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Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic
Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.
Officials take temperatures of southbound border crossers in Nogales, Sonora
The U.S. has closed the border with Mexico to all "non-essential" travel, but Mexico has not yet broadly implemented similar restrictions.
Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe
The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.
1st coronavirus case confirmed in Sonora; prevention measures enacted
The patient is a 72-year-old Hermosillo resident who had recently returned from travel in the United States.
Tucson International Airport says shorter lines biggest impact of pandemic so far
An official says that while COVID-19 is hitting the airline industry hard, the Tucson airport is open for business and stepping up cleaning procedures.
"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale"
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson shares an open love letter to all women, everywhere; and how UA scientists are understanding climate change through research in the Southern Ocean.
Universities implement travel restrictions, self-quarantines amid spread of COVID-19
Some schools are restricting nonessential campus-related travel and requiring students who have traveled to self-quarantine.
CBP moving to new airport location to streamline operations
The airport authority announced a $1.8 million plan to renovate the airport’s old executive terminal for CBP use.
Accusations fly between Rocky Point neighborhood, local government
Tensions have been simmering between the government and the Las Conchas community, which counts affluent Arizonans among its members.
Coronavirus victim out of quarantine, officials see ‘no risk’ of spread
Arizona was one of a handful of states to record a confirmed case of the disease since it was first reported earlier this year.
Vehicle crossings at Arizona-Mexico ports fall for second year
While car crossings were down significantly, pedestrian crossings dropped much more modestly.
Arizona House panel OKs ban on new airport ride-hailing fees
The 4-3 vote fell along party lines, with majority Republicans in support.
Uber, Lyft confirm Phoenix airport business as usual for now
The companies said they will continue operations until the Arizona Supreme Court rules on proposed fee increases.
Official: Oft-delayed Sonoran highway project expected this spring
A transportation official says completion of the highway is a couple months away, despite repeated delays to the project.
"The 89-90 Trip" reaches its destination.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Exploring the historic hospitality of the Harvey Houses in Arizona; and Clive D.L. Wynne explores the emotional lives of canines in his book "Dog is Love".
A beacon of hope in a war-torn country
The story of an American who traveled to Syria to fight the Islamic State.
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