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Tucson activist charged with protesting border wall on Organ Pipe testifies at federal trial

Facing two federal charges, Amber Ortega testified in court Thursday that she acted "without hesitation" to block border wall construction near Quitobaquito Spring because she believed she needed to protect the land from being "desecrated." ... Read more»

Native demonstration at Border Patrol checkpoint ended with DPS tear gas

A group of Native demonstrators said they were "violent attacked" by Department of Public Safety troopers who used "rubber bullets and tear gas" to break up a protest at the Border Patrol checkpoint west of Tucson on Monday morning, arresting 12 people.... Read more»

2 arrested protesting border wall construction near endangered Arizona oasis

Two women were arrested Wednesday after they halted border wall construction near Quitobaquito Springs, a remote wildlife watering hole along the southern edge of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument that is considered sacred by the Tohono O'odham Nation. ... Read more»

Memorial for 6-year-old migrant girl who died in Az desert focuses on asylum policies

Tucsonans mourned the death of 6-year-old Gurupreet Kaur, who died just a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border in mid-June after crossing with her mother and sister, during a memorial Sunday.... Read more»1