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What we know about the migrant caravan waiting at the Texas-Mexico border

For the sixth straight day since arriving at the Texas-Mexico border, roughly 1,600 Central American migrants intent on seeking asylum in the U.S. are playing a frustrating waiting game in Mexico.... Read more»

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Supreme Court to decide if 2020 Census can ask about citizenship

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status, a move that advocates and local government officials fear will suppress immigrant participation.... Read more»

Constitutional experts concerned with Trump's 'state of emergency'

President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to redistribute government funds to build his long-sought after wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts question whether it’s constitutional.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

If border states had an actual emergency, it might look a lot like climate change

Arizona does face real emergencies — and we could use some of that extra quarter-billion in new defense spending Trump has sought since taking office.... Read more»

Senate OKS open-space bill, reviving Land and Water Conservation Fund

The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping public lands bill that will secure millions of dollars for Arizona's federally protected lands.... Read more»

Arizona reaction to Trump’s border emergency splits along party lines

Arizona lawmakers’ reaction to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national border security emergency Friday split along party lines, with Democrats blasting the move as “fear-mongering” that sets “a dangerous precedent.”... Read more»

ACLU sues to halt 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Three civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration's plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

As Trump arrives for rally, El Pasoans say history shows he was wrong about their city

As another government shutdown looms, the president follows his State of the Union speech with a rally in the city he said was plagued by crime before border fencing went up. Here's what history shows about border enforcement and crime in El Paso.... Read more»

Bannon boosts 'private' border wall at Sahuarita event

Billed as a town hall, Friday's pro-border wall event in a gated community near Tucson, featuring former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, was every bit as much a pep rally and fundraiser — and maybe part dry run. ... Read more»

Late push for Salton Sea improvements complicates Colorado River drought plan

Arizona lawmakers have agreed to the broad terms of a deal Gov. Doug Ducey helped negotiate but resource managers at California's largest lake remains are demanding $200 million before signing off on the deal... Read more»

Guest opinion

The dangerous economics of a militarized border

Despite his alleged business acumen, President Trump's zero-sum calculus over a border wall and government shutdowns has also had another victim: small businesses. ... Read more»

Ex-Trump advisor Steve Bannon will boost privately funded border wall at GV event

A conservative group on a quixotic crusade to build a border wall using private money is holding a town hall in Green Valley on Friday evening, with ousted presidential advisor Steve Bannon headlining the event. ... Read more»

Bug bombs are duds at killing pests, yet pose health risks for people

A new study has found that bug bombs, which are used by millions of Americans to kill insects such as cockroaches, often fail to eradicate those pests and yet expose consumers to potential health risks.... Read more»

Trump call for unity appears to do little to sway divided Congress

The split response to President Trump's speech was mirrored in Arizona’s congressional delegation, whose reactions largely followed party lines.... Read more»

State of the Union

Trump: 'Lawless border is threat to safety of all Americans'

The text of President Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House:... Read more»

Experts: 4 reasons why Trump can’t declare national emergency to build border wall

President Trump has hinted there’s a “good chance” he will declare a national emergency during his State of the Union address in order to build a border wall. Experts, however, believe there are obstacles to using a national emergency to build a wall.... Read more»

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