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Women Prepare Nationwide Strike In Mexico
After the increase of hate crimes against females and the recent gruesome murders of a woman and a 7-year-old girl, many women in Mexico are preparing an unusual protest — and it’s already becoming controversial.
Feb. 21, 2020
Conservation Groups: Wall Puts Sonora Sites In Danger
Conservation groups say new sections of fence being built along the Arizona-Sonora border are a threat to wildlife on both sides. And they’re asking the United Nations to declare a Sonoran biosphere reserve "In Danger."
Feb. 21, 2020
Federal Judge Orders Border Patrol To Change Practices In Tucson Sector
A federal judge in Tucson this week ruled that the Border Patrol’s holding facilities for detained migrants are unconstitutional and, he granted a permanent injunction ordering the agency to change its practices in the Tucson Sector.
Feb. 21, 2020
LA Takes Steps Toward Navajo Clean Energy Partnership
The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Wednesday to take the next steps toward a clean-energy partnership with the Navajo Nation.
Feb. 19, 2020
Judge OKs Settlement Between Motel 6, Latino Civil Rights Group
A federal judge has given final approval to a multimillion dollar class-action settlement between Motel 6 and a Latino civil rights group. The case sprang from a 2017 story by Phoenix New Times about Motel 6 staff sharing guest information with federal immigration authorities.
Feb. 19, 2020
DREAMer Reflects On His Journey 15 Years After Winning Robotics Contest
Four undocumented teenagers from a Title I West Phoenix high school compete against the best engineers in the country from MIT with an underwater rover named Stinky — and win. It’s a made-for-Hollywood story that did, in fact, make those four "DREAMers" famous years later when it was made into a Hollywood film called “Spare Parts.”
Feb. 19, 2020
Vehicle Crossings At Arizona-Mexico Ports Fall For Second Year
The number of personal vehicles crossing into Arizona from Mexico fell last year, marking the second year of declines. One Nogales port authority representative chalked the drop up to staffing shortages and lane closures.
Feb. 18, 2020
Outrage In Mexico After Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl
Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.
Feb. 18, 2020
Navajo Nation Wants To Provide Power To LA
Navajo President Jonathan Nez will attend a Los Angeles City Council meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed partnership. The tribe wants to provide the city with 500 megawatts of clean energy.
Feb. 18, 2020
The Story Of The Border Patrols So-Called Douglas Mafia
Twenty years ago, the Border Patrol was a small agency that didn’t get a lot of attention. But since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, the agency has nearly tripled in size and budget. A small group of agents, dubbed “the Douglas mafia,” rode that wave of growth to the top. ProPublica reporter Melissa del Bosque joined The Show to talk about her latest piece.
Feb. 18, 2020
Mexico Reports Decrease In U.S. Asylum Seekers At The Border
Thousands of asylum seekers are forced to wait on the Mexican side of the border under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. Mexican authorities say they will keep helping that population, as the numbers continue to decrease.
Feb. 18, 2020
Mexico Says Way Fewer Migrants Are Reaching the U.S. Border
Mexico’s current administration has been in power for a little more than a year. And according to their data, their efforts to reduce the flow of undocumented migrants to the U.S. are getting results.
Feb. 18, 2020
AMLO Asks Feminists To Stop Damaging Monuments
Hundreds of women’s rights activists marched in Mexico City on Friday and Saturday demanding that the government stop the rise of femicides in the country. During the protests, many painted messages on the facade of Mexico’s National Palace. And on Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked them to stop damaging monuments.
Feb. 17, 2020
Pima County Rejects $1.8M In Federal Immigration Funds
The Pima County Board of Supervisors in Southern Arizona voted last week to reject $1.8 million in federal immigration funding last week under a program called Operation Stonegarden.
Feb. 17, 2020
Untold Arizona: Creating Cross-Border Connections Through Art
Three years ago, Bisbee artist Gretchen Baer opened a small art center just steps from the border in the quiet town of Naco, Sonora. Now, every Tuesday the little studio bursts into life with colorful chaos as nearly 100 kids show up to paint, draw, play music and eat an after-school snack. In this installment of our series Untold Arizona we head south of the border to Studio Mariposa.
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Feb. 14, 2020
Feminist Protests Demand Justice After Womans Death, AMLOs Comments
The gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City this week is triggering major protests this weekend against gender-based hate crimes. People are outraged over the publication of photos of the victim's body — and comments from Mexico's president about femicide.
Feb. 14, 2020
Gilbert Council Member Chosen As New Maricopa County Assessor
Eddie Cook was unanimously chosen from the list of five finalists interviewed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to finish out the rest of 2020 as County Assessor.
Feb. 14, 2020
How Page Is Changing In Wake Of Navajo Generating Stations Closure
In northern Arizona, workers are in the process of decommissioning the west’s largest coal-fired power plant. Two Page Middle School students have noticed some changes in their town since the shut down. They interviewed their community about those changes.
What Should We Do With Freed Up Water After Closure Of NGS?
Feb. 14, 2020
Mexican Diplomats Removed After Facing Complaints
The Mexican government has taken the unusual step of removing two high-ranking diplomats working with the United States. Both faced serious accusations.
Feb. 14, 2020
Border Officials: No Cultural Sites Where Border Explosions Are Taking Place
The Border Patrol is turning to social media to argue that a border fence project in Arizona is not harming cultural or biological remains.
Grijalva: Wall Doing Irreparable Damage
Feb. 13, 2020