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Heavy rains have been a boon to California's vineyards, helping them bounce back after years of drought. But the rains and snows from one of the state's wettest winters on record has been a curse for farmers of other crops that have been devastated by flooding.

Una corriente de tormentas empapó tanto a California como a Arizona, y la intensidad y frecuencia de la lluvia que azota una de las regiones agrícolas más productivas del país ha bendecido a algunos agricultores después de años de sequía, mientras que ha devastado a otros. Read more»

Water pools in a streambed blocked by the container wall built by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey in November.

Federal officials are closing access to a section of the Coronado National Forest where Arizona officials installed hundreds of cargo containers in a failed attempt to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Kate Scott, the founder of the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center, removes a sign on the container wall along the Coronado National Forest in Cochise County.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will halt placing shipping containers along the Arizona-Mexico border, and begin removing hundreds of the 8,000-lb. steel boxes from federal lands by Jan. 4, according to a court document filed late Wednesday. Read more»

Personal effects at a storage container at the Tucson Sector station in December 2014

A federal watchdog will review how the Border Patrol handles personal property following reports that agents along the Arizona-Mexico border are confiscating and throwing away the turbans of Sikh men, as well as migrants' personal documents and other items. Read more»

A salinity canal leads to the 'double-layer' border wall near San Luis, Ariz. in 2016.

Border Patrol agents shot and killed an armed man during a confrontation just south of the border fence near San Luis, Ariz., more than three weeks ago, authorities said. Read more»

Shipping containers fill several gaps in the border fence near Yuma on Sept. 8, 2022. The bureau says Arizona’s placement of the containers there constitutes trespassing on federal land.

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know - and now, the political stunt by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government. Read more»

Migrants head back to Mexico after being encountered by Border Patrol agents near Sasabe in March 2020, shortly after the start of Title 42.

Migrant and asylum seeker flows have become increasingly hemispheric in nature and as a result, U.S. enforcement policies long directed toward arrivals from Mexico and Northern Central America are misaligned—underscoring the need for new regional approaches. Read more»

A bus that carried migrants from the border to Washington, D.C., idles two blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Texas state-sponsored buses arrive without notice or coordination and migrants often are hungry or sick. Arizona buses, by contrast, serve food and carry medical professionals to help migrants on the way. Only about 60 people a week use buses provided by Arizona to reach areas near Washington, D.C.

Despite some Republican governors using migrant buses to try to embarrass Democrats, transportation for migrants from border areas to places where they can find shelter may be an important part of handling an unprecedented crush of asylum seekers. Read more»

Cargo containers were added to the U.S.-Mexico border Friday to block asylum seekers from entering the U.S. miles from the Morelos Dam near Yuma, Ariz.

Arizona began setting up its own border barrier Friday, filling gaps in the wall near Yuma with shipping containers topped with "razor wire," Gov. Doug Ducey announced. Read more»

This Belgian Malnois is an Royal Australian Air Force working dog with some serious teeth, but not PCSD's Messi.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors struggled through an agenda item Tuesday, fighting through fits of laughter as they decided whether to send a nippy Sheriff's Department dog to Yuma. Read more»

The Biden administration said Thursday it will close four gaps in the border wall near Yuma, where thousands of migrants have entered the U.S. to request asylum. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent leads reporters through a central processing center in Tucson, Ariz. one of a few facilities setup in 2021 as the Biden administration attempted to manage an influx of migrants coming to the U.S.-Mexico border.

A migrant died from respiratory distress caused by pneumonia and COVID-19 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center several days after he was taken into custody by a Border Patrol agent. Federal officials are investigating his treatment. Read more»

Celebrations are often rambunctious. 'They’re like little kids,' coach Kenneth Dale said.

With 26 players from around the globe, Arizona Western College in Yuma - coached by Tucson native Kenneth Dale - is growing something unexpected in the heart of Arizona's agrarian community: a powerhouse junior college soccer program. Read more»

Rep. Charlene Fernandez speaking at the Capitol calling in April, 2019.

Democratic State Representative Charlene Fernandez is resigning to take a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ending seven years as a representative for Yuma and parts of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. Read more»

Jen Alspach, directora de la oficina de protección ambiental de Cocopah, recolectando mosquitos de trampas de hielo seco en la reservación Cocopah.

Con el saludable monzón de Arizona y una explosión de casos de virus del Nilo Occidental transmitidos por mosquitos, el Condado de Yuma se ha asociado con la tribu indígena Cocopah al sur de Yuma para crear un escudo eficaz contra la enfermedad. Read more»

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