On Wednesday, the Second Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously granted legal protection to communities affected by a 2014 mining spill in the Sonora River. Residents of the communities affected by the spill hope that the ruling will provide relief they’ve been seeking for more than five years.
Jan. 16, 2020
A greater than normal percentage of migrant detainees are reporting abdominal pain and gastrointestinal issues at the Casa Alitas shelter in Tucson. And the common thread for those being held in Border Patrol custody is a particular kind of burrito that is provided to the detainees.
Jan. 16, 2020
The Navajo president said the trade agreement that the Trump administration and China signed Wednesday would open doors for tribes.
Jan. 16, 2020
Temperatures Within Border Patrol Facilities Challenged in Trial
The U.S. government and a team of legal advocacy groups representing migrants in Border Patrol custody clashed over a cornerstone complaint: the temperatures inside the facilities.
Jan. 18, 2020
County Supervisors Seek Applicants To Fill Assessor Job
Paul Petersen recently resigned as Maricopa County assessor, and now the county’s Board of Supervisors has come up with a plan to fill the job.
Jan. 17, 2020
Amid Impeachment Din, Senate Approves USMCA By Wide Margin
As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is getting underway, the U.S. Senate approved the revised NAFTA deal on Thursday by a wide margin. The final tally was 89-10, with both of Arizona's senators voting for the measure.
Jan. 16, 2020
Sheriff Penzone Gives Public Apology For Leaving Meeting On Racial Profiling Early
Leaving a community meeting tied to a long-running racial profiling case landed Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in hot water with a federal judge last year. Penzone gave a public apology Wednesday night at the first meeting this year to give updates on efforts by the Sheriff’s Office to carry out court orders to end racial profiling of Latinos.
Jan. 16, 2020
Worker Morale At Homeland Security Climbs, But Not Everywhere
The Government Accountability Office says low morale has gotten better in recent years in the massive Department of Homeland Security, but a nonprofit found worker satisfaction fell in 2019 in sub-agencies that deal with immigration.
Jan. 15, 2020