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  • Senate panel approves Trump choice to lead Homeland Security

    Senate panel approves Trump choice to lead Homeland Security

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-11-14 22:37:36 GMT
    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:10 AM EST2017-11-15 09:10:30 GMT
    A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
    A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
  • CBP: Children targeted for illegal drug smuggling

    CBP: Children targeted for illegal drug smuggling

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-15 05:04:07 GMT

    In 2017, Customs Officers have seized 62 pounds of meth from minors going through Arizona ports of entry. Pereda’s not alone – officials say teens are commonly targeted for the illegal trade. 

    In 2017, Customs Officers have seized 62 pounds of meth from minors going through Arizona ports of entry. Pereda’s not alone – officials say teens are commonly targeted for the illegal trade. 

  • Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

    Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-13 21:36:51 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 3:44 AM EST2017-11-14 08:44:31 GMT

    A U.S. appeals court is allowing enforcement of part of the Trump administration's newest version of the travel ban that bars foreign nationals who don't have a "bona fide' ties to the U.S.

    A U.S. appeals court is allowing enforcement of part of the Trump administration's newest version of the travel ban that bars foreign nationals who don't have a "bona fide' ties to the U.S., including family relationships.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Backyard Border - Government could take Arizonans land to build border wall

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Backyard Border - Government could take Arizonans land to build border wall

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:45 PM EST2017-11-13 21:45:00 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The border wall is one of the most controversial and talked about issues in the country. But there’s one key part of the wall that’s not being discussed, the government would need to buy land from people in order to build parts of the wall - whether or not the people want to sell. 

    The border wall is one of the most controversial and talked about issues in the country. But there’s one key part of the wall that’s not being discussed, the government would need to buy land from people in order to build parts of the wall - whether or not the people want to sell. 

  • Mesh added to border fence

    Mesh added to border fence

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-11-02 00:51:16 GMT
    New mesh going up on border wall. (Source: Tucson News Now)New mesh going up on border wall. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    More security measures are popping up at the Nogales/Mexico border. As Nogales Border Patrol Station Agents put up a nearly 100-foot long piece of steel mesh on the border wall on Wednesday. 

    More security measures are popping up at the Nogales/Mexico border. As Nogales Border Patrol Station Agents put up a nearly 100-foot long piece of steel mesh on the border wall on Wednesday. 

  • Five arrested for attempting to smuggle people across the border

    Five arrested for attempting to smuggle people across the border

    Monday, October 30 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-10-30 23:39:52 GMT
    Agents discovered a Guatemalan national inside the trunk of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Agents discovered a Guatemalan national inside the trunk of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Over the weekend five U.S. citizens were arrested after attempting to smuggle people across the border.   

    Over the weekend five U.S. citizens were arrested after attempting to smuggle people across the border.   

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  • Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-11-19 04:17:02 GMT
    Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network. Steve Bannon was the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort.

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network.

  • BEAR DOWN: Oregon too much for Wildcats in 48-28 loss

    BEAR DOWN: Oregon too much for Wildcats in 48-28 loss

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:35 PM EST2017-11-19 03:35:58 GMT

    The Ducks rolled up 588 yards in beating the Wildcats by 20 points.

    The Ducks rolled up 588 yards in beating the Wildcats by 20 points.

  • Southside church celebrates former pastor, co-founder of sanctuary movement

    Southside church celebrates former pastor, co-founder of sanctuary movement

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:09 PM EST2017-11-19 03:09:11 GMT
    Fife takes a walk through the church campus Friday, a day before the big celebration (Source: Tucson News Now).Fife takes a walk through the church campus Friday, a day before the big celebration (Source: Tucson News Now).

    Saturday night the congregation at Southside Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years since Reverend John Fife. Now retired, Fife continues to stay active with the church and the organization No More Deaths, which helps immigrants trekking through the Sonoran Desert after they've crossed the border illegally.

    Saturday night the congregation at Southside Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years since Reverend John Fife. Now retired, Fife continues to stay active with the church and the organization No More Deaths, which helps immigrants trekking through the Sonoran Desert after they've crossed the border illegally.

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