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Cochise County: No charges vs. Border Patrol agent who shot & killed migrant

The Cochise County Attorney's Office will not pursue charges against the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican man during a violent incident in rugged terrain near the Arizona-New Mexico border in February. ... Read more»

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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»

Alguacil de Cochise: Crimen fronterizo en un ‘máximo histórico’, se necesita una reforma migratoria

Los delitos relacionados con la frontera se encuentran en su “máximo histórico”, según el testimonio del alguacil del condado de Cochise, Mark Dannels, y solo empeorarían sin una reforma migratoria integral.... Read more»

CBP officer in Douglas charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl

A Douglas-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was arrested Tuesday, and faces more than a dozen charges after he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, authorities said. ... Read more»

Cochise sheriff: Border crime at 'all-time high,' immigration reform needed

Border-related crimes are at an “all-time high,” according to testimony before a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on human trafficking by Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, and would only get worse without comprehensive immigration reform.... Read more»2

Family of man killed by BP agent near Douglas demands probe, may pursue lawsuit

The family of a Mexican migrant shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in rugged terrain near Douglas wants an independent investigation of the violent February incident and will likely pursue a lawsuit against the agency. ... Read more»

Senate OKs bill to establish Chiricahua National Park, measure still awaits House action

Chiricahua National Monument is closer to becoming a national park, a more prestigious designation that could bring jobs and tourists to Southeastern Arizona, after the Senate approved a measure without dissent.... Read more»

'Health shouldn’t have borders': Arizona and Sonora doctors team up to tackle infectious diseases

Chiricahua Community Health Clinics in Douglas started a binational infectious disease monitoring program - just as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold - and coordinate with hospitals in Sonora to track and treat infectious diseases on both sides of the border. ... Read more»

Mexican man dead after incident involving Border Patrol in rugged terrain near Douglas

A Mexican man was killed during an incident involving a Border Patrol agent on Saturday night in rugged terrain about 30 miles northeast of Douglas, Ariz., authorities said.... Read more»

Pima County voters will have choice of polling places with new 'vote centers'

Pima County voters will be able to cast ballots at their choice of locations, rather than assigned precinct sites, after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the change ahead of the 2022 primary and general elections. ... Read more»

In first moves to draw political maps, Arizona redistricting panel eyes major changes

On their long-awaited first day of mapmaking, the five members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed a raft of changes that would be dramatic departures from the current congressional and legislative districts.... Read more»

Armed with the public’s thoughts, Arizona Redistricting Commission set to start making maps

When the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission meets Monday to make the first changes to its grid maps, it will do so armed with the opinions of dozens of people who attended the recent meetings to make recommendations about how the state’s new districts should look.... Read more»

Border counties: Az rural hospitals are 'nearing collapse' & 'overwhelmed' with COVID

Supervisors from Arizona's four border counties — Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz and Yuma — have asked officials to allow rural hospitals to transfer critically ill patients to larger regional facilities because providers are "nearing collapse" due to patients infected with COVID-19.... Read more»

Kirsten Engel resigns from Az Legislature to run full-time for Congress

State Sen. Kirsten Engel is stepping down from her legislative seat to run full-time in the CD 2 Democratic primary, which will help determine who takes the place of U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick as she retires next year.... Read more»1

A mega-dairy is transforming Arizona’s aquifer and farming lifestyles

Smaller dairy farmers nationwide have weathered years of milk prices below the cost of production, and now they face a new adversary: concentrated animal feeding operations - CAFOs - whose groundwater pumping is seen by many as the primary cause of their drying wells.... Read more»

Ex-Sheriff Napier returning to Pima County government, hired by Huckelberry

Mark Napier, the former sheriff of Pima County who lost a re-election bid last year, is returning to government work here with a top post overseeing emergency communications, elections and other departments.... Read more»1

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