Fronteras Desk News

AZ domestic violence prevention program will get federal funding
A domestic violence prevention program in Tucson is one of more than 80 nonprofits nationwide receiving funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Aug. 29, 2022
Planned Parenthood resumes abortion care in Tucson
Planned Parenthood Arizona has resumed abortion care services at its Tucson facility. It's the first time services are being offered by the organization since being paused statewide shortly after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Aug. 29, 2022
Heavy rain brings welcome water to Sonora’s reservoirs
With water still rushing down the Rio Sonora, officials started releasing water from one reservoir 20 miles northeast of Hermosillo.
Aug. 26, 2022
Mexican colonel accused of ordering execution of 6 of the 43 Ayotzinapa students
A top Mexican official says that those six students were also alive for up to four days after the bloody September night in 2014.
Aug. 26, 2022
Leaders hit the road to address AZs  affordable housing problem
The Arizona Legislature’s committee for housing supply is traveling the state next month to hear from communities about what they need to address housing shortages.
Aug. 26, 2022
Letter decries rights violations by Border Patrol against Sikh migrants
A letter sent to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus this week expresses greater urgency over alleged treatment of migrants at the border. Border Patrol agents in Arizona are accused of confiscating religious materials and other belongings.
Aug. 25, 2022
Homeland Security issues its long-awaited rule change on DACA
The Biden administration proposed this rule change last September to fortify DACA protections. Almost a year later, those challenges have only deepened. not much has changed. First-time applicants have been barred from applying since February thanks to a federal court ruling in Texas.
Aug. 24, 2022
The story of one migrant’s death in the Arizona borderlands — and the complicated effort to find him
The United Nations logged more than 700 deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border last year — the highest annual number since the agency began recording in 2014. The agency says year is on pace to meet that record or exceed it. This is a look into one migrant’s tragic death in Arizona — and the effort to find him.
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Aug. 24, 2022
Project to provide water for White Mountain Apaches
The Bureau of Reclamation recently opened an Environmental Impact Statement on the Miner Flat Dam at Fort Apache to public comments.
Aug. 24, 2022
CPJ: 2022 now Mexico’s deadliest year for the press
Ukraine, which has suffered months of bloody warfare, is the only country in the world with a higher toll of journalists killed.
Aug. 23, 2022
N.M. Customs and Border officer indicted on civil rights violations
A Customs and Border Protection officer in New Mexico has been indicted on federal charges of willfully depriving the rights of a U.S. citizen over an incident in June 2019.
Aug. 23, 2022
After epic flooding, Sonora plans infrastructure improvements
Sonora's governor said that nearly half a meter of rain fell in some parts of the Valle de Guaymas.
Aug. 23, 2022
Authorities find body of Tucson hiker in Zion flooding
The search for 29-year-old Jetal Agnihotri began on Friday after high waters tore through the park during a heavy monsoon storm. She was one of several hikers in the park when the storm hit but was the only one reported missing by Friday evening.
Aug. 23, 2022
Cautious optimism about Mexico’s infamous Ayotzinapa case
More than 80 arrest warrants for military commanders, soldiers, state and local police and suspected members of organized crime groups were also announced over the weekend.
Aug. 22, 2022
Navajo officials lead tour of abandoned uranium sites near Cameron
Navajo President Jonathan Nez and tribal officials met with Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran and others recently to visit abandoned uranium mines near Cameron.
Aug. 22, 2022
Weekend rains flood Sonoran communities, damage key roadways
As of Monday morning, the state's most important interstate was open to all traffic, which was reportedly heavy and slow.
Aug. 22, 2022
Tribes, conservationists back Grijalvas Great Bend of the Gila Conservation Act
For thousands of years, tribes living in what is now the Southwestern United States gathered at the Gila River. They left a legacy that conservationists would like to preserve, and Congressman Raul Grijalva has introduced legislation that could make that a reality.
Aug. 22, 2022
Southeastern AZ town flooding as Gila River crests
Evacuations are underway in a southeastern Arizona town as floodwater topped the Gila River.
Aug. 22, 2022
What the sighting of El Jefe could mean for the future of jaguars
The jaguar known as El Jefe has been spotted for the first time in nearly a decade in Sonora, Mexico — an encouraging sign for researchers who feared the cat wouldn't be able to move south of the border again because of the border wall.
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Aug. 22, 2022
Axios: Why Latino voters are leaving Democratic Party
Issues like crime and inflation are swaying Latino voters from their traditional democratic leanings.
Aug. 22, 2022