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Highlights (don't miss these!) :

Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel (contributor) - The New York Times on 20 June 2017

Ripples From the ‘How Low Can They Go’ Campaign (contributor) - The New York Times on 16 October 2016

Sierra Club & Border Patrol tout "conservation and collaboration on the border" - Tucson Sentinel on 20 September 2016

Suspect Is Captured After Rampage in Mesa, Ariz., Leaves One Man Dead - The New York Times on 18 March 2015

Violencia Domestica | Domestic Violence - Lifelines: Stories from the Human Safety Net on 1 November 2014

Medical examiners unique technique helps ID desert dead - Tucson Sentinel on 21 January 2014

Arizona: Aid Denial Appealed - The New York Times on 4 September 2013

Demonstration at Arizona Border Divides Supporters of Immigration Overhaul - The New York Times on 4 August 2013

Arizona Desert Swallows Migrants on Riskier Paths with photos: Relics of a Deadly Journey and interactive map: Migrant Deaths in Southern Arizona - The New York Times on 20 May 2013

Judge Rules Against Veteran Who Fought Alongside Syrian Rebels - The New York Times on 8 April 2013

Former child bride, 6 kids escape Az polygamist sect - Tucson Sentinel on 25 January 2013

Bloggers Adrienne Keene and Dr. Jessica Metcalfe on Native Headdresses, Patterns, and "Aztec" Labels in Popular Fashion - Phoenix New Times on 18 September 2012

Trapped in violence: Undocumented domestic abuse victims face hurdles - Cronkite News on Monday 13 December 2010

Police see more prescription drug impairment in DUI stops - East Valley Tribune on Wednesday 17 November 2010

Land swaps would preserve bases, aid conservation, supporters say - Tucson Sentinel on Thursday 14 October 2010

Pima County, Mexican officials agree to share DNA data on border remains - Arizona Capitol Times on Tuesday 5 October 2010

Many Arizona residents join in as Mexico celebrates bicentennial - Cronkite News on Thursday 16 September 2010

Checkpoints mark beginning of DUI season, target drugs and alcohol - Cronkite News on Thursday 9 September 2010

Unidentified Dead Common on the Border (also available in pdf) - News21, summer 2010

Phoenix-Dubai relationship slowly developing - Phoenix Republic section of the Arizona Republic on Friday 16 April 16 2010

The New York Times

Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel (contributor) - The New York Times on 20 June 2017

Ripples From the ‘How Low Can They Go’ Campaign (contributor) - The New York Times on 16 October 2016

For G.O.P. Candidates, Renouncing Donald Trump Risks Fatal Blowback (contributor) - The New York Times on 10 October 2016

Gunman in Texas Was F.B.I. Suspect in Jihad Inquiry (contributor) - The New York Times on 5 May 2015

Suspect Is Captured After Rampage in Mesa, Ariz., Leaves One Man Dead - The New York Times on 18 March 2015

Police Shooting in Phoenix Fuels Protesters’ Outrage - The New York Times on 5 December 2014

Drought-Plagued Phoenix Is Swamped by Rain (contributor) - The New York Times on 8 September 2014

A Job Seeker’s Desperate Choice (contributor) - The New York Times on 21 June 2014

Arizona: Aid Denial Appealed - The New York Times on 4 September 2013 (also in print on page A15 of the New York edition 5 September 2013)

Carwash Managers Held in Immigration Raids (contributor) - The New York Times on 19 August 2013

Demonstration at Arizona Border Divides Supporters of Immigration Overhaul - The New York Times on 4 August 2013

9 in Deportation Protest Are Held in Bid to Re-enter U.S. (contributor) - The New York Times on 23 July 2013

Republicans in Arizona Are at Odds on Medicaid (contributor) - The New York Times on 21 July 2013

Justices Block Law Requiring Voters to Prove Citizenship (contributor) - The New York Times on 17 June 2013

Immigrants Reach Beyond a Legal Barrier for a Reunion - The New York Times on 11 June 2013

For Tea Party Groups, Shades of 2010 (contributor) - The New York Times on 21 May 2013

Arizona Desert Swallows Migrants on Riskier Paths with photos: Relics of a Deadly Journey and interactive map: Migrant Deaths in Southern Arizona - The New York Times on 20 May 2013

Judge Rules Against Veteran Who Fought Alongside Syrian Rebels - The New York Times on 8 April 2013

Gunman in Phoenix Kills One and Flees - The New York Times on 30 January 2013

Tucson Sentinel: articles

Sierra Club & Border Patrol tout 'conservation and collaboration on the border' - Tucson Sentinel on 20 September 2016

'No amnesty' - Trump doubles down in Phx immigration speech - Tucson Sentinel on 1 September 2016

Latino activists aim to register 75k new voters in Arizona - Tucson Sentinel on 18 August 2016

Mexican musicians play to mend frayed cross-border ties - Tucson Sentinel on 9 August 2016

'Killing us at border' — Trump doubles down in Phx stump speech - Tucson Sentinel on 11 July 2015

Colibri Center launch puts human faces to border issues - Tucson Sentinel on 5 May 2014 (also Colibri Center for Human Rights debuts with Saturday screening)

Medical examiner's unique technique helps ID desert dead - Tucson Sentinel on 21 January 2014

Man shot, killed in struggle with Border Patrol - Tucson Sentinel on 17 January 2014

Border activists declare victory after protest at closed Phx ICE HQ - Tucson Sentinel on 16 October 2013

Dream Nine detainees escalate protest with hunger strikes - Tucson Sentinel on 31 July 2013

Puppies join Border Patrol effort to sniff out smugglers - Tucson Sentinel on 24 May 2013

Crash kills 5, injures 15 after Border Patrol chases SUV - Tucson Sentinel on 22 April 2013

Louis Taylor: 'Persevered through grace of God' - Tucson Sentinel on 3 April 2013

CBP: Get I-94s early for Easter travel - Tucson Sentinel on 27 March 2013

Yuma border agents fight fires, smugglers in busy week - Tucson Sentinel on 21 March 2013

Man arrested while digging Nogales drug tunnel - Tucson Sentinel on 22 February 2013

Second Phx shooting victim dies, police recover guns - Tucson Sentinel on 1 February 2013

Border Patrol activity: Woman caught with 1.9 lbs of meth at checkpoint - Tucson Sentinel on 1 February 2013

Phoenix shooter kills self, second victim 'will not survive' - Tucson Sentinel on 31 January 2013

Former child bride, 6 kids escape Az polygamist sect - Tucson Sentinel on 25 January 2013

Shooting: Border Patrol agent wounds man south of Gila Bend - Tucson Sentinel on 6 December 2012

Few details on Sunday's fatal shooting by Border Patrol - Tucson Sentinel on 5 December 2012

Border Patrol agent shoots, kills rock-thrower across border - Tucson Sentinel on 11 October 2012

ME: Dever intoxicated, not wearing seatbelt during fatal rollover - Tucson Sentinel on 5 October 2012

FBI: BP Agent Ivie likely killed by friendly fire - Tucson Sentinel on 5 October 2012

Vigil, funeral services scheduled for BP Agent Nicholas Ivie - Tucson Sentinel on 5 October 2012

Family of slain BP agent: 'He was a hero' - Tucson Sentinel on 4 October 2012

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie killed, another wounded near Naco - Tucson Sentinel on 2 October 2012


Tucson Sentinel: Border news roundups

Border Roundup: Immigration bill released amid security, economic concerns - Tucson Sentinel on 20 April 2013

Border Roundup: U.S. seeks answers on border security; reporting in Mexico - Tucson Sentinel on 15 April 2013

Border Roundup: Study sheds light on gun running; AP drops 'illegal immigrant' - Tucson Sentinel on 7 April 2013

Border Roundup: Border roundup: Politicians tour Nogales, mayors travel south - Tucson Sentinel on 1 April 2013

Border Roundup: Feds debate border security, voter rights while border deaths rise - Tucson Sentinel on 26 March 2013

Border Roundup: Supreme Court looks at Az as injured men, explosives found in desert - Tucson Sentinel on 17 March 2013

Border Roundup: Chavez dies, Mexican journalist killed, Brewer loses in court - Tucson Sentinel on 9 March 2013

Border Roundup: Border crossings up in Texas - Tucson Sentinel on 3 March 2013

Border Roundup: Immigration bill published amidst protests - Tucson Sentinel on 23 February 2013

Border Roundup: BP abuse allegations; agency email denies interviews - Tucson Sentinel on 16 February 2013

Border roundup: Obama's immigration policy goals, Peña Nieto takes on cartels - Tucson Sentinel on 9 February 2013

Border Roundup: Border life examined, presidential plan to be unveiled - Tucson Sentinel on 26 January 2013

Border Roundup: Winter weather dangers, border implications for gun-control debate - Tucson Sentinel on 19 January 2013

Border roundup: The cost of immigration, changes in 2013 - Tucson Sentinel on 12 January 2013

Border Roundup: Congress considers immigration reform bills - Tucson Sentinel on 1 December 2012

Border roundup: Cross-border agreements, new immigration bills in the works - Tucson Sentinel on 24 November 2012

Border Roundup: Immigration reform reconsidered; BP investigated - Tucson Sentinel on 17 November 2012

Border Roundup: Autopsy released in BP Agent Ivie's shooting death - Tucson Sentinel on 9 November 2012

Border roundup: Suspect pleads guilty to murder in Brian Terry killing - Tucson Sentinel on 2 November 2012

Border roundup: News from & about the border region - Tucson Sentinel on 27 October 2012

Border roundup: Cross-border shooting, economic ties - Tucson Sentinel on 12 October 2012

Border roundup: BP agent killed, Southwest faces enviro threats - Tucson Sentinel on 5 October 2012

Border roundup: 1070 in effect, corruption in Mexico - Tucson Sentinel on 28 September 2012

Border Roundup: Sheriff Dever dies, BP honors Brian Terry in Naco - Tucson Sentinel on 21 September 2012

Border roundup: Immigration and other news in the borderlands - Tucson Sentinel on 14 September 2012


Contributed to (at Tucson Sentinel)

Border agents intercept 11 lbs of heroin, find $900k of pot - Tucson Sentinel on 26 February 2013

Fast food? Border agents find meth hidden in chicken buckets - Tucson Sentinel on 23 February 2013

Freelance

Anti-Islam Bigots Fail to Provoke in Phoenix - The Daily Beast on 30 May 2015

Violencia Domestica | Domestic Violence - Lifelines: Stories from the Human Safety Net on 1 November 2014

Bloggers Adrienne Keene and Dr. Jessica Metcalfe on Native Headdresses, Patterns, and "Aztec" Labels in Popular Fashion - Phoenix New Times on 18 September 2012

18 Fall Food Festivals in Metro Phoenix - Phoenix New Times on 12 September 2012

Modern mingles with traditional in Dubai - Arizona Republic on Monday 19 April 2010

Phoenix-Dubai relationship slowly developing - Phoenix Republic section of the Arizona Republic on Friday 16 April 2010

Cronkite News

More conservatives joining push to change sentencing guidelines - East Valley Tribune on Monday 23 May 2011 (also Pew Center on the States, Arizona Capitol Times, Arizona Daily Sun, West Valley.com, Ahwatukee Foothills News, Tucson Sentinel and Cronkite News)

Number of hoarding fires fanned by aging population - Tucson Sentinel on Thursday 28 April 2011 (also Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, Rim Country Gazette, Tucson Citizen and Cronkite News)

Prison hosts speakers to educate, motivate female inmates - Tucson Sentinel on Wednesday 30 March 2011 (also Arizona Capitol Times and Cronkite News)

Santa Cruz County prepares for opening of $48 million jail - Cronkite News on Thursday 10 March 2011

Immersion Experience depicts girls’ descents into sex-trafficking - Cronkite News on Friday 25 February 2011

Pot alternative known as "spice" now illegal in Arizona - Arizona Republic on Tuesday 22 February 2011 (also Arizona Capitol Times, East Valley Tribune, Tucson Citizen, Tucson Sentinel, Tucson Weekly and Cronkite News)

Arizona lawmakers propose bevy of special license plates - Arizona Republic on Thursday 17 February 2011 (also Tucson Sentinel, Arizona Capitol Times and Cronkite News)

Lawmaker: Protect employers with medical marijuana law on the way - Arizona Capitol Times on Wednesday 16 February 2011 (also Arizona Daily Star, East Valley Tribune, Tucson Sentinel, Tucson Weekly, White Mountain Independent and Cronkite News)

Lawmakers: Toughen penalties when drivers with suspended licenses cause injuries, deaths - Tucson Sentinel on Monday 14 February 2011 (also Cronkite News)

Officials: Multi-agency effort has been making border safer - East Valley Tribune on Wednesday 9 February 2011 (also Arizona Capitol Times, Yuma Sun and Cronkite News)

Gallardo: Close ‘loophole’ in state law involving gun shows - Arizona Capitol Times on Wednesday 2 February 2011 (also Tucson Sentinel and Cronkite News)

Drug cartel gun purchasing rings broken up - Tucson Sentinel on Wednesday 26 January 2011 (also Cronkite News)

State legislators endorse ban on use, sale of synthetic marijuana ‘spice’ - Arizona Capitol Times on Monday 24 January 2011 (also Arizona Daily Sun, Yuma Sun and Cronkite News)

Trapped in violence: Undocumented domestic abuse victims face hurdles - Tucson Sentine on Thursday 16 December 2010 (also ABC15.com, Arizona Capitol Times, Rim County Gazette and Cronkite News)

Police see more prescription drug impairment in DUI stops - East Valley Tribune on Wednesday 17 November 2010 (also KTAR.com, Sierra Vista Herald, Tucson Sentinel, White Mountain Independent, MSNBC.com and Cronkite News)

Voters approve proposition to cut affirmative action by state, local governments - Arizona Daily Star on Wednesday 3 November 2010 (also Rim County Gazette, Tucson Sentinel, Inside Tucson Business and Cronkite News with previous live updates here and here)

Advocates urge relatives, friends to look for signs of domestic violence - East Valley Tribune on Thursday 28 October 2010 (also Sierra Vista Herald, Tucson Sentinel and Cronkite News)

Arizona communities move to ban fireworks - KTAR.com on Wednesday 20 October 2010 (also Arizona Capitol Times, Payson Roundup, Rim Rock County Gazette, Tucson Sentinel, Cronkite News and photo at East Valley Tribune)

Land swaps would preserve bases, aid conservation, supporters say - Tucson Sentinel on Thursday 14 October 2010 (also Arizona Capitol Times and Cronkite News)

Pima County, Mexican officials agree to share DNA data on border remains - Arizona Capitol Times on Tuesday 5 October 2010 (also Tucson Sentinel, KTAR.com, Green Valley News and Cronkite News)

SENTRI speeds up pedestrian lines - Nogales International, Tuesday 5 October 2010 (also Arizona Capitol Times, Sierra Vista Herald, Tucson Sentinel and Cronkite News)

Many Arizona residents join in as Mexico celebrates bicentennial - Cronkite News on Thursday 16 September 2010

Child Passenger Safety Week boosters remind parents of safety seats - Tucson Sentinel on Wednesday 15 September 2010 (also Cronkite News)

Checkpoints mark beginning of DUI season, target drugs and alcohol - Cronkite News on Thursday 9 September 2010

Lawmaker considers bill to regulate sales of herb with marijuana-like effects - East Valley Tribune on Tuesday 7 September 2010 (also at Arizona Capitol Times, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Sentinel and Cronkite News)

Campaign finance reports show McCain with big edge in cash - Arizona Capitol Times on Friday 26 October 2009 (also at Sierra Vista Herald, Kingman Daily Miner, East Valley Tribune and Cronkite News)

Lehrer: Audience fragmentation means there won’t be another Cronkite - Cronkite News on Wendesday 30 September 2009 (also pdf from Daily Territorial)

News21

Missing & Missed (also available in pdf) - Concepcion set out from the state of Morelos, in Mexico, to visit her daughter in Pennsylvania. She made it to the border and was never heard from again.

Unidentified Dead Common on the Border (also available in pdf) - Families of missing immigrants, law enforcement and medical examiners band together in a macabre effort to match unidentified dead bodies with missing persons.

Death in the Desert - This map shows recorded migrant deaths in southern Arizona from January 2004 to July 14, 2010, blending demographic data with illustrating trends over time and highlighting areas that are particularly lethal for migrants.

One Question - Unidentified bodies are a challenge for medical examiners and coroners nationwide. Some jurisdictions — particularly those along the border — have more cases than others. This data project is designed to provide a county-by-county look at the problem of unidentified bodies and explore the reasons why the problem is more prevalent in some areas.

We need your help to complete the project. If you are interested in helping please answer the following questions about your county and submit the information. Once verified, your data will appear within the map.

Media Bootcamp '09 (pdfs)

East Valley Tribune's

Cecilio Salvador Vallejo served in the Army from 5 May 1949 to 15 November 1952 and the Marine Corp from 10 May 1953 to 1 May 1977. This included one 13-month tour in Korea and two 13-month tours in Vietnam (one with Mag 11, 1st Marine Airwing and one with Charlie Battery 11 Marines, 1st Marine Division). His story is included online in "Veterans' Voices" starting Monday, November 9, 2009 at East Valley Tribune. Click the image above to see the site and hear the story. Published online on Monday, November 9, 2009 at East Valley Tribune; PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Gilger

Photo pick-ups

• January 30 office shooting in Phoenix by Tucson Sentinel on Wednesday 30 January 2013

• guns seized by Arizona law enforcement picked up
- by Cronkite News on Tuesday 31 January 2012, Wednesday 12 October 2011 and Wednesday 19 September 2012 - by Arizona Capitol Times on Friday 27 April 2012
- by Today's News-Herald on Tuesday 31 January

• sparklers picked up
- by Cronkite News on Tuesday 5 February 2013 and Tuesday 6 March 2012
- by White Mountain Independent on Tuesday 15 February 2011
- by Arizona Capitol Times on Thursday 8 February 2011
- by East Valley tribune on Tuesday 14 December 2010, Tuesday 7 December 2010, Tuesday 23 November 2010 and Friday 22 October 2010

• Rep. Cecil P. Ash, R-Mesa picked up by Cronkite News on Wednesday 22 February 2012

• semi-trucks crossing the border at San Luis, Ariz. picked up
- by Cronkite News on Wednesday 6 July 2011, Monday 31 October 2011 and Friday 9 December 2011
- by KTAR.com on Wednesday 1 November 2011
- by East Valley Tribune on Wednesday 1 November 2011

• Black Mamba spice picked up by East Valley Tribune on Friday 26 November 2010