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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.

Judge overseeing Border Patrol trial may order tents for Tucson Sector

Government attorneys said the number of families seeking asylum in the sector is already far higher than the last fiscal year.

Mexican presidential plane back from U.S. after a year

The plane has been for sale in California as part of the government's austerity plan.

Binational team of female brewers to debut IPA in Tucson

The effort brought together brewers from Tucson's Borderlands Brewing and Monterrey, Mexico's Turulata Brewing.

Mexican consulates to reinforce legal protections for workers

The country has asked its consulates to partner with nonprofits to strengthen protections for Mexican workers ahead of the USMCA.

New super PAC wants Arizona Latino voters to help beat Trump in November

American Latinos United aims to chip away at the percentage of Latino support that Trump got in 2016.

Trial over treatment of migrants in Border Patrol custody begins

Advocates are alleging inhumane treatment at many of the agency's short-term detention centers in Arizona.

Number of Mexicans granted work visas in the U.S. increases

Mexico praised the rise in migrants taking part in U.S. work visa programs, calling it a sign of the countries' strong economic partnership.

Trump administration wins appeal, pushes border fence projects forward

A lower court had stopped construction on 175 miles of the southwest border in areas along all four border states.

Man gets life in prison for 2010 killing of US border agent Brian Terry

Heraclio Osorio Arellanes was a member of a "rip crew" that fired on Terry's unit in 2010, killing the Border Patrol agent.

Mexican asylum seekers might be forced to apply in Guatemala

The Mexican government has condemned the measure, which is an extension of an agreement signed between the U.S. and Guatemala.

Report: More than 60,000 people missing in Mexico

Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona's south, accounted for nearly 2,200 missing people in that number.

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