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Hopi Tribe Faces Challenges In Accessing Clean Water
Clean water is one of the basic tools of human survival, and a huge percentage of us have easy access to it whenever we want. That hasn’t applied to members of the Hopi Tribe, many of whom have to drive miles to wells and then load up their vehicles to bring the water back home.
Dec. 15, 2020
Hermosillo Mall Closed Down For Pandemic Violations
Authorities in neighboring Sonora have shut down a major mall for not complying with pandemic protocols. Some saw evidence of unequal enforcement in the action, and called on authorities to treat all businesses the same.
Dec. 14, 2020
Immigration Expert: Change Wont Be Immediate
Since the Trump administration took office four years ago, the asylum system in the United States has been dramatically changed. Now, migrants who are stranded on the Mexican side of the border waiting to seek asylum are turning to the incoming Biden administration to ask for change.
Dec. 14, 2020
Navajo Nation Lockdowns Continue
The Navajo Nation continues its COVID-19-related lockdown through the end of December, including 57-hour weekend lockdowns. And that public health order may be extended. The Navajo Area Indian Health Service is overseeing most of the Navajo Nation’s distribution of the Pfizer vaccine, which will begin with health care workers on Tuesday.
Dec. 14, 2020
Mexico City Will Fine People Who Have Large Holiday Parties
Mexico City’s number of COVID-19 cases are still on the rise. The government is concerned about hospitals getting saturated with patients, and its new strategy to control spreading the virus involves sanctioning holiday parties.
Dec. 12, 2020
Mexico Repatriates Remains Of COVID-19 Victims
Mexico’s government is repatriating the ashes of Mexican nationals who died of COVID-19 overseas. The majority are coming from the United States.
Dec. 12, 2020
Flagstaff Says Helium Drilling Could Endanger Water Supply
Vancouver-based Desert Mountain Energy has been looking at drilling for helium and hydrocarbons around Flagstaff for some time now, but the city filed a restraining order Friday to stop the company from drilling wells on state land about 35 miles east of Flagstaff.
Dec. 12, 2020
Arizona Tribe Proposes Federal Law To Lease Its Water Rights
The Colorado River Indian Tribes near Parker is proposing a federal law to allow it to lease water rights in Arizona, a move that could aid the state’s response to the drought.
Dec. 12, 2020
Across Mexico, More Than 130 Groups Work To Find Missing Loved Ones
A number of such groups have formed in Sonora, which has one of the largest number of missing people in the country.
Dec. 11, 2020
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Basilica Shuts Down Festivities After Pandemic
Mexico City is home to one of the most revered images of Jesus’ mother, attracting hundreds of thousands of Catholic pilgrims annually. But this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted festivities.
Dec. 11, 2020
COVID-19 Deaths Mount In Sonora
Thursday's toll of 34 deaths was the highest figure seen since August, likely the worst month of the pandemic to date in Sonora.
Dec. 11, 2020
Travel Restrictions At U.S.-Mexico Border Extended
Just weeks ago, officials in the United States and Mexico extended travel restrictions at the border until Dec. 21. Now, they’ve been extended again — this time until late January.
Dec. 11, 2020
Sustainable Bacanora Distinction In Sonora To Protect Bats, Agave
Government leaders in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, have agreed to support a sustainable label for producers of a local agave spirit who meet certain conservation standards.
Dec. 10, 2020
Some Mexican Students Can Resume In-Person Classes In January
Students across Mexico have been out of the classroom for most of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic. But the country’s education secretary says in-person classes are starting up again in January for states with low levels of coronavirus spread.
Dec. 10, 2020
New DACA Applications Give Arizona DREAMer Hope
The Show spoke with "DREAMer" and DACA recipient Reyna Montoya. She’s the founder of Aliento, which worked with DREAMers to register young voters leading up to November’s election.
Dec. 10, 2020
Scientists Capture Footage Of Possible New Whale Species In Mexico
Researchers believe they have discovered a previously unknown species of whale off the western coast of Mexico.
Dec. 9, 2020
Sonora  Governor: We Should Be A Priority For Vaccines Because Of AZ Proximity
The governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, is urging federal leaders to make the state a top priority for receiving vaccinations, in part because of its proximity to Arizona.
Dec. 9, 2020
With Help Of Armed Forces, Mexico To Begin Vaccinations Soon
The military is expected to assist during the first phase of the vaccination effort, which will prioritize health care workers.
Dec. 8, 2020
Mexico Requests Extradition Of Former Security Chief
The request comes in the wake of a former defense secretary's return to Mexico after being arrested and charged with similar crimes in the United States earlier this year.
Dec. 8, 2020
Working Remotely? Tucson May Have A Space For You
The pandemic has impacted economies all over the world and migration patterns have had to shift to adapt to it. People are leaving big cities across the country and taking advantage of a surging new industry that allows them to work remotely. Tucson has joined a growing market of U.S. cities now wooing those workers.
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Dec. 8, 2020

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