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"All we want is for them to listen to us": In Mexico, Trump's latest asylum policy stirs anger, fear and confusion

The Trump administration's new policy aimed at disqualifying most asylum seekers is stirring anger and resentment among migrants who have waited months to present themselves at a port of entry.... Read more»

House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments Wednesday before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Interstate 11: Great things for Tucson or a Phoenix plot to destroy us?

It's too soon to tell if a proposed Tucson bypass is good for our city or something to be fought for the good of our summer-clad Pueblo. It's definitely worth getting the lowdown and asking questions.... Read more»1

Racist? House vote puts members on record over Trump ‘go home’ tweets

The House Tuesday condemned President Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred” in response to the president’s tweets that congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they originally came from. ... Read more»

Pima County seeks to redirect $100K/mo in Stonegarden funds to migrant shelter

Pima County is asking that more than a half-million dollars in Operation Stonegarden money be directed toward humanitarian aid for asylum-seekers. County Sheriff Napier said he backs the shelter, "even if it all came out of overtime."... Read more»2

McSally staffers to hold 'mobile office hours' in Tucson, Marana, Sahaurita

Staffers for Sen. Martha McSally will be on hand to assist constituents in Pima County with questions about government agencies over the next week.... Read more»

Enviros sue to stop fracking near Petrified Forest National Park

Three environmental groups sued the Bureau of Land Management Monday to prevent fracking for natural gas and oil in more than 4,000 acres of public land near a national forest in Arizona and the state’s most important aquifer.... Read more»

A Border Patrol agent reveals what it's really like to guard migrant children

With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it’s like to do his job. “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what’s going on as normal.”... Read more»

Quick take

Kirkpatrick: 'Open impeachment inquiry on President Trump'

Congress should open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Arizona congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick declared Tuesday. "The president has called his administration to break the law... Now we have no choice."... Read more»

Ant antibiotics: Could ASU research lead to human applications?

A recent Arizona State University study has shed new light on antibiotics produced by ants, and the lead author thinks the work could be applied to improving human health.... Read more»

Quick take

Grijalva: Trump 'go back' tweets were 'insulting, demeaning & racist'

Rep. Raul Grijalva said Monday that statements by President Trump this weekend were "insulting, demeaning and racist." "We have to call him out on it," said the Tucson Democrat in a video.... Read more»1

Most migrants won’t qualify for U.S. asylum under new Trump policy

The policy, slated to take effect Tuesday, would also apply to unaccompanied children. The American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge the policy in court.... Read more»

Lack of broadband puts tribal, rural areas 'in jeopardy,' lawmakers told

The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband, a tribal councilwoman told a House committee Thursday.... Read more»

Pima supervisors to hold special meeting on migrant shelter at juvie center

At a special meeting next Monday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will review and potentially approve converting a vacant portion of the juvenile detention center into a shelter for asylum-seekers released by the federal government.... Read more»

Hundreds march in Tucson as part of nation-wide Lights of Liberty immigration protest

More than 300 assembled Downtown on Friday night as part of Lights for Liberty, a nationwide protest against the treatment of migrants in federal detention facilities and immigration raids planned by the Trump administration. ... Read more»

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