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Investigation finds migrants flown to Marthas Vineyard were misled
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Sep. 22, 2022
Advocates call for investigation into inhumane conditions at ICE facility
A complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General alleges medical neglect and unsafe conditions at an immigrant detention center in Florence.
Sep. 20, 2022
A year after Del Rio, activists call for an end to Title 42
Activists held a demonstration outside the White House this week calling for an end to pandemic-era restrictions at the border. The event marked a year since images of Border Patrol agents chasing, grabbing and yelling at Haitian migrants emerged from Del Rio, Texas.
Sep. 20, 2022
AMLO: Long delayed highway could be finished soon
He declined to provide an estimated completion date, but federal transportation officials have previously said it's expected in the second half of this year.
Sep. 20, 2022
Sonoran governor signs decree banning fireworks at state functions
The main purpose of the change is to avoid needlessly terrifying pets. Sonoran Gov. Alfonso Durazo encouraged municipal governments across the state to follow suit.
Sep. 20, 2022
No quick fix for Coconino Countys flooding problem
Coconino County residents were told Tuesday morning that they face millions of dollars in repairs to stop future flooding after this year’s heavy monsoon season.
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Sep. 20, 2022
AMLO responds to Ukraine peace plan’s cool reception
Mexico’s president recently proposed a peace plan for the war ignited by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Sep. 19, 2022
Earthquake hits Mexico on same day as 85, 17 quakes
The disaster also came shortly after a massive earthquake preparedness drill in Mexico City that also served as a commemoration of those two previous tragedies.
Sep. 19, 2022
Tucson aid groups, city officials ask for donations for asylum seekers
City leaders in Tucson are asking for donations from the community as a higher than usual number of asylum seekers arrive in need of assistance.
Sep. 19, 2022
Border cameras capture some wildlife using border flood gates
A pair of conservation groups are looking at how wildlife is affected by the 30-foot steel bollard border wall built by the Trump administration.
Sep. 19, 2022
Redistricting leaves Native voters worried their votes wont matter
Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts will see their first test drive this November when voters head to the polls. But some voting advocates in Indian Country are worried they will water down the impact of the Indigenous vote.
Sep. 19, 2022
AG Brnovich challenges Bidens immigration policy again
In a new legal filing, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claims to have new evidence that may challenge certain Biden administration immigration policy decisions.
Sep. 19, 2022
Mexican general arrested in case of student disappearances in 2014
Gen. Jose Rodriguez had recently been accused of personally ordering the execution of six of the 43 Ayotzinapa teachers college students.
Sep. 16, 2022
Crowds again gather for Grito de Independencia in Sonora
This year drones put on a light show instead of the traditional firework display, a change intended to avoid terrifying pets in nearby neighborhoods.
Sep. 16, 2022
In southern Sonora, a mountain biking corridor takes shape
Compared to Arizona, mountain biking and other off-road cycling disciplines are relatively new sports in Sonora. Many of the existing trails are recently built, and new riders are hitting the available dirt all the time. But in a thirty-mile corridor at the southern end of the state, growth has been particularly dynamic.
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Sep. 16, 2022
The story behind Mexican Independence Days Grito de Dolores
Sept. 16 is Mexican Independence Day, also known as El Grito in recognition of the Grito de Dolores, or Cry of Dolores, that will be reenacted all over Mexico and Arizona.
Sep. 16, 2022
Largest Navajo Nation school district gets electric buses
The largest school district in the Navajo Nation has received its first electric school buses. Some students in the Chinle Unified School District experienced their first rides in electric vehicles this week.
Sep. 15, 2022
Groups start petition to keep transmission lines out of Sonora’s El Pinacate
Conservation groups in Sonora, Mexico, are circulating an online petition to keep power lines out of a protected area near the Arizona-Sonora border.
Sep. 15, 2022
Mexico’s lower house of Congress votes to keep military in public safety role
Mexico’s lower house of Congress has voted to continue using the military to tackle domestic security issues through 2028.
Sep. 15, 2022
Border Patrol made migrants throw away backpacks, passports, birth certificates
Migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border bring backpacks, clothes, supplies, toys, money, religious items and important documents. Last year, Border Patrol agents in the Yuma sector began forcing migrants to throw their belongings in the trash.
Sep. 15, 2022

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