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CBP: Weekend busts net nearly $3M in drugs, 5 Mexicans arrested

Officers working along the Arizona border seized nearly $3 million in narcotics and arrested five Mexican nationals in separate incidents over the weekend.

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In El Paso, a mirror of Catholicism's challenges

Catholicism remains the religion of choice for most people in El Paso, but membership in the church has declined. How the church adapts to modern societal beliefs will be reflected by what happens to its membership there.... Read more»

$2.3M in pot seized at Nogales port of entry

Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Mariposa crossing in Nogales seized more than $2.3 million worth of marijuana hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer Friday.... Read more»

Brooks, Bean and Fanning named WSFL Players of the Week

The Pima Community College football team swept the WSFL Players of the Week as the selections were released Tuesday for the week of Oct. 20-25.... Read more»

Program helping to reduce waits at Texas border bridges

Nine months into a federal pilot program created to reduce wait times at international ports of entry, operators of bridges on the Texas-Mexico border say it appears to be accomplishing that goal. But they also say it’s difficult to measure whether cars, trucks and pedestrians are moving faster across the border.... Read more»1

Oakland Athletics show off upgrades to Mesa ballpark

The Oakland Athletics’ new spring training home at Mesa’s Hohokam Park features an upgraded clubhouse, a high-definition scoreboard, new seats and shaded party decks.... Read more»

Analysis

The facts on immigration today

Immigration has been a constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nation’s history. Immigrants are taxpayers, entrepreneurs, job creators, and consumers. But the immigration system is broken and in need of an overhaul. Although the U.S. border is now more secure than ever, decades of ever-increasing border and interior enforcement have exacerbated the dysfunction caused by rigid, out-of-date laws.... Read more»1

After 23 years in Congress, Pastor savors victories large and small

Observers say Rep. Ed Pastor’s legacy can be measured in projects he brought to the state, like light rail, as well as people he helped. That’s just how Pastor, retiring this year, hopes to be remembered.... Read more»

Initiative eases transition to Mexico for those deported through Nogales

Deported after 25 years in the United States on domestic violence charges, Jose Castellea stepped off a bus at the Nogales border gate eight days ago with only the clothes on his back and a few belongings. “The first time you’re scared when you’re here in Mexico,” Castellea said. “Now, well I have to be here the rest of my life.”... Read more»

Study: Climate change will make wildfires worse for Arizona

As climate change worsens, one study looks at the impact that it could have on wildfires. The Cost of Carbon Pollution project concludes forecasts 100 percent more burned area in the U.S. by 2050.... Read more»

CBP helicopter crashes near Bisbee

A helicopter pilot with Customs and Border Protection walked away from an emergency landing east of Bisbee on Monday afternoon.... Read more»

Grijalva captures sign theft on hidden camera

TUSD Governing Board President Adelita Grijalva, running for re-election, said Monday that she has hidden-camera footage of someone stealing her campaign signs. Offering a $500 reward to anyone who can ID the alleged thief, Grijalva said that she’s lost $7,000 in signs this year.... Read more»4

Aztec cross country takes 2nd at Region I Championships

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NJCAA Region I Championships at Skunk Creek Linear Park in Glendale on Monday.... Read more»

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Haunted roundup: Where to celebrate Halloween

Pumpkins, candy and costumes: Halloween is almost upon us and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in Tucson this year.... Read more»

Pima volleyballer Pilgrim named ACCAC Player of the Week

Pima Community College volleyball received recognition from the ACCAC Conference on Monday as sophomore middle blocker Kaysee Pilgrim (Barry Goldwater HS) was named ACCAC Division II Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 20-26.... Read more»

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