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One Of Few Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Dies
Fleming Begaye Sr. was one of more than 400 Navajos who served as Code Talkers during World War II. The men communicated during battles using some 600 Navajo words.
May. 13, 2019
Mexico’s President Wants To Decriminalize Illegal Drugs — But Which?
Mexico's president is proposing major drug reform in his country, decriminalizing illegal drugs and transferring resources from fighting drug trafficking to efforts towards reducing drug addiction.
May. 10, 2019
Grand Canyon To Spray Herbicide On Invasive Plants
Grand Canyon National Park staff will spray herbicide on invasive plants on the north rim next week.
May. 10, 2019
Study: Air Pollution Significant At 96 Percent Of National Parks
As summer nears many families will head to national parks for fresh air. Well a new study released this week found 96 percent of national parks have air pollution problems.
May. 10, 2019
On Mother’s Day, Sonorans March For Missing Families
Friday was Mother’s Day in Mexico, and some took to the streets in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico to bring attention to their missing loved ones.
May. 10, 2019
Border Patrol Warns Migrants Of Arizona
U.S. Border Patrol is once again warning migrants of the dangers of crossing the Arizona-Mexico border as temperatures heat up in the desert. But the agency is facing new challenges on the border.
May. 9, 2019
Unusual Shooting Surprises And Disturbs Cuernavaca, Mexico
It was an unusual shooting in a city just 50 miles away from Mexico City. It happened in daylight on the main square, and a few steps away from reporters doing interviews.
May. 9, 2019
April Border Crossings Set Another Record
The new numbers coincided with a slew of border officials appearing before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. Border Patrol chief Carla Provost warned agents are overwhelmed.
May. 8, 2019
Trial For Migrant Aid Volunteer Ends As Felony Trial Looms
Scott Warren is the last of nine defendants charged with federal misdemeanor crimes for leaving food and water out on a national wildlife refuge in southern Arizona.
May. 8, 2019
NPS OKs Grand Canyon Pipeline Project
The National Park Service on Wednesday gave the green light to replace a critical transcanyon pipeline at the Grand Canyon.
May. 8, 2019
Navajo Sign National Research Agreement
The Navajo Nation has signed the first tribal data-sharing agreement for nationwide research. The agreement allows for Johns Hopkins University and other researchers to build a large-scale database.
May. 8, 2019
U.S. Man Charged For
Authorities in Nogales, Mexico arrested a man who is facing federal charges in Phoenix for allegedly running a “Ponzi scheme,” according to a news release from the Sonoran Attorney General’s Office. He was arrested for violating the conditions of his pretrial release.
May. 8, 2019
AMLO Blames U.S. Political Interests For Tomato Crisis
Trade tensions between Mexico and the U.S. are currently centered in one of the quintessential ingredients of BLT sandwiches, salsas and Italian-American food: tomatoes. While the U.S. imposes a tariff on this Mexican produce, the president of Mexico speaks up, accusing electoral interests in the U.S.
May. 8, 2019
Mexico Wants To Reinvent U.S. Merida Aid Program
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he doesn't want aid under the United States' so-called Merida Initiative — at least in its present form.
May. 8, 2019
CBP Proposes 63 Miles Of Border Fence In Arizona
Federal border officials are looking to build an additional 60 miles of border fencing in Arizona. A large segment of the project involves replacing vehicle barrier put up during the last presidential administration in Arizona’s west desert.
May. 8, 2019
Indian Man Held In La Paz County Dies In ICE Custody
A 21-year-old man from India has become the fifth person to die while detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Oct. 1, 2018.
May. 7, 2019
Pilot Program Shuttles Migrants To Phoenix From Yuma
Aid workers are taking a crack at transporting migrant families from Yuma to Phoenix — a round trip of more than 350 miles — once people have been released by federal authorities.
May. 7, 2019
Pima County Supervisors Approve Federal Grant Renewal
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue receiving a federal border law enforcement grant offered by the Homeland Security Department.
May. 7, 2019
U.S. Scraps Tomato Deal
While the U.S. has scrapped the deal, known as the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, negotiations between the department and U.S. and Mexican tomato growers are ongoing.
May. 7, 2019
Mexico Gets Its Worst 1Q GDP In A Decade
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country’s economy is looking better than ever — but numbers show the opposite. The country's economic activity registered its biggest fall for starting a year in a decade. And among the main factors: nervous foreign investors.
May. 7, 2019

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