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Mexico finds it easier to focus on Trump than its own failings

Experts accuse the Mexican government of thwarting its investigation of a student massacre and torturing suspects, but the top story in a prominent Mexican newspaper is about standing up to Trump. ... Read more»

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Parents of detained journalist James Foley mark World Press Freedom Day

John and Diane Foley know ground truth. They know it through the passion of their son, James, a talented journalist who went missing while reporting in Syria on Thanksgiving Day and has not been heard from since.... Read more»1

Texas crime bill adds protections for immigrant victims, witnesses

Texas peace officers may soon be prohibited from asking about the immigration status of a victim of or a witness to crime, under a measure the House Committee on State Affairs approved Thursday.... Read more»

Presidents play nice on Obama's visit to Mexico

Wrapping up 90 minutes of talks Thursday afternoon, Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto told reporters they've agreed to push their countries toward greater economic consolidation while not abandoning Mexico's bloody battle against criminal gangs.... Read more»


How states are making it a felony to enforce federal gun laws

Kansas’ “Second Amendment Protection Act” backs up its states’ rights claims with a penalty aimed at federal agents: when dealing with “Made in Kansas” guns, any attempt to enforce federal law is now a felony. Bills similar to Kansas’ law have been introduced in at least 37 other states — including Arizona.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will immigration reform happen this year?

An interview with the Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick, co-author with Jeb Bush of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution." Also, Mark V. Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, and attorney Don Loose on the top legal stories of the month.... Read more»

Mexican priest to lead immigration reform caravan across U.S.

Father Alejandro Solalinde is known across Mexico for sheltering migrants from brutality. Kicking off a caravan of reformers that will travel across the United States and culminate in Washington, DC in late May, he held the blue-and-white Honduran flag Tuesday morning and urged the protection of all immigrants regardless of their origins — Mexico, Central America, South America and otherwise.... Read more»

Zuckerberg-backed group spins on immigration

A group with ties to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hijacks the credibility of news organizations in a misleading ad that supports a bipartisan immigration overhaul bill. The ad, featuring Sen. Marco Rubio, attributes several quotes to media outlets, but the quotes come from opinion pieces written by backers of the immigration bill.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Doug Ducey ponders run for Az governor

An interview with Doug Ducey, Arizona state treasurer, on a run for governor. Also, Buckmaster environment contributor Mitch Tobin talks about his new website EcoWest. Plus, the launch of a new monthly segment focusing on your medication and how to take control of your healthcare with Dr. Ray Woosley, former UA College of Medicine dean and creator of CredibleMeds.... Read more»

Gun lobby's money and power still holds sway over Congress

The power of the gun lobby is rooted in multiple factors, among them the pure passion of many gun owners, the NRA’s ability to motivate its most fervent members to swarm their representatives, and the lobby’s ability to get out the vote. Lawmakers' fear may not be justified, but recent votes reveal that it still exists.... Read more»


Obama's Mexico trip: What they probably won't say, but should

Analysis: Obama and Mexico's Peña Nieto will play up the positives this week in Mexico. But what about the countries' glaring drug war failures?... Read more»

Father-in-law of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested

Mexican authorities have arrested the father-in-law of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, striking a personal blow to Mexico's most-wanted man.Ines Coronel Barreras was captured by federal police in a house in Agua Prieta, Sonora, "without taking a single shot."... Read more»

Comic: The War on Terror


President Obama again vowed to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. ... Read more»

Lawmakers, advocates push to keep Mental Health First Aid

Much like CPR training, the free 12-hour Mental Health First Aid class, taught over two days, teaches how to recognize and react when someone experiences anything from an eating disorder to thoughts of suicide. Despite what officials and advocates call a successful start, Arizona’s program could end in the next few months, and the Legislature has thus far failed to provide funding. (with video)... Read more»

Poll: Flake among least-favorite senators after gun-bill vote

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s vote against expanded background checks on gun sales earlier this month caused his approval ratings to drop, making him one of the “most unpopular” senators in the country, a new poll says.... Read more»7

Az safety inspectors have among highest turnover in nation

Arizona’s safety inspectors are some of the least-experienced in nation, according to a report this month by the GAO. More than half of the 18 safety inspectors who were on the job at the time of the report had been in their positions for less than five years.... Read more»

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