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Mexico fishermen scoff at governor's suggestion to switch to taxi driving

The suggestion comes as fishermen in the Sea of Cortez struggle with increasing restrictions meant to protect a highly endangered porpoise.

SCOTUS to hear border wall and asylum seeker suits

A federal appeals court recently ruled the administration was illegally using military funds to pay for 11 segments of the wall.

Appeals court rules against Trump administration on border wall funds

The 9th Circuit ruled that just because the country’s military deems the border wall is necessary, that doesn’t mean it is.

Border Patrol agents to be equipped with body cameras

The cameras will be distributed to agents stationed along the Mexico border starting next spring.

Border Patrol storms humanitarian aid camp in Southern Arizona; no criminal charges filed

The raid is part of escalating tension between the federal agency and nonprofit No More Deaths.

Sonora among hardest hit by excess deaths during COVID-19 outbreak in Mexico

Sonora saw the fourth highest jump in excess deaths among the states analyzed.

More businesses to open in Sonoran capital as COVID-19 measures further relax

Businesses allowed to reopen will need to respect reduced occupancy rules.

Sonora training dogs to detect coronavirus cases

Nine dogs are in training to sniff out cases of coronavirus at Sonoran hospitals and clinics.

Arizona representatives raise concerns about potential Mexican produce measures

In a letter, the politicians say certain provisions could harm the produce import industry of critical importance to Nogales, Arizona.

Sonoran capital Hermosillo further loosens COVID-19 restrictions

The city is lifting a curfew on vehicle travel and allowing many nonessential businesses to reopen at reduced capacity.

Sonora eases path for bacanora producers to sell products locally

A change allows authorized Bacanora producers to sell in shops for regional products without first having to obtain an expensive license.

LGBTQ groups pressure Sonoran congress on marriage equality

An advocate says barriers to marriage make same-sex couples even more vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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