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10:20 am
Wed November 9, 2011

New Monument for Women Killed In Juarez, Mexico

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Ten years after the bodies of eight murdered women were discovered in a cotton field in the Mexican border city of Juarez authorities have inaugurated a monument in their memory. For the Fronteras Changing America Desk,  Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Ciudad Juarez  that to this day the murders remain unsolved.

 

Fronteras
10:15 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Census Bureau: More Americans Are Poorer Than Predicted

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Americans are even poorer than the Census Bureau first predicted last month. New estimates, released Monday, show that sixteen percent of Americans were living in poverty in 2010. Devin Browne reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

Fronteras
10:35 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Charlton Recuses Self From Gun-Walking Case

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The former U.S. attorney who was investigating the possibility of a lawsuit against the United States for the murder of a border patrol agent has recused himself from the case. It was revealed that the U.S. had allowed guns into Mexico while he was U.S. Attorney.

 

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Fronteras
10:23 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Nevada Scammer Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Fraud

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A Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty in federal court to filing hundreds of fraudulent unemployment claims worth millions.  From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports the scheme cheated the government of 4-point-4 million dollars.

Fronteras
10:19 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Details on Earlier Gun Walking Program Emerge

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The Justice Department has been under fire for months for the so-called “Fast and Furious” gun-walking program. That’s the A-T-F operation that tried to build criminal cases against Mexican drug cartels and their weapons suppliers.

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Fronteras
10:13 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Air Pollution

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Some environmental groups sued the federal government this week to go further in reducing air pollution -namely carbon monoxide - in eight western states including New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.  From Flagstaff and the Fronteras Changing America Desk Laurel Morales reports.

Fronteras
10:08 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Report: Children of Deported End Up in Foster Care

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A new report on this year's record number of deportations finds a growing number of children of deported immigrants are ending up in foster care in the U.S.  From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

Fronteras
9:46 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Border Patrol Pulls Agents from Transportation Hubs

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The U.S. Border Patrol for decades has conducted immigration checks in transportation centers like bus stations and airports. But as Hernán Rozemberg from the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports, the agency is now quietly rolling back the program.

Fronteras
9:50 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Emails Show Federal Knowledge of Gun Program

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Republican lawmakers have released new documents showing that high level officials in the Obama Administration Justice Department in Washington D.C. were aware that federal agents in Arizona were allowing guns to be walked into Mexico.

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Fronteras
9:28 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Navajo Nation to Issue First Bonds

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The Navajo Nation plans to issue its first bonds to raise funds for local infrastructure projects. Unlike their state and municipal counterparts, tribes typically face more challenges borrowing money.  As Laurel Morales reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, this move may pave the way for other tribes looking to stimulate their economies.

 

Fronteras
9:56 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Napolitano Scrutinized By Congress Over New Deportation Measures

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The Department of Homeland Security is under scrutiny in Congress over recent changes to immigration enforcement, including deportations. From our Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

Fronteras
9:49 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Ban on Uranium Mining Near GCNP Advances

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The Obama Administration released this week its plan to ban new uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park for 20 years. But this may not be the end of the battle. For the Fronteras Changing America Desk Laurel Morales reports from Flagstaff.

 

Fronteras
9:31 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Feds Knew of Earlier Gun Smuggling Program in Mexico

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Operation Fast and Furious was not the first gun-walking program taken up by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in Arizona.

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Fronteras
9:23 am
Wed October 26, 2011

President Promotes Mortgage Program in Las Vegas, NV

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President Obama kicked off his western tour on Monday with a stop in Las Vegas to talk about housing.

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Fronteras
9:19 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Navajo Tribe Split on Grand Canyon Flight Noise

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Four months after the official public comment period ended, Grand Canyon officials are still waiting for the Navajo Nation to comment about flight noise.

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Fronteras
9:16 am
Wed October 26, 2011

CEO of Arizona Solar Firm Steps Down

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The country’s largest solar power company announced its CEO is stepping down.

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Fronteras
9:21 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Wife of Former Columbus City Councilor Indicted in Gun Smuggling Case

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The US attorney's office in New Mexico has filed yet another indictment in a gun smuggling case out of the border town of Columbus.

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Fronteras
9:18 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Clothing Co. Pulls Navajo Name from Products

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The word “Navajo” no longer appears on the Urban Outfitters website. The trendy clothing chain has removed it from numerous product names in the wake of criticism from the Navajo Nation. The tribe has trademarks on the Navajo name. As Laurel Morales reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, all this brings up a bigger debate about private business misrepresenting and profiting from Native American imagery.

Fronteras
9:40 am
Wed October 19, 2011

US Expedites Visas for STEM Students

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Close to 700 thousand international students study on U.S. college campuses and the majority of those students head home after they graduate.  But the federal government wants to keep many of them here, especially those in the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jill Replogle reports on recent efforts to expedite the visas process.

Fronteras
3:00 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Texas Law Lets Undocumented Convicts Apply for Parole, Deportation

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Undocumented immigrant convicts in Texas prisons are applying for parole so they can be deported home under a new state law.  Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernán Rozemberg reports.

 

 

Fronteras
2:58 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Arizona’s Top 1%, Who Are They?

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Occupy Wall Street protests have been reported in more than 100 American towns and cities – including Albuquerque, Las Vegas, San Diego, and San Antonio.  On Saturday, the protest goes to Arizona with occupations planned in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff.  Protesters say they represent the 99 percent of Americans who have been left behind by the country’s economic growth.

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Fronteras
9:36 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Nevada Redistricting Goes to Courts and Citizen Appointees

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Fights over drawing new political districts are heating up in several states. In Nevada, the redistricting issue is in the courts. As Jude Joffe-Block reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, a state district judge has appointed three citizens to draft the district maps.

Fronteras
9:31 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Brown Signs Two Bills Into Law To Benefit Undocumented Immigrants

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Over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills important to undocumented immigrants. The bills are also expected to impact the state's economy. From our Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

Fronteras
9:28 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Maquiladora Series: Poor Working Conditions

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Foreign-owned manufacturing factories along the border in Mexico have been hailed as an economic blessing. But there’s another side to that story.

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Fronteras
10:04 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Las Vegas Jews Go To Casinos to Celebrate the New Year

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As Las Vegas Nevada grew in recent years, so too did its Jewish population. But that can lead to problems during the High Holy Days.

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Fronteras
9:45 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Navy SEAL Found Guilty of Weapons Charges

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A Las Vegas jury has found a San Diego based Navy SEAL guilty on multiple federal weapons charges. The illegal firearms in the case include 30 assault rifles that were likely smuggled from Iraq. Jude Joffe-Block reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

 

Fronteras
9:40 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Navajo Coal Plant to Be Demolished

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Next month the last of the world’s largest coal-slurry plants will literally implode. The Mohave Generating Station in Laughin Nevada closed in 2005 after a series of conflicts with environmentalists and the Navajo Nation over pollution and water use.

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Fronteras
10:41 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Children Abducted By Parents Often End Up in MX

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International child abductions are on the rise, according to the U.S. State Department and Mexico is the number one destination. As Ruxandra Guidi reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, 65% of all cases of American children being taken away by one parent end up south of the border.

KUNM Local
10:36 am
Fri October 7, 2011

AZ Rancher Fined By US Supreme Court for Treatment of Immigrants

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The Supreme Court has ruled against a Southern Arizona rancher who once held a group of illegal immigrants at gunpoint. As Michel Marizco reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the Court says the rancher must pay 87-thousand dollars. 

 

KUNM Local
10:26 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Solar Firm Misses Fed Loan Backing

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Arizona manufacturer First Solar will not get a 1-point-5 billion dollar federal loan guarantee to back a large energy project in California. As Peter O'Dowd reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the company says it missed a deadline to finalize the deal.

 

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