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More Data Needed To Bridge Digital Divide
At least 21 million Americans still lack broadband, according to the Federal Communications Commission. A nonpartisan think tank says more accurate data is needed to expand high-speed internet access.
Sep. 20, 2019
Phoenix Police Report Details ICE Shooting In Ahwatukee
A suspect wanted for human smuggling used an AK-47 to open fire on an elite team of federal agents as they tried to arrest him in April in the quiet suburb of Ahwatukee, according to a report by the Phoenix Police Department obtained through a public records request.
Sep. 20, 2019
 Mexican Tomato Deal Signed Despite Inspection Concerns
A new deal on Mexican tomato imports puts an end to months of uncertainty. But not everyone is satisfied with the outcome. The Florida Tomato Exchange called the deal a “step in the right direction.” But the Nogales-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas says it’s a “step backward.”
Sep. 19, 2019
Mexican Military Finds Synthetic Drug Lab Near AZ Border
Mexican officials shut down a drug laboratory just south of the Arizona border this week. It’s one of a growing number of drug labs discovered in Mexico in recent months.
Sep. 19, 2019
Diné College, UA To Train Future Neuroscientists
 The National Institutes of Health has awarded Diné College and the University of Arizona a $1.3 million grant to train future Native American neuroscientists.
Sep. 19, 2019
Families Of 2 Mexico Earthquake Victims Drop Lawsuit
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.
Sep. 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.
Sep. 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.
Sep. 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.
Sep. 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.
Sep. 17, 2019
Migrant Journey: Hospitality Makes Up For Lack Of Housing For Asylum Seekers In Maine
More than 400 people from Central Africa sought asylum in Portland, Maine, this summer. The small town has no more vacancies but newcomers discovered a wealth of hospitality.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sep. 17, 2019
Arrests Dramatically Drop Along U.S.-Mexico Border
The number of people arrested and detained at the U.S.-Mexico border dropped substantially in August.
Sep. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Phoenix Shelter A Brief Respite For Migrants Coming To U.S.
After crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and spending two or three days in government custody, these asylum-seekers have arrived at the Phoenix Welcome Center. It’s a new facility run by the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian group with a chapter in Arizona.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sep. 16, 2019
Nurses Report On Health Conditions At Border
Recently, nurses from the Registered Nurses Response Network returned from a mission to a Tucson-area shelter for asylum seekers.
Sep. 15, 2019
Reimbursement Deadline Nears For Groups That Helped Migrant Families
Monday night is the deadline for Arizona nonprofits and churches to apply for reimbursement of money they spent to host migrant families dropped off by federal authorities.
Sep. 13, 2019
Florence Project Heartbroken By SCOTUS Asylum Decision
An Arizona nonprofit that gives free legal help to detained migrants said President Trump’s so-called third-country asylum ban puts lives in danger.
Sep. 13, 2019
In Mexico, Confusion About U.S. Asylum Rule
Mexico’s top diplomat says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court order that will prevent most migrants from applying for asylum. The measure will likely block thousands from around the world who are waiting in Mexican border towns for an opportunity to legally enter the U.S.
Sep. 13, 2019
Havasupai Work To Bridge Digital Divide In Grand Canyon
The most isolated Native American Tribe in the continental United States is finally expanding its broadband internet. And it hasn’t been easy. But if the Havasupai Tribe can install reliable high speed internet at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, they may bridge the digital divide for other tribes.
Sep. 12, 2019
Sinema Blasts Military Funds Used For Border Buildup
Arizona’s Democratic senator criticized the trump administration for taking pentagon funding away to pay for new border fence projects along the southwest boundary.
Sep. 12, 2019

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