In recent decades, a flood of migrants passing through one Mexican town en route to the Arizona border has fueled the local economy. But fewer migrants making the journey has prompted many local businesses to close.
April 18, 2014
After MCSO top officials were caught spreading misinformation about the judge's order in the racial profiling case against the agency, the judge has approved an accurate summary of his findings to be distributed to MCSO personnel. The judge rejected Arpaio's request to make last-minute changes to the statement.
Flagstaff police and partner agencies are investigating several recent human-caused wildfires. A dry winter and more homeless heading to the forest have emergency crews beefing up patrols.
Monday at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Passover. For the past decade, a Seder in Phoenix has been bringing together people from two ethnic communities.
A hearing will be held Monday in Mohave County for “downwinders,” or people exposed to radioactive fallout after nuclear tests in the 1950s near Las Vegas. Many have not yet been compensated by the federal government.
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
The House of Representatives has voted to restrict presidential power to create national monuments, often a precursor to establishing national parks. But the back story is a partisan battle over the notion of drilling and mining on federal land.
Climate change has led to longer fire seasons with larger, more complex and more costly fires. Last year the National Forest Service and the Interior Department had to borrow $650 million from other federal programs to fund increased firefighting costs.
There is more grass on the ground in New Mexico thanks to a brief but heavy episode of rain late last year. The extra grass is now fuel for wildfires as drought conditions persist across the Southwest.
Small farmers in northern New Mexico often struggle to making a living off the land. But a growing interest in local food may bring new opportunities.
The major rivers of the Southwest are hurting as snow becomes increasingly scarce. But an ancient irrigation system in northern New Mexico may help delay further water loss downstream.
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
A January 2014 incursion by two Mexican soldiers into Arizona has been confirmed by multiple sources.
Protests are planned around the country this weekend to commemorate what some estimate to be the Obama administration’s 2 millionth deportation. But some on the other side of the debate are concerned the administration has been padding the numbers.