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Gov. Ducey signs $500M border security, Az wall construction bill

Governor Ducey signed a $564 million border security bill - pushed through the GOP-dominated Legislature along party lines - that allocates $335 million in state sales tax revenue to build and maintain a wall along the state’s border with Mexico.... Read more»

We Build the Wall fraud case ends in mistrial, jurors 'hopelessly deadlocked'

A federal judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the criminal case against a Colorado businessman accused of laundering money from a bogus charity that milked about $25 million from private donors who thought they were funding the construction of former President Donald Trump’s border wall.... Read more»

Private border wall settlement won’t stop flooding or erosion of Rio Grande shoreline, experts say

Federal authorities have reached a deal that gives builders of the privately funded fence control over where to inspect for damage and leeway over which issues they choose to repair. ... Read more»

Verdict watch begins in trial on 'We Build the Wall' fraud

A federal jury began deliberations Tuesday afternoon at the end of a three-day trial against Timothy Shea on the fraudulent fundraiser called We Build the Wall started by former President Donald Trump’s former political strategist Steve Bannon. ... Read more»

Texas and Missouri urge 5th Circuit to lift stay on border-wall case

The Biden administration told the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday it has no policy against building barriers at the southwest border, refuting Texas’ and Missouri’s claims it is refusing to spend $2.7 billion Congress appropriated for that purpose. ... Read more»

Analysis

Jaguars could return to the U.S. Southwest – but only if they have pathways to move north

Jaguars are the only species of big cat found on the American continent, and though local populations across the continent are decreasing at alarming rates, some experts think it’s possible jaguars could return to the Southwest U.S.... Read more»