Border wall protester and supporters rally as religious freedom defense is denied
Hia C-ed O'odham activist Amber Ortega and her supporters held a rally in Tucson after a magistrate judge ruled a religious freedom defense could not be used to determine her guilt or innocence in a case in which she faces federal charges for physically blocking construction machinery near Quitobaquito Springs last year.
Nov. 25, 2021
Sonoran searching groups meet with UN representatives
The UN’s Committee on Enforced Disappearances has been touring Mexico, and was most recently in neighboring Sinaloa, where the meeting took place.
Nov. 23, 2021
Homeland Security: 98% of CBP employees are vaccine mandate compliant
This week marked the deadline for most federal employees and government contractors to get vaccinated for COVID-19 under the Biden administration’s mandates.
Nov. 24, 2021
Proposed DACA change draws drew more than 9,000 comments
The Biden administration is trying to preserve DACA the embattled DACA program with a proposed federal rule change that would formalize the Obama-era program’s protections.
Nov. 30, 2021
Sonoran governor hopes to bring solar to mountain communities
The governor of neighboring Sonora hopes to bring solar energy plants to the state’s rural communities. Building the facilities could also improve broadband internet access in some rural communities, according to state authorities.
Nov. 30, 2021
Sonora returns to moderate on national COVID-19 risk scale
After several weeks at low, Sonora is heading in the wrong direction on the national coronavirus risk scale. Three other border states, and Baja California Sur, are also considered yellow, or moderate risk.
Nov. 30, 2021
The border is open, but asylum seekers remain in limbo
A controversial Trump-era policy aimed at keeping refugees out of the U.S. during the pandemic is being continued by the Biden administration.
Nov. 30, 2021
Feminist organizer killed in attack on Sonora protest
Sonora is reeling from an armed attack late last week that left three people dead and two others seriously injured. One of those killed was a woman taking part in a protest against gender violence.
Nov. 29, 2021