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Native Americans Face Vote-By-Mail Obstacles
Voting in Indian Country has long been problematic primarily because of the lack of street addresses on many reservations. Now state officials are pushing for mail-in balloting to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And that’s made the election process for Native Americans even more complicated.
Jun. 25, 2020
Havasupai Tribe Tells River Trips To Stay Away
As Grand Canyon National Park allows its first trips of the season down the Colorado River, the Havasupai Tribe has told river guides to stay off its land. In the original notice to river outfitters, the Havasupai Tribe banned guides from hiking visitors to its popular waterfalls on its “traditional use lands.”
Jun. 25, 2020
Watchdog Looks At COVID-19 Response In Immigration Detention
A new watchdog report says staff at some immigration detention centers worried about an inability to have people social distance if they may have been infected with COVID-19.
Jun. 24, 2020
Mexican President Prepares Visit To Washington
Mexico’s president has kept a close dialogue with President Trump, particularly on issues such as trade, oil, migration, security and the coronavirus pandemic. And now, both leaders are planning to meet for the first time.
Jun. 24, 2020
6 Dead, Reports Of Damaged Homes After Earthquake In Oaxaca, Mexico
Tuesday morning, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico. The intensity was felt all the way to the center of the country in Mexico City, but the affected area was down south, near the quake’s origin.
Jun. 24, 2020
Tucson Police Chief Offers To Resign Over Handling Of Mans Death While In Custody
Months after an Arizona man died in Tucson police custody, a federal investigation into the death is underway and the southern Arizona city’s municipal government is in turmoil.
Jun. 24, 2020
Mexico Will Send More Troops To Sonora To Address Violence
On Wednesday, Mexico’s secretary outlined a six-part strategy to address rising violence in Sonora. But some say these steps mirror previous plans that haven’t worked.
Jun. 24, 2020
Sonora Implements New COVID-19 Response Strategy
As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths continues to rise in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, health authorities say they are implementing a new response strategy that includes more testing.
Jun. 24, 2020
Paul Petersen Pleads Guilty In Arkansas
Paul Petersen has now pleaded guilty in all three U.S. states where he was charged with crimes in connection with running an illegal adoption scam.
Jun. 24, 2020
Cuts To Mexico’s Park Service Threaten Conservation
U.S. border wall construction has led to an outcry among conservation groups concerned about habitats, wildlife and waters shared between Arizona and Sonora. Now, binational conservation faces another threat — sweeping budget cuts to Mexico’s park service that would leave protected areas vulnerable.
Jun. 24, 2020
Expert: Most Fees For Blocked H-1B Visas Were Already Paid
President Trump’s expansion of an April order temporarily stops most skilled foreign workers from entering the United States. One expert says a cash-strapped, fee-reliant government agency has already received money for H-1B visas that are now blocked.
Jun. 23, 2020
What To Expect From President Trump
Before heading to Phoenix this afternoon, President Donald Trump will be scheduled to stop in Yuma this morning to commemorate the 200th mile of border wall. Arizona Public Media’s Alisa Reznick in Tucson joined The Show to talk about it.
Jun. 23, 2020
Northern Sonora City Rocked By Weekend Violence
Last month, similarly spectacular violence shut down a major interstate near Magdalena, Sonora.
Jun. 22, 2020
Local Congresses In Mexico Take Advantage Of COVID-19 Pandemic
Many governmental areas have shut down or reduced their activity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, some local congresses are taking advantage of the situation to change, approve or reject important laws.
Jun. 22, 2020
Pandemic Negates Potential USMCA Trade Advance
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement goes into effect July 1, promising to boost business as the economy struggles to bounce back from COVID-19, but manufacturing losses may not be recoverable. Logistics and transportation companies are at the forefront of the continental crisis as supply chains were already slowing before the outbreak.
Jun. 19, 2020
Asylum Seekers Likely To Wait Longer For Work Permits
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released the final plan to relieve itself from having to process first-time work permit applications by asylum seekers in 30 days. The new rule is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 21.
Jun. 19, 2020
Mexico To Continue Aiding DACA Recipients After Supreme Court Ruling
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, offers protection from deportation to thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. And after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s bid to end the program, the Mexican government says it will continue helping Mexican beneficiaries.
Jun. 19, 2020
Mexico City Faces COVID-19 By Trying To Move Father’s Day
Coronavirus cases in Mexico City are still on the rise, and most businesses are closed or limited to home delivery. And the city’s government and businesses have an unusual strategy to lower the risks this weekend, which has to do with parental festivities.
Jun. 19, 2020
Flagstaff Will Require Masks In Public
If you’re coming to Flagstaff, bring a mask. Starting Saturday night the city will require people to wear masks in public.
Jun. 19, 2020
Arizona DACA Recipients Celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
The Supreme Court has kept alive an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation. But the high-court also said the Trump administration can still end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, if it does so the right way.
Court Rejects End To DACA Protections For Young Immigrants; AZ Leaders React
Jun. 18, 2020

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