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White Mountain Apache To Receive $3M To Help Fight COVID-19
The federal government has granted the White Mountain Apache Tribe $3 million to respond to the coronavirus. More than one eighth of the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s 13,500 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
Jul. 2, 2020
Fire On Navajo Nation Grows To 10,000 Acres
A wildfire has burned 10,000 acres near Sawmill on the Navajo Nation. The so-called Wood Springs 2 Fire is 5% contained.
Jul. 2, 2020
Border Wall Workers Come Down With COVID-19
Nearly a dozen people working on President Donald Trump’s border wall in Arizona have been infected with the coronavirus.
Jul. 2, 2020
Sonoran Health Secretary Calls To End Nonessential Crossings From U.S.
A top Sonoran official is calling for a temporary halt of nonessential southbound border crossings. A similar policy has been in place for northbound travel since late March.
Jul. 1, 2020
Trump Will Meet Mexican President Next Week
After years of negotiations, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been officially replaced on July 1 by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. President Trump has invited his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to visit Washington next week to strengthen the commercial ties between both nations.
Jul. 1, 2020
Park Service Requests Boaters Bypass Havasu Creek, Waterfall
National Park Service officials have changed their minds and are now asking boaters to bypass Havasu Canyon on river trips through the Grand Canyon.
Jul. 1, 2020
Sonoran Manufacturers See Regional Opportunity In New USMCA
A representative of Sonoran export manufacturers says the deal could mean greater regional sourcing for automotive components.
Jun. 30, 2020
USCIS Workers In Phoenix Get Official Furlough Notices
Most of the employees at the Phoenix field office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have gotten official furlough notices for early August.
Jun. 30, 2020
Mexico City Starts To Open Some Activities During Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic is still growing in Mexico, according to federal data from that nation. But its capital, Mexico City, is allowing the limited return of some businesses and activities, as the city’s government information indicates a drop in hospitalizations this week.
Jun. 30, 2020
Coronavirus Hotspots Now Surround Navajo Nation
While coronavirus cases are spiking in states surrounding the Navajo Nation, the tribe’s numbers have remained low for several days.
Jun. 30, 2020
Wildfire Threatens Communities On Navajo Nation
A lightning-sparked wildfire has burned almost 5,816 acres on the Navajo Nation. The Sawmill and Fluted Rock communities have been told to be ready to evacuate.
Jun. 30, 2020
Sonoran Hospitals In Nogales, Guaymas Reach Saturation
Hospitals in two major Sonoran cities have reached their limits as COVID-19 cases continue to mount. The state's health secretary urged measures to reduce vehicular mobility.
Jun. 29, 2020
Attack In Mexico City Might Result From U.S.-Mexico Anti-Cartel Ops
Last Friday, Mexico City’s secretary of security survived from an attempt of murder by heavily armed hit men. The attack might have been a direct consequence of recent operations against drug cartels shared between Mexico and the U.S.
Jun. 29, 2020
Judge: Alaska Native Corporations Eligible For COVID Relief Funds
A federal judge has ruled that Alaska Native corporations are eligible for a share of $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds set aside for tribes.
Jun. 29, 2020
White Mountain Apache Shut Down Reservation
The White Mountain Apache Tribe has shut down the reservation for two weeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Jun. 29, 2020
Q&AZ: Whats The Origin Of Arizonas Name?
According to the Secretary of State, the Spanish sometimes spelled Arizona with an S or even two Ss. And it was located somewhere in what are now borderlands. But scholars disagree on the meaning and the source of the name.
Jun. 27, 2020
With Random Calls, Sonora Hopes To Rout Out COVID-19 Cases
To uncover possible COVID-19 cases, residents of Sonora will start getting calls from the government seeking health information. The effort comes as cases and deaths in the Mexican state to Arizona's south are rising quickly.
Jun. 27, 2020
Hiker Dies At Grand Canyon Of Heat-Related Illness
A hiker died Wednesday of what's believed to be heat exhaustion at Grand Canyon National Park. A 49-year-old Californian was hiking the South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch to spend the night. Her husband says 4 miles into the trip she became dizzy, disoriented and couldn't breathe.
Jun. 26, 2020
Boardwalk Reopens As Rocky Point Continues Reactivation
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, the tourist town of Rocky Point reopened its boardwalk this week as part of a slow but steady reactivation of the city’s economy after shutting down in March due to the coronavirus.
Jun. 25, 2020
Arizona AG Praises SCOTUS Asylum Decision
The Arizona Attorney General is praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against an extra check on the Executive Branch’s power to quickly deport certain asylum seekers. Mark Brnovich said in a release that the ruling prevents yet another backlog in the immigration system.
Jun. 25, 2020

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