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$220 Million Available To Cleanup Navajo Uranium Mines
The federal government seeks proposals from businesses to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. But some say Navajo-owned businesses aren’t big enough to handle the project. The EPA plans to parse out $220 million to multiple "small businesses."
Apr. 19, 2019
Report: New NAFTA Would Bring Growth, Employment Gains
If enacted, the renegotiated NAFTA deal could grow the U.S. economy and bring modest jumps in employment, according to a new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Apr. 19, 2019
To An Outsider, No Obvious Signs Of An Emergency Unfolding In Yuma
Months after President Donald Trump declared an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border, the mayor of Yuma has officially joined in. Douglas Nicholls, a Republican, sounded the alarm this week when the area’s only shelter was already packed with migrants and Border Patrol planned to drop more off. The mayor says he took action to prevent a large homeless population in the city and to protect its residents.
Apr. 19, 2019
Electric Scooter Companies Fight To Keep Rolling In Mexico
Electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated — or even eradicated.
Apr. 18, 2019
Border Patrol: Cost Of Supplies For Migrants In Yuma Area Skyrockets
The U.S. Border Patrol said on Wednesday the Yuma sector was holding more than double the number of migrants than the area has room for, and the cost of supplies for migrants has jumped significantly.
Apr. 17, 2019
City, County Approve Location For New Douglas Port Of Entry
The Douglas City Council and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors have voted to support a proposed location for a new commercial port of entry in Southeastern Arizona.
Apr. 17, 2019
Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases
A flood of migrants dropped off in Yuma by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has caused city’s top elected official to declare a local emergency. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls suggested an agency within the same federal department should pay for the “disaster.”
Apr. 17, 2019
ICE Deports Military Widower, Lets Him Back Into Arizona
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it deported the husband of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan while there was a ruling that he could not be removed from the country.
Apr. 16, 2019
Mexican Women Jump-Start Businesses With New Program
A group of 28 women graduated from an entrepreneurship course hosted by the University of Arizona and the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, this month. Their businesses range from opening an ice cream shop to starting a YouTube channel. On April 6, they presented the fruits of their labor at a trade show.
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Apr. 16, 2019
Arizona Conservatives Rally For
A congressman and the chair of the Arizona Republican Party were among the speakers at a rally Monday evening dubbed “Patriotism Over Socialism.” Anti-Defamation League of Arizona said the rally would likely draw extremists.
Apr. 16, 2019
Largest Mass Grave In Recent Memory Found In Sonora
Members of Guerreras Buscadoras de Sonora — or the Sonoran Warrior Searchers — found 30 bodies over the weekend near Ejido Francisco Madero, a small town outside Ciudad Obregon in the southern part of the state.
Apr. 15, 2019
AMLO: Trump Promises Investment In Mexican ‘Mayan Train’
"I met with the secretary of commerce from the United States, and he told me that President Donald Trump sent me a message promising they will invest on the train," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a rally.
Apr. 15, 2019
As Hermosillo Grows At Edges, Some See A Future In The Center
In a trend Phoenicians know well, the Sonoran capital Hermosillo is growing quickly at the city’s edges. That has come with financial and environmental consequences. However, some officials and entrepreneurs are turning their gaze to the city center, and see a more sustainable future in a denser, more diverse urban core.
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Apr. 15, 2019
Mexico And U.S. Business Lobbies Sign Agreement
Two of the main economic organizations in Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on Friday, during the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue in Mérida, Mexico. The agreement will serve as a prelude to the renewed free trade agreement for North America, known as USMCA.
Apr. 12, 2019
Court Won
A federal appeals court put a judge's order on hold Friday shortly before it would have stopped the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases move through U.S. courts.
Apr. 12, 2019
1st Fentanyl Lab Found In NW Mexican State Sinaloa
After being shot at by suspects early Wednesday morning, state police and army units discovered a fentanyl laboratory in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. It’s just south of Sonora, which borders Arizona.
Apr. 12, 2019
Mexican Authorities Attempting To Slow Flow Of Migrants
As President Donald Trump has been putting pressure Mexico to slow down the flow of migrants reaching the border, Mexican authorities are containing hundreds of people in the southern part of that country. Senior Field Correspondent Jorge Valencia was reporting from Mexico's border with Central America.
Apr. 12, 2019
Bullfighting At The Border: The Heart Of Nogales
In the 1950s and '60s, Arizona tourists and Hollywood stars filled the stands in the old bullring in Nogales, Sonora, to see some of the world’s most famous bullfighters perform just south of the Arizona border. Those days are gone, but for many, the memories remain.
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Apr. 12, 2019
Vice President, Ducey Challenge Congress On Border
Vice President Mike Pence met with Gov. Doug Ducey and federal immigration officials along Arizona’s border with Mexico on Thursday. Flanked by a group of olive-uniformed Border Patrol agents and with the border fence topped in concertina wire as the backdrop, Pence called on Congress to harden immigration rules against asylum seekers.
Apr. 11, 2019
Phoenix Trade Rep Based In Mexico City Talks Business Under AMLO
Uncertainty remains for many investors more than 100 days after Mexico’s new president officially took office. The city of Phoenix’s trade representative in Mexico City spoke Thursday morning about what this new era means for those whose business involves Arizona’s southern neighbor.
Apr. 11, 2019

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