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Life on the line: Pandemic fuels social movement in Sonoran border town

Some residents in the border town of Sonoyta decided they were done weathering a global health crisis without basic health care.

6 years after Rio Sonora mining spill, contamination continues

Residents impacted by the spill say neither the mining company nor the government have followed through with promises.

As pandemic drags on, Sonoran businesses face tough choices

Critics say government at all levels should be doing more to aid businesses and workers during the crisis.

'The time is here': Rocky Point opening beaches

The Sonoran destination is reopening its beaches this weekend for the first time in more than four months.

Report: Coronavirus exacerbates existing health crisis for migrants at the border

The report found migrants waiting south of the border face conditions that make them particularly susceptible to communicable diseases.

Planned furloughs of USCIS workers delayed

Furloughs have been rescheduled for the end of August unless emergency funding gets approved, a union steward said.

Some Sonoran beaches set to reopen by this weekend

Despite pushback from state health authorities, some places like San Carlos plan to reopen beaches with some restrictions.

COVID-19 cases In Sonoran capital expected to peak soon

Hermosillo may be near a "maximum level of transmission," a health official said.

Border wall project based on outdated model, report finds

A federal report says CBP ignored its own priorities for where to build and relied on limited information about border crossings.

Governor's office: Arizona not sharing driver's license data with census

A spokesman said Arizona is not among the states that made a data-sharing deal with the Census Bureau.

Mexico seeks to ensure access to COVID-19 treatment, vaccines

The foreign secretary says Mexico is negotiating with the US to ensure early access across North America as a region.

Arizona Trail southern trailhead closed during border wall construction

The trail's start will be closed for months so the Trump administration can install a bollard-style wall in the area.

Sonoyta protesters allow travelers through border blockade for now

Demonstrators had blocked the road outside the port of entry over coronavirus concerns and turned away beach-bound tourists trying to enter.

Border wall workers come down with COVID-19

Nearly a dozen people working on President Trump’s border wall in Arizona have been infected with the coronavirus.

Sonoran hospitals in Nogales, Guaymas reach saturation

The state's health secretary over the weekend called on the two cities to reduce vehicle mobility and access to public spaces.

White Mountain Apache Tribe shuts down reservation to stop coronavirus

About one-eighth of the 13,500 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

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