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Yuma Sector agents seize $400,000 in heroin at Greyhound station

Yuma Sector agents seized more than 20 pounds of heroin worth more than $400,000 at a Greyhound bus station in Blythe, Calif., on Wednesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

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Advocates fear Superfund budget cuts further delay cleanup of sites

In the nine years since the former smelter near her house in Dewey-Humboldt was added to the EPA’s list of toxic Superfund sites, Rose Eitemiller said she’s seen some progress. But not much.... Read more»

Former 'border czar' gives real facts about immigration

Alan Bersin says a border wall won’t address the real challenges confronting the U.S. border enforcement system: hopelessly understaffed immigration courts and lawlessness and poverty in Central America. ... Read more»

Homeland Security chief vows to get local input on border wall

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a House panel Tuesday that a wall will help close the “gaping wound” of the U.S-Mexico border, but that he will rely on local authorities to tell his department where and how to close the border.... Read more»

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate

One day before the new secretary of Homeland Security was scheduled to testify on border security, a Nogales business owner joined critics speaking out Monday against the Trump administration’s plans to continue the “militarization” of the southern border.... Read more»

Could good, affordable housing solve farmworker shortage?

As farmers in the West face labor shortages, some are finding that providing affordable housing is key to getting the help they need.... Read more»

Farmworker visas more than doubled in Arizona, U.S. in recent years

The number of H-2A visas issued to agricultural workers in Arizona has more than doubled in the past five years, mirroring a national increase in the temporary “guest worker program” for noncitizens.... Read more»

Yuma BP agents rescue 5 from canal

Five men were rescued by Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after they jumped into a canal in an attempt to avoid apprehension near San Luis, Arizona. ... Read more»

Yuma BP agents arrest 12, seize $450K in marijuana

A group of 12 men were arrested Friday morning after agents spotted them walking through the remote desert near Dateland, Arizona, carrying backpacks loaded with nearly $450,000 in marijuana.... Read more»

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Yuma has one of the highest unemployment rates along the U.S.-Mexico border — or anywhere in the county — and the top concerns of residents are jobs and the economy rather than a wall or illegal immigration, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»

16 lbs of meth and 35 lbs of coke seized near Yuma

Border Patrol agents near Yuma, Arizona seized around $700,000 in drugs and arrested 10 people in two separate incidents this week. ... Read more»

Yuma-area Border Patrol agent shoots, kills man during fight

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man during an altercation south of Yuma on Thursday night. The agent sustained injuries, including a concussion and cuts to his face and head after a suspected illegal immigrant grabbed his collapsible baton and hit him repeatedly. ... Read more»

Growing more with less: Yuma farmers lead the way in water conservation

As Arizona copes with a 15-year drought, farmers in Yuma are learning to do more with less, and leading the way in water conservation in the process.... Read more»

Court restores claim that Yuma rejected housing plan for racial reasons

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents.... Read more»

Court restores claim that Yuma rejected housing plan for racial reasons

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents.... Read more»

Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down

Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.... Read more»

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