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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

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‘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»

From the archive

Bisbee hosts remembrances of infamous deportation of union miners

Sunday, 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»

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

Johnny Depp's ex-wife drops defamation suit vs. Doug Stanhope

Johnny Depp's ex-wife, Amber Heard, has dropped her lawsuit against an Arizona comedian she accused of defaming her. The complaint against Doug Stanhope, Depp's friend, was dismissed without prejudice.... Read more»

Missing 15-year-old hiker near Bisbee found safe

A 15-year-old boy, who went missing during a hike in the Mule Mountains near Bisbee Wednesday morning, was found by officials later that afternoon near Highway 80. ... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

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»

$3M in marijuana seized by ICE, BP agents

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs and Border Patrol seized more than 3.5 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $3 million in a series of seizures in southeastern Arizona last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Southern Az's remaining indie hospitals announce alliance

While the number of locally run hospitals is shrinking in Southern Arizona, five independent nonprofit medical facilities announced this week that they have formed the Southern Arizona Hospital Alliance to improve care and reduce costs. The group includes Tucson Medical Center and hospitals in Benson, Bisbee, Safford and Willcox.... Read more»

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