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Assaults Against US Border Officers Rise Threefold

159 in October and November this year, compared with 51 a year ago.

The Tucson City Council meets Dec. 2 after swearing in reelected members Karin Uhlich, Richard Fimbres and Steve Kozachik. Councilman Paul Cunningham is absent.

Tucson 'Immigrant Friendly,' But Not 'Sanctuary,' Mayor Says

City Council votes 7-0 to reaffirm city's status, offers forum for where people can get help.

Storm Drain Under Port of Entry in Nogales Needs $10 Million Fix

City officials fear the 650-foot tunnel could collapse in the next few years.

Celebrating Lalo Guerrero

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Love Letters to the Pima County Public Library; The Art of Paying Attention to Great Horned Owls; Looking back on Hollywood's Golden Age "Star System".

Commercial trucks coming through the Mariposa Port of Entry. (2015)

US, Mexico Start Jointly Inspecting Southbound Trucks

Already in place for northbound traffic, it speeds cargo at the border.

The border of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico is separated by a large brown metal fence.

Lower Mexican Peso Sends US Deal-Seekers Over the Border

At 20 to 1, shoppers are getting more bang for their buck.

Terry Johnson of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office stands in the section of the jail where officers interview non-citizens who might be deportable.

Can Trump Keep Promise to Deport Criminal Migrants?

Some possible scenarios regarding the infrastructure and execution.

Border Fence patrol

Border Rights Group: Apprehension Methods Contribute to Migrant Deaths

The first of three investigative reports released by No More Deaths.

A photo of a Jaguar in the Huachuca Mountains taken on December 1, 2016

Jaguar Photographed in Huachuca Mountains, a First

Preliminary indications are that the animal has not been spotted before.

Lt Govs Want Trump to Keep Relations with Mexico Positive

The impact of trade shortens the distance to states of visiting politicians.

Border Concerns Extend Beyond Southern Arizona

Plus, the state of mental health in our jails and a proposal to increase the city sales tax.

A Border Patrol agent looking over the Arizona desert.

More Hardline, Expanding CBP Bigger Concern to Border Groups

Human rights coalition less concerned about a wall.

Eloy Detention Center

ICE Inmate Dies In Custody In Arizona

Cause of death unknown for third person to die in custody since October.

Mexican Shoppers Spend Big in Tucson During Holiday Season

Tourism from neighbor to the south adds $1 billion to Pima County economy each year.

At right, Christian Ramirez, head of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, speaks at a meeting of immigration groups in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 16, 2016.

Border Groups Readying for Trump Administration

Southern Border Communities Coalition opposed to more militarization of border.

Jim Chilton's family has ranched along the Arizona border with Mexico for five generations.

Arizona Border Rancher Wants Trump to Keep Word, Build Wall

Some ranchers voted for the president-elect based on promises about the border.

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