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Nogales sees huge turnout, voters cite economy and immigration issues

The so-called Latino sleeping giant awoke in Nogales, a U.S. border town where voters said the stakes are unusually high. Santa Cruz County voters cast more early ballots this year than the total ballots cast two years ago, and on Election Day, some voters waited more than an hour to fill out their ballots.... Read more»

Democrat Paul Penzone unseats Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

After holding the position of Maricopa County Sheriff for more than two decades, Joe Arpaio has lost his seat to Democrat Paul Penzone. It was a stunning defeat for a Republican sheriff who has enjoyed both local and national popularity – and notoriety – for years.... Read more»

Mexicans on U.S. border fear economic catastrophe if Trump wins

Mexicans on the U.S. border anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local industry, isolate the country and deport millions. ... Read more»

16 arrested in raids targeting Tucson-based heroin ring

Federal agents and Pima County Sheriff's deputies led a series of raids at more than a dozen locations in Southern Arizona as part of a multi-agency effort aimed at taking apart a heroin trafficking ring responsible for moving at least $1 million in drugs and weapons over the last year, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: 3 U.S. citizens arrested for smuggling people, drugs

Three U.S. citizens were arrested by Border Patrol agents this week in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle two Mexican men through Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Hillary Clinton appeals to Arizona voters to put state in blue column

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a pitched plea Wednesday night for Arizona voters, focusing her courtship on embracing Latinos and other diverse voters in a race that is tightening six days before the election.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A story of a saved backside in the age of angst

We interrupt this grimy election for a kinda clean tale of good fortune: A true and winding story about being financially screwed ... and then improbably not.... Read more»

Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected

Federal officials who typically see an increase in citizenship applications during presidential election years said that applications in this heated election season appear likely to surpass expectations.... Read more»

CBP: 5-year-old boy, family rescued in desert Thursday

An officer with U.S. Fish and Wildlife found three people, including a mother and her 5-year-old boy, in the Arizona desert on Thursday during a search led by U.S. Border Patrol agents, authorities said. ... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Brewer tells the truth on Hispanics and voting

The progressive echo chamber had quite a fit when Jan Brewer brushed off the suggestion that Hispanics would cause Clinton to win Arizona. "Nah. They don't vote," she said. But she told the truth. Rare for her, perhaps unprecedented, but accurate for once.... Read more»3

CBP: Nearly $650K in heroin, cocaine, and meth seized in Nogales

Nearly 156 pounds of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine — worth almost $650,0000 — were intercepted by Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers in two seizures on Wednesday, authorities said.... Read more»

U.S.-funded programs try to convince Central Americans to stay home

In a tiny classroom in a small hamlet in the murder capital of the world, the U.S. government is testing the theory — one child at a time — that helping young Central Americans at home might convince them to stay put rather than joining the flood of migrants fleeing for the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Judge orders criminal contempt trial for Sheriff Arpaio

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Maricopa lawman Joe Arpaio to stand trial in December on a criminal contempt charge of violating the terms of a court ruling against the controversial sheriff in a 2007 racial profiling case.... Read more»

Waste of money? Trump's border wall falls flat in Az poll

Donald Trump rode to the top of the Republican ticket promising a "big, beautiful, powerful" border wall with Mexico to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Along that border, however, Americans are more likely to call the wall a "waste of money", according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

In Mexico, complaints about immigrants crossing illegally and taking jobs

In southern Mexico, locals say some migrants fleeing Central America are staying put instead of traveling on to the United States. They're blamed for taking jobs, driving down wages and taxing social services — familiar complaints in our country's immigration debate. This story is part of Tribune's yearlong Bordering on Insecurity project. ... Read more»

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