Next week marks 16 months since travel restrictions were first implemented at the U.S.-Mexico border during the first wave of the pandemic. Now, Sonoran officials are calling for those restrictions to be lifted — and soon.
In recent weeks, states including Arkansas, Florida and Wisconsin have initiated guard deployments to the southern border. The Department of Defense has been largely silent about these deployments, and immigration rights advocates are concerned about the accountability of these troops.
Pregnant women were usually exempt from ICE detention under former President Barack Obama. Donald Trump reversed that policy in 2017, and ICE detained more than 2,000 pregnant women the following year — according to a watchdog report.
The Twin Arrows Resort Casino east of Flagstaff, the Navajo Nation’s largest casino, is preparing to reopen for the first time since the pandemic began.
The resort will open its doors on Monday for the first time since March 2020.
On Wednesday morning, a 10-meter-long, 5-ton fin whale was discovered on the beach in Rocky Point. Members of the Mexican navy, firefighters, police and local residents returned the huge animal to the sea.
There is a growing effort in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo to plant more trees and create more green spaces in the city. And many are pushing for those trees to be native species. A new nursery is catering to that effort.
The Biden administration is in the midst of deciding when to reopen the Southern border for nonessential travel, which has been off-limits thanks to the Trump administration’s invoking of Title 42 near the beginning of the pandemic in the spring of 2020.
The former chairman of the Navajo County Democratic Party is spearheading an effort to get voters to overturn three changes in election laws approved this year by the Republican-controlled legislature in the wake of Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump.
Almost every week for the past year, a group of about 10 ASU students, most of them Indigenous, have gathered on Zoom to participate in a traditional healing practice adapted for the digital age and for a pandemic that pushed most personal interactions online.