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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»0

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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»

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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»

Dehydration and illnesses: Why more migrants at U.S.-Mexico border are getting sick

The Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector has seen a large spike in cases of rhabdomyolysis — severe dehydration and overexertion — among migrants this year. Border agents say smugglers are to blame for treating migrants like "cargo" and pushing them too hard. ... Read more»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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»

County migrant shelter 'back on track' after Elias again supports project

Plans to turn an unused section of the Pima juvenile detention center into a shelter for released migrants are back on, 24 hours after heated debate led officials to order a halt to work.... Read more»

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