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Border detentions jump again in March, as Trump struggles to block asylum-seekers

Customs and Border Protection said it is facing "unprecedented" numbers of migrants along the southwestern border, after the number of people detained in a month again soared, rising 35 percent from February to March. ... Read more»

Homicide Survivors to hold annual candlelight vigil Saturday

Homicide Survivors will hold its annual candlelight vigil on Saturday, remembering homicide victims as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. ... Read more»

Judge blocks Trump plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico during case review

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from implementing a plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

Paving to close lanes at I-10 & Ina this week

Drivers on Interstate 10 and Ina Road in Marana will encounter various lane restrictions starting Monday, as crews prepare for the opening of the I-10/Ina Road interchange. ... Read more»2

Lanes closed on I-19 between Rio Rico & Nogales this week

Drivers should plan ahead for lane restrictions on Interstate 19 between Rio Rico and Nogales this week, officials said. I-19 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions for pavement preservation work.... Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen 'leaving her position'

The sometimes contentious relationship between Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of Homeland Security, and President Trump is drawing to a close, with the president tweeting Sunday that she is "leaving her position."... Read more»

Partisan House vote renews Violence Against Women Act; Senate fate unclear

Two months after it let the Violence Against Women Act lapse, the House voted to renew the 25-year-old law that extends protections for victims of domestic violence.... Read more»

El Niño predicted to linger through summer, but what does that mean for Arizona?

Last fall and winter in Arizona were record-breakers. Since Oct. 1, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has received nearly double the amount of rainfall than normal. In February, Flagstaff had its snowiest day on record, with nearly 40 inches.... Read more»

FactCheck: Kellyanne Conway's spin on Trump's 'obstructive conduct'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway falsely claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report concluded that President Donald Trump engaged in “no — quote — ‘obstructive conduct'” during the Russia investigation. Mueller’s report said it “does not exonerate” Trump of obstruction of justice.... Read more»

On border, volunteer doctors struggle to provide stopgap care to immigrants

As recent arrivals are released from immigration detention with severe medical problems ranging from diarrhea to gaping wounds, a makeshift health system of volunteers is overwhelmed. The work is taking a financial and emotional toll. ... Read more»

Arizonans join critics of Trump call to weaken unaccompanied minors law

The Trump administration wants to weaken protections for unaccompanied kids without legal documentation, the U.S. Mexico border.... Read more»

The way we were

Nabor Pacheco served as Pima County's first Mexican-American sheriff

Since the very beginning, Mexican-Americans have been prominent in local politics, but have largely been underrepresented in elected office.... Read more»

Man dies at immigration detention facility in Florence

A Mexican man died at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Florence, Ariz., on Wednesday; he was found unconscious and not breathing. Two days earlier, Abel Reyes-Clemente, 54, was put under medical observation for "signs and symptoms" of the flu, ICE said. ... Read more»

Drawing on her history, McSally calls on colleges to stop sexual assaults

In a different year, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally might not have been on a stage at the U.S. Naval Academy telling college officials that they need to step up and do their part to end sexual assaults on their campuses.... Read more»

Prosecutors dropping child porn charges after software tools questioned

More than a dozen cases were dismissed after defense attorneys asked to examine, or raised doubts about, computer programs that track illegal images to internet addresses.... Read more»

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