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Tucson sector led U.S. for second month, as border encounters surge anew

WASHINGTON - Migrant encounters at the southern border surged in August, to almost 233,000 for the month, with the Tucson sector posting the highest numbers in the nation for the second straight month, according to Customs and Border Protection.


Celebraciones del Día de la Independencia de México en Arizona

PHOENIX – La comunidad mexicana de Arizona se prepara para celebrar el Día de la Independencia de México. En el valle se realizan diferentes eventos que incluyen el tradicional "Grito” además de bailes folclóricos, música y comida mexicana.

La bandera de México oleando en la Plaza El Zocalo, en Ciudad de México en marzo de 2019. (Foto por Lorenzo Lopez/Cronkite Noticias)

Las redes mexicanas de píldoras abortivas cruzan la frontera de EE. UU. para ayudar a inmigrantes sin acceso al aborto

MONTERREY, México – México despenalizó el aborto justo antes de que Estados Unidos hiciera lo contrario y pusiera fin a casi 50 años de derechos federales al aborto. Desde entonces, activistas han ayudado a personas del lado estadounidense a obtener píldoras abortivas, especialmente a las poblaciones inmigrantes vulnerables a las que se les ha impedido el acceso.

Vanessa Jiménez runs an abortion pill network called Necesito Abortar from her home in Monterrey, Mexico. Jiménez has an informal network of family and friends who take pills into the United States during visits over the border. (Photo by April Pierdant/News21)

Mexican abortion-pill networks reach across U.S. border to help immigrants without access

MONTERREY, Mexico – Mexico decriminalized abortion just before the United States went the opposite way and ended almost 50 years of federal abortion rights. Ever since, activists have been helping people on the U.S. side get abortion pills to those in need via cross-border underground networks.

Vanessa Jiménez runs an abortion pill network called Necesito Abortar from her home in Monterrey, Mexico. Jiménez has an informal network of family and friends who take pills into the United States during visits over the border. (Photo by April Pierdant/News21)

Border encounters spiked in July after two-month decline; Tucson hit hard

WASHINGTON - Migrant encounters at the southwest border surged in July, reversing two months of declining numbers. Encounters rose from 144,566 in June to 183,503 in July, with migrant families accounting for more than three-quarters of that increase.


Border encounters fell sharply in June, to lowest level in two years

WASHINGTON – The number of migrant encounters at the Southwest border plummeted in June, falling to the lowest level in more than two years, according to new data from Customs and Border Protection.


Mixed record for Phoenix police’s 12 community boards meant to build trust with marginalized groups

PHOENIX – Phoenix police department touts 12 boards as a way it builds trust with marginalized communities, but it releases little information about what they do.

City officials, including Police Chief Jeri Williams and Mayor Kate Gallego (second and third from left), listen to residents’ complaints about police behavior. (File photo by Tyler Dunn/Cronkite News)

The March of Dimes Mom and Baby Unit brings care to southern Tucson

TUCSON – The March of DImes Mom and Baby Unit isn’t a standard health care clinic, it’s a bright purple recreational vehicle. Inside are two small exam rooms, and a friendly staff prepared to help the city’s vulnerable residents with free maternity and basic health care.

The bright purple, March of DImes Mom and Baby Unit, provides health care to the uninsured, underinsured and people who are homeless in Tucson. (Photo by Lux Butler/Cronkite News)

Goodbye, Oakland? A’s potential move to Las Vegas has familiar ring

PHOENIX – The Oakland Athletics are one of the most storied franchises in baseball. However, no one knows their story because they moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City to Oakland and now could move to Las Vegas, less than five hours from Phoenix.

With the decision to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, fans of the Athletics protest with signs outside the stadium before the start of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Latinos continue to fight to play crucial roles in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES – Even as Hollywood execs talk of a changing industry that embraces a diverse landscape of filmmakers and artists, data show Latino acting roles in film and entertainment at large have steadily declined.

Ben Dejesus working with a camera for a shoot. (Photo courtesy of Espada PR)

How should fans ask for autographs at spring training? MLB players say politeness is a good start

GLENDALE – Major league players often find themselves in a mosh pit of autograph seekers during spring training and not everybody is coming out of the pack with a signature on their ball, cap or photo. However, players from the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers, along with some experienced autograph seekers, say there are ways to improve the odds. Being polite is a good place to start.

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels writes signatures for a crowd of fans in baseball stands.

Payday: Danny Lee earns more than $4 million by winning LIV Golf Tucson

MARANA – LIV Golf made its way to Tucson for the first time this past weekend. Over three days, many notable moments happened at the Gallery Golf Club but none bigger than Danny Lee's victory that netted him $4 million.

Danny Lee holds the LIV Tucson trophy above his head while standing on the LIV Golf champion podium at a golf course.