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Coalition Wants Shelter For Newly Released Migrant Families

The current system that places the families at churches is not sustainable, an advocate says.

Another Reporter Murdered in Sonora, One Month After Last Killing

Santiago Barroso was shot and killed Friday evening after the reporter answered a knock at his door in San Luis Río Colorado.

Body of Dead Vaquita Porpoise Found as Report Says Only 10 Left

The critically endangered marine mammal found in the Sea of Cortez is in danger of extinction due to illegal fishing nets.

ICE: Roughly 400 Immigration Detainees Quarantined in Arizona

The number represented about 15 percent of those quarantined over mumps virus exposure.

Utah Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Shrink Monuments

The move is in response to Obama's use of the Antiquities Act to set aside 1.35 million acres for Bear's Ears National Monument.

Indian Child Welfare Act Case Heads to Appeals Court

Tribes, states and the agency overseeing Indian affairs are urging that the law be upheld.

With Arizona's Help, Sonoran Officials Install Dozens of Game Cameras

Many species' territories span the border, and game cams in both countries help agencies understand those animals.

Tribal Leaders: Law Enforcement Understaffed, Underfunded

Navajo, Hopi and San Carlos Apache leaders have asked a House subcommittee for more funding.

Mexico Closes 5 Immigrant Detention Centers

A statement from the federal immigration agency cited a lack of "minimum working conditions" at the facilities.

Sonoran Desert Inspires 'Next Generation' Researchers To 'Shake Things Up'

NGen, created around nine years ago, brings together multi-disciplinary researchers who share a passion for the region.

Police: Drugs Smuggled From Mexico to Canada in Ford Cars

The cars were being sent by rail in cars made in Hermosillo, Sonora, Ontario police said.

Feds Extend Temporary Protected Status for People From Four Countries

A professor says the roughly 10-month extension leaves bigger questions unanswered.

Sex Abuse Allegations Come Up at Hearing on Family Separations

A U.S. representative highlighted allegations of sex crimes against migrant children during the Obama and Trump administrations.

Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites

Sites in the Southwest include abandoned uranium mines and unlined landfills.

Nogales, Sonora, Opens New Shelter For Migrants

With wait times getting longer and temperatures dropping, the city opened a new shelter and started taking in families this week.

Tucson Joins Nogales in Fight Over Concertina Wire on Border Fence

The City Council voted to back the small border town in its fight with the federal government.

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