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History lessons: The first deportation

Led by Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidates are embracing the policy of deporting some 11 million Hispanics in the country illegally. If implemented, it would be a humanitarian calamity and a stain on the nation. But it wouldn't be the first time "American exceptionalism" took such a cruel turn.... Read more»

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From the archive

Bisbee hosts remembrances of infamous deportation of union miners

From the archive: Bisbee wound up a week-long commemoration of the forced removal of nearly 1,300 striking miners from their homes 100 years ago. The event, known as the Bisbee Deportation, was "the biggest mass kidnapping in American history" but hasn’t always been well known, even to people who grew up in the area.... Read more»

McSally staffers to hold 'mobile office hours' in Sierra Vista, Bisbee

Staffers for Sen. Martha McSally will be on hand to assist constituents with government agencies on Wednesday in Sierra Vista and Bisbee.... Read more»

DUI suspect dies after night in Bisbee jail

A 78-year-old man was found unresponsive Monday after a night in the Cochise County Jail, officials said. John H. O'Connor, who'd been arrested on DUI charges, was declared dead at a nearby hospital.... Read more»

Paving to close lanes on Sierra Vista-Bisbee highway

Work on a pavement preservation project on State Route 92 between Sierra Vista and Bisbee has temporarily paused until after the holidays. Intermittent lane closures and delays are set to start again Wednesday, Jan. 2. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent assaulted with rock during arrest near Bisbee

A Border Patrol agent was injured during an altercation south of Bisbee on Wednesday night, when a Mexican man fought with the agent and hit him in the head with a rock.... Read more»

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all its grocery stores by 2025

Kroger, owner of Fry’s Foods in Arizona, will phase out plastic bags by 2025, becoming the latest company to respond to the backlash against single-use plastics.... Read more»1

‘Bisbee ’17’ documentary recounts shameful moment in Arizona history

America had just entered the “war to end all wars” in Europe. Demand for metal ore was rising. Unionists and radical socialists were demanding better wages. That was the backdrop in Bisbee on July 12, 1917, when a mob rousted 1,200 miners from their homes at gunpoint... Read more»

A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, mayors still cling to fight

When the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords last summer, five Arizona cities — including Tucson and Bisbee — joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris climate standards even if the U.S. wouldn’t.... Read more»

Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric deters families, not drug smugglers

The number of apprehensions of undocumented immigrants on the southern border has decreased, but the smuggling of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine has increased.... Read more»

Border program brings American musicians & Mexican children together

If you travel to the small border town of Naco, the first thing to catch your eye is a small, gloriously colored building that sits fewer than 500 feet from the port of entry. It’s called Studio Mariposa, an idea that began with Bisbee artist Gretchen Baer’s desire to provide a place of free expression through art and music for Mexican children here... Read more»

Polls show ‘stunning reversal’ in recent Mexican attitudes toward U.S.

Mexican attitudes toward Americans have gone through a “stunning reversal” since the election of President Trump, with most Mexicans holding an unfavorable view of the U.S. for the first time ever.... Read more»

UA archaeology professor, students dig into Bisbee baseball history

The students digging beneath the stands at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark have unearthed a few artifacts that provide a glimpse into what life was like for fans of the century-old ballpark: firearm cartridges, broken glass bottles, bus tokens.... Read more»

Hunger persists in Cochise County

Hunger gnaws at Cochise County citizens more than for average Americans.... Read more»1

Arizona taxpayers could pay more as pension costs continue to rise

Pension costs for Arizona police officers and firefighters are rising to the point they are overburdening taxpayers, according to a legislative committee that is seeking reforms.... Read more»

Az ranchers want border wall, worry about more BP agents on their land

While he welcomes a taller border fence, Bisbee-area rancher John Ladd says Border Patrol agents "no respect for land" as they leave open gates and tear up his 16,000-acre property south of Bisbee.... Read more»1

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