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Flagstaff Grapples With Growing Pains
Once a quiet college town in the mountains, Flagstaff has become a bustling city that has no place to grow. The Arizona Board of Regents set a goal for NAU to increase enrollment to almost 34,900 students by 2025. The school's currently on track to meet that goal. But many Flagstaff locals are feeling the growing pains.
Flagstaff Program Keeps Homeless Housed
Oct. 5, 2018
Rocky Point Recovers From Hurricane Rosa Flooding
Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Rosa left the popular Mexican beach destination Rocky Point flooded earlier this week. But cleanup efforts are underway.
Oct. 4, 2018
Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Arrested
Early Tuesday morning, Border Patrol agents found a group of 61 immigrants they’d searched for since Monday night in the Lukeville, Arizona, area. A member of the group had called Mexican police for help who in turn called the Border Patrol.
Oct. 4, 2018
Dangers Of Road Haven’t Deterred Pilgrimage
Every year, thousands of Catholics make their way to a small town in Sonora, Mexico, to honor a revered saint. Many come on foot as part of their sacrifice to the saint. But ongoing highway construction between Nogales and Magdalena has made the journey more dangerous for some this year.
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Oct. 4, 2018
Mexico’s Lopez Obrador And Trump Talk Immigration
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone about investing in economic opportunities in Central America to stem migration.
Oct. 3, 2018
New Trade Agreement
The executive branches of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. reached a new trade agreement earlier this week. But to put it into action, the congresses from the three countries still have to have to pass it — and in the U.S., the Democratic Party will play an important role.
Oct. 3, 2018
Officials Monitoring Border Dam For Possible Breach
Authorities in Southern Arizona are waiting to see whether a dam near the U-S Mexico border will be breached following Tropical Storm Rosa.
Oct. 3, 2018
Mexican Car Makers Breathe Sigh Of Relief After New Deal
The Trump administration’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada is designed to encourage car companies to make more of their products in the U.S. After all, in the 20 years since NAFTA, manufacturers have turned to the cheaper labor pool south of the border for more affordable cars and car parts. So is this a clear-cut win for America and a loss for Mexico?
Oct. 3, 2018
Border Agent Facing Trial Denied Venue Change
A federal judge ruled this week that a Border Patrol agent who shot through the border fence and killed a teenager standing in Mexico will face his second felony trial in Tucson.
Oct. 2, 2018
DHS Wasn
A new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog says the agency was not ready to carry out the zero-tolerance policy that led to immigrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct. 2, 2018
Student Massacre In Mexico Classified As State Crime 50 Years Later
Every October the second, thousands rally in Mexico City to remember a massacre in 1968. Fifty years later, the Mexican government admits it was a State crime. But some questions remain.
Oct. 1, 2018
New Trade Agreement In The Region Raises The Bar In Mexico
Canada finally agreed to sign a revised free trade agreement with Mexico and the United States. In the next months, the governments from the three countries will have to revise it and, if accepted, ratify it.
Oct. 1, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case that challenged a uranium mining ban on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. In 2012 the Obama administration banned new mining claims on 1 million acres outside the national park.
Oct. 1, 2018
At 11th Hour, Canada Joins New NAFTA Deal
After a frantic weekend of last-minute negotiations, Canada will be a part of a renegotiated NAFTA deal.
Sep. 30, 2018
Former Mexican Governor With Phoenix Ties Sentenced To Prison
A former Mexican governor linked to at least one real estate investment in the Phoenix area has been sentenced to nine years in prison. He was accused of money laundering and criminal association, but some in Mexico say the sentence is not enough.
Sep. 28, 2018
Border Agent Ordered To Pay $8M For Starting Wildfire
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pled guilty in federal court Friday to starting a large fire in southern Arizona in 2017.
Sep. 28, 2018
Cross-Border Inspection Program Spreads Along Border
Mexico and the U.S. are expanding a dual customs checkpoint program that both countries started testing here in Arizona.
Sep. 28, 2018
Arizona, Southwest Key Programs Set Settlement Meeting
An operator of shelters for immigrant kids has fixed one of the problems that caused Arizona to launch a legal effort to revoke the operator’s 13 state licenses.
Sep. 28, 2018
Alabama Firm Wins Contract For Consulate In Nogales
The U.S. State Department has awarded a contract for a new consulate compound in Nogales, Sonora.
Sep. 28, 2018
Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Starting S. Arizona Fire
Agent Dennis Dickey admitted that in spring 2017, he started a fire that scorched 45,000 acres. Residents were evacuated from their homes as the fire roared into the flanks of Southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.
Sep. 28, 2018