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First Lieutenant John Fox in his uniform.

Fort Huachuca now has a military testing range named after Lt. John Fox, a Buffalo Soldier who gave his life in WWII to fight off advancing German forces and protect a small village, the U.S. Army announced last week. Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor more than 50 years after he was killed in action. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva during a press conference in April.

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»

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractor removes construction debris at the Yuma 10/27 former wall construction site near Yuma, Arizona, July 19. The District began safety work on July 15 at the Yuma 2 and Yuma 10/27 former wall construction sites in the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma sector.

The Army Corps of Engineers has continued remediation work along two sections of the border wall near Yuma, cleaning up the remnants of construction left by contractors during the last days of the Trump administration's rush to complete the boundary barrier. Read more»

The Cathedral of Saint Augustine (also called Saint Augustine Cathedral) is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson. A federal lawsuit claims that priests from the St. John’s Seminary in California that had a problematic history were often transferred to Arizona to avoid further attention in California.

A federal lawsuit accuses the Tucson Diocese and Los Angeles Diocese of violating Arizona’s racketeering laws by burying allegations that some priests sexually abused children and moving those priests from parish to parish instead of turning them over to law enforcement. Read more»

Koda is an Anatolian shepherd, weighing over 100 pounds. Army Staff Sgt. Terry Stallings said Koda takes his service-dog job seriously, but when he is able to play and relax, he does.

Soldier’s Best Friend, an Arizona nonprofit, trains dogs to work with veterans with PTSD – or a combat-related traumatic brain injury – as service dogs. The organization either pairs the veteran with a dog adopted from a local shelter, or they train a dog already owned by the veteran. Read more»

Border wall construction along the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in mid-September.

The Supreme Court will hear two challenges to the Trump administration's immigration and border policies, including the siphoning of $2.5 billion from military funds for border wall construction, and a policy that requires thousands of asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claims for protection are processed. Read more»

Looking east from the border wall project near Quitobaquito Springs, a historically-important desert oasis considered sacred to Hia-Ced O'odham people.

The Trump administration unlawfully siphoned $3.6 billion in construction funds from the Defense Department, the 9th Circuit Court ruled, forcing a halt to 11 border wall projects, including four in Arizona. Read more»

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Demolition charges go-off during as part of construction on Monument Hill in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, one of four protected areas of public land where the Trump administration has built more than 200 miles of border wall.

The 9th Circuit Court ruled Friday that the Trump administration unlawfully used $2.5 billion in Defense Department funds to build the president's long-promised border wall without congressional approval. Read more»

The curfew that Gov. Doug Ducey imposed in response to looting in Scottsdale on Saturday night won’t be quite as statewide as he intended, with at least two rural Arizona police departments announcing that they won’t enforce it. Read more»

Memorial Day traditions, like 'flag-in' ceremonies in this 2015 file photo from Arlington National Cemetery, were still observed at veterans’ cemeteries this year, but with socially distanced gravesite visits and, in Arizona, with online observances.

In a bow to COVID-19 health concerns, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be going online with the annual Memorial Day ceremony and related events at the state’s three military cemeteries. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, speaking during a Senate hearing in 2015.

Despite recent protests across the nation and state over "stay at home" orders, law enforcement officials in Southern Arizona say they have found little need to enforce COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions. Read more»

Dana Thornhill

Sierra Vista police officers arrested a U.S. Border Patrol agent following a four-hour standoff at a church near Whetstone and charged him with two counts each of sexual conduct with a minor and sexual assault, authorities said. Read more»

Arizona ranked 48 in health care workers per capita, slightly ahead of California and Nevada, according to a new report by Self Financial. Read more»

The San Pedro River is the only gap in a 40-mile stretch of border wall between Naco, Arizona, and the Huachuca Mountains to the west.

A U.S. Army base nestled at the foot of a southern Arizona mountain range is threatening a sensitive desert waterway sometimes called America’s most endangered river, two environmental groups said in a federal lawsuit Friday. Read more»

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