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Grijalva says Benson developer, former U.S. Interior secretary involved in criminal bribery plot

Rep. Raúl Grijalva asked the Justice Department to investigate a former Trump administration Cabinet member, saying he engaged in a quid-pro-quo relationship with a real estate developer, seeking campaign funds in exchange for a water permit needed for a massive housing project outside of Benson, Ariz. ... Read more»

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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»

Grijalva leads push to update 150-year-old federal mining law

Democrats in Congress are hoping to overhaul the nation’s 150-year-old system for mining the elements needed for battery manufacturing, as high gas prices and Russia’s war in Ukraine underline the need to transition from oil and gas to renewable energy sources.... Read more»

Border Patrol's forensic teams being eliminated after 'cover up' allegations

After withering criticism and allegations that they have worked to "cover up" shootings involving agents, Border Patrol's Critical Incident Teams are being "eliminated," announced Chris Magnus, head of Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

Estados ganan la demora, por ahora, en el plan para terminar el Título 42

Los funcionarios de la Casa Blanca dijeron esta semana que una posible orden judicial que retrasa el fin del Título 42 solo empeoraría la crisis fronteriza que los funcionarios estatales afirman que están tratando de prevenir al solicitar la orden. ... Read more»

As Title 42 winds down, DHS unveils 'plan' to manage migrant influx at U.S.-Mexico border

While Title 42 remains in place, Homeland Security officials are preparing for its eventual end, describing how U.S. border authorities will deal with a potential increase in the number of people crossing the Mexican border once the Trump-era restriction is lifted.... Read more»

Cleaning up Tucson's South Side water pollution part of Grijalva enviro bill

Local leaders in Southern Arizona came together Wednesday to throw their support behind the Environmental Justice for All Act, a congressional bill that aims to treat pollution in communities of color as a civil rights violation and create local funding for environmental cleanup. ... Read more»

Clinica Amistad to boost services for low-income Tucson patients, part of $6.8M federal grants in S. Az.

Clinica Amistad, a nonprofit healthcare provider for low-income patients in Tucson, will get a part of $6.8 million in federal earmarks going to Southern Arizona, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva announced Thursday.... Read more»

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»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Uranium industry hops on bandwagon taking advantage of Ukraine crisis

The Uranium Producers of America are expected to use the crisis in Ukraine to plead for more taxpayer-funded subsidies, so they can ramp up production quickly and cheaply. This may sound like an opportunistic ploy to use a brutal war as a profit-making scheme. Make no mistake, it is.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

The age of Chuck Huckelberry comes to a close

Chuck Huckelberry's tenure as the administrator atop Pima County will end Tuesday. Gone are the days when "You didn't need a whole process. You just needed Chuck."... 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»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: On César Chávez’s 95th birthday, President Biden must deliver for farmworkers

On his 95th birthday, we are far from the justice César Chávez sought. But President Biden has a chance to be the leader who delivers fair wages, compensation, and justice for farmworkers by updating our labor laws and declaring a national, permanent heat standard.... Read more»

Grijalva pushes watchdog to investigate fatal incidents involving Border Patrol agents

Following two deadly incidents in Southern Arizona involving U.S. Border Patrol agents — including a fatal shooting, and a pursuit that ended in a crash that killed two — U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva called for "comprehensive" investigations from a federal watchdog. ... Read more»

Termina oficialmente la expulsión de menores migrantes por pandemia, pero adultos siguen deportados

El CDC dictaminó este fin de semana que los menores no acompañados no deben ser devueltos en la frontera por preocupaciones de COVID-19, una medida bien recibida por los defensores que dicen que el cambio ahora debe extenderse a todos los inmigrantes.... Read more»

Pandemic expulsion of migrant minors officially ends; adults still covered

The CDC ruled this weekend that unaccompanied minors should not be turned back at the border over COVID-19 concerns, a move welcomed by advocates who say the change now needs to be extended to all immigrants. ... Read more»

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