras Desk reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground from Honduras to Portland, Maine, to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S.
Sep. 19, 2019
The parents of Edgar Michel Azano, 19, and Juan Carlos Alvarez, 18, dropped their lawsuit against the Tecnológico de Monterrey after failed attempts at having authorities conduct an independent investigation into the collapse of a set of bridges that collapsed on students.
Sep. 18, 2019
ICE Buys Gear For Pulling Data From Mobile Devices
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has cut a deal to spend millions of dollars on tech tools that can unlock mobile devices and glean their data.
Sept. 18, 2019
Activists Use Virtual Reality To Show Impacts Of Uranium Mining
A group of activists is using virtual reality technology to show the impacts of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. In 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mill's evaporation pond. That breach was the largest accidental release of radioactive material in U.S. history.
Sept. 18, 2019
Pence, Ducey Lobby For USMCA Trade Deal
Vice President Mike Pence has been campaigning for support for the Trump administration’s trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch to groups and congressional swing districts in hopes of increasing pressure on Congress to take up the preliminary deal.
Sept. 17, 2019
Arizona Leaders Push For More Refugee Resettlements Next Year
The Trump administration is due any day to announce how many refugees the United States plans to accept in the new fiscal year starting in October. The mayors of Arizona’s two biggest cities joined lawmakers from around the country to ask the U.S. resettle at least 95,000 refugees next year.
Sept. 17, 2019
4FRI Requests Proposals To Prevent Arizona Wildfires
The U.S. Forest Service seeks proposals to remove trees from wide swaths of Arizona’s national forests. This is part of an ongoing effort to help prevent wildfires.
Sept. 17, 2019