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Book Highlights Native American Occupation Of Alcatraz
Fifty years ago, 89 Native Americans set out into the San Francisco Bay by boats. Their destination was Alcatraz Island, home of the infamous federal prison that closed 16 years earlier.
Dec. 3, 2019
Crimes Go Unpunished In Mexico Every Day — How Do You Get More People To Care?
In Mexico, government and criminal impunity has become so ubiquitous during the country’s decade-long war on drug cartels that unpunished crimes make headlines on a daily basis, and many people have begun seeing them as a fact of life. That seeming indifference is the target of a recent study led by two Mexican policy analysts who study human rights violations in their country.
Dec. 3, 2019
Rocky Point Visitors Center Starts Petition For SENTRI Lane
The Rocky Point visitors center wants a trusted traveler lane at the port of entry Arizonans use to travel to and from the popular Sonoran beach town.
Dec. 3, 2019
Baby Shark Creators Developing Navajo Version
Pinkfong, a brand of the South Korean company SmartStudy, has announced it's working with the Navajo Nation Museum to create a new version of "Baby Shark."
Dec. 3, 2019
Family Of Murdered Mormons In Sonora Asks For Unity
Almost a month ago, three mothers and six children were murdered by suspected drug cartels in Sonora. Their relatives, still seeking justice, met with the Mexican president and participated in a protest against his government.
Dec. 2, 2019
Binational Startup Weekend In Nogales Puts Focus On Sustainability
This weekend, entrepreneurs from Arizona and Sonora can take part in a sustainability-focused startup event just south of the border in Nogales, Sonora. It's the second time the city is hosting the binational and bilignual event, called Startup Weekend Sustainability Nogales.
Dec. 2, 2019
EPA Fines Hopi Over Arsenic In Drinking Water
Federal officials have fined the Hopi Tribe for failing to reduce arsenic levels in its drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center. The Hopi Tribe has agreed to pay the $3,800 fine and to finish building a treatment system by early next year.
Dec. 2, 2019
Park Service Proposes Cell Tower Plan At Grand Canyon
While some of the 6 million annual visitors to the Grand Canyon like to unplug while they're at the park, many have complained about the poor cell service. It's also a problem for the first responders, business owners and teachers trying to do their jobs.
Dec. 2, 2019
Mexico Arrests Suspects In Sonora Massacre
Over the weekend, the Mexican government announced that it had arrested suspects in the massacre of nine women and children in northeastern Sonora.
Dec. 2, 2019
Lucid Motors Plant In Casa Grande Expected To Bring 2,000 Jobs
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will meet with his Sonora Mexico counterpart at a groundbreaking ceremony in Casa Grande on Monday. Lucid Motors expects to create more than 2,000 jobs once it opens its first electric vehicle plant in Pinal County.
Dec. 2, 2019
Mexico’s Congress Gives ‘F’ To Country’s Immigration Enforcement
The Mexican government failed to implement clear immigration policies and allowed migrants to be held in overcrowded facilities even before the country began receiving waives of migrant caravans.
Nov. 29, 2019
In Mexico, A Renewed Interest In Stopping Corporate Corruption
Two of Mexico's most influential business groups are proposing new efforts to stem corporate corruption. The heads of the Mexican Business Council and the Business Coordinating Council say they will promote new accountability measures. Their members include corporations such as Coca-Cola and the airline Aeromexico.
Nov. 28, 2019
Families Of Mexican Massacre Victims Express Gratitude, Concern Over Cartel Terrorist Designation
Three mothers and six of their children - all dual U.S.-Mexican citizens - were murdered in an ambush by suspected drug cartel members outside a rural Sonoran community on Nov. 4. The tragedy brought the binational community together, with some traveling hundreds of miles for the funerals. But there are differences of opinion about President Donald Trump’s statement that he plans to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations.
Nov. 27, 2019
Mexican Stage Of Amateur Tour De France Ends In Sonora
Arizona cycling enthusiasts can get a taste of the Tour de France experience close to home this year. For the first time, the amateur tour stage in Mexico is coming to Sonora.
Nov. 27, 2019
Union Accuses Top USCIS Official Of Going After Whistleblowers
Members of a federal workers union accuse a top officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of illegally trying to scare whistleblowers from coming forward.
Nov. 27, 2019
9th U.S. Circuit Takes Up Third-Country Asylum Rule
The legal challenge to the Trump administration’s third-country asylum rule goes before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday morning.
Nov. 27, 2019
Mexico Reacts After Trump Designates Cartels As Terrorist Groups
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that drug cartels will be designated as terrorist groups. The Mexican government is warning that the country won't will not admit any action affecting sovereignty.
Nov. 27, 2019
Rocky Point Mayor Urges Investment, Says City Is Safe
In an Hermosillo hotel event room packed with Sonoran business people last week, state tourism official Luis Nunez touted Rocky Point as Sonora’s “principal tourist destination.”
Nov. 26, 2019
Report: Volunteer Training Aids Refugee Resettlement Groups, But Its Costly
A new report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) says volunteers can give refugees personalized help that resettlement agencies can’t offer. But volunteers can also do more harm than good, if they are not properly trained.
Nov. 26, 2019
U.S. Busing Migrants From Tucson To El Paso
The Trump administration has started busing migrants it has captured in southern Arizona all the way to El Paso. Then the migrants are funneled into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to await their asylum hearing hundreds of miles away from where they first arrived.
Nov. 26, 2019