Kimberly Silverio-Bautista
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News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Silverio-Bautista expects to graduate in December 2021 with a master’s degree in mass media and communication. She is working as a broadcast reporter in the D.C. Bureau.

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Corridos tumbados bring modern, urban edge to traditional musical style

LOS ANGELES - Traditional Mexican corridos have always been about telling stories, as is the new Southern California style known as trap or 'hood corridos, but it offers a different, grittier style of storytelling that reflects the urban lives of a new generation.


Neither side thrilled with immigration reforms in Build Back Better bill

WASHINGTON - Buried in the $1.9 trillion Build Back Better Plan is $100 billion for immigration reform, money that critics say has no business being in the bill and that migration advocates say does not go nearly far enough.


‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy resumes, even as feds vow to end it

WASHINGTON - The Trump-era "remain in Mexico" policy will resume Monday, after the Mexican government agreed to accept migrants who are turned away at the border and forced to wait in Mexico for their hearing.


Hundreds rally as Supreme Court justices weigh future of abortion rights

WASHINGTON - Protesters from both sides of the abortion issue rallied outside the Supreme Court Wednesday as justices considered a strict Mississippi law that could lead the court to reverse its longstanding abortion-rights rulings.


‘Q-Shaman’ gets new lawyer, sets up likely appeal of Jan. 6 guilty plea

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his plea and 41-month sentence.


House approves $1.9 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ social spending plan

The House passed the 10-year, roughly $1.9 trillion "Build Back Better" bill early Friday, a plan supporters say would extend tax credits, child care, health care and more to tens of thousands of Arizonans but which still needs Senate approval.


‘Q-Shaman,’ face of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, sentenced to 41 months

WASHINGTON - A contrite Jacob Anthony Chansley, the self-described "QAnon Shaman" who became the face of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison for his role in the assault.


Arizonans on hand as Biden signs bill worth billions in state projects

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers joined hundreds on the White House lawn Monday as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes billions of dollars for road, transit, environmental cleanup and other projects in the state.


Court: Higher water charge for public housing is not discriminatory

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Friday that an Arizona water district can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers.


Arizona lawmakers split as House OKs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines late Friday night as the House voted 228-206 to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, giving final passage to a centerpiece of the Biden administration's agenda.


Tucson chief moves a step closer to CBP job, on narrow committee vote

WASHINGTON - Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus moved one step closer to becoming the next commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday after a Senate committee narrowly approved his nomination, voting largely on party lines.


Protesters take sides, as Supreme Court takes up Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The future of abortion rights was not strictly the issue before the Supreme Court when it took up Texas' strict abortion law Monday, but that was not evident from the scores of protesters who gathered outside the court.


DHS tries again to end ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, despite court order

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said Friday it will end the Migrant Protection Protocols, its second attempt to reverse the Trump-era "remain in Mexico" policy that makes asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases are considered.


Arizonans join rallies in D.C. urging action on Build Back Better plan

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of protesters, including several from Arizona, gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to demand that Democrats fulfill promises on childcare, health care and immigration reform by taking action on President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.


Border apprehensions hit all-time high of 1.7 million in fiscal 2021

WASHINGTON - Apprehensions at the southern border hit 1.7 million in fiscal 2021, the highest in more than 60 years. Apprehensions at the Arizona border were also up sharply, although neither the Yuma sector nor the Tucson sector of the border set records in 2021.


Republicans press Tucson police chief on border in nomination hearing

WASHINGTON - Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead Customs and Border Protection, easily fielding questions from Democrats while telling GOP senators some of what they wanted to hear.


Nonessential border travel ban to be lifted after nearly 20 months

WASHINGTON - Fully vaccinated non-essential travelers will be allowed to cross the U.S. border from Mexico starting in November, ending nearly 20 months of pandemic restrictions that were choking businesses in border communities.


Maricopa election probe is complete, but fight may just be starting

WASHINGTON - After months of work and millions of dollars, the contractors investigating Maricopa County's elections were able to answer one question Friday - President Joe Biden did win. Otherwise, they spent hours raising questions and calling for more investigation.


Border communities face another month of ‘nonessential’ travel limits

WASHINGTON - The ban on non-essential travel on land crossings between the U.S. and Mexico will be extended another month, a "disheartening" development for border towns and businesses that have already had to cope with the travel limitation for 18 months.


Feds deal another setback to Rosemont mine by upholding jaguar habitat

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Friday rejected a mining company's request to reduce critical habitat for endangered jaguars in the Santa Rita Mountains on land that overlaps the footprint of the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine.


Roll on: New mats provide greater access to LA County beaches

Wheelchair users and other mobility device users now can roll on a synthetic mat at popular California beaches without getting stuck in the sand. It gives them freedom to move closer to the waves.


Supreme Court orders Biden to restore Trump ‘remain in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said late Tuesday that the Biden administration has to continue enforcing the Trump administration's so-called "remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers - for now.


Border town ‘fed up’ as ban on nonessential travel extended yet again

WASHINGTON - The federal government's COVID-19 ban on nonessential border crossings was set to expire Saturday, after being in place 17 months, but it has been extended for another month, further crippling local businesses that rely on cross-border customers.