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A BORSTAR agent near the U.S.-Mexico near Yuma, Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that a 31-year-old man from India is the first person to test positive for COVID-19 in the agency's custody after he crossed into the U.S. near Calexico, Calif. last week. Read more»

The agency won’t say how many employees have been disciplined or warned in the ongoing scandal over offensive social media posts. Read more»

A woman who was returned to Mexico that morning after applying for asylum worries where she and her family might end up. Their room at the shelter had already been given to a new family.

Asylum-seeking families following U.S. rules and crossing at the designated ports of entry can face monthslong waits and dangerous conditions on the Mexican side of the border. Read more»

Construction workers dismantle the old border fencing near Naco, Arizona as part of an Obama-era program to replace landing mat panels with 'bollard fencing.'

In a 101-page decision, a judge who was derided by Trump because of his Mexican heritage ruled that Homeland Security could waive environmental laws and continue construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Howe Gelb at a 2015 performance at London's Union Chapel.

When I walked into the Giant Sand show on Boxing Day, I was taken aback. Howe Gelb, the group’s sole permanent member, is a man of many moods, with performances that vary accordingly. But this time he seemed more interested in playing guitar than in playing himself. It felt like Gelb was out to prove a point. Read more»

Strange Vacation as The Pretenders at the 2017 Great Cover Up!

It's the time of the season for holiday-centric gigs and that makes for a busy live music roster this week, includin Salem The Bear's yearly benefit show at Congress, The Loudhouse 2nd Anniversary Show, "Chesmas" at Che's Lounge, Naim Amor's Holiday show, and Calexico at 191 E Toole. Read more»

Megachurch evangelists and political pundits see even more chaos ahead in 2017, after the Chicago Cubs' four-game sweep in the World Series. So the world, indeed, seems on the brink. So as we toast Auld Lang Syne-style to the passing of 2016, let's see what the new year seems to hold for Tucson and Arizona. Read more»

A steady drumbeat of teasers leading up to the April release of Calexico's new album continued Thursday, as the band released a video of a live performance of "Falling From the Sky," recorded at Tucson's Wavelab. Read more»

A second song from upcoming album "Edge of the Sun" was released by Tucson alternative rockers Calexico on Monday. "Falling From The Sky" features Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on backing vocals, and continues the synth-laden midtempo tone set by a song released by the band in January. Read more»

Tucson alternative rockers Calexico will drop a new album in April. "Edge of the Sun" was recorded at Wavelab Studios, and includes a wide complement of guest musicians. The band is kicking off live dates featuring the new songs with a concert in Glasgow this weekend, with U.S. tour dates pending. Read more»

Megafun performed during Festival en el Barrio.

The third annual Calexico and Friends Festival en el Barrio saw a party fill the streets downtown Saturday afternoon to raise money for KXCI, a local non-profit radio station. (with videos) Read more»

Calexico performs with the Tucson Symphony orchestra Jan. 8 at the University of Arizona.

Calexico will bring their desert sound home to Tucson to benefit KXCI when they headline the Festival en el Barrio on April 7. A limited number of $15 tickets are now on sale. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leads the Pledge of Allegiance during the candlelight vigil commemorating the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at the candlelight vigil Sunday that commemorated the first anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings in which she was wounded. Read more»

Tucsonans will gather Sunday evening at the University of Arizona Mall for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings. Those attending should dress warmly and arrive after 4 p.m for the 6:30 service. Read more»

How bright is the future for La Placita?

Much like a monsoon haboob or a lengthy speech by an East Valley Republican, 2012 promises more dust-ups and hot air in the local political arena. Here's one take on what the year holds: on wry, hold the pickle. Read more» 5

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