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New data shows Sonora among hardest hit by COVID-19
The state was also one of seven where the disease was the overall leading cause of death, as well as the leading cause of death for both men and women.
Nov. 2, 2021
Federal officials expect border reopening will bring longer waits
In less than a week, the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada will reopen to nonessential travel by fully vaccinated visitors for the first time in more than 19 months. A federal official says that staffing staffing will be "commensurate" to pre-pandemic levels.
Nov. 2, 2021
Federal funds help build transitional housing in Flagstaff
Arizona has put nearly $6 million toward a transitional housing project in Flagstaff intended to help people who don’t have a home.
Nov. 2, 2021
Commercialization of Día de los Muertos worries some. Expert says it’s always been that way
The commercialization of Día de los Muertos is decried by many, but ASU lecturer Mathew Sandoval argues it’s not so simple.
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Nov. 2, 2021
Biden administration tries again to end Remain in Mexico
The Biden administration late last week made another attempt to end the Trump-era policy of keeping asylum-seekers in Mexico while they wait for their day in U.S. immigration court, called the Migrant Protection Protocols, or the "Remain in Mexico" program.
Nov. 2, 2021
U.S. in settlement talks with migrant families separated under Trump
The Biden administration is in settlement talks with migrant families who were separated under former President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy. Plaintiffs include a 7-year-old girl who awakened from a nap to find her father had been seized by border enforcement.
Nov. 2, 2021
Human waste and unofficial trails are harming Oak Creek
Northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon is popular with the state’s residents. But that affection comes with a cost: human waste poisoning the water with E. coli and deteriorating trails that were never intended.
Nov. 1, 2021
CBP is looking to privatize security tasks
The U.S. government is trying to privatize several security positions usually conducted by federal Customs and Border Protection agents for a program it wants to roll out along the southwest border.
Nov. 1, 2021
SCOTUS takes Brnovichs case on Trump immigration rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Arizona’s case to revive a Trump-era rule to keep immigrants from naturalizing for using public benefits. The timing of oral arguments could make them a factor in the 2022 Senate race.
Oct. 30, 2021
FBI using Navajo language in campaign targeting hate crimes
The FBI said Friday that it has an ad in the Navajo language on Facebook that encourages victims and witnesses to contact the FBI, which also has posted messages in the Navajo language against hate crime on Twitter.
Oct. 30, 2021
COVID-19 cases are rising again on the Navajo Nation
COVID-19 cases are once again trending upward on the Navajo Nation. The reservation is now averaging about 80 new cases per day — about twice as many as it was reporting a month ago.
Oct. 28, 2021
At one house in Hermosillo, Halloween is a 23-year tradition
With Halloween fast approaching, the tell-tale signs of the holiday — ghosts, spiderwebs and all manner of spooky trappings — are multiplying in Arizona front yards. South of the border, however, Halloween is a much more muted affair. But one house in Hermosillo has been enthusiastically celebrating for nearly a quarter century.
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Oct. 28, 2021
A near-record surge reveals new immigration trends
The U.S. government has reported some of the largest numbers of people apprehended shortly after illegally crossing the border that have ever been recorded.
Oct. 28, 2021
Families of missing Yaqui members dont trust officials
Family members of seven Yaqui men who went missing in July say they don’t trust Sonoran officials who claim their loved ones’ remains were discovered last month.
Oct. 27, 2021
Vaccinations begin in Sonora for kids with health conditions
Vaccinations for some children began this week in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. The inoculations are only available for those with certain health conditions.
Oct. 27, 2021
Mexican Supreme Court rules against pretrial detention
Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled against the automatic use of pretrial detention for certain crimes. A 2019 decree mandated pretrial detention for tax fraud and other crimes. But, with an 8-3 vote Monday, the Supreme Court has ruled such automatic detention unconstitutional, arguing that the crimes don’t constitute a national security threat, according to a release from the court.
Oct. 26, 2021
Sonora says cloud seeding produced more rain
As in many parts of Arizona, Sonora enjoyed a wet monsoon season, a welcome change from last year’s disappointing summer that left many in the state’s critical agricultural sector desperate. Federal and state officials are chalking some of that up to cloud seeding.
Oct. 26, 2021
Apache County reports highest rate of recent COVID-19 cases in Arizona
The U.S. is averaging less than half as many COVID-19 cases per day now as it was in early September. But in Arizona, cases have plateaued at a fairly high level. Apache County in the northeast corner of the state has been reporting the highest rate of new cases recently.
Oct. 26, 2021
Scientists call for global guidelines governing DNA research on human remains
The rapid growth of DNA research on human remains raises many ethical concerns, but not all guidelines apply equally well in every setting. Now, more than 60 experts from 31 countries have published five rules they hope will work anywhere in the world.
Oct. 26, 2021
Mayor says Yuma is taking the brunt of the migrant surge
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released data Oct. 22 indicating a massive surge in apprehensions of migrant people illegally crossing the southern border; 1.7 million individual apprehensions were made in the last fiscal year — the largest number in over 20 years.
Oct. 26, 2021

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