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WA man sentenced for organizing Grand Canyon crowd and lying about it
A Washington state man was sentenced to two years probation and banned from federal lands throughout Arizona after leading a crowd of people on a group hike in the Grand Canyon.
Mar. 31, 2022
Ban on Russian uranium puts pressure on Southwest tribes
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused ripple effects across the globe, including one that could be felt strongest in the Southwest. And it involves an element found underground.
Mar. 31, 2022
How can we fix the immigration conversation? This advocate says stop blaming the immigrants
In a recent essay for Zocalo Public Square, Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum argues that one of the problems with border policies is the way stories of border crossers are being told. He believes a balance between security and compassion is needed.
Mar. 31, 2022
Advocates say Title 42 end date should come sooner than May
The Biden administration is expected to end the pandemic-era protocol Title 42, which allows border officers to quickly turn migrants and asylum seekers back to Mexico on public health grounds, by late May.
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Mar. 30, 2022
Author recounts history of first Native American nursing school
In the late 19th century, when most Navajo children were being forcibly taken from their homes and educated in government-run boarding schools rife with abuse, one place on the reservation did things differently: Ganado Mission. The complicated history is rigorously documented in Jim Kristofic’s book, "Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School."
Mar. 30, 2022
Environmental groups reach settlement in border wall funding suit
This month the Biden administration reached a settlement with conservation groups that filed suit against the Trump administration’s use of Department of Defense funds to build the border wall.
Mar. 29, 2022
Suspects in shooting along major Sonoran highway identified
In recent months, state and federal authorities have proposed resolutions to the longstanding and controversial informal tolls in Yaqui communities like the one where the recent shooting took place.
Mar. 29, 2022
Independent researchers raise new doubts about Ayotzinapa case
Officials with the previous presidential administration claimed that the bodies of 43 missing students were incinerated at a dump. Now the investigators have disclosed for the first time that Mexican Marines were present at the site before those claims were made, though it remains unclear what exactly they were doing there.
Mar. 29, 2022
CDC will review the use of Title 42 on Wednesday
Title 42 is up for another review Wednesday. The pandemic-era policy enacted in March of 2020 that allows border officers to swiftly turn away migrants on public health grounds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been reassessing the policy, and so far renewing it, every 60 days.
Mar. 29, 2022
Congressman wants more land for Sunset Crater
A bill introduced in Congress would expand the area of northern Arizona’s popular Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
Mar. 29, 2022
Sonoran governor pledges to keep Holy Week tourists safe
Sonoran Gov. Alfonso Durazo says local, state and federal authorities are working together to ensure a safe and enjoyable Holy Week, which falls in mid-April this year.
Mar. 28, 2022
Mexico’s presidential plane to be rented to public
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested renting it out to couples getting married, families celebrating their children’s birthdays, or companies wanting to take employees on trips.
Mar. 28, 2022
Study finds promising tool for predicting dementia risk in Mexican Americans
Research shows that some ethnic and racial groups might have different biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. A new study of Latinos of Mexican descent offers a possible diagnostic tool for the country’s fastest growing demographic group.
Mar. 24, 2022
White House report calls for stronger Native American voting protections
The U.S. government said Thursday that the country must do more to protect access to voting for Native Americans. But the president of the nation’s largest tribe — the Navajo Nation — said the White House has a lot more to do.
Mar. 24, 2022
For some asylum seekers, embroidery eases the strain of waiting at the border
U.S. immigration policies have left migrants and asylum seekers waiting in Mexico for months or years, often in precarious situations. In an effort to ease the strain for those waiting, the binational group Artisans Beyond Borders has turned to fiber arts to bring comfort and hope to migrants in Nogales, Sonora.
Mar. 24, 2022
Democrats, Republicans spending big to win Latino voters in AZ
Latino voters have traditionally been a reliable bloc for Democratic candidates, but that’s started to change. And the parties are paying extra attention to that in Arizona and Nevada.
Mar. 24, 2022
U.S. Senate committee hears 2 bills on tribal water rights in AZ
Two tribal leaders from Arizona testified to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday, defending a pair of bills brought by Sen. Mark Kelly and co-sponsored by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema that center on tribal water rights.
Mar. 23, 2022
Brnovich suit against Bidens ICE enforcement guidelines partially granted
This week, a federal judge in Ohio blocked some of the new immigration enforcement priorities outlined by the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security. The lawsuit was brought by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and his counterparts from Montana and Ohio.
Mar. 23, 2022
Sonoran tourist destinations will be fully open for Semana Santa
Sonoran officials are preparing for large crowds at the state’s beaches and tourist destinations.
Mar. 23, 2022
Sonora to invest more than $6M to improve health facilities
Sonoran leaders say they recognize the need to reinforce the state’s health services and will invest more than $6 million toward that goal.
Mar. 23, 2022

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