Fronteras Desk News

In this economy, retirement plans can unravel when adult children lose jobs, and there are grandchildren to support. In the finale of our multimedia series, more and more seniors are finding their golden years are more crowded than they expected.
Sep. 1, 2011
Senior officials in the Obama administration pledged their support for renewable energy at the recent National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. But some federal dollars that subsidize the budding industry are running out, and other funds are under threat.
Aug. 31, 2011
Nearly two-thirds of the guns are believed to be in Mexico and at least one weapon has been connected to the death of a border patrol agent.
Aug. 30, 2011
After their parents' were deported, 16 American children moved to an impoverished Guatemalan town. Their future in both countries remains uncertain. It's the final story in our series, "Life After Deportation."
Aug. 30, 2011
A major recent announcement by the Obama administration has raised the hopes of many undocumented immigrants. But some lawyers say it's still too early to tell if optimism is warranted.
Aug. 30, 2011
Thursday afternoon’s attack was motivated by money not ideology. Mexican law enforcement officials believe the burning was the result of a refusal to pay an extortion to one side in an ongoing war among drug cartels.
Aug. 29, 2011
City and state workers across the Southwest have historically put up with mediocre salaries for the guaranteed pension benefits that come with the job. As part of our multimedia series, we find those days may be over due to hard economic times. San Diego is a poster child for this looming pension crisis as it closes a $2.1 billion deficit.
Aug. 29, 2011
As the drug war continues to produce more bodies than results, a UCLA professor says he has a different approach: Provide a market incentive for a more peaceful drug business by targeting enforcement against the most violent traffickers and dealers.
Aug. 26, 2011
Arizona lawmaker Steve Smith says he's raised about $200,000 in the first month of his web-fundraising campaign. This might be enough for about 270 feet of fencing.
Aug. 26, 2011
Arizona has sued the federal government to get out from certain provisions of the civil rights era law. It is one of a handful of states, counties and towns that has to get federal approval to enact changes to their voting law.
Aug. 26, 2011
Mexican President Felipe Calderón called the fire-bombing of a Monterrey casino an act of "terror." It's one of the few times the president has referred to terrorism during the country's drug war.
Aug. 26, 2011
Ever-increasing life expectancies have opened a new stage between mid-life and anything resembling old age. As part of our multimedia series, we look at a growing number of baby boomers who are entering their 60s and rejecting notions they should idle away or play golf for 30 years. Instead, they want another career.
Aug. 26, 2011
At a time when the state government is scrounging for money to stay afloat, its chief auditor has identified more than $8 million in lost revenue that the State Lands Commission failed to collect from lessees.
Aug. 25, 2011
A study by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute finds that the widespread perception that Phoenix and Tucson are facing a water crisis may be overstated.
Aug. 25, 2011
A national civil rights organization is challenging New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's efforts to verify whether foreign nationals with driver's licenses actually live in the state. MALDEF has filed a lawsuit claiming the policy is unconstitutional.
Aug. 25, 2011
The fire chief of Alamo, Texas said the continuing drug violence in Mexico makes it too dangerous for his men. Firefighters will respond to calls near the Rio Grande during the day only with the Border Patrol.
Aug. 24, 2011
The new special agent in charge of San Diego and Imperial Counties may be new to the job, but he's no stranger to the region.
Aug. 24, 2011
The men left behind a campfire they thought had burned out. When they returned, they spotted the smoke and fire, which led to one of the largest wildfires in state history, according to court records.
Aug. 24, 2011
The U.S. Department of the Interior agreed on a comprehensive settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency to address pollution at schools and public water systems in Indian Country.
Aug. 24, 2011
The large Chaldean community in El Cajon was outraged to learn that a drug- and weapons-trafficking ring was operating within their midst.
Aug. 24, 2011

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