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As Title 42 came to an end, a few migrants are sent back across the border at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. on May 11.

As Title 42 lifted Thursday night, border towns like Nogales were quiet, but the Biden administration faces legal challenges — one from Florida's attorney general and the other from the ACLU — over how to manage migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Ariz. Gov. Katie Hobbs during a press conference at the Casa Alitas Drexel Center.

With Title 42 ending, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs laid out new steps to manage the influx of people coming across the U.S.-Mexico border this week, including bus routes and $7 million for municipalities. The Biden administration announced new restrictions on asylum applications. Read more»

Engel on election night.

Kirsten Engel, the Democrat who lost a close race last year to represent Southern Arizona in Congress, said Wednesday she'll be back in the hunt again in 2024, looking to challenge freshman Republican Juan Ciscomani. Read more»

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., led House Republicans to tour the U.S.-Mexico border between Nogales and Douglas on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. The other delegates included Reps. Rep. Juan Ciscomani, R-Tucson; Lori Chavez-DeRemer, R-Ore.; Jen Kiggans, R-Va.; and Derrick Van Orden, R-Wis.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy led a delegation of Republican representatives on a tour to the southern border and demanded more security - while Rep. Raúl Grijalva visited the border in Douglas to focus on the rollout of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Read more»

Fentanyl pills stashed in the floor of a car in Douglas, Ariz. The driver, identified only as a Mexican man, was arrested on Wednesday.

A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Douglas, Ariz., after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found just more than 45 pounds of fentanyl stashed in a compartment in his SUV, authorities said. Read more»

An aerial view of the Douglas Port of Entry from 2011.

Arizona Gov Doug Ducey is allocating $8.9 million in federal funding to help build a new port of entry in Douglas, adding funds from the American Rescue Plan to develop wastewater and groundwater infrastructure. Read more»

Cows look out from the Riverview-owned Coronado Dairy farm near Willcox, Ariz.

Over the previous decade, Minnesota-based dairy operation Riverview had gobbled up more than 50,000 acres in Cochise County to build an expansive network of farms and feedlots, and the mounting water crisis has created a groundswell of anger in the Willcox Basin. Read more»

City Manager Mike Ortega talking about a rental assistance program in August 2021.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega will make $300,000 a year with his base salary after the City Council voted last Tuesday at a regular meeting to give the seven-year top administator a raise and renew his contract for another two years. Read more»

A Border Patrol vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border near Naco, Arizona.

Martin Trinidad-Solano, 25, was sentenced to 14 months in prison, followed by one year of probation, after he pleaded guilty to causing agent "considerable pain" as two struggled near Douglas, Ariz., in 2021. Read more»

Felix Yanez was only 19 years old when he was killed in the Korean War in 1950. The Douglas, Ariz., native will be buried in Tucson early next month.

The remains of Army Pvt. Felix M. Yanez, a soldier killed in the Korean War, will be returning home to Southern Arizona in September after he lay unidentified for more than seven decades. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent stabbed a Mexican man twice in the chest during a fatal incident in Douglas, Ariz., about three weeks ago, according to a just-released autopsy report. Read more»

A Mexican man died in the early morning hours Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a Border Patrol agent while in custody near the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas, Ariz., authorities said. Read more»

The border wall east of Douglas, Ariz. near Geronimo Trail Road in June 2021.

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»

A trio of Taiwanese planes flying out of Luke AFB, in USAF colors.

Southern Arizona residents will have more time to comment on the U.S. Air Force's plan to break the sound barrier at lower altitudes, and fly more training missions at night over 10 military aerial training ranges, after officials decided to extend the comment period to June 3. Read more»

An officer with the Office of Field Operations—a part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection—at the Nogales Port of Entry in January 2019.

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»

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