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Sahuarita Pecan Festival canceled: Blame it on tariffs, shaky markets, bad weather elsewhere

Shaky international markets, soaring tariffs and bad weather back East have left their mark on Sahuarita, all playing a role in the cancellation of the Pecan Festival. FICO, which owns 7,000 acres of pecan trees in Green Valley and Sahuarita, announced Friday that this year's festival is off.... Read more»

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'Dirtbag,' 'Savages,' 'Subhuman': A BP agent's hateful career & the crime that ended it

Border Patrol Agent Matthew Bowen had been investigated for years before he used his 4,000-pound truck to assault a fleeing migrant.... Read more»

Out of sight is out of mind: Small communities across U.S. struggle in shadow of larger disasters

Small towns struck by disasters often must rely on neighbors and non-profits more than federal assistance to rebuild in the aftermath.... Read more»

CBP to start building border barriers in Arizona wildlife refuges next week

The Trump administration is forging ahead with new border barriers in wildlife refuges in Southern Arizona despite environmentalists' objections, telling a court that one project will begin Monday with the removal of older fencing.... Read more»1

Broken Borders

Asylum-seeking migrants pushed farther south into Mexico, left to fend for themselves

Migrants have been bused to Monterrey and, they say, Chiapas under an ever-changing and often brutal “remain in Mexico” program. The policy is being carried out up and down the border by the Trump Administration in a controversial partnership with the Mexican government.... Read more»

Native American history in Washington – it’s more than just a museum

A new app opens the door to a range of exhibitions in D.C. devoted to Native American history, which may tourists had previously had to hunt for among the city's myriad museums.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback is not the end of the world ... just habitats

When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, don't cry for the species. Fear for their homelands. The battle of environmental regulations is being fought to save the habitat.... Read more»1

Analysis

Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face a hotter, drier future

On May 20, federal officials and leaders from seven states signed the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan, a sweeping new water management agreement for this arid region.... Read more»

Most Americans want better conditions for asylum seekers

In a Pew Research Center survey, researchers found that 65% of overall respondents said the federal government is doing a somewhat bad or very bad job of handling asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

White House rolls out plan to weaken Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration on Monday finalized changes to eviscerate enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, which is credited with helping to save animals like the American bald eagle and California condor.... Read more»

Rule change would deny green cards for food-stamp use

The Trump administration issued a rule Monday that allows the government to deny green cards or visas to people who rely on public benefit programs, or if they might need such programs, including food stamps, Medicaid and housing subsidies, in the future. ... Read more»

Analysis

The U.S. white majority will soon disappear forever

White nationalists want America to be white again. But this will never happen. America is on its way to becoming predominantly nonwhite.... Read more»

Analysis

A racist manifesto & a shooter terrorize Hispanics in El Paso & beyond

On Saturday, El Paso was the victim of white supremacy, but it was not the only target. By terrorizing this city, the gunman terrorized Hispanics across the state and the country. ... Read more»

Border residents dispute White House rhetoric on violence, crime

When Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada became a Nogales, Arizona, police patrolman in 1966, about 80% of the people in the county jail on any given day were Mexican.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents fired upon in Texas early Friday, agency reports

Agents from the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit were patrolling near the town of Fronton when the shots came from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, according to the agency.... Read more»

The FBI told Congress about 90 recent domestic terror arrests, but woudln't show us records of even one

Four days after asking for information on the FBI’s claims of 90 domestic terrorism arrests, we are still waiting. And, frankly, it got kind of weird.... Read more»

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