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COVID-19 outbreak grows at Arizona jail with largest concentration of U.S. Marshal detainees in nation

    by Jude Joffe-Block May 8, 2020 PHOENIX,  A private facility in Florence, Arizona that houses more than 3,000 defendants awaiting federal court proceedings is grappling with an outbreak of COVID-19 where at least 20…

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American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday, April 25, 2020. (Photo by Nicole Neri | AZCIR)
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COVID-19 cases surge at American Airlines ramps in Phoenix

COVID-19 cases surge at American Airlines ramps in Phoenix By Brandon Quester & Jude Joffe-Block Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Phoenix    At least 70 American Airlines ground crew workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport…

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Posted in AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Coronavirus ICE News Off the wire

La Palma cases increase after ICE assured judge of no suspected cases

  By Jude Joffe-Block and Valeria Fernández April 16, 2020 PHOENIX – Three days after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claimed in court filings that there were no longer any active or suspected COVID-19 cases…

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Protestors drive by and honk their horns outside of the Eloy Detention Center, a private immigration detention facility in Eloy, Arizona on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Photo by Nicole Neri | AZCIR)
Posted in AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Coronavirus Human Rights ICE Immigration News Off the wire

Tensions skyrocket as COVID-19 fears grip Arizona detention center

Advocacy groups, attorneys and medical experts are putting pressure on federal immigration officials to release detainees because of fears of COVID-19. On Friday, hundreds of protesters drove around the La Palma Correctional Center and the nearby…

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Posted in AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Environment First Nations Mexico News Off the wire

Passage prevented Trump’s wall harming desert ecology

President Trump wants to stop illegal immigration with a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts agree it would harm the ecology of one of the most biodiverse regions of North America. By Megan Janetsky, Arizona Center…

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Posted in AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Children Environment Environmental Justice Mexico News Off the wire

Massive spill highlights outdated water quality standards, government oversight in Mexico

Editor’s note: This report is part of an AZCIR collaboration with KPBS’ Fronteras Project, a regional news collaborative that produces reports on the changing culture and demographics of the American West and Southwest. The reporting was…

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Posted in AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Environment Mexico News Water

Impacts to health, livelihood continue after toxic mine spill in Mexico

Editor’s note: This report is part of an AZCIR collaboration with KPBS’ Fronteras Project, a regional news collaborative that produces reports on the changing culture and demographics of the American West and Southwest. The reporting was…

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Posted in Arizona AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Democracy News Politics

Model Government? Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

By Evan Wyloge, Sarah Jarvis and Justin Price, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Phoenix – When Arizona lawmakers sponsored a 2016 house bill banning the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn products, the bill matched almost…

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