Fronteras Desk News

Sonora to receive federal funds for port modernization projects
Those traveling from Arizona to Sonora could soon see improvements at Mexican ports of entry. Officials say funds have been set aside to modernize the state’s six land ports.
Nov. 3, 2022
Prison official found murdered in Guaymas, Sonora
Officials in neighboring Sonora say they have recovered the body of a prison employee who was kidnapped earlier this week.
Nov. 3, 2022
Flagstaff completes new basin to protect from flooding
Flagstaff city officials announced the completion of a detention basin on the city’s west side that will help protect homes from flooding.
Nov. 3, 2022
Border wall causes jaguars to spend more energy accessing key resources
Conservationists have long described the impacts of the border wall on wildlife in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. Now, a new study looks at how that infrastructure is causing increased energy expenditures for jaguar populations.
Nov. 2, 2022
Mexico will share Sonora’s clean energy plan at UN Climate Conference
Mexico will share a plan to develop new sustainable energy solutions in neighboring Sonora at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference this month. Leaders see that as a major opportunity for the state.
Nov. 2, 2022
How AZ should be thinking about immigration during the 2022 election
Immigration is top of mind for many voters — and candidates — this election cycle. But, especially here in Arizona, it’s hard to get past the divisive rhetoric.
Nov. 2, 2022
Tribe to make water supply available to Rio Verde homes
The San Carlos Apache tribe has offered to make 65 million gallons of its Central Arizona Project water available while Rio Verde works out a long-term solution.
Nov. 1, 2022
First snow of the season expected Wednesday night in northern AZ
Flagstaff and Coconino County just implemented winter parking ordinances and those are coming into effect hours before the first snowfall of the season.
Nov. 1, 2022
This Latina artist doesnt mind sharing Día de los Muertos with others
Día de los Muertos has become more popular in recent years, but it's drawn concerns about cultural appropriation. Artist Emily Costello doesn't mind sharing it, though, on one condition.
Nov. 1, 2022
Navajo presidential hopefuls represent change or continuity
Navajos next week will choose whether to elect a president who has never held political office or one whose career in tribal government spans more than two decades.
Nov. 1, 2022
They were an elite womens unit of the Afghan military. Now theyre fighting to stay in the U.S.
Tens of thousands of Afghans were evacuated from their country after U.S. troops withdrew and Taliban forces took control last year, including members of an all-women tactical unit of the Afghan military. Some are safe in Tempe now, safe, but also stuck in limbo.
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Oct. 31, 2022
Environmentalists raise more concerns about shipping containers
As Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's shipping container wall continues to advance along a stretch of border on Coronado National Forest land in Cochise County, conservationists monitoring wildlife are expecting the worst.
Oct. 31, 2022
Advocates hope for progress in congressional bill to protect Afghans
U.S. lawmakers introduced the Afghan Adjustment Act to provide a pathway to permanent status for some 80,000 Afghans evacuated from their country last fall.
Oct. 31, 2022
How Arizona candidates should be talking to Latino voters
A poll released earlier this election season found the most important issues to Latino voters in Arizona were inflation, crime and gun violence and jobs. And how candidates and campaigns reach out to this group of voters can be critical to their success at the polls.
Oct. 31, 2022
Democratic senators call for new TPS protection for Haitians
Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a temporary immigration status currently given to more than a dozen nationalities from countries deemed unsafe to return to because of conflict, natural disaster or other violence.
Oct. 28, 2022
More Arizona Republican leaders are throwing their support behind Prop. 308
A growing number of Republican leaders are throwing their support behind a ballot proposition that would open in-state tuition to undocumented students in Arizona.
A guide to propositions on the 2022 Arizona midterm ballot
Oct. 28, 2022
Environmental groups sue federal government over oil production lease approvals
Environmental groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland over an area that has been eyed for increased oil and gas development.
Oct. 28, 2022
Mexico officially bids to host 2036 Summer Olympics
This week, Mexico officially put itself in the running to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2036. Officials see it as a show of the country’s sporting prowess.
Oct. 28, 2022
With 17 states in favor, reform extending public safety role of Mexican military passes
Mexico’s military can now remain on the country’s streets for an additional four years after a constitutional reform received the support of a majority of state legislatures — including neighboring Sonora.
Oct. 28, 2022
Navajo, Tohono O’odham tribes will get $17M for high-speed internet
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would spend $759 million to provide high-speed internet access to rural communities across the country. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Tohono O’odham Utility Authority in Arizona will receive more than $17 million in grant funding.
Oct. 28, 2022

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