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Borderlands Mayors’ Forum set for Friday in Nogales
A public forum set for Friday will feature Mayors Arturo Garino of Nogales, Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson and Jesus Pujol of Nogales, Sonora. The Arizona-Sonora Borderlands Mayors’ Forum is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at the Santa Cruz Center, 2021 N. Grand Ave. Admission is free and open to the p
Hostesses, ushers and escorts set for Debutante Cotillion
The 19th Annual Nogales Debutante Cotillion, featuring 16 senior girls from Nogales High School, is set for Saturday, March 30, at the VFW Hall in Nogales. Each girl is escorted by her father or a father figure, as well as a young male. here.
Arizona medical worker admits to sexually assaulting sedated woman, police say
An Arizona medical worker admitted he sexually assaulted a sedated female patient at a pain treatment center, police said. Xavier Perez, 38, was arrested Wednesday following a monthslong investigation into the June 2018 incident at Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, FOX10 reported.
Arizona's Attempt To Pass A Seat Belt Law Hits Dead-End
Efforts to require everyone in the car wear a seat belt has hit another dead-end. Rep. Bob Thorpe tried to convince the Committee on Health and Human Services to support his bill that would require back seats to also wear seat belts.
Iconic Pizzeria Grimaldi’s Is Now Owned by an Arizona Chain
Independent New York City restaurants lose another with the sale of iconic pizzeria Grimaldi’s to an Arizona chain of the same name. The coal-oven pizzeria opened in Brooklyn in 1991, growing to a national chain over the last 28 years. But the prized Dumbo location, at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridg
Consulate to kick off citizenship class
The Mexican Consulate in Nogales is set to launch a new series of U.S. citizenship workshops. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 21, the consulate will offer a seven-week program of classes in U.S. civics. Instruction is in Spanish with test review in English.
Proposed Arizona bill would alleviate state's physician shortage
TUCSON, Ariz. — Doctors are in high demand in Southern Arizona. A proposed bill moving through the state house could help alleviate that shortage. Tucson Medical Center says Arizona has less than half the primary care doctors it needs - based on the state's population.
War of words heats up tomato dispute
Advocates for local produce importers and those backing Florida tomato growers ratcheted up their rhetoric last week in the dispute over the U.S. government’s decision to reopen an investigation into tomato imports from Mexico.
Arizona Seatbelt Bill Dies, Passengers In Back Can Stay Unbuckled
PHOENIX, AZ – If you're in the backseat and you like riding without a seatbelt, you don't have to worry. About getting a ticket, that is. A bill that would have required people to buckle-up, regardless of where they are sitting in a vehicle, was killed by the state senate. It didn't even make it out
How Border Communities Support One Another
I grew up in the small town of Nogales, Arizona next to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, also known as Ambos Nogales (or “both Nogales” in Spanish). This was where my parents, preschool teachers at the time, chose to raise their five children. Before my mother died, they lived in the now abandoned teacherag
Tucson Unified teachers honored at Arizona Athletics / UA Online High School Southern Arizona Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to two amazing Tucson Unified School District teachers who were finalists and the winner of the Arizona Athletics / UA Online High School Southern Arizona Teacher of the Year.
NHS boys tennis wins another shutout
The Nogales Apaches took their third-straight 9-0 boys tennis match on Tuesday when they defeated Sahuarita at home. “They all competed pretty well,” Nogales coach Rudy Molera said of his players. “I’m real proud of these guys. It’s a good group, it’s a very competitive group. You see it every day a
Council OKs contract to make Cartwright next city magistrate
After months of uncertainty, a new city magistrate is set to take the bench in Nogales. At a special session on Monday morning, the mayor and council approved a contract that would put Vanessa Cartwright, currently a deputy Santa Cruz County attorney, in charge of the Nogales Municipal Court.
Mango suppliers optimistic about quality and volume
Shippers expect sufficient supplies of mangoes and strong quality leading up to Cinco de Mayo. Greg Golden, partner in Vineland, N.J.-based Amazon Produce Network, said the holiday falls at a perfect time this year for mango promotions.
Wolves and Jaguars Are Already Threatened by Border Razor Wire As Trump Vetoes Bid to Block Emergency Wall Funding
A metal fence marked with the U.S. Border Patrol sign prevents people to get close to the barbed/concertina wire covering the U.S./Mexico border fence, in Nogales, Arizona, on Feb. 9. ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP / Getty Images.
Meandering the Mesquite: HE COULD, HE DID — Artist who created the 'Black Experience'
Every so often, this author drifts into uncharted waters, aided by colleagues. When Regina Ford offered to guide me to Bobb Vann in Tubac, I was relieved. Why? Queenie is the master of all things requiring talent, which fills my large void.
Some Sonoita locals still unhappy with Dollar General after two years
SONOITA, Ariz. — In the right corner of the center of Sonoita lies two local stores, Cowgirl Flair and Sonoita Mini Market. However, just across the street there is a Dollar General, which was protested by the community two years ago.
Lancer Baseball Classic Schedule set
Saguaro went 5-0 to claim the top spot of the Salpointe Lancer Baseball Classic last year and Canyon del Oro finished 4-1. In all, 23 teams from Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas will be taking part in the invitational this year.
Nogales Bicycle Classic returns on March 23
The Nogales Bicycle Classic, an annual event offering self-paced routes for leisurely fun or competitive challenge, is back for its eighth edition on Saturday, March 23. The 11-, 22-, 40-, 60- or 90-mile scenic routes all begin and end on Morley Avenue in downtown Nogales, with start times staggered
Central American Migrants Possible Source of Labor in Sonoran Maquilas
Maquilas in Nogales, Sonora, have an estimated 2,000 vacancies, mainly due to the industry's growth in the region. The recent influx of migrants from Central America could be a potential source of labor for employers. Lorraine Rivera discussed the possibility with Wendee Molina, president of the cit