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Shift of CBP officers has led to border slowdown that’s hurting trade

WASHNGTON - President Donald Trump may have backed off his threat to close the border, but business leaders form both sides of the border say there is a very real slowdown in crossings that's hurting businesses, after the redeployment of Customs and Border Protection officers.


Quick hits: An inside look at the 2019 NFL Annual League Meeting

PHOENIX – In this podcast, Nick Welter shares his experience at the 2019 NFL Annual Meetings that were held at the Arizona Biltmore.


McSally draws on history, calls on colleges to stop sexual assaults

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ In a different year, Sen. Martha McSally might not have been on a U.S. Naval Academy stage urging college officials to step up and stop sexual assaults on their campuses. But that was before the Arizona Republican revealed she had been raped by a superior officer in the Air Force.


Partisan House vote renews Violence Against Women Act, Senate fate unclear

WASHINGTON – Two months after it let the Violence Against Women Act lapse, the House voted Thursday to renew the 25-year-old law that extends protections for victims of domestic violence, and renewing protections for Native American women.


Arizonans join critics of Trump’s call to weaken unaccompanied minors law

WASHINGTON - Critics say a plan to make it easier to return unaccompanied mintors to their home countries is just the Trump administration "targeting chlldren," but the White House says it would merely speed the return of thie children to the countries that want to take care of them.


Ducey supports short shutdown to secure border if Congress won’t act

WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey said maintaining trade with Mexico is important but gave conditional support to a "short as possible" border shutdown, then shifted blame to Congress which he said has been playing politics with the issue of border security.


CBP cuts Sunday hours at Mariposa port to free officers for border duty

WASHINGTON - Customs and Border Protection said it is stopping Sunday inspection of commercial trucks at Nogales in order to shift officers elsewhere on the border, sparking an outcry from produce companies who fear damage to their time-sensitive industry.


Lawmakers, business leaders wary of Trump threat to close Mexico border

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump repeated his threat to deal with a surge of migrants by closing the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that has been called a potential "economic catastrophe" for Arizona, which did $16.7 billion in trade with Mexico in fiscal 2018.


McSally, Biggs question DHS on release of migrants into Arizona communities

PHOENIX – Sen. Martha McSally hosted a closed-door roundtable Monday with Homeland Security officials over the release of apprehended migrants into Arizona communities.


Population of migrating monarchs dwindling, but experts say it’s not all doom and gloom

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – The monarch butterfly is being considered for federal protection, but not all experts agree it’s endangered. Citizen scientists are playing a pivotal role in providing data to determine whether they should be.


Report: Mexican gray wolf is a subspecies, keeps endangered status

WASHINGTON -The endangered Mexican gray wolf is still endangered - for now - after a six-month National Academy of Sciences study determined that it is subspecies separate from other gray wolves, which just lost their endangered species status.


Training, change in tactics can reduce dangers to police officers handling drugs

PHOENIX – Newer and more powerful drugs like fentanyl and concerns for officer safety have complicated once routine police work, such as field testing suspected drugs. An Arizona toxicologist and some law-enforcement agencies said training makes a difference. Vertical: Government/health