Fronteras Desk News

Your Stories of 9/11
As a nation remembers the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Fronteras reached out to hear your stories.
Sep. 9, 2011
Power Consultant Offers Explanation For San Diego Blackout
A former consultant at the San Onofre power plant explains how the blackout could have spread so far.
Sep. 9, 2011
Officials Responded Quickly To San Diego Blackout, But Information Was Slow
San Diego County has received hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructure and technology to deal with disasters. But a Red Cross official said the failure during the outage was in communicating with the public in a timely manner.
Sep. 9, 2011
How 9/11 Changed Our Drivers Licenses
Everyday life has changed since 9/11. The most obvious sign of that might be in the front flap of your wallet. Most state driver’s licenses have changed dramatically. One reporter shares what she went through to get a new one.
Sep. 9, 2011
Power Fully Restored In San Diego County; Schools Closed
Power was fully restored in San Diego County on Friday, following a historic blackout that left some 5 million people without electricity from Mexico to southern Orange County.
Sep. 8, 2011
Overuse Of Expedited Deportation Program Questioned
A new report by Stanford University Law School has found that a little-known government program has expedited the deportation of almost 160,000 immigrants, many of them from California and Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2011
Latino Family Reflects On Conversion To Islam
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and in the U.S. A San Diego Latino family talks about their personal relationship with the religion after one son converted.
Sep. 7, 2011
Arrests Along Border Fewest In 40 Years
Arrests of immigrants trying to cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. are at the lowest level in 40 years.
Sep. 6, 2011
Retirement Redefined: Useful Links & Numbers
As part of the multimedia series Retirement Redefined: Recession & The Golden Years, reporters of the Fronteras: Changing America Desk have compiled some fascinating facts about retirement and links to some helpful resources.
Sep. 6, 2011
Promoting Breast-Feeding Among The Borders Working Moms
Most moms know "breast is best". But putting that saying into practice can be hard. A new support center for moms has opened in the Mexican border city of Juarez. The goal is to increase the amount of time moms breast-feed their children, the benefits of which can extend into adulthood.
Sep. 6, 2011
Wikileaks Border Cables: From The Mundane To The Violent
The hundreds of pages of dispatches address a host of subjects, from the ongoing drug war to economic conditions in Mexico to reports of missing persons believed to be south of the border.
Sep. 6, 2011
Eradicating Tamarisk Trees May Endanger A Bird Species
For the past few decades, land managers have been trying to eradicate the non-native tamarisk bush. Most recently, they turned to another a non-native species – a leaf beetle - which may be causing more problems that it's solving.
Sep. 5, 2011
Fatal Crashes Three Times Higher On Rural Roads
Car crashes are disproportionately high in rural parts of Texas, California and Arizona according to a recent report by TRIP, a national non-profit research group.
Sep. 2, 2011
Lower Birthrate Means Fewer Latinos In The Future
Researchers are seeing the trend across the Southwest, including Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Sep. 1, 2011
Judge Blocks New Mexico Drivers Licenses Verification Plan
The judge ruled the law would cause irreparable harm to the applicants.
Sep. 1, 2011
DUI Checkpoints In California May Soon Be Regulated
Some California cities have been criticized for profiting from DUI checkpoints that target undocumented immigrants by impounding their vehicles.
Sep. 1, 2011
Retirement Redefined: Working and Raising Kids, Again
In this economy, retirement plans can unravel when adult children lose jobs, and there are grandchildren to support. In the finale of our multimedia series, more and more seniors are finding their golden years are more crowded than they expected.
Sep. 1, 2011
Federal Funds For Green Energy Drying Up–What’s Next?
Senior officials in the Obama administration pledged their support for renewable energy at the recent National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. But some federal dollars that subsidize the budding industry are running out, and other funds are under threat.
Aug. 31, 2011
Two Tied To Operation Fast & Furious Leave Arizona
Nearly two-thirds of the guns are believed to be in Mexico and at least one weapon has been connected to the death of a border patrol agent.
Aug. 30, 2011
A Rural Guatemalan Town With Young U.S. Citizens
After their parents' were deported, 16 American children moved to an impoverished Guatemalan town. Their future in both countries remains uncertain. It's the final story in our series, "Life After Deportation."
Aug. 30, 2011