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The Buzz: USMCA turns 2

How are Arizona's importers & exporters doing under the new trade deal?

For border communities, fallout of crossing restrictions lingers but opportunity remains

Cities like Nogales, Arizona, are still feeling the ongoing consequences of Mexican shoppers being shut out for nearly two years.

"...love you like you've never known you're worth." The songs of Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An American hero gets some overdue recognition at Davis Monthan Air Force Base; and learn about the help - and hope - in Tucson for those living with aphasia.

Nogales-born Tuskeegee Airman George Biggs honored at Davis Monthan Air Force Base

Major Biggs, also the son of Buffalo Soldier Levi Biggs, flew combat missions in Korea and Vietnam

"We Are Prone To Accidents Close to Home..." The songs of Oceanography.

Also on ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT: How UA recipients of the Mellon Foundation's "Fronteridades" grant are exploring the border experience; and author Jodie Hollander talks about leading a free series of "Poetry in the Parks" workshops.

Car crossings up to pre-pandemic levels, pedestrians lag at Arizona ports

Pedestrian crossings in Nogales this January were still down 36% from January 2020.

$3.4B in produce came in through Nogales in 2021

After being slightly edged out by Hidalgo, Texas, for tomato imports in 2017, Nogales has maintained the top spot since then.

In months since border reopening, sales tax revenues up in Nogales

State treasurer’s data shows that roughly $1.2 million in sales taxes were generated in the city in November, and $1.3 million in December.

Officials break ground on project to repair leaky cross-border sewage pipe

The pipeline, built more than half a century ago, has cracked and ruptured, leading at times to the release of raw sewage.

In week after border reopening, feared lines yet to materialize in Nogales

On Monday afternoon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s wait time smartphone app was showing modest 25- to 30-minute waits for passenger vehicles in Nogales.

As crossing restrictions are lifted, Arizona border communities begin to reconnect

For the first time in nearly 20 months, visitors on non-essential trips started crossing into the United States along the border with Mexico on Monday.

Hours expand at major Nogales port of entry

Operating hours at Mariposa Port of Entry will be extended from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting Sept. 1.

Mexican tomato importers worry rule interpretation could raise prices

"This might add up to 20% to 25% of the Nogales shipping cost of tomatoes," industry group says

Uncertainty abounds as some asylum seekers bypass pandemic-era restrictions at border

Migrants part of DHS Title 42 exemption program find communities ready to help in the U.S., but more questions remain

Pandemic-related struggles continue for longtime Nogales boot maker

The future of the family business remains unknown.

NGO asylum program comes to Arizona

The Biden administration is asking humanitarian groups to recommend vulnerable migrants to bypass pandemic expulsions.

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