Fronteras Desk News

New mine has opened near Grand Canyon. What this means for tribes
The Show spoke with Maanvi Singh, west coast reporter for the Guardian, about what a new uranium mine near the Grand Canyon means for tribal lands.
Jan. 25, 2024
An immigration issue caused this Tucson familys separation. Now, theyre finally reunited
One day in 2009, Gloria De La Rosa left her family home in Tucson and headed to Texas where, on the advice of a lawyer, she planned to travel across the U.S.-Mexico border for a green card appointment with US immigration authorities in Juarez.
Jan. 24, 2024
ICE personnel will wear body cameras under new DHS directive
DHS rolled out a body camera policy last May and has conducted pilot programs within its various agencies for the last few years — part of a Biden administration effort to boost transparency and accountability to the public.
Jan. 24, 2024
Younger Latinos are struggling with mental health. Nonprofit offers help
More younger Latino people are struggling with their mental health. But language barriers and stigma can make accessing care difficult.
Jan. 24, 2024
Some concerned about medicinal, recreational peyote use
The Show spoke with Annette McGivney, a freelance author and journalist, about an piece she wrote for the Guardian looking at the conversation around peyote cactus and psychedelics in therapeutic treatments.
Jan. 24, 2024
Circuit court ruling allows Mexicos suit against gun-makers to resume
Mexico filed the $10 billion lawsuit against Smith & Wesson Brands, Beretta and other gun-makers in 2021.
Jan. 23, 2024
Saguaro Park warns visitors about potential rabies cases
Officials at Saguaro National Park near Tucson are urging visitors to take extra precautions amid concerns about possible rabies cases.
Jan. 23, 2024
FEMA warns homeowners to stock up on flood insurance
Nationally, only a few percent of homeowners bother getting flood insurance policies. Federal emergency officials say most counties are now prone to some sort of flood risk and want to increase coverage around the country.
Jan. 23, 2024
Legal border crossings are overwhelming U.S. agencies, and cartels are taking advantage
The Show spoke with Ariel Ruiz Soto, a senior policy analyst for the Migration Policy Institute, about why policy changes are shifting who is migrating to the U.S. and how they are migrating.
Jan. 23, 2024
Meeting seeks input to protect Hassayampa River corridor from mining
Federal land managers want to hear from you about a proposal to protect nearly 4,000 acres of Prescott National Forest from mining for the next 20 years.
Jan. 22, 2024
Peregrine lunar lander team give update after craft crashes back to Earth
Officials with NASA and Astrobotic on Friday explained what went wrong when the spacecraft carrying human remains meant for the moon’s surface fell back to Earth.
Jan. 19, 2024
Some lawmakers want clampdown on asylum. AZ officials, aid workers already face challenges
Washington narrowly avoided a government shutdown this month. But lawmakers are still mulling a potential deal that would green-light military aid for Ukraine in exchange for crackdowns on asylum at the border. In the meantime, along remote stretches of the Arizona border, officials say that system is overwhelmed.
Jan. 19, 2024
Sedona will now manage its own tourism plan
The city of Sedona has been battling over housing costs, how to manage a population of workers who can no longer afford to live there, and now the fate of its tourism industry.
Jan. 18, 2024
Border sheriffs tell lawmakers they want more state funding for security
A budget proposal released by Gov. Katie Hobbs last week set aside more state money for projects along the border. The governor is proposing two border-focused programs.
Jan. 17, 2024
U.S. proposes expanded solar plan to include more states in the West
The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed sweeping changes designed to promote solar energy development across the West.
Jan. 17, 2024
Environmental regulators ask for public input on southern AZ copper mine
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, or ADEQ, is asking for public input on whether to approve a groundwater permit for a proposed copper mine in southern Arizona.
Jan. 17, 2024
Pima County gets new round of FEMA money for migrants
Pima County has been providing aid to thousands of people who’ve been able to enter the U.S. and begin the legal asylum process. But federal funding for that effort was running out.
Jan. 16, 2024
Should Pluto become AZs official planet? This lawmaker says yes
An Arizona lawmaker wants to make Pluto, the much maligned dwarf planet, the official planet of the state. The International Astronomical Union demoted the solar system’s once-ninth planet in 2006.
Jan. 16, 2024
Coconino County planning a behavioral space for youth
Coconino County health officials are planning a behavioral youth center intended to offer support services to 12- to 18-year-olds.
Jan. 16, 2024
Pima County gets $5.2 million from FEMA for asylum seekers at U.S.-Mexico border
Pima County received $5.2 million to continue its work to help asylum seekers. The funding came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board.
Jan. 13, 2024