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The new president established a list of priorities for his administration to achieve by his 100th day in office. The week of April 26, a new KJZZ series looks at how those policies play out for Arizona.
Apr. 22, 2021
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Gov. Doug Ducey said he is sending the Arizona National Guard to the border. Citing more than 170,000 apprehensions at the Southwest border last month, Ducey said the Border Patrol is overwhelmed while local law enforcement, mayors and nonprofit businesses are calling out for help.
Apr. 20, 2021
Seniors wait to be vaccinated in Nogales, Sonora
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue a slow rollout in Mexico, some older adults in the state of Sonora are finally receiving second doses this week.
Apr. 14, 2021
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Photographer John Kurc first came to Arizona a couple of years ago for an assignment that had little to do with the desert or the border wall. But he has since become fascinated by the structure and the people affected by it. The Show spoke with him about why he began documenting the wall and what he’s seen in terms of flaws or holes in it.
Apr. 13, 2021
Chris Magnus
The Biden administration tapped Tucson’s police chief to oversee its largest law enforcement agency. Chris Magnus has been Tucson’s chief since 2016 and would serve as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security arm that manages the Border Patrol and Customs officers at the nation’s ports.
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Apr. 12, 2021
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s prepared to send the Arizona National Guard to the border to deal with an increasing number of migrants trying to cross, even if it means at the state’s expense.
Apr. 9, 2021
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Federal authorities are expecting so many migrant families to seek asylum at the U.S. border this year that they’ve contracted with a Texas-based group to help house them.
Apr. 7, 2021
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Migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are surging again, and Mexican nationals are accounting for a greater share of those detentions.
Apr. 5, 2021
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Customs and Border Protection is reporting agents encountered nearly 172,000 migrants last month, which is a sharp increase from February; the number of unaccompanied minors is also on the rise. The Show spoke with Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone to talk about what he’s seeing, as well as other issues.
Apr. 5, 2021
Nogales Vaccines
The vaccine effort in Arizona is proceeding apace, with tens of thousands of doses administered daily. But the picture is very different in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico, where the vaccine rollout has been much slower. For border communities like Nogales, that disparity could spell unique challenges.
Mar. 31, 2021
El Bonito male jaguar near border
Researchers have captured new footage of a jaguar just a few miles south of the border in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. Conservationists say that could be a sign that the species’ breeding range may be extending north.
Mar. 25, 2021
High-ranking officials from the Biden administration visited Mexico this week to discuss cooperation on immigration issues. The visit comes amid negotiations between the two nations on the pandemic and the constant flow of migrants from Central America.
Mar. 25, 2021
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Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined a growing chorus of elected officials calling on the Biden administration to quickly address the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 22, 2021
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