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Vehicle crossings at Arizona-Mexico ports fall for second year

While car crossings were down significantly, pedestrian crossings dropped much more modestly.

Mexico says fewer migrants are reaching the US border

The country's administration says its efforts to the reduce the flow of migrants are proving effective.

Border officials: No cultural sites where border explosions are taking place

A Tucson Sector official said on Twitter the detonations are happening in areas disturbed by the last border fence project.

Commission head hopes to bring peace to families of missing people in Sonora

The commission aims to aid groups searching for missing loved ones and to ensure identification of remains.

Conservationist ship attacked in endangered vaquita refuge

The crew patrolling to protect the endangered porpoise in the Sea of Cortez came under fire by suspected poachers.

Agave liquor Bacanora gains protected status in EU

Industry proponents say the recognition could up the appeal and value of Sonora's regional spirit.

Nogales gets ready for stepped-up tomato inspections

The inspections are part of the new tomato suspension agreement, which sets floor prices for Mexican imports among other things.

Federal judge throws out No More Deaths convictions

The volunteers had been convicted of misdemeanors after leaving food and water in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

Study: Four Corners drought intensified by human-induced warming

A researcher said the drought showed what climate change is like "in the here and now."

Maricopa County agrees to pay other side's legal costs in racial profiling case

The payment is tied to a lawsuit against the sheriff’s office for profiling Latino drivers.

LeBarón family leads rally for peace in Mexico City

The relatives of women and children murdered in November in Sonora joined other marchers to demand justice for victims of organized crime.

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.

Communities affected by mining spill win case in Mexico's Supreme Court

The decision granted protection to Sonora River Valley residents seeking remediation following a 2014 Grupo México toxic mine spill.

Last year was Mexico’s most violent; Sonora saw biggest jump in murder

The northern Mexican state stood out with the largest year-to-year increase in registered murder victims.

Worker morale at Homeland Security climbs, but not everywhere

A nonprofit found falling worker satisfaction in sub-agencies that deal with immigration.

Amid impeachment din, Senate approves USMCA by wide margin

Both of Arizona's senators supported the revised North American trade deal.

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