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Robust trade is best way to solve immigration issues, border mayors say

More and better trade with Mexico is the key to solving immigration issues, said a group of border mayors Friday during a breakfast at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center.

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Festival to showcase Mexico's emerging film scene

Festival to showcase Mexico's emerging film scene

With all its glorious neorealism, crude imagery, provocative documentaries and some screwball comedy thrown in the mix, Mexican Cinema arrives in town this weekend.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cleric asks kindness for Central America crossers

With an increasing number of women and children from Central America crossing the Arizonan desert, a bishop from Guatemala was in Tucson recently to ask that his immigrant nationals be treated with compassion.

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Group suggests city-county ID cards to ease deportations

Looking for ways to reduce the number of deportations, a group of local immigration activists has privately asked some City Council members to create a city-sanctioned identification card.

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Southern Arizona should seize trade opportunities with Mexico, panel says

Southern Arizona should seize trade opportunities with Mexico, panel says

Mexico is fast becoming an international business player, and Southern Arizona’s borderlands should be ready to pounce on those economic opportunities, a group of business leaders said Thursday.

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Phoenix legislator's bill would repeal SB 1070

Saying that SB 1070 had caused enough moral and economic damage to Arizona, a Phoenix-based state senator, flanked by local legislators, announced Friday a bill to repeal the controversial measure.

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Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

The new secretary of homeland security stressed alertness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but during his first official visit to Southern Arizona he did not address recent cartel-related violence in Sonora.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Annual March for Life slated for Saturday

More than 1,000 people are expected to take part Saturday in the annual March for Life, in opposition to the Supreme Court’s 41-year-old Roe v. Wade decision.

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Group uniting Jews, Latinos celebrates 10th anniversary

For more than a century, Latinos and Jewish-Americans have lived together in harmony in Southern Arizona.

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Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

The sound of gunfire ripped through the Sonora beach town of Rocky Point Wednesday morning during a deadly shootout between the federal police and alleged drug traffickers.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Program to help dropouts build a better future

For Adrienne Medina things simply did not work out after toiling for four years in high school,

October 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

South 12th Avenue: Heart of Tucson’s commercial Latino district

Despite its rough façade, South 12th Avenue, with its mom-and-pop shops, is the heart of Tucson’s commercial Latino district.

October 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The cowboy boot-seller of South Sixth

The cowboy boot-seller of South Sixth

The dizzying array of cowboy boots in outlandish colors like Easter egg blue or shocking pink fills the aisles of the store.

September 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Here's where Tucson's castoffs end up

Here's where Tucson's castoffs end up

NOGALES, Sonora — A battered 13-inch Sanyo TV-VCR combo. Action figures from the ’80s. Tony Hawk’s “Proving Ground” video game from the outdated Playstation 2.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Latino musical pulse is alive, well

Latino musical pulse is alive, well

As he adjusts his straw cowboy hat, Felix Nevárez swigs a Bud Light and stares up at a TV set that shows a Diamondbacks baseball game.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Five-day fast protests immigrant deportations

For Egla Gutiérrez, joining a group of Tucson day laborers on a five-day fast to protest the deportation of illegal immigrants goes beyond the political: It's personal.

July 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Environmentalists worried about Border Patrol growth

While legislators in Washington debate immigration reform, some environmental groups in Southern Arizona are concerned that an increase of Border Patrol means bad news for the environment.

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ACLU now has 2 lawyers on border cases full time

As the U.S. Senate debates immigration reform, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday that it has designated two full-time attorneys to litigate civil- and human-rights cases along the Mexican border.

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'Nuns on the Bus' stop in Tucson area to urge immigration reform

A group of Washington-based nuns rolled into Southern Arizona Tuesday to ask for immigration reform and to learn about the issue firsthand from the region known as the epicenter of the border debate.

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Tucson author, a literary prodigy, dies

Tucson author, a literary prodigy, dies

Miguel Méndez, considered by critics as a true man of letters, a Sonoran by heart, a Tucson resident by choice and a prominent figure in the pantheon of Chicano literature, died last week.

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Tucson's 12th Avenue, mecca of ethnic stores, due face-lift

Tucson's 12th Avenue, mecca of ethnic stores, due face-lift

With its corn-on-the-cob street vendors, sizzling Sonoran hot dog stands, Mexican meat markets and bakeries, 12th Avenue is Tucson's quintessential Latino immigrant business enclave.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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El Rio Clinic on road to expansion

El Rio Clinic on road to expansion

After years of struggles, a group of 1960s activists finally saw El Rio Health Center open its brand-spanking new doors in Menlo Park. That was in 1978.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mexico's consul general leaving after 9 eventful years in Tucson

Mexico's consul general leaving after 9 eventful years in Tucson

He arrived in Tucson when George W. Bush was still in his first term as president, the housing boom was in full swing and the Minutemen were still a year away from descending upon the Southern Arizona desert looking for undocumented migrants.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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US Senate hearings to begin today for immigration-reform bill

The immigration-reform bill by the so-called "Gang of Eight" is a workable solution to the country's broken immigration system, Arizona Sen. John McCain told reporters Thursday.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am
Gun report locks down UA buildings, but no man carrying weapons is found

Gun report locks down UA buildings, but no man carrying weapons is found

Police locked down several UA buildings Friday evening after a report of a man on campus with a gun.

March 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Edgy filmmakers are stars of fest

Edgy filmmakers are stars of fest

A political thriller that would make Oliver Stone proud.

March 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

Artemisa Gaxiola's pink .38-caliber revolver matches her necklace and makeup.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Longtime Latino music store in Tucson struggling amid big changes in industry

Longtime Latino music store in Tucson struggling amid big changes in industry

With its stacks brimming with Latino music CDs, you would think that Yoly's Music Shop is a runaway sales success.

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Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Hours before President Obama's State of the Union address, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer toured the border area Tuesday and concluded the region remains a "gateway of the drug cartels."

February 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guitarist Ayala to play at inaugural gala

Guitarist Ayala to play at inaugural gala

He's played all over the world before aristocrats, dignitaries and even the pope.

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Law & Order Briefs

Man shot and killed by agent is identified

December 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Nogales, Sonora, asked to pay up on $350K Tucson hospital bill

The city of Nogales, Sonora, owes the University of Arizona Medical Center $350,000.

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Latino couple find that Tucson is fertile ground for Dairy Queens

Latino couple find that Tucson is fertile ground for Dairy Queens

For Álvaro and Martina León, the American Dream lies at the corner of Valencia and Midvale.

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Vatican astrophysicist-priest sees common ground

José Funes spends half his time in Tucson and half in a picturesque, lakefront Italian resort town.

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Ill. lawmaker in Tucson to encourage 'Dreamers'

Ill. lawmaker in Tucson to encourage 'Dreamers'

Looking to boost the spirits of undocumented youths in Arizona - the state the rest of the nation often sees as the crux of the immigration debate - a congressman told a group of students that the fight for legalization has just begun.

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US border agent kills boy, 16, in Sonora

US border agent kills boy, 16, in Sonora

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot across the border and killed a 16-year-old in Nogales, Sonora, on Wednesday night.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am

Tomatoes could ignite US-Mexico trade war

Nogales' economy could be devastated by an escalating trade fight - sparked by Florida growers - between the U.S. and Mexico over tomatoes, two Arizona lawmakers warned Thursday.

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Mexico auto production rates with world's best

Mexico auto production rates with world's best

When the 2013 Ford Fusion arrives in Tucson dealerships this fall, car lovers may drool over the car's James Bond style, cutting-edge gadgets and generous gas mileage.

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New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

New citizens, at old mission, hear message of service, duty to vote

In the shadow of a Spanish mission, 11 people became U.S. citizens during a ceremony Monday at Tumacácori National Historical Park.

September 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Catholic enrollments slip; Latino representation down

Catholic enrollments slip; Latino representation down

Here, in this school on Tucson's south side, lie the hopes of the Diocese of Tucson for a Catholic education. Hailed nationwide, San Miguel High School belongs to the Cristo Rey Network, a group of schools dedicated to teaching low-income students by enrolling them in an innovative part-time…

September 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Latino evangelicals find political voice

Latino evangelicals find political voice

Every Sunday, Gina Islas dances, sings and has a personal relationship with God at Vida Nueva, the church with the largest Latino evangelical congregation in Tucson.

August 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Avatar interviewing Nogales border crossers

Avatar interviewing Nogales border crossers

NOGALES, Sonora - With his black tie, dark hair and light blue eyes, a dapper new agent is one of U.S. Customs' latest tools in screening border crossers

August 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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New mural celebrates school's Barrio Anita tie

New mural celebrates school's Barrio Anita tie

Known for its many murals, Davis Magnet School unveiled one more on Monday. This time, though, it was in celebration of over a century of history between the bilingual school and the adjacent Barrio Anita, a predominantly Latino enclave.

August 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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New McDonald's to open at Mission and Ajo

New McDonald's to open at Mission and Ajo

The Golden Arches are set to rise at West Ajo Way and South Mission Road.

July 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Freedom Summer features talk on local neighborhoods

The controversy over TUSD's decision to eliminate Mexican American Studies classes has made Tucson the focus of national attention.

July 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Soaking storm hits Oro Valley the hardest

Soaking storm hits Oro Valley the hardest

While fireworks created one big show Wednesday, nature created another. An afternoon Sonoran storm whipped Pima and Santa Cruz counties with winds, hail and floods that left at least two vehicles stranded and dozens of other drivers in the Tucson area struggling to motor through inundated washes.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Mexico election: 'We could make a difference,' expat says

Mexico election: 'We could make a difference,' expat says

NOGALES, Sonora - Using umbrellas, towels, newspapers and even dashboard shades for cover, thousands of Mexican expatriates crossed the border and braved the searing heat Sunday to cast a vote for that country's president.

July 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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