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Stanley Black & Decker To Open Plant In Hermosillo
The toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker is going to open a plant in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. The facility will be the company's fourth in Mexico and is expected to employ roughly 1,800 people.
Apr. 16, 2021
Mass Vaccination Of Mexican Teachers To Start Soon
Mexico is set to start vaccinating several million education workers. Teacher vaccinations in Sonora are slated to begin May 5, while the first round begins on April 20.
Apr. 16, 2021
Navajo Nation OKs Solar Projects For Local Communities
The Navajo Nation has approved a couple of solar projects that will provide electricity to tribal communities.
Apr. 15, 2021
Sonoran Congress Approves Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags
A new law passed this week in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, aims to crack down on the use of single-use plastic in part by banning non-biodegradable plastic bags.
Apr. 15, 2021
Groups Protest Release Of Man Accused Of Attempted Femicide
A group of women marched through the streets of the Sonora capital Hermosillo on Wednesday to protest what they call a patriarchal system that fails to protect victims from their aggressors.
Apr. 15, 2021
Washington Post: Native Americans Fighting To Save Sanctity Of Oak Flat
Oak Flat in Pinal County has become the centerpiece of the battles between Native American tribes to preserve their sacred land and mining companies that want to generate revenue and create jobs. Washington Post Reporter Dana Hedgpeth recently wrote about Oak Flat.
Apr. 15, 2021
Older Sonorans Begin Receiving Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue a slow rollout in Mexico, some older adults in the state of Sonora are finally receiving second doses this week.
Apr. 14, 2021
Mexico Seeks Volunteers For Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Patria’
A new COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Mexico is ready to enter the first phase of clinical trials, and officials say if all goes well, it could be approved for emergency use by the end of the year.
Apr. 14, 2021
Tent Like Facility Planned In Tucson To House Asylum Seekers
More information is emerging about a tent like facility that the U.S. Border Patrol is planning to erect in Tucson to house asylum seekers. Mayor Regina Romero says details have been sparse.
Apr. 14, 2021
U.S. House Committee Hears Testimony On Save Oak Flat Bill
The U.S. House Committee for Indigenous people held hearings Tuesday on Congressman Raul Grijalva’s bill to permanently protect Oak Flat from a proposed copper mine.
Apr. 13, 2021
30 Mexican Soldiers Arrested In Forced Disappearances
The Mexican Navy said the arrests were tied to incidents in 2014, though a national Mexican outlet says they in fact took place in 2018.
Apr. 13, 2021
Report: Better Handling Of Mexican Pandemic Could Have Saved Lives
The study's lead author says much of the poor handling of the pandemic traces back to the concentration of decision-making power in an agency subordinated to the president.
Apr. 13, 2021
Senate Passes Bill That Bans Prohibiting Tribal Regalia At Graduations
The Arizona Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit public schools from banning Native American students from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance to their graduation ceremonies.
Apr. 13, 2021
Hotel Room Contract Shows Feds Trying To Adjust To Migration Changes
A government contract that gives certain migrant families hotel rooms in Arizona was driven by a change in the demographics of who comes to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Apr. 13, 2021
Photographer Documents Border Wall Problems
Photographer John Kurc first came to Arizona a couple of years ago for an assignment that had little to do with the desert or the border wall. But he has since become fascinated by the structure and the people affected by it. The Show spoke with him about why he began documenting the wall and what he’s seen in terms of flaws or holes in it.
Apr. 13, 2021
After 2 Weeks Of Checkpoints, San Carlos Hopes For Improvements
The local tourism industry is hoping things turn around now that the two-week period of requiring negative tests is over.
Apr. 12, 2021
COVID-19 Risk Rising In Several Key Sonoran Cities
Five major Sonoran cities, including the capital Hermosillo, are within just a few points of being considered high risk, according to the state’s coronavirus risk measure. That comes as the vaccination effort is picking up pace, but still lagging far behind neighboring Arizona.
Apr. 12, 2021
Tucson Police Chief Tapped To Head CBP
The Biden administration tapped Tucson’s police chief to oversee its largest law enforcement agency. Chris Magnus has been Tucson’s chief since 2016 and would serve as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security arm that manages the Border Patrol and Customs officers at the nation’s ports.
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Apr. 12, 2021
New Housing For Asylum Seekers To Open In Tucson
A tent-like facility to house migrants will go up near the Tucson International Airport in the coming weeks, according to a Tucson Border Patrol official. The facility will be located between the airport and Interstate 10, and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of May.
Apr. 10, 2021
Art Street Reviving Hermosillos Scene With Saturday Shows
After closing for more than a year because of the pandemic, a street in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo known as the “Art Street” is opening back up with a series of weekend performances starting this Saturday.
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Apr. 9, 2021

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