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Southern Az's Camp Naco named one of America's most endangered historic places of 2022

Camp Naco in Southern Arizona was added to the list of America's "11 most endangered historic places" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was built in 1919 and housed Buffalo Soldiers and Civilian Conservation Corps workers in the early 20th century. ... Read more»

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'It’s just something magical': Bisbee's historic Warren Ballpark facilitates sports in a small town

Thanks to the efforts of Bisbee historian Mike Anderson and the Friends of Warren Ballpark, the expansive field where dead center is 444 feet from home plate is a staple in in the former mining town, and will continue to be.... Read more»

History

Bisbee Deportation: Butte & Bisbee outrages scored by brave woman representatives

"For 14 years I have claimed Bisbee as my home. But after Thursday, the 12th day of July. I hang my head in shame and sorrow for the sights I have witnessed here. When the full truth reaches the outside world, it will be looked upon with deserved aversion." — Rosa McKay, writing in 1917 of the now infamous Bisbee Deportation... Read more»

Bill would eliminate clergy privilege, require reporting of child abuse

A new proposal in the Arizona Senate would eliminate the clergy-penitent privilege and require clergy in Arizona to report suspected child abuse, even if they learn of it during a confession. In Arizona, state law exempts a clergyman or priest from reporting abuse heard during a confession.... Read more»

Tucson Diocese being sued for racketeering over alleged sex abuse

A federal lawsuit accuses the Tucson Diocese and Los Angeles Diocese of violating Arizona’s racketeering laws by burying allegations that some priests sexually abused children and moving those priests from parish to parish instead of turning them over to law enforcement. ... Read more»

Bisbee mayor quickly issues COVID-19 mask order

The mayor of Bisbee ordered that everyone within his city wear a face covering to slow the spread of coronavirus, moving quickly after Gov. Doug Ducey lifted his ban on cities and counties mandating their own COVID-19 restrictions.... Read more»

Inability to collect signatures online hampers county, local candidates

A confluence of circumstances is making it extremely difficult for many candidates to collect the signatures they need in order to get their names on the ballot amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and those running for county, municipal and other local offices, there’s an additional obstacle in the way – the inability to collect signatures online.... Read more»

Sick & alone: Jailing the mentally ill in Arizona

Cochise County has joined hundreds of other small counties innovating ways to keep people with serious mental illness out of their jails. But it comes too late for Adrian Perez, who has spent the past 13 years cycling in and out of jail, and solitary confinement, which only makes him sicker.... Read more»

Border residents dispute White House rhetoric on violence, crime

When Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada became a Nogales, Arizona, police patrolman in 1966, about 80% of the people in the county jail on any given day were Mexican.... 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»

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

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