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Report: Border wall hurts wildlife, people now; full wall would be worse

The existing partial border wall with Mexico has caused environmental damage, harmed border communities and failed to make the country safer, and a complete border wall would only make things worse, according to a report released Wednesday.... Read more»

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Gray wolf faces new challenge: National Academies of Sciences review

Is a Mexican gray wolf just another wolf, or is it a distinct – and endangered – breed of its own? The long-running fight over the Mexican gray wolf moved from Southeast Arizona to a paneled Washington conference room last week, where scientists will try to answer the question that could determine the animal’s fate.... Read more»

Critics: Safety takes a back seat in Senate bill on driverless cars

Consumer advocates are attacking a bill heading for a vote soon in the U.S. Senate that would clear legal obstacles for the deployment of driverless cars — a proposal that, critics say, lacks safeguards needed to protect the public and largely would let vehicle manufacturers regulate themselves.... Read more»

Numbers of families, unaccompanied kids crossing border doubles in Yuma Sector

In the last two days, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents said that they have encountered 188 people attempting to cross into the United States, including 155 people traveling as families. ... Read more»

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan on Monday, where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the Arizona electrical plant.... Read more»

Here's what happened to 99 immigrant children separated from their parents & sent to Chicago

Confidential records reveal details about struggles to find parents and traumatic experiences during the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance crackdown.... Read more»

Families rally for border enforcement, as Trump eases wall demands

One day after President Donald Trump stepped back from demands for border wall funding in the next budget, family members of people killed by undocumented immigrants rallied Friday to demand tougher enforcement of immigration laws.... Read more»

Pinal sheriff joins GOP lawmakers, White House meeting on border issues

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told a Washington audience Wednesday that sheriffs see the problems that come with illegal immigration firsthand and that, as a result, they “want to be part of the solution.”... Read more»

Critics say ‘whoa’ to federal moves to rein in wild horses

The number of wild horses in the West has soared, but animal welfare groups bristle at measures to control them, including eased limits on sales of captured horses to private parties — which raises fears about the animals possibly being funneled to slaughterhouses to become food for pets and people. ... Read more»

A judge ordered immigrant children removed from troubled Texas facility. They’re still there.

Immigrant children still are being held at a troubled Texas facility nearly a month after a federal judge ruled they should be moved to other housing, court documents show.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Once & future Sen. Kyl is a dicey proposition for Team MAGA

Jon Kyl is a throwback conservative to the days of counting character, budget slashing and rule of law. Senator, meet Donald Trump, who believes all glory goes to him. I'm not sure how well they are going to fit.... Read more»

Tapped out? Developers argue there’s more water in Colorado River Basin

Despite exceptional drought conditions, some developers contend there still are places in the 246,000-square-mile Colorado River Basin to dam and divert water. Although some portions of the watershed are bracing for impending shortages, they say, other portions have surpluses.... Read more»

Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?

Today Labor Day is no longer about trade unionists marching down the street with banners and their tools of trade. Instead, it is a confused holiday with no associated rituals.... Read more»

After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

Court: Asylum-seeker in 24-year-old case deserves another hearing

A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board’s decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court’s “glib characterization” that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.... Read more»

Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain

As senators delivered glowing tributes to the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had “had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time.”... Read more»

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