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$5.1B wagered during Arizonas first year of legal sports betting
Sports betting has been legalized in about two-thirds of U.S. states. That includes Arizona, which joined the nationwide trend one year ago this week. Gaming officials in the state say so far, it’s been a success.
Sep. 5, 2022
Tribe says Arizona built border barrier against its wishes
The Cocopah Indian Tribe said Friday that the state of Arizona acted against its wishes by stacking shipping containers on its land to prevent illegal border crossings.
Sep. 2, 2022
Mexico to consider constitutionality of mandatory pretrial detention
Mexico’s Supreme Court will soon consider the constitutionality of mandatory pretrial detention. Across Mexico, more than 40% of people incarcerated have yet to be sentenced.
Sep. 2, 2022
Sonoran solar project touted during State of the Union
He also praised a reform that prioritizes energy produced by the national electric utility over private producers, one that has generated tension with the United States.
Sep. 2, 2022
Navajo Nation sees success in COVID-19 vaccination for children
The Indian Health Service says the Navajo Nation has been exceptional at rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to children, but still faces many logistical challenges especially with the youngest age group.
Sep. 2, 2022
Son of Sonoran federal official to head Mexico’s new lithium company
Pablo Taddei's father, Jorge Taddei, oversees the work of the federal welfare ministry in Sonora and his sister is a state legislator.
Sep. 1, 2022
Legislation to put Mexico’s National Guard under Defense Ministry control goes to Congress
Some organizations, like Human Rights Watch, have raised concerns about placing the guard under military control.
Sep. 1, 2022
These U.S.-raised migrants are adapting in Mexico
A new documentary follows the lives of "return migrants —" people who were deported to Mexico after failing to qualify for DACA.
Sep. 1, 2022
Sage being poached in from Native land. Heres why
As sage has ballooned in popularity, journalists and activists are uncovering a dirty truth about the sacred desert plant: Sage is being poached in massive quantities.
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Sep. 1, 2022
Group says migrant bussing program is helpful
Arizona and Texas are sending chartered buses of asylum seekers to the Washington D.C. area. They are two controversial programs that some, including the Biden administration, have billed as political theater at a costly taxpayer expense. But an aid group part of the effort tells a different story.
Aug. 31, 2022
Border Patrol campaign targets drug, people smuggling operations
A Customs and Border Protection initiative targeting drug and people smuggling operations is coming to Arizona.
Aug. 31, 2022
Navajo Nation awarded more than $50M for high-speed internet
The Navajo Nation will be receiving more than $50 million to fund internet access projects across the reservation. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Commerce and will go to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure.
Aug. 31, 2022
Shipping containers are no hindrance for migrants on Arizona border
Hours before Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared “a major step forward to secure our border” with the installation of 130 double-stacked shipping containers, hundreds of migrants found their way around them, belying his claim.
Aug. 30, 2022
Mounting refugee backlog sparks walkout during UCLA talk
Students and other audience members staged a walkout protest during a speaking event presented by UCLA's School of Law Center for Immigration Law and Policy this week that featured U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur Jaddou.
Aug. 30, 2022
Sonoras 5th COVID-19 wave had a much smaller human toll
Independent analyst Luis Armando Moreno calls the current wave Sonora’s least impactful to date in terms of deaths and hospitalizations. He says the data make clear that vaccines work.
Aug. 30, 2022
Hermosillo mayor says city’s water assured through 2023
Antonio Astiazaran says part of the plan is to treat the water in the Abelardo Rodriguez reservoir once it settles.
Aug. 30, 2022
Navajo discuss uranium exposure legislation
During the Cold War, the uranium industry dug hundreds of mines on the Navajo Nation. Officials with the tribe met recently to discuss the impacts of uranium exposure to tribal members.
Aug. 30, 2022
Group warns of scam calls from fake immigration officers
The watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning this week, urging members of the public to be on the lookout for scam calls from fake immigration officers.
Aug. 30, 2022
Sonoran governor says companies could work with LitioMx
Citing one example, he said that a car manufacturer that wanted to use lithium produce by the state enterprise would need to manufacture those vehicles in Sonora.
Aug. 29, 2022
Sonoran governor says Mexico is ready to elect a woman president
The official agenda was pretty mundane, but presidential politics quickly came up during the Mexico City mayor’s weekend trip to Sonora. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is currently the leading contender to be the Morena party's presidential candidate in 2024.
Aug. 29, 2022

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