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Repatriating remains of those found in desert is long, expensive process

When a migrant does not survive the dangerous journey across the Arizona desert, another costly ordeal begins for the family back home.... Read more»

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Tucson BP agent charged with multiple counts of sexual assault

A Border Patrol agent was arrested by Tucson police Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman, and an investigation uncovered "multiple victims" over a seven-year period, authorities said. ... Read more»

Punk with purpose: Hardcore band’s shows help flood of migrant families in Tucson

The Tucson hardcore quartet Crossfire uses lyrics and their shows to educate fans about issues that migrant and indigenous communities face daily.... Read more»

Sinema staffers to hold 'mobile office hours' in Tucson

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema may not yet have a Tucson office, but caseworkers on her staff will meet with constituents at the Main Library on Wednesday afternoon.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Small ball could still bring big innings for Pima pre-K proposal

Pima County is trying hard not to say "yes" to kickstarting public preschool in the region but the supervisors aren't quite saying "no," either. They seem to be saying: "Grrrrrrr ... really! Again?" ... Read more»

As the opioid crisis peaks, meth and cocaine deaths explode

It turns out that the same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic, fentanyl, is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users. ... Read more»

Guatemalan migrant dies after being apprehended at the Texas-Mexico border

The Guatemalan teenager, who hasn’t been identified, was found unresponsive Monday morning at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco.... Read more»

Judge rejects motion to dismiss migrant harboring case vs. No More Deaths volunteer

The case against Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer who faces harboring charges after he was arrested by Border Patrol, will move forward after a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss the case that argued his arrest in Ajo "arose from selective enforcement." ... Read more»

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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Public health vs. parent choice: The vaccination debate in Arizona

Health officials warn that vaccination rates are deteriorating across Arizona, risking public health as parents continue to opt out of immunizations.... Read more»

Tucson prison suicide is 4th in Arizona in 3 months

An inmate at state prison in Tucson was found dead Friday, an apparent suicide, Arizona officials said Monday.... Read more»

Uber, Lyft surge ahead of cabs in campaign expense reports

The initial public offering of Uber shares this month fell short of expectations, but there’s at least one audience where the ride-sharing service dominates: members of Congress.... Read more»

BP agent, facing assault charge, called people on border 'savages' and 'subhuman'

A Nogales Border Patrol agent — accused of running down a Guatemalan man and then lying about it — called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh*t," and repeatedly used a racial epithet for border crossers in text messages, court documents say. ... Read more»

Border Patrol erects more tents in the Rio Grande Valley to house asylum seekers as surge continues

The agency said Friday that the Rio Grande Valley sector is holding an average of 8,000 migrants each day.... Read more»

Border Patrol, aid groups differ over desert rescue beacons

Border Patrol argues that existing rescue beacons help save lives and negate the need for humanitarian efforts by volunteer groups, such as No More Deaths.... Read more»

Worker advocates burned up over lack of federal heat protections

OSHA has yet to establish a heat standard that would give employers specific requirements regarding water, rest breaks and shade. ... Read more»

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