Fronteras Desk News

The study shows the number of people sentenced to die has dropped sharply. It shows that more states are eliminating capital punishment and opting to lock-up convicted killers for life.
Dec. 15, 2011
San Diego Coastkeeper has released a report showing most of San Diego County's water quality is ranked as "fair."
Dec. 14, 2011
Court papers unsealed this week accuse a defendant of laundering cash cocaine trafficked by the Zetas for Colombian drug cartels. The defendant allegedly charged 8 to 14 percent to launder the cash.
Dec. 14, 2011
A new study of some of the country's biggest housing markets suggests the neighborhoods of the future will look a lot different from today's suburbs.
Dec. 14, 2011
Border security hawks, say now is not the time to pull back the soldiers. Some border experts argee that soldiers are not properly trained, double as border agents and were only meant as a temporary back-up.
Dec. 14, 2011
The numbers have been dropping since their height in 2000 when migrants tried to illegally cross the border 1.6 million times. Officials credit their policies. Critics wonder if the numbers are manipulated.
Dec. 14, 2011
The U.S .Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce strict air pollution standards this Friday.
Dec. 14, 2011
The bill would correct a loophole in the law that prevents ultralight pilots who smuggle drugs from receiving the same penalties as other drug traffickers.
Dec. 13, 2011
Some political observers say the debate over states' rights and immigration reform is likely to shape the discourse in upcoming campaigns.
Dec. 13, 2011
A national poll shows Latinos are unhappy with both political parties and may not vote next year. The survey asked registered Hispanic voters about their attitudes toward candidates and the 2012 election.
Dec. 13, 2011
A federal agency in charge of protecting the U.S.-Mexico border gives citizens a chance to track smugglers and more.
Dec. 13, 2011
Arizona officials argue they are responsible for stopping illegal immigrants when they enter the state. Officials from Washington D.C. contend enforcing immigration laws is the federal government's responsibility.
Dec. 12, 2011
A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.
Dec. 12, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the UC San Diego Health System accusing it of discriminating against non-U.S. citizens.
Dec. 12, 2011
Cab drivers - mostly immigrants - are 60 times more likely to be killed on the job, more so than police officers. The system used to lease taxis makes it hard to implement safety improvements.
Dec. 12, 2011
A new poll shows a majority of Hispanics say religion has no place in politics, according to a national study by the polling group Latino Decisions.
Dec. 9, 2011
The woman was being held at the Eloy Detention Center - owned by the Corrections Corporation of America - where she was seeking asylum. The ACLU says the victim was assaulted by a detention officer.
Dec. 9, 2011
While admitting allowing high-powered weapons to enter Mexico was a mistake, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to resign and asked Congress to help his agency by enacting new gun regulations.
Dec. 9, 2011
Political pressure on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign keeps growing. This after national media outlets began reporting on his office’s mishandling of more than 400 sex-crime investigations, beginning in 2005.
Dec. 9, 2011
More than a dozen people were arrested at the Salt River Project’s offices in Tempe, Ariz. The protesters want the utility to close its coal-fired power plant in Northern Arizona.
Dec. 9, 2011

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