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Number of Arizonans who see climate change as ‘serious problem’ jumps

Concern about climate and the environment are growing to the point where more than 6 in 10 support higher taxes to deal with these issues, according to a bipartisan poll by Colorado College.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Imagine: Today a wall, tomorrow dragons required to protect America from Latino 'invasion'

There are 25,772,342 reasons why nothing — not even a "big, beautiful" wall — will ever be enough for the borderphobes. It's time for backers of a path to citizenship to stop being scared of being called "soft on the border."... Read more»

New guidelines require CBP to report deaths in custody

Following criticism that officials did not disclose the Dec. 8 death of a 7-year-old girl held in Border Patrol custody, CBP announced new guidelines on how the agency will quickly disclose deaths.... Read more»

Federal watchdog will investigate 7-year-old's death BP custody in New Mexico

A federal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, who died on Dec. 8, reportedly of dehydration and septic shock, after she was taken into Border Patrol custody along with her father and 160 others in a remote part of southern New Mexico. ... Read more»

Colorado River managers grapple with drought plans

Seven states along the Colorado River are back at the negotiating table to hammer out new deals to avoid a slow-moving crisis on the river system that supports 40 million people from Colorado to California.... Read more»

The way we were

Organizing Pima County's first government

In 1854, Congress approved the Gadsden Purchase, which transferred some 29,670 square miles, including what is now Pima County, from Mexico to the U.S. What was previously a remote and neglected frontier outpost of one nation was now a remote and neglected frontier outpost of another. ... Read more»

Inside a private prison’s $150M deal to detain immigrants in New Mexico

Despite the cancellation of private prison giant CoreCivic's contract with the Bureau of Prisons after inmate deaths at a New Mexico, the facility was repurposed as an immigration detention center under a new federal contract.... Read more»

Enviros, ranchers trade barbs in killing of Mexican gray wolf

Environmentalists and ranchers are pointing fingers after government agents killed an endangered Mexican gray wolf last month for preying on cattle, the first wolf killed for depredation in 10 years.... Read more»

Ducey: Flags at half-staff to honor slain Navajo Nation officer

Flags at state office buildings will be flow at half-staff to honor Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo, who died after a weekend shooting on the reservation in rural New Mexico, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered.... Read more»

Tucson struggles to attract film industry without state incentives

Fans of the movie-making industry are still irked that Arizona legislators stopped allowing incentives to entice filmmakers six years ago and continue to rebuff efforts to reinstate them.They contend that the lack of incentives is a major reason why Pima County hasn’t come close to its potential.... Read more»

Navajo, feds sign agreement giving tribe greater control over schools

Federal officials signed an agreement with Navajo leaders Tuesday giving the tribe the authority to implement a single set of standards, assessments and accountability measures for tribal schools that are scattered over three states.... Read more»

Poll: Border residents don’t want a wall built between cities

Despite heated political rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border, people who live in the region largely view themselves as one community and believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»1

ACLU: Lack of reporting allows abuses by Border Patrol agents

ACLU attorneys from Southwest border states said Tuesday that a lack of reporting on stops by Customs and Border Protection officers opens the door to police abuse and makes it difficult to hold officers accountable for their actions.... Read more»

Wildfires in California, New Mexico trigger hundreds of evacuations

Hundreds of people have evacuated to escape a wildfire in coastal Southern California and a larger blaze in rural New Mexico as hot weather feeds the flames, raising health concerns in other regions, officials said on Thursday. ... Read more»

Cruz, Kasich team up to stop Trump

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is officially teaming up with rival John Kasich to deny frontrunner Donald Trump the Republican nomination.... Read more»

Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.... Read more»

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