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4:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle Protection In Limbo

Close-up shot of a bald eagle. Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent’s most recognizable aerial predator.

In April the federal government took the Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle off the endangered species list. And that’s caused deep concern from people who love this bird in the southwest.

On a recent sunny morning Arizona Game and Fish biologist Kyle McCarty climbed to the top of a tall Ponderosa pine tree and into a bald eagle nest.

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Fronteras
11:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Mormon Modesty Makes It Challenging To Find A Prom Dress

The Fuller sisters hold up the donated dresses.
Laurel Morales

Flip through any fashion magazine and you may wonder if there’s a nationwide wardrobe malfunction going on -- no neckline seems too low, no hemline too high. So what do you do if your religion requires a more modest dress code?

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Fronteras
9:00 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Experts: Drought, Climate Change Make Mega Fires Inevitable

The Wallow Fire burns in the distance
Michel Marizco

Several large wildfires continue to burn in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Severe drought led to an aggressive start to this year’s fire season.

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Fronteras
5:57 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

ICE Announces Change To 'Secure Communities' Deportation Policy

 

Under a new federal policy, undocumented immigrants arrested for minor traffic violations may not be immediately flagged for deportation.

On Friday, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, announced a change to its "Secure Communities" program, under which federal immigration agents partner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement to identify and deport unauthorized immigrants who end up in jail.

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Fronteras
5:50 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Medical Tourists Can Speed Through U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing

A tourism official stands in front of the new designated medical tourism lane at the Mexicali border crossing.
Jude Joffe-Block

The Mexican border town of Mexicali is making a push for more tourists from the American Southwest to visit that city's dentists, surgeons and doctors. Starting April 30, medical tourists from the U.S. with the right documents will be able to skip much of the wait on the Mexican side of the border by using a new designated medical tourism lane.

Mexicali's tourism director, Omar Dipp, says the new lane is one part of the city's plan to boost medical tourism by 50 percent.

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Fronteras
4:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Immigrants Find Loopholes In Arizona Self-Deportation Laws

Senate Bill 1070 may be Arizona’s most famous self-deportation bill, but it was not the first. Long before legislators came up with a law that would make it difficult to live in Arizona, they passed a law that made it difficult to work in Arizona. This was the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act.

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Fronteras
4:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

After SB 1070, Some Migrants In Arizona Self-Deport

Alison Gamez says she will leave Arizona because of the state's immigration laws. Her husband came to the country illegally, but he has since received permission to work in the US.
Peter O'Dowd KJZZ

 A federal judge stopped the most controversial parts of Arizona's 2010 immigration law from going into effect. But supporters say that hasn't prevented the law from achieving one of its stated goals: Thousands of people who were living in Arizona illegally have left.

Jossie is one of them.

"A lot of time when the police was driving behind me, start shaking my body, stop breathing," says the mother of two teenagers, who now lives in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jossie is still afraid of getting deported, so we agreed not to use her last name.

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Fronteras
5:10 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

'Latino' Or 'Hispanic': What's In A Name?

The entry for 'Hispanic' in the Associated Press Stylebook.
Tracy Greer

The terms "Latino" and "Hispanic" are often used interchangeably. In fact, we, at the Fronteras Desk, have done so in our reporting. But we recently embarked on an investigative journey to figure out what those terms really mean, and which term most accurately describes the population we often assume it does.

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Fronteras
5:19 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Wireless Medicine Connects Navajo Heart Patients

Garrickson Begay demonstrates how he uploads his weight, blood pressure and blood oxygen level into his smart phone.
Laurel Morales

Congestive heart failure is one of those medical conditions that has patients in and out of emergency rooms constantly. That’s tough on the Navajo Nation, where hospitals, are few and far between.

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Fronteras
8:39 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Grand Canyon Hiker Dies Close To Her Goal

She would have been the youngest person to have hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon - about a thousand miles off trail. Ioana Hociota, 24, was close to her goal when she stepped on the wrong rock and died in a hiking accident.

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