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Haaland Addresses Legacy Of Indigenous Boarding Schools
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is launching a new initiative that will investigate the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.
Jun. 22, 2021
Drought Threatens Major Water Source For Hermosillo
The El Novillo Reservoir is currently at less than a quarter of its capacity, and was at nearly 70% this time last year.
Jun. 21, 2021
Sonoran Health Authorities Worry State Could Return To High-Risk
Several of the state's biggest municipalities, including Hermosillo and Cajeme, have already returned to high risk on the state's coronavirus scale.
Jun. 21, 2021
Diné College Taking Part In Federal COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge
The Navajo Nation’s Diné College has joined the White House’s COVID College Challenge that’s part of President Joe Biden’s effort to reach a 70% nationwide vaccination goal by July 4.
Jun. 21, 2021
Boas: Why Flooding Border With Immigration Judges Could Ease Influx
Both Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Gov. Doug Ducey have attached themselves to actions related to solving — or at least improving — the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sinema is focused on the asylum system, while Ducey emphasizes increased law enforcement. Bob Robb of the Republic wrote about the respective ideas.
Jun. 21, 2021
ICE Opening Hotel Space For Asylum Seekers In Yuma
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is opening up hotel space to host asylum-seeking families in the Yuma area. It’s one of a handful of emergency shelters ICE has opened through a federal contract with the nonprofit Family Endeavors.
Jun. 21, 2021
Rural Sonoran Communities Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak
State health authorities are investigating whether a novel coronavirus strain may be at play.
Jun. 18, 2021
After Sinaloa Approves Marriage Equality, Sonora Could Be Next
A federal judge's ruling forced Sinaloa to act, and a similar case is set to be heard in Sonora later this month.
Jun. 18, 2021
How Journalists In Mexico Persevere In The Face Of Danger
In their new book, "Surviving Mexico: Resistance and Resilience among Journalists in the Twenty-first Century," University of Arizona journalism professors Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly document the challenges of being a journalist in Mexico.
Jun. 18, 2021
Sonoran Governor Faces Challenges To Strengthen AZ Connection
Neighboring Sonora recently elected Alfonso Durazo as its new governor. His predecessor had a very public and positive relationship with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, and it seems Durazo is hoping to continue that. But he’s also going to take office as the state is facing many challenges, like the ongoing pandemic and a seemingly inexorable rise in violence.
Jun. 17, 2021
AMLO Promises To Build Solar Energy Project In Sonora
Mexico’s president says he’s moving forward with plans to build a state-owned solar energy facility in northern Mexico.
Jun. 17, 2021
Vaccinations For Adults 18+ Begin In Mexican Border Cities
Mexico has started vaccinating adults 18 and older in cities along the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s part of an effort to move ahead with plans to lift border travel restrictions implemented last March amid the pandemic. Shots started going into arms Thursday in six border cities in Baja California.
Jun. 17, 2021
Mexico City Elects Its First Migrant Congressperson
After the recent Mexican midterm elections, Mexico City got its first migrant congressperson, who will represent citizens living abroad. The elected official lives in New York City and promises to build stronger ties between Mexico’s capital and the U.S.
Jun. 17, 2021
Officials Call On Sonorans To Conserve Water As Drought Continues
Mexican officials are calling on residents of the state of Sonora to conserve water as the region continues to experience severe drought conditions.
Jun. 16, 2021
Mexican President Meets With Sonora’s Governor-Elect
The newly elected governor of Sonora, Mexico, met this week with the country’s president. Many hope their close relationship will benefit the state — Arizona’s neighbor to the south.
Jun. 16, 2021
Women Win Big In Mexico’s Elections, But Challenges Remain
Mexico’s elections on June 6 were historic for the sheer number of open seats to be filled at the federal, state and local levels. But after votes were tallied, another milestone emerged: A record number of women were voted into office this year. It’s one more step in a years-long battle for political parity in the country. But there’s still a long way to go.
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Jun. 16, 2021
Ducey Touts Trade With Mexico, Concern Over Border Restrictions
Gov. Ducey visited Nogales, Arizona, on Wednesday, to highlight a year of prosperity between the state and its largest trading partner, Mexico.
Jun. 16, 2021
Sonora COVID-19 Cases, Hospital Occupancy Showing Upward Trend
While COVID-19 cases are declining in Arizona and across much of the United States, there are worrying signs in neighboring Sonora. Total weekly cases have now risen for two consecutive weeks.
Jun. 15, 2021
Mexico Hopes Vaccinations Lead To Loosening Of Border Restrictions
The vaccination effort will be aided by the recent U.S. shipment of 1.35 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Jun. 15, 2021
Sonoran Election Body Certifies State Election Results
The state electoral institute also certified the win of an opposition candidate in the Hermosillo mayoral election, which has not been recognized by the incumbent.
Jun. 14, 2021