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Arizona Sheriffs Association: We need double current funds for border-related enforcement
A group of Arizona sheriffs say they need more funding from the state to assist with border-related crimes like drug smuggling.
Oct. 13, 2023
Migrant deaths in Arizona, Texas reported months later by CBP were not in custody
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the deaths of two migrants this week more than two months after agents found them having medical emergencies. The agency does not consider either to have occurred while the migrants were in custody.
Oct. 13, 2023
How one Navajo tour guide plans to pay respect during the solar eclipse
Navajo cultural adviser Paul Begay for the Page-based Taadidiin Tours explains the significance of this weekend's celestial phenomenon, and how he'll spend his Saturday.
Oct. 13, 2023
Poet laureate Joy Harjo has advice for aspiring writers
Joy Harjo is headed to Arizona this weekend for a workshop with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and shared some advice for aspiring poets with The Show.
Oct. 13, 2023
New border wall plans may hurt Democrats’ support from Latino voters
The Biden administration’s decision to continue construction of a border wall in Texas has caused many Democratic lawmakers to decry the policy. Now, some experts say that the move may hurt Democrats’ support from Latino voters, as they say many of Biden’s immigration policies mirror those of the previous Trump administration.
Oct. 12, 2023
No charges for agents who fatally shot unarmed Tohono Oodham man
Border Patrol agents who fatally shot an unarmed Native American man on tribal land earlier this year will not face charges for his death.
Oct. 11, 2023
Safford, La Paz County get $4.3 million to update water distribution system
La Paz County and Safford will collectively get more than $4.3 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Oct. 10, 2023
More questions on missing animals in southern Arizona
The Arizona facility originally said it would adopt the animals out to Tucson families, but more than 250 are still missing.
Oct. 10, 2023
Lawmakers, activists react to Bidens plans to build new border wall
The Biden administration is waiving more than two dozen environmental protection laws to build a steel bollard wall and roads along almost 20 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Arizona lawmakers and advocates are calling on him to reverse course.
Oct. 10, 2023
Phoenix and Tempe will observe Indigenous Peoples Day
Arizona is not one of the 17 states that observe Indigenous People's Day on Monday, Oct. 9. That’s despite being home to 22 federally recognized tribes.
Oct. 7, 2023
Tohono Oodham Nation celebrates St. Francis feast day
Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation trekked to the city of Magdalena de Kino, in Sonora, Mexico, to kiss the head of a statue resembling his likeness this week.
Oct. 6, 2023
How to buy a shipping container used in Arizonas makeshift border wall
The containers were used to build a $100 million makeshift border wall along the Arizona-Mexico border under former Gov. Doug Ducey. The auctions for the containers have a $2,000 starting bid.
Oct. 5, 2023
Grand Canyons North Rim starts seasonal wind-down
Grand Canyon National Park will start winding down services at the North Rim for the season.
Oct. 5, 2023
Work starts on final phase of Flagstaff area creek damaged in Pipeline Fire
Coconino County and the U.S. Forest Service are wrapping up a creek stabilization project on four miles of waterway that were damaged in a wildfire last year.
Oct. 4, 2023
A storytelling event that lives at the intersection of migration and music
A storytelling event that “lives at the intersection of migration and music” is coming to ASU Gammage Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.
Oct. 3, 2023
New effort launched at Glen Canyon Dam to repel invasive fish
The U.S. government wants to change how it manages Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona to keep a disruptive invasive fish from spawning in its waters and harming protected species.
Oct. 3, 2023
Navajo murder victim Jamie Yazzies remains back in AZ
The remains of an Arizona woman killed in 2019 have been returned to this state after a jury found her killer guilty in her murder.
Oct. 2, 2023
This Tohono Oodham vocalist sang national anthem in his own language
The Professional Bull Riders spotlighted the vocal talents of Michael Enis during this weekend's Ridge Rider Days in Glendale.
Oct. 2, 2023
Community meeting updates northern AZ residents on Cecil Fire
The Forest Service is holding a community meeting Monday night at 6 p.m. to discuss its progress on the Cecil Fire in northern Arizona.
Oct. 2, 2023
A look into the fraught world of Native American-themed romance novels
Let’s talk about Indian romance novels — or so goes the title of a recent piece in High Country News by Indigenous journalist Taylar Dawn Stagner. In it, she writes about her love of the sometimes corny, sometimes raunchy genre — and how a boom of Native American-themed romance novels that were popular not all that long ago made her think twice.
Oct. 2, 2023