Fronteras Desk News

Many boats have been damaged crossing the shallow stretch of the waterway on the Arizona-California border.
Dec. 5, 2011
As "Occupy" activists continue to protest economic inequality in the United States, some are asking what the next logical step is for the movement. Share your thoughts.
Dec. 5, 2011
Environmentalists are fired up after reports the decision by the director of the National Park Service to block the plan was influenced by Coca-Cola, a major donor to the Grand Canyon foundation.
Dec. 5, 2011
The changes in the regulations should make it easier to lease lands on reservations and help tribes build new housing and develop businesses.
Dec. 5, 2011
The Mexican border town of Naco hopes an image makeover can turn around its fortunes. It is calling itself the gateway to Río Sonora and the place to initiate travels to the rural areas of Sonora.
Dec. 5, 2011
Besides research, the center proposed by former Mexican President Vicente Fox in Texas will help groom high school and college students who are immigrants into potential political leaders.
Dec. 2, 2011
Biotechnology firms actually added jobs while other industries, like construction, lost them during the Great Recession. In the finale of our series, we explore whether biotech can offer jobs to unemployed carpenters and real estate agents.
Dec. 2, 2011
The Pew Hispanic Center released a report today estimating that nearly two-thirds of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. have lived here for longer than a decade.
Dec. 1, 2011
The woman was convicted of leading a human smuggling operation across the U.S.-Mexico border for decades. She was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Dec. 1, 2011
Absentee buyers are seeing opportunity in cheap Las Vegas homes; they accounted for close to half of home sales in September. As part of our continuing series, we explore why some local realtors want to lure cash-rich foreigners to join in on the buying.
Dec. 1, 2011
Amid growing criticism and confusion over the Secure Communities program, members of Congress question a top federal immigration official about it during a committee hearing.
Nov. 30, 2011
As part of our ongoing series, we explore why one Las Vegas company is tired of its offices in the sprawling suburbs. The CEO wants to move downtown, and help transform the gritty neighborhood into a vibrant, urban hub.
Nov. 30, 2011
With the real estate crash and lingering economic gloom, is it time to re-think the all-American suburb? In the next installment of our ongoing series, Arizona State University graduate students say yes and share some of their designs.
Nov. 29, 2011
The Montezuma Rimrock Water Company wants to turn on a high-production well near the Montezuma Castle National Monument. Critics claim the well does not have the proper permits and should not be turned on.
Nov. 29, 2011
Laura Oeinck was a realtor during the height of the mortgage crisis. As part of our continuing series on development in the Southwest, Oeinck shares what she witnessed.
Nov. 28, 2011
Las Vegas-themed TV shows are seeing success, which means that more shows are in the works.
Nov. 28, 2011
Zombie subdivisions are haunting the suburbs. The half-built developments are a nuisance to neighbors, city government and planners. In the first part of a multimedia series, we explore what should be done with the empty land and report how the answers will impact the region's economy.
Nov. 28, 2011
Some Mexican shoppers traveled a long way to get in on Black Friday sales along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Nov. 25, 2011
The mining industry and the park service remain in a debate about the economics of uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
Nov. 25, 2011
On Thanksgiving, many Navajo people get together with their families, eat turkey and give thanks. Navajo teacher Brent Chase teaches his students in northern Arizona about a special Navajo tradition.
Nov. 24, 2011

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