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Four decades ago the federal government halted a century-old Navajo-Hopi land dispute by dividing the land among the two tribes. The order displaced thousands of families. A federal study shows some of them are still without homes promised to them.
Apr. 24, 2018
Officials in the state of Sonora have long lobbied Mexico’s federal government for funding to build a port for cruise ships just 60 miles south of the Arizona border, and now they’re considering turning to the private sector to help complete the project.
Apr. 24, 2018
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a teenage boy across the border in Mexico was cleared of the most severe charge against him by a Tucson jury, Monday. The jury deadlocked on two lesser charges.
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Apr. 24, 2018
Authorities are evacuating dozens of residents in a small Northern Arizona community because of a structure fire turned wildland fire.
Apr. 23, 2018
A new smartphone application lets undocumented immigrants live-stream video of contact with law enforcement, and alert family if they’re detained.
Apr. 20, 2018
Social service agencies in two northern Arizona cities are preparing for a surge of people needing homes. Both Bullhead City and Flagstaff are dealing with an affordable housing crisis.
Apr. 20, 2018
The hospitals and Visit Tucson invested $250,000 over the past year. And they’re looking at the long term: they’re planning on making the same investment annually.
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona lawmakers have approved legislation that would give coal a tax break on the Navajo Nation. The measure is an attempt to make the coal-fired power plant in Page more attractive to potential buyers.  
Apr. 19, 2018
A nationally recognized organizer detained by immigration authorities in Arizona is scheduled to have a bond hearing in Eloy Thursday morning, and could go free, her supporters say.
Apr. 18, 2018
In southern Arizona, a jury is deciding the fate of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing a teenaged boy by firing into Mexico from the United States.
Apr. 18, 2018
A U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down part of a federal law that can speed up deportations of immigrants convicted of some violent crimes has been met with criticism from federal immigration authorities, but an attorney in Phoenix said the ruling upholds due process rights.
Apr. 17, 2018
Across the country, American Indian students consistently score lower than other racial groups on national standardized tests. Research shows today’s Native youth still feel the impacts of a traumatic past. And that affects how they learn in English-only schools.
A Look Back At Arizona's Indian Boarding Schools
Apr. 17, 2018
A class-action group is suing Coconino County officials over the practice of jailing inmates longer than required when staff suspect an inmate is undocumented. And now a Flagstaff group is asking the City Council to step in.
Apr. 16, 2018
The economic exchange between Arizona and Mexico is not exclusive to businesses and government. A Scottsdale-based nonprofit will invest $1.4 million in Sonora to incentivize local economies and do something that has a longer lasting impact.
Apr. 16, 2018
Governor Doug Ducey introduced the Arizona National Guard’s so-called Operation Guardian Shield at the U.S. Border Patrol’s Nogales station, Friday.
Apr. 13, 2018
The U.S. government is rushing through a border wall project in New Mexico that it says completes one of the cornerstone promises of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. A Fronteras Desk examination of border wall projects shows that what the government is delivering is not a new wall, but the same border wall that’s been going up for the past decade.
Apr. 13, 2018
The Navajo Nation is the latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors for their role in a surge of opioid-related deaths. The tribe filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Mexico.
Apr. 12, 2018
Current tensions around the U.S. and Mexico border are nothing new and can be traced back to the period between 1890 and 1930. It was near the end of this era that the border relations grew increasingly complex.
Apr. 12, 2018
The head of the Arizona National Guard unveiled details Wednesday on how soldiers will provide support to federal agents at the border.
Apr. 11, 2018
An encounter between Mexican and American officials will take place as tensions have increased over trade disputes and the caravan of Central American immigrant activists heading for the U.S.-Mexico border.
Apr. 11, 2018

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