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Shooting closes Nogales border crossing

Customs and Border Protection officials shot a Tucson man trying to drive south into Mexico through a Nogales border crossing Thursday evening.... Read more»

I-19 ramp closed, lanes restricted Thursday night

The northbound Interstate 19 on-ramp at Irvington Road will be closed and northbound I-19 near Ajo Way will be reduced to a single lane overnight Thursday, Feb. 7.... Read more»

Guest opinion

The dangerous economics of a militarized border

Despite his alleged business acumen, President Trump's zero-sum calculus over a border wall and government shutdowns has also had another victim: small businesses. ... Read more»

Ex-Trump advisor Steve Bannon will boost privately funded border wall at GV event

A conservative group on a quixotic crusade to build a border wall using private money is holding a town hall in Green Valley on Friday evening, with ousted presidential advisor Steve Bannon headlining the event. ... Read more»

Nogales leaders demand removal of 'inhumane' razor wire, consider lawsuit

The city of Nogales may pursue a lawsuit against the federal government over the addition of extra layers of concertina wire along the border. City leaders unanimously approved a resolution condemning the "inhumane" wire and demanding it be taken down. ... Read more»

Clear, cold night: Hard freeze warning for Tucson

The National Weather Service is warning of widespread freezing weather in the Tucson area Wednesday night, with temperatures dropping into the 20s before dawn Thursday. Wrap your pipes, cover your plants, bring your pets inside and be kind to people who are outdoors at night.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona's 54th Legislature: Smell the sanity (and/or fear)

The 54th Arizona Legislature is acting someone put two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen in their drinking water. Could it be they’ve read my work? Or do they just know a thing or two about elections and consequences?... Read more»

Experts: 4 reasons why Trump can’t declare national emergency to build border wall

President Trump has hinted there’s a “good chance” he will declare a national emergency during his State of the Union address in order to build a border wall. Experts, however, believe there are obstacles to using a national emergency to build a wall.... Read more»

Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border

The Defense Department said it will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to support Customs and Border Protection officers by stringing razor wire, helping operate mobile surveillance equipment and other support activities.... Read more»

Labor Dep't waters down injury reporting rule targeted by business

A requirement that employers disclose more information about worker injuries to safety officials and the public has been scaled back by the Trump administration.... Read more»

Pentagon defends use of active-duty troops on border

Pentagon officials told lawmakers that there’s nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the Mexican border, calling it in line with similar deployments under previous administrations. Another 3,750 troops will be deployed soon.... Read more»

Trump’s bogus ‘catch and release’ statistic

In arguing for border wall funding, President Trump claimed — without any evidence — that only 2 percent of those apprehended crossing the border and released pending immigration hearings appear in court. But administration officials put the figure at about 50 percent, while immigration experts say it is even higher.... Read more»

Nogales CBP officers seize record-breaking 250-lb load of fentanyl

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized 254 lbs. of fentanyl Saturday — worth $3.5 million, it was the largest single seizure of the drug in CBP history. The haul was discovered at a border crossing, along with nearly 400 lbs. of meth.... Read more»1

Tucson faces potential legal battle with state over 'sanctuary city' petition

A petition to declare Tucson a sanctuary city is being circulated for signatures, and if it becomes city code, it could conflict with the last vestige of Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 – the so-called “show me your papers” law.... Read more»

Santa Cruz sheriff: Border wall alone is not the best way to stem drug trafficking

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said a border wall would do “very little” to stop the flow of drugs, most of which come in to the U.S. through ports of entry.... Read more»

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