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Sonora reports first 2 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state
Sonora reported its first cases of monkeypox this week as cases continue to rise across the country. Sonoran health officials announced Wednesday that the state had confirmed its first cases of monkeypox in two men, ages 21 and 54.
Aug. 18, 2022
Sonora prepares for heavy rains, opens temporary shelters
Sonoran officials say they expect heavy rains in the coming days and are taking measures to prevent damage and loss of life.
Aug. 18, 2022
More than $100M needed to prevent northern Arizona flooding
Northern Arizona has been besieged with almost daily flooding after a pair of devastating wildfires near Flagstaff this year. Officials say the price tag to prevent further damage from flooding will be steep: between $125 million and $145 million that will need to come from the U.S. government.
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Aug. 17, 2022
Border Patrol shadow units under new scrutiny
Customs and Border Protection says internal Border Patrol units that have been part of investigations into agent conduct after a use-of-force incident, like a shooting.
Aug. 17, 2022
Town hall in Tucson outlines plans to address future water issues
Water and city managers held a joint town hall to discuss One Water, a master plan laid out by city in 2019 to address future water issues. The meeting was planned for this month, but ended up coming hours after the Bureau of Reclamation announced new cuts in Colorado River supply to Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.
Aug. 17, 2022
The body of a Sonoran journalist has been found in San Luis Rio Colorado
Another reporter has been killed in Sonora, in what has become one of the deadliest years on record for journalists in Mexico.
Aug. 17, 2022
Judge: Anti-immigration groups environment suit can proceed
An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former President Donald Trump.
Aug. 17, 2022
Ducey ordered gaps in border wall to be filled with shipping containers. Its already falling down
After months of planning, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order to fill gaps in Yuma's portion of the southern border wall with shipping containers. But some have already toppled over.
Aug. 17, 2022
A Flagstaff familys insurance came up short after their home was destroyed by a wildfire
The Leazier family has lived at the same Flagstaff property more than three decades. This past April, theirs was one of 30 homes that burned down in the Tunnel Fire. Their insurance coverage doesn't fully cover the cost of rebuilding — and an insurance consumer advocacy organization said the Leaziers aren't alone.
Aug. 16, 2022
U.S. officials to tour burn scars and flood mitigations in Coconino County
Federal officials will be in northern Arizona on Wednesday to see the damage from two monsoon rains on several burn scars in the region.
Aug. 16, 2022
The fate of DACA rests with 3 judges
The future of DACA rests with three Louisiana judges. To learn about the legal twists and turns the proceedings have taken — and could — The Show spoke with Lynn Marcus of the University of Arizona's Immigration Law Clinic.
Aug. 16, 2022
Sonora governor promises infrastructure improvements after 3 die in flood
Three people died in Nogales, Sonora, this weekend as streets flooded amid heavy rains. Flooding has long been an issue in the city, and leaders say they are preparing to fund major infrastructure projects to address the situation.
Aug. 15, 2022
Whats behind a week of high-profile cartel violence in Mexico
Cartels unleashed mayhem in four Mexican states last week, burning cars, blocking roads and killing at least a dozen people. But on Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador downplayed the significance of the week’s events.
Aug. 15, 2022
Mexican national pleads guilty to bribing former Border Patrol agent in smuggling scheme
A Mexican national charged with bribing a Border Patrol agent to smuggle people across the U.S.-Mexico border has pleaded guilty. The case is connected to a larger, ongoing one centered on the Border Patrol agent’s actions.
Aug. 15, 2022
A year after the fall of Kabul, advocates call for permanent solutions for Afghan women soldiers
Today marks the first anniversary of when Afghanistan's capital Kabul fell to Taliban control, and U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated from their country as a result. Many are still in limbo.
Aug. 15, 2022
Downtown Phoenix event celebrates Navajo Code Talkers
On Sunday, residents gathered in downtown Phoenix to celebrate National Navajo Code Talkers Day. The event honored the members of the U.S. Marine Corps who used the Navajo language to relay unbreakable coded messages during World War II.
Aug. 14, 2022
Ducey orders crews to fill gaps in border wall
Arizona officials say they will use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near Yuma.
Aug. 13, 2022
Mexican officials say they have cleared enough water to rescue 10 miners trapped in collapse
Mexican officials said Friday that they believe they will finally be able to enter a flooded mine to attempt to rescue 10 miners who have been trapped inside for more than a week.
Aug. 12, 2022
Prison riot erupts into violence on the streets of Mexican border town
A prison riot spilled into the streets of a Mexican border town Thursday, leaving nine dead.
Aug. 12, 2022
A new museum will honor Navajo Code Talkers
Aug. 14 marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Navajo Code. This year, that day will also mark the groundbreaking for the first national Navajo Code Talkers museum in New Mexico.
Aug. 12, 2022