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Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera receives a Phoenix Suns jersey
The mayor of Mexico City is welcoming the Phoenix Suns, who will play two of their regular season home games there this week.
Grand Canyon tourists
President Obama decided not to grant monument status to a large parcel of land adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park, a move that would have made permanent the administration’s temporary ban on uranium mining.
mexican secretary of foreign affairs
Mexico is already preparing to work with the new U.S. administration with a significant, and controversial, change in the Mexican president’s cabinet.
Border Patrol Vehicle with flags
Over the past month, Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have been attacked at levels of violence that were far greater than the agency had previously acknowledged. In one attack, an agent was nearly maimed.
In North Dakota, a ruling by the Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. That decision has energized opposition to a pipeline under construction by the same company in west Texas. Mexico is paying for the Texas pipeline and has a lot at stake in this and other U.S. pipelines.
Ford Motor Co. executives said Tuesday they were scrapping a project to build a $1.6 billion facility in Mexico, instead choosing to move those planned operations to an existing factory in Mexico, and investing $700 million in a Michigan plant that will build electric vehicles.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has called for more collaborative action to protect communities from wildfire and better prepare firefighters. She travels to the National Interagency Fire Center in Idaho today.
The Arizona Game And Fish is considering new boating rules to improve safety on the state’s lakes and rivers.
bears ears proclaimation
President Barack Obama used his executive authority under the Antiquities Act Dec. 28 to declare two national monuments in the southwest -- Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada. Tribal leaders and environmentalists are thrilled to protect the land from mining and artifact looting. But not everyone is happy about the designations.
Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo Nation Library wants to preserve thousands of hours of oral history. The task -- to digitize 300 reels of tape. But that costs money.
Seeds are among Arizona’s exports to Mexico, Some of them are grown in the outskirts of Mexico City and still using ancient pre columbian agricultural techniques.
The Tapia’s bought this home in Brawley for $385,000 in 2007. They’ve let the front yard turn brown as they wait for a short sale to go through for less than half of what they paid for the home.
Mexico’s consumer protection agency is beginning to offer financial advice to Mexican nationals living in the U.S. and returning to their native country.
David Mikesic
Navajo and other native people use eagle feathers in traditional healing ceremonies. Up until recently the feathers were difficult to obtain.
Mexico will likely slow the pace of cooperation with the U.S. on immigration and drugs should the incoming Trump administration substantially expand the current border wall.
Mexico is considering its options should President-elect Trump make good on his threat to withdraw from the the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico is willing to "modernize" NAFTA, not renegotiate from scratch.

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