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Everyone Was Talking About Gabby Petito, But Indigenous Womens Cases Still Go Ignored
Gabby Petito’s case has captured the nation’s attention in recent weeks as the mystery around her disappearance played out in real time on the news. But for some Native Americans, it only highlights what’s not covered so insatiably by the media: the disappearance and death of untold numbers of Indigenous women.
Sep. 28, 2021
Sonora Approves Marriage Equality Reforms
It’s been six years since Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting same-sex unions are unconstitutional. Now, Sonoran laws finally reflect that decision.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sea Shepherd To Return Patrol Ships To Sea of Cortez
After months away, the conservation group Sea Shepherd has reached an agreement with Mexican officials to return to the uppermost part of the Sea of Cortez to help protect a critically endangered porpoise.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sonoran Officials Find Remains Believed To Be Missing Yaqui Men
It’s been more than two months since 10 men went missing from a Yaqui town in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. Now officials believe they may have found some of their remains.
Sep. 23, 2021
New Song Raises Awareness Of Comcaac Community Water Crisis
A group of musicians and activists known as the AguaViva Colectiva released a new song this week focused on the ongoing water crisis in an indigenous community in neighboring Sonora, Mexico.
Sep. 23, 2021
UA Launches Effort To Work With Tribes On Sustainability
Climate change impacts us all now, but for those living on Native American reservations, the environmental impacts are often more extreme. Now, the University of Arizona is starting a new center aimed at helping them address those challenges.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sonora To Host U23 Baseball World Cup In City With Soaring Violence
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, is set to host the U23 Baseball World Cup starting this week. But while officials are touting the major international event, they are also grappling with safety concerns.
Sep. 22, 2021
300 Youth Vaccinated In San Luis Rio Colorado
Mexico has not yet opened up its COVID-19 vaccination program to anyone under 18. But a group of minors in a Sonoran border town received their first doses this week as part of a binational vaccination effort.
Sep. 22, 2021
A Judge Halted Title 42 Removals. Now Bidens Immigration Policy Must Adapt
As we see escalating political tensions at the border, a judge this week struck a blow to one of the toughest enforcement tools the Biden administration has been using to stem the flow of migrants into the country.
Ducey, 25 Other GOP Governors Call For Border Meeting With Biden
Sep. 22, 2021
Ducey, 25 GOP Governors Call For Meeting About Border With Biden
Gov. Doug Ducey, along with 25 other Republican governors, sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week, asking for a meeting to talk about the situation at the country’s southern border.
Sep. 22, 2021
Art Remains A Priority For The Roosevelt Row Community
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation Tuesday night unveiled the results of its community survey at a fundraising event tying into the fall equinox. The final draft provides insights into the next stage of growth for the area.
Sep. 21, 2021
Whats Behind The Different Responses To Refugees, Migrants
So far 18 Afghan refugees have arrived in Arizona. But at the same time, Haitian migrants are being deported from the southern border. ASU journalism professor Fernanda Santos wonders why there's such a different response for the two groups.
Sep. 21, 2021
DACA Recipients Path To Citizenship Dealt A Blow By Senate Parliamentarian
Democrats’ hopes to clear a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants has been dealt a serious blow. On Sept. 19, the Senate parliamentarian advised the Senate that a provision in the bill aimed at establishing citizenship for DACA recipients cannot be included in the federal spending bill.
Sep. 20, 2021
Judge Ends Rapid Border Expulsions Under Title 42
A federal judge today ordered the Biden administration to stop deporting families using a public health policy implemented under former President Donald Trump at the start of the global pandemic.
Sep. 16, 2021
Congressional Democrats Push To Include DACA In Budget Package
This week, the U.S. Senate parliamentarian is deliberating on whether to allow a sweeping immigration reform measure into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. It could give some 8 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to legal status.
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Sep. 15, 2021
Yaqui Community Protests 2 Months After 10 Men Went Missing
About 50 people in a Yaqui town in southern Sonora protested Monday to draw attention to the disappearances of 10 men from the community.
Sep. 14, 2021
Mexico Wraps Up Border Vaccination Campaign
Mexico says it’s finished vaccinating adults 18 and older in cities along the border with the United States. Leaders hope that will lead to a full reopening of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sep. 14, 2021
USMCA Asks Mexico To Respond To Concerns Over Vaquita Marina
A commission of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement is calling on Mexico to respond to allegations that it hasn’t adequately protected a critically endangered porpoise in the Sea of Cortez.
Sep. 14, 2021
The Future Of DACA May Depend On Congress
As lawmakers return to Washington this week, they’re also being confronted by the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Following a federal judge's ruling against DACA, Congressional Democrats have sent a bill along to the Senate.
Sep. 14, 2021
COVID-19 Cases In Sonora Decreasing After 3rd Wave
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, may finally be at the tail end of what’s been called its third wave of COVID-19 as cases steadily fall.
Sep. 13, 2021