Fronteras Desk News

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will attend the State of the Union in Washington D.C. Tuesday night. It will be the end of her five year career in federal service-she will resign later this week.
Jan. 24, 2012
Studies show a Nevada preschool program helps close the achievement gap for Latino students. As part of an ongoing series, we look further into the program, which serves only 2 percent of the state’s 4 year olds. And there is no funding to expand it.
Jan. 24, 2012
The new substation, 20 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, will have a heliport, horse corrals and house up to 16 agents. It's expected to be completed within four to six months.
Jan. 23, 2012
The old U.S.-Mexico border fence near San Diego was going to be sold for scrap. But local activists managed to save some of it and have plans to recycle it.
Jan. 23, 2012
Some local health officials support the proposal. But raising the drinking age would stop 18-to-20 year old American teens from drinking legally at bars and restaurants along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 23, 2012
The report highlights the lack of federal coordination to integrate legal immigrants into the civic and economic fabric of the U.S.
Jan. 20, 2012
A coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation may be forced to increase water rates to afford required federal pollution controls.
Jan. 20, 2012
Relatives asked to be included in the case against an accused gun buyer whose weapons were allegedly found where Agent Brian Terry was slain. The judge said the link is too weak for them to be part of the case.
Jan. 19, 2012
Community service, political activism and mentoring are helping some Latino students close the achievement gap at Rancho High School in Las Vegas. It is part of an ongoing series exploring the Latino education gap.
Jan. 19, 2012
According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, civilization as we know it has about 11 months left. But many people in the Mayan heartland — Guatemala — see it differently.
Jan. 18, 2012
A think thank estimates about 5,000 children were left with foster care agencies, at times for months, during the first half of last year. Officials say parents are allowed to make arrangements for their children.
Jan. 18, 2012
Tribal officials accuse the federal government of allowing a uranium mill to discard radioactive material at the Tuba City Open Dump. The Feds say it was contaminated by winds carrying dust from abandoned mines.
Jan. 18, 2012
New Mexico is one of three states that still allow illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. A bill before the state legislature may soon end that practice. It is the third attempt.
Jan. 17, 2012
Her conclusion: The big, bad border town is like many other Mexican cities. It's lovely, dusty, and full of people who work hard and keep their heads down while the bad guys rule the streets.
Jan. 17, 2012
Renewable energy advocates are urging California utility regulators to help “cow power” achieve the same prominence as wind and solar energy.
Jan. 16, 2012
Officials also say human trafficking has become an integral part of organized crime over the last several years, leading in part to the increase in smuggling.
Jan. 16, 2012
A participant in one of the U.S.' "Trusted Traveler" programs was caught this week trying to cross the border with $1 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in his car.
Jan. 13, 2012
Some of the original artists who painted the Chicano Park murals in the 1970s are painting there once again as part of an unprecedented renovation project to preserve the murals.
Jan. 13, 2012
While more wanted criminals were caught reentering the country through California, ports of entry in other states along the Southwest saw a drop.
Jan. 12, 2012
The vote came as the district risked losing millions in funds. The board opted to create a comprehensive studies program that covers more than just Mexican-American studies in the future.
Jan. 11, 2012

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