Fronteras Desk News

The Little-Known TSA Loophole
If you can prove your own identity through a series of questions, you may not need an ID to fly.
Sep. 7, 2012
Federal Regulators Give Reasons Behind San Diego Blackout, But Questions Remain
Federal regulators say more local power generation could have prevented last September's blackout.
Sep. 7, 2012
Social Media Helping Spread Awareness Of Missing Tijuana Woman
It has been nearly a week since a Tijuana woman's disappearance and social media is helping search for answers. Magaly Salazar, 23, a former psychology student at Cesun University in Tijuana, has not been seen since Saturday afternoon.
Sep. 7, 2012
Miss Navajo Not Your Typical Pageant
Contestants must butcher sheep, make fry bread and speak their native language. It started in 1952 to attract tourists to the Navajo Nation Fair. But more recently the tribe saw it as an incentive to young women to learn the Navajo language, traditions and culture. The Navajo Nation will crown this year’s winner Sept. 8.
Sep. 7, 2012
AZ School Districts To Reassess Students’ English Proficiency
A federal civil rights investigation found tens of thousands of English Language Learners in Arizona were misclassified as proficient in English by a state test. A new settlement requires school districts to identify those students and offer additional reading and writing help.
Sep. 6, 2012
Judge: Arizona can enforce show your papers provision of SB 1070
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.
Sep. 5, 2012
School District Opens Office To Process Requests From Undocumented Students
The office will issue the school documents students need to qualify for the government's work permit and deportation reprieve program.
Sep. 4, 2012
NAFTA: Birth Of A Free Trade World
The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed by the leaders of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada 20 years ago, strengthening our business ties, disrupting labor and changing the nature of our supermarkets.
Sep. 4, 2012
Arellano-Felix Brother Extradited to San Diego
Eduardo Arellano-Felix will face federal prosecution for his alleged role in running Tijuana's most powerful drug cartel.
Aug. 31, 2012
In Tampa, Some Called For New Immigration Tone
At the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney and others left immigration policy out of their speeches. But a few leaders there criticized their party's rhetoric on the issue.
Aug. 31, 2012
Native Americans Have Highest Rate of Suicide
American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of suicide compared to any other ethnic group in the United States. And in many tribes it's considered taboo to even talk about the problem. A recent workshop in Flagstaff hopes to address that.
Aug. 31, 2012
Learning The Signs Of Suicide
While reporting a story about suicide among Native Americans, I attended a suicide prevention workshop. In almost every suicide, friends and family say there were cries for help they missed, dismissed or avoided. Here are some of the signs.
Aug. 31, 2012
GOP Congressman Accuses DHS Of Cooking Up Deportation Numbers
Republican Rep. Lamar Smith has accused the Department of Homeland Security of "cooking the books" on deportation statistics.
Aug. 31, 2012
Obama To Focus On Military Issues At Fort Bliss
President Barack Obama will visit Army base Fort Bliss on Friday, exactly two years since his last visit when he highlighted the draw down of troops out of Afghanistan.
Aug. 30, 2012
Election Hangover
Technology may have changed election night, but some things remain the same.
Aug. 30, 2012
The Day The President Did AMA
In tech terminology, Barack Obama won the internet today.
Aug. 29, 2012
To Vote Or Not To Vote
Some journalists believe they must remain politically agnostic, even in private, and don’t vote. But I do. I live in and report on a small town, so I often have to put on and take off my reporter hat.
Aug. 29, 2012
Shutting Off
Newsrooms may cause stress, but that "need to know" is a powerful feeling.
Aug. 29, 2012
Arizona Congressional Candidate Questions Presence Of Middle Easterners
A video of an Arizona Republican congressional candidate saying she doesn't want Middle Easterners in the U.S. is causing a stir on Election Day.
Aug. 28, 2012
Border Agent Pleads Guilty To Bribery
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty to bribery charges in Arizona. But that is only the beginning of his legal troubles.
Aug. 28, 2012