Fronteras Desk News

Federal officials said Thursday they've taken down a drug and weapons trafficking ring involving members of a U.S. Iraqi community and a major Mexican drug cartel that was caught selling large amounts of drugs, guns and grenades.
Aug. 18, 2011
At the end of last school year, Arizona State University laid off its entire custodial staff. The cuts saved ASU $2.5 million. But some professors and students say the university targeted the most vulnerable people on campus.
Aug. 18, 2011
In Tucson, the food wars over the Sonoran hot dog now involve the FBI. A federal grand jury indicted the owner of a hot dog stand in East Tucson for threatening to kill his rival.
Aug. 17, 2011
The crowd included dairy farm workers, day laborers and nannies waving American flags. The governor argues that the current law invites out of state criminals to obtain the state driver's license fraudulently.
Aug. 17, 2011
There's Cabo San Lucas, the popular tourist destination, and then about 80 miles east there's Cabo Pulmo. That's where scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography discovered the unexpected.
Aug. 17, 2011
Construction projects at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border are facing challenges due to federal budget cuts.
Aug. 16, 2011
During an era of budget cuts and stricter immigration enforcement, many immigrants wonder whether getting public assistance can affect their ability to stay in the U.S.
Aug. 15, 2011
One bill before the state legislature would recognize the role mental manipulation plays in the crime.
Aug. 12, 2011
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been under fire over its "Secure Communities" program. In the latest twist, the battle between states and federal officials may end up in the courts.
Aug. 12, 2011
Schools across the Southwest are opening this month with smaller budgets and fewer resources, forcing districts to come up with creative ways to make up for huge monetary losses.
Aug. 11, 2011
A grunion run, a Rocky Horror flash mob, beer and chocolate. It's another eclectic mix of options for your San Diego weekend.
Aug. 11, 2011
A university study suggests a nutrient found in dark chocolate can significantly boost the results of your workout. And, of course, your spirit.
Aug. 11, 2011
Eswan Flores, 18, races thoroughbred horses with seasoned veterans, even though he still wears braces.
Aug. 11, 2011
A migrant education program in California has been recognized for helping students of farm working families enter college.
Aug. 10, 2011
UCSD medical students don't have far to go to get some real world experience in global health. A new free clinic is operating in Tijuana that's staffed by students from both sides of the border.
Aug. 10, 2011
A board of governors still needs to approve the hiring of CJ Karamargin for the public relations position. He served as Giffords’ spokesman since 2007 and handled much of the media inquiries after the January 8 shootings in Tucson.
Aug. 9, 2011
Southern New Mexico is expected to become a commercial transportation hub for every day products. Union Pacific is set to begin construction on the largest rail facility along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Aug. 9, 2011
Enough signatures have been gathered to hold a recall election. Opponents are challenging the signatures, claiming there are irregularities and say the election should not be held.
Aug. 9, 2011
Obesity and diabetes rates are worsening throughout the Southwest, especially in ethnic communities and low income neighborhoods. Experts say making fresh food more widely available is key to reversing the trend. In San Diego, one market is a trailblazer.
Aug. 8, 2011
Twelve hours after Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio celebrated Tent City's 18th anniversary, shots were fired outside the compound - leaving one inmate with shrapnel in her leg.
Aug. 5, 2011

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