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A coalition of activist groups called One Arizona has a goal to register 200,000 Arizonans to cast ballots in November, and the recent settlement of a voter registration lawsuit will affect those efforts.
Jun. 7, 2018
A federal judge in Arizona has sentenced a 28-year-old Iranian national to time served for asylum fraud. Ali Vahdani Pour lied on his asylum application, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona.
Jun. 6, 2018
At a time when many families are hitting the road to visit national parks, a report that came out Wednesday calls on the Trump Administration to drop any plans that would allow uranium mining outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Jun. 6, 2018
As Mexico prepares to hold presidential elections in a month, its electoral institute is expecting not only voters both inside and outside the country, it is also inviting some special guests: foreigners to observe and monitor the elections.
Jun. 5, 2018
State Route 277 was closed in both directions Monday and Tuesday from Heber-Overgaard to Snowflake, while State Route 377 was shut down between Holbrook and Heber-Overgaard.
Jun. 5, 2018
The national infrastructure for refugee resettlement was built to take in about 85,000 people a year. President Donald Trump’s administration cut the cap to 45,000 this year. But the U.S. will likely let in less than half of that number.
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Jun. 5, 2018
The Interior Department seized $4.8 million in drugs during a weeklong sting operation on Arizona tribal land.
May. 31, 2018
Two bears have been euthanized this week after Arizona officials say they became a public safety threat. One mother bear left two cubs behind.
May. 31, 2018
The Trump administration’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Mexico, Canada and the European Union was quickly condemned by officials south of the border.
May. 31, 2018
Across the border from Texas in Northern Mexico, a reporter for a national newspaper was found dead this week. He’s the sixth journalist killed in that country this year.
May. 31, 2018
Activists vow to hold a day of non-violent protest against a toughened Homeland Security Department policy that separates parents seeking asylum in the U.S. from their children.
May. 30, 2018
Two-thirds of Arizona’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representative gathered in downtown Phoenix Wednesday for a hearing on the opioid crisis and border security, and Gov. Doug Ducey was among the witnesses who testified.
May. 30, 2018
Mexico will elect a new president in a month, and some business people in the neighboring country want their employees to vote against a populist candidate.
May. 29, 2018
Lookouts reported a human-caused fire Monday outside Sedona, despite the fact that Arizona has closed more public land and issued more fire restrictions than any other state. The fire has grown to 230 acres and is 25 percent contained.
May. 29, 2018
At least 2,500 Native-American women have been murdered or they’ve gone missing in North America since 1900. There are likely many more, but many Native women go unreported. One researcher is trying to change that.
May. 28, 2018
Many retailers across the globe see in e-commerce a way to expand beyond borders. The Mexican-based company Elektra is one of them, and it wants to compete with giants such as Amazon with a new online store focused on immigrant consumers in the U.S.
May. 25, 2018
Immigration officials want to get rid of a policy that allows some foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country while they build a start-up business, and the change would affect foreign students studying at Arizona universities.
May. 25, 2018
The city of Phoenix has been betting on technology industries to fuel its economy. And a local organization wants to take advantage of that trend, as well as the city’s close relationship with Mexico, to make Phoenix competitive in the global market.
May. 24, 2018
When President Donald Trump called for a military presence at the border last month, state leaders rallied around the plan. National Guard units from across the country were deployed to the Mexican border, an executive mandate adopted by the last three U.S. presidents. This time, the mission's very different.
May. 24, 2018
A new report says there was widespread abuse of immigrant children detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection during President Barack Obama’s administration. CBP says the accusations are false.
May. 23, 2018

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