By Kendal Blust | Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
NOGALES – Fruit and vegetable growers in Arizona and Mexico say a bill in Congress intended to address unfair practices by Mexican growers would help producers in Florida but force higher prices for U.S. consumers.
By Kendal Blust | Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
PHOENIX – The governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico, have agreed to a four-year pact to promote the production and transmission of natural gas produced in New Mexico. The gas is to be piped through Arizona to Sonoran ports on the Sea of Cortez, where it will be processed and sent to Asia.
By Kendal Blust | Friday, Nov. 23, 2018
SAN FELIPE, Baja California – A plan to capture and breed the endangered vaquita marina in a giant ocean aquarium failed, but out of that came a new plan: use the aquarium to breed totoaba, the fish targeted by poachers. Conservationists hope by creating a legal market for totoaba, vaquita no longer will be killed by poachers’ gillnets.
By Kendal Blust | Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
SAN FELIPE, Baja California – In the Upper Gulf of California, many people fish to survive. And while some fishermen support efforts to save the vaquita, others feel that their own survival and way of life is being destroyed. Part 2 of the series delves into the experiences of local fishermen and their complex relationship with the vaquita.
By Kendal Blust | Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
SAN FELIPE, Baja California – The vaquita porpoise is a victim of the Sinaloa drug cartel who fish for a species in the same waters and sell on the Chinese black market. Part 1 of this series examines the dangers the totoaba trade presents to the vaquita and the efforts to fight back against illegal fishing.
By Kianna Gardner, Shawna Truong and Nicole Gutierrez | Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
PHOENIX – As Arizona joined the rest of the nation in grief and horror over a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas where at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded, Arizona residents scrambled to see whether loved ones and family who had attended the concert were safe.
By Sophia Kunthara and Emily L. Mahoney | Monday, July 18, 2016
CLEVELAND - Arizona GOP leaders called for unity Monday as they kicked off the Republican National Convention, just hours before the party erupted into chaos over a procedural rules vote on the floor.
By Madison Alder | Friday, April 8, 2016
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ordered a lower court to consider whether an Arizona death row inmate's trial for the 1990 sex assault and murder of an 8-year-old girl may have been tainted by the actions of a detective.