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Hundreds Of Tinder Fire Evacuees Return Home
Hundreds of people were allowed back home Friday after a northern Arizona fire destroyed 35 homes. The Tinder Fire is now 48 percent contained.
May. 4, 2018
Growing Real Estate Boom (And Concerns) In San Miguel De Allende
A small town in central Mexico is attracting tourists, immigrants and realty investors from Arizona, the U.S. and the world. But its popularity is also generating concerns among locals.
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May. 4, 2018
Navajo Teachers Change Rally Cry To
Not all Arizona teachers walked out this week. Many rural schools remained open but still participated in the #RedForEd movement in their own ways.
May. 3, 2018
Bottoms Up! Mexico Wants Mezcal In Arizona For Cinco De Mayo
For many, Cinco de Mayo means “party”. And for those who sell Mexican products, that’s a business opportunity. At celebrations this weekend in Tucson and Phoenix, the Mexican government will be promoting mezcal, an alcoholic drink experiencing a boom worldwide.
May. 3, 2018
Multiple Court Cases Up Anxiety For DACA Recipients
A new lawsuit to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program threatens to add to the list of conflicting decisions on the future of the program that shields some undocumented immigrants from deportation.
May. 2, 2018
AZTown Hall Calls For Legal Collaboration With Mexico
Business leaders from Arizona and the neighboring Mexican state of Sonora are recommending more cross-border collaborations — especially in legal issues — as a way to foster bilateral economic growth.
May. 1, 2018
Weather To Change For Firefighters Battling Tinder Fire
Fire officials said communities are still at risk of a wildfire burning in northern Arizona. The Tinder Fire has burned about 11,000 acres.
Apr. 30, 2018
Settlement Reached In Case Of  Farm Accused Of Mistreating Workers
A West Valley farm accused of forcing guest workers to live in deadly conditions has settled a lawsuit brought last year by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Apr. 30, 2018
U.S. Clamps Down On Mexican Journalist
The legal team for a Mexican reporter and his son detained after fleeing to the U.S., trying to seek asylum, says the U.S. government is now trying to stifle further information from being released to the public.
Apr. 30, 2018
Tinder Fire Burns Several Homes, Forces Many To Evacuate
A wildfire forced 10 northern Arizona communities to evacuate Sunday night. An unknown number of structures have burned, many of them homes.
Apr. 30, 2018
 Mexico’s Supreme Court To Hear Sonora Acid Spill Cases
The Mexican Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases against mining company Grupo Mexico over an acid spill about 25 miles south of the Arizona border that contaminated two rivers and left thousands of people without drinking water in 2014.
Apr. 28, 2018
Arizona-Mexico Town Hall Tackles Bilateral Trade Issues
Business leaders and government leaders from Arizona and the neighboring state of Sonora will discuss ways to increase trade across the border in small-group meetings in Sonora on Friday.
Apr. 26, 2018
Ducey Signs Navajo Generating Station Buyer Incentive
Two joint buyers expressed interest in purchasing a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation. This news came as Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would exempt coal used at the plant from the state’s sales tax.
Apr. 26, 2018
Trump Administration Threatens Tribes
The Trump Administration says Native Americans might need to get a job to keep their health care. But Navajo leaders say that policy defies their 150-year-old treaty rights.
Apr. 25, 2018
Thousands of Arizona teachers are walking off the job this week to show lawmakers how much they want to restore state funding to teachers and schools. That includes schools in Indian Country.
Apr. 25, 2018
AG Backs Off Plan To Halt Legal Program For Immigrants
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions backpedaled Wednesday afternoon on a plan to stop a legal program for detained immigrants without a lawyer at the end of April.
Apr. 25, 2018
Legal Program For Detained Immigrants Has AZ Roots
The United States currently has backlog of immigration cases approaching 700,000. Citing a need for financial oversight, the Trump administration has chosen to suspend a national program that grew from the model created by the Florence Project.
Apr. 25, 2018
Activist: Arizonans
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has given the Trump administration 90 days to explain why the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is illegal. Otherwise, it will have to start taking new applicants.
Apr. 24, 2018
GAO: Hopi And Navajo Relocation Help Still Needed
Four decades ago the federal government halted a century-old Navajo-Hopi land dispute by dividing the land among the two tribes. The order displaced thousands of families. A federal study shows some of them are still without homes promised to them.
Apr. 24, 2018
Rocky Point Port Could Be Completed In Public-Private Partnership
Officials in the state of Sonora have long lobbied Mexico’s federal government for funding to build a port for cruise ships just 60 miles south of the Arizona border, and now they’re considering turning to the private sector to help complete the project.
Apr. 24, 2018