Fronteras Desk News

Social service agencies in two northern Arizona cities are preparing for a surge of people needing homes. Both Bullhead City and Flagstaff are dealing with an affordable housing crisis.
Apr. 20, 2018
The hospitals and Visit Tucson invested $250,000 over the past year. And they’re looking at the long term: they’re planning on making the same investment annually.
Apr. 20, 2018
Arizona lawmakers have approved legislation that would give coal a tax break on the Navajo Nation. The measure is an attempt to make the coal-fired power plant in Page more attractive to potential buyers.  
Apr. 19, 2018
A nationally recognized organizer detained by immigration authorities in Arizona is scheduled to have a bond hearing in Eloy Thursday morning, and could go free, her supporters say.
Apr. 18, 2018
In southern Arizona, a jury is deciding the fate of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing a teenaged boy by firing into Mexico from the United States.
Apr. 18, 2018
Across the country, American Indian students consistently score lower than other racial groups on national standardized tests. Research shows today’s Native youth still feel the impacts of a traumatic past. And that affects how they learn in English-only schools.
A Look Back At Arizona's Indian Boarding Schools
Apr. 17, 2018
A class-action group is suing Coconino County officials over the practice of jailing inmates longer than required when staff suspect an inmate is undocumented. And now a Flagstaff group is asking the City Council to step in.
Apr. 16, 2018
The economic exchange between Arizona and Mexico is not exclusive to businesses and government. A Scottsdale-based nonprofit will invest $1.4 million in Sonora to incentivize local economies and do something that has a longer lasting impact.
Apr. 16, 2018
Governor Doug Ducey introduced the Arizona National Guard’s so-called Operation Guardian Shield at the U.S. Border Patrol’s Nogales station, Friday.
Apr. 13, 2018
The U.S. government is rushing through a border wall project in New Mexico that it says completes one of the cornerstone promises of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. A Fronteras Desk examination of border wall projects shows that what the government is delivering is not a new wall, but the same border wall that’s been going up for the past decade.
Apr. 13, 2018
The Navajo Nation is the latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors for their role in a surge of opioid-related deaths. The tribe filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Mexico.
Apr. 12, 2018
Current tensions around the U.S. and Mexico border are nothing new and can be traced back to the period between 1890 and 1930. It was near the end of this era that the border relations grew increasingly complex.
Apr. 12, 2018
The head of the Arizona National Guard unveiled details Wednesday on how soldiers will provide support to federal agents at the border.
Apr. 11, 2018
An encounter between Mexican and American officials will take place as tensions have increased over trade disputes and the caravan of Central American immigrant activists heading for the U.S.-Mexico border.
Apr. 11, 2018
Arizona will send 338 National Guard members to the Mexican border on a support mission dubbed Operation Guardian Shield, which the governor said will be paid for by the federal government.
Apr. 9, 2018
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Monday that DACA recipients are not eligible for in-state college tuition.
Apr. 9, 2018
Three eagles have been shot in the last two weeks on the Navajo Nation in a series of illegal poachings. The latest injured golden eagle was rescued last week near Farmington.
Apr. 9, 2018
Mexican and American researchers are exploring ancient archaeological sites in Mexico, near the Sonora-Arizona border. Their studies might bring more light not only to the region’s past… but also to the present indigenous communities.
Apr. 9, 2018
German Velazquez did pushups, sit-ups and ran a mile on a hot Thursday afternoon near a U.S. Army recruiting center. Velazquez used to be an undocumented immigrant, is now a green card holder, and in October 2017, decided to enlist.
Apr. 6, 2018
Trump’s decision to send the National Guard to the border drew sharp rebukes from across Mexico’s political spectrum this week. The country’s four presidential candidates put aside their differences to rally against a common rival.
Apr. 6, 2018

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