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Trucks on the remaining 20 miles of two-lane interstate corridor between Tucson and Phoenix will have to move over and stay there, as ADOT installs "Trucks Right Lane Only" signs between Casa Grande and Loop 202 this week. Read more»

Among Reid's signature accomplishments was securing Senate passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Flags will be flown at half-staff on Friday and Saturday to mark the death of a Casa Grande police officer from COVID-19, and for the funeral of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid. Read more»

Frank Pratt in 2017.

Frank Pratt, a Republican state representative from Casa Grande, died Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags be flown at half-staff across Arizona on Wednesday in his honor. Read more»

A parachutist trailing an American flag lands at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium before the Sept. 4 game against Marshall. The Midshipmen host Air Force on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, in a game that has a special significance for players at the academies, even though many were not born when the attacks took place.

Saturday’s football game between Air Force and Navy will be the 54th between the two teams – and their first meeting on 9/11, leaving one Arizona-born Navy player with “goosebumps just thinking about it.” Read more»

Soybeans show the effects of drought. As the West enters an era of water reallocation, most of the water will come from farmers, who consume more than 70% of the region’s water.

The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16, 2021, with Arizona losing nearly a fifth of its total Colorado River allocation and triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent in the desert near Arivaca, Ariz.

A 33-year-old Mexican woman died in a hospital in southern Arizona Saturday morning after sustaining injuries near Tubac, Ariz., two weeks ago. Read more»

A Border Patrol truck patrols near Naco, Arizona.

A 49-year-old man died in a Tucson-area hospital Monday morning while in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol agents, authorities announced Tuesday. Read more»

Although Paul 'Paco' Ollerton has spent almost his entire life on a cotton farm, he’s considering growing hemp this summer. 'Even though I’ve been here 38 years, we (still) don’t know everything about cotton.'

Gazing over the cotton fields on his 300-acre farm outside Casa Grande, Paul Ollerton weighed the risks and opportunities of a new crop that, come this summer, will be legal to grow for the first time in decades. Read more»

Arizona Department of Transportation crews have closed three Interstate 10 ramps in the area of a widening project in Casa Grande for the safety of drivers and work crews, officials said. Read more»

An aerial view of the I-10/SR 87 interchange, taken in December.

Eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 in Eloy will move to new pavement Monday night, another step forward for the $58 million project widening four miles of I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix. Read more»

A group of migrants were apprehended near Ajo, part of two large groups who turned themselves in to Border Patrol on Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

Tucson-area Border Patrol agents apprehended 306 people from Central America near the U.S.-Mexico border in a 24-hour period this week, including nine children with "flu-like" symptoms and a pregnant woman who required medical treatment. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey and Lucid representatives announce the electric car company's plan to open a Casa Grande factory.

Lucid Motors plans to build a new electric vehicle factory in Casa Grande and to begin selling luxury cars in 2018. The plant will bring "more than $700 million in capital investment to the region" along with thousands of jobs, officials said. Read more»

More than 80 dogs and cats are scheduled for euthanasia this week at the Pinal County animal shelter in Casa Grande if they are not adopted before 5:30 a.m. deadlines Wednesday and Friday. Local animal rescue groups are working to find temporary foster homes for the animals. Read more»

Two Mexican men, suspected of being in the country illegally, were discovered in the trunk of a car at the Casa Grande checkpoint on Tuesday. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested.

Border Patrol agents stationed at checkpoints in the Tucson Sector arrested eight U.S. citizens in multiple incidents for their involvement in human smuggling attempts over the last week, authorities said. Read more»

Border Patrol agents and other authorities continue to search for two men who escaped custody on Tuesday night by crawling through the ceiling hatch of transport bus while it was stopped at a red light in Casa Grande, authorities said. Read more» 1

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