Fronteras Desk News

Report: Immigrants Are Often Denied Personal Property When Deported
A Southern Arizona-based humanitarian group says that some immigrants who are stripped of their possessions when they are apprehended at the border never get their property back when they are deported.
March 26, 2018
Arizona Faces A Losing Streak Of Immigration Laws
When a federal appeals court forced Arizona to stop denying licenses to some young immigrants, it was the latest in a series of legal losses for the state.
March 26, 2018
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking a federal judge to not pursue contempt proceedings against him.
March 26, 2018
Phoenix Nurse Prepares To Treat Ebola Patients
Jason Odhner helped found a community clinic in Phoenix and worked as a nurse at a local hospital. His next patients will be Ebola victims.
March 26, 2018
Protecting The Nation
In 2006, an E. coli outbreak in California Spinach rocked the fresh produce industry. Nearly 200 people across the country got sick. Three died. Farmers in Arizona were paying close attention. Arizona, along with California, produces almost all of the nation’s leafy greens and so they both got to work developing a more stringent approach to food safety.
March 26, 2018
Texas Recruiting Highway Patrol Officers To Southern Border
The Texas Department of Public Safety is looking to fill vacancies along the U.S.-Mexico border with fresh recruits. The agency is accepting applications for an accelerated training program set to begin this summer.
March 26, 2018
Feds Try To Clean Uranium Found In Navajo Water
During the Cold War, mining companies extracted 4 million tons of uranium from Navajo land to make nuclear weapons. Uranium left a deadly legacy. And the federal government is still cleaning up the contamination.
March 26, 2018
Court Says Uranium Mine Can Open Near Grand Canyon National Park
Environmental groups plan to appeal a federal judge’s decision that would allow a uranium mine south of Grand Canyon National Park to operate.
March 26, 2018
Federal Government Settles With New Mexico Over Radiation Leak
The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to a $73 million settlement with the state of New Mexico related to a underground radiation leak at a federal nuclear waste facility.
March 26, 2018
Climate Change Makes Parts Of The Navajo Nation Uninhabitable
A third of the Navajo Nation is now covered with sand dunes -- the result of climate change. Roads, corrals, entire homes have been buried in sand, creating what President Barack Obama calls “climate change refugees.”
March 26, 2018
Wind Power
Arizona is nation’s largest producer of solar energy per capita, in large part due to the state’s renewable energy mandate that forces utilities to buy solar and wind energy. But the state that leads the nation in wind power — Texas — is now flirting with the notion of eliminating its mandate, one that analysts say has paved the way for Texas to embrace wind power.
March 26, 2018
City crews were cleaning up streets in parts of Nogales, Ariz., on Monday after monsoon rains caused the city’s main wash to flood.
March 26, 2018
Yarnell Homeowners File Appeal Over State
Yarnell homeowners appealed the dismissal of two lawsuits Monday. The residents’ attorney said the state is liable for the 127 homes burned by the Yarnell Hill Fire, because it failed to contain the fire that started on state land.
March 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Farmers Worry About Future Seasons After EPA Spill
The chemical spill into Colorado’s Animas River has made its way downstream and is now affecting the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Farming Authority has shut off public water intakes and irrigation canals. And that leaves hundreds of Navajo farmers driving long distances to water their crops.
March 26, 2018
Mexican Man Dies In ICE Custody In Arizona
A Mexican man died while in custody at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Florence.
March 26, 2018
Refiiners Take On Big Oil In Fight Over Crude Oil Export Ban
The price of a barrel of U.S. crude oil has plummeted by more than 50 percent since June 2014. U.S. producers claim that they're at a competitive disadvantage because they're restricted to selling their oil domestically at a time when they desperately need new markets abroad.
March 26, 2018
Human Rights Commission Focuses On Access To Clean Water
Access to safe drinking water will be the subject of a hearing Friday by an international human rights commission in Washington, D.C. Among the participants are representatives from the Navajo Nation.
March 26, 2018
Pope Confirms Visit To Border City of Juárez
Pope Francis confirmed his visit to the Mexican border city of Juárez to reporters on Wednesday during a papal flight to Kenya.
March 26, 2018
Flagstaff Storms Boost Water Supply
The National Weather Service has forecasted as much as two feet of snow for northern Arizona by Friday. The snowpack is good news for Flagstaff’s water supply.
March 26, 2018
Arizona Rancher Killed In Oregon Standoff
An Arizona rancher was reportedly killed in a standoff with Oregon State Police on Tuesday. Eight others who took over a federal building for almost a month are in custody.
March 26, 2018

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