Nation Dec 17Damage from border wall includes blown-up mountains, toppled 100-year-old cactus
Recent construction has sealed off the last major undammed river in the Southwest. It's more difficult for desert tortoises, the occasional ocelot and the world's tiniest owls to cross the boundary.
Politics Nov 07Trump supporters protest Biden’s victory
Chanting “This isn’t over! and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump are protesting at state capitols across the country.
Nation Oct 261 million pounds of food daily feed Houston’s hungry
Distributions by the Houston Food Bank now average about 800,000 pounds (363,000 kilograms) daily after reaching the unprecedented 1 million pound mark for the first time in the spring.
Science Aug 27Calls for vigilantes spread on social media before deadly Kenosha attack
Multiple threads on Facebook and Reddit urged militias and other armed people to head to the protests, researchers at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab said in a blog post Wednesday.
Health Jul 06Latino, Black neighborhoods struggle with COVID-19 test disparities
As coronavirus infections explode in states like Arizona and Florida, people in communities of color are fighting to get tested. They say the tests, especially free ones, are hard to find in lower-income areas.
Health Jun 19Vulnerable U.S. Latino communities hard hit by COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads deeper across America, it is ravaging through Latino communities from the mid-Atlantic to the Southwest, infecting them at alarmingly high rates and amplifying the inequalities they live with.
Economy May 01Jobless fret as rent comes due again amid virus outbreak
Rent comes due again for more than 30 million people around the U.S. who have sought unemployment benefits amid shutdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Politics Feb 24Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect
Advocates are scrambling to find other options to fill the needs of a traditionally low-income population.
Nation Aug 11Mass shootings have Latinos worried about being targets
The spate of recent mass shootings have some Hispanics looking over their shoulders, avoiding speaking Spanish in public and seeking out escape routes amid fears they could be next.
Nation Jan 31U.S. border agency says fentanyl bust is its biggest ever
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is helping fuel a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.