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As Census Deadline Looms, South Texas Organizers Are in a Race Against Time 17.9.2020 Mother Jones
When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year, Martha Sanchez and her team at La Union del Pueblo Entero realized that going door-to-door was no longer an option. So they came up with a new, safer, way to spread the word about the census in the colonias of Hidalgo County, Texas, “We get in the […]
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Mexican water wars: Dam seized, troops deployed, at least one killed in protests about sharing with U.S. 12.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

A long-simmering dispute about shared water rights between Mexico and the United States erupts into open clashes.

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New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail 3.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It’s not a matter of if a privately built border fence along the shores of the Rio Grande will fail, it’s a matter of when, according to […]
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As San Luis Valley’s water shortage intensifies, Gov. Jared Polis mulls climate warming adaptation 30.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
How to adapt to a hotter, drier world is emerging as a do-or-die mission for people living around the arid West.
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'So many bodies ... I lost count': The grim business moving Latino coronavirus victims as death toll spikes 2.8.2020 LA Times: Health

As Latino COVID-19 deaths spike, a tireless stream of bodies

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A Privately Funded Border Wall Was Already at Risk of Collapsing. Hurricane Hanna Made it Worse. 1.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Intense rain over the weekend from Hurricane Hanna left gaping holes and waist-deep cracks on the banks of the Rio Grande that threaten the […]
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Column One: Coronavirus has torn this tight-knit Texas valley apart: 'We're in hell right now' 22.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

On the Texas border, a culture of hard work and family gatherings helped spread coronavirus since the state reopened, filling hospitals and morgues.

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Man’s aggressive cough toward woman on Aspen trail prompts misdemeanor charge 14.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
After an older woman asked the man to step aside on the trail, the man got in her face and coughed.
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Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Three children are fighting government efforts to take them from their father and deport them to El Salvador to no one. They're far from alone.

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Cuban doctors and nurses seeking asylum keep border clinic running during pandemic 25.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Trained overseas, Cuban doctors treat fellow migrants on the U.S. border, which is effectively closed during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Colorado water roller coaster leads to drought, fire risk and weaker-than-average streamflow 11.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
One of Colorado's driest springs on record has led to diminished mountain streamflow and snow at 76% of the norm for this time of year as warmer temperatures accelerate melting.
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In Texas, a midnight run across the Mexican border gets masks for doctors 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The Wild West of medical supply: Texas doctors desperate for masks found a supplier in Mexico. They had to get past border restrictions to get them.

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Judge Blocks Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” Scheme 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
A federal appeals court blocked the Trump administration’s infamous “Remain in Mexico” policy Friday, putting an immediate stop to a scheme that has prevented asylum seekers from setting foot in the United States and reshaped the asylum process.  On Friday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s injunction against the system, officially […]
Between President Trump's border wall and the Rio Grande lies a 'no man's land' 16.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Because of worries about flooding, the border wall is often built as much as a mile north of the Rio Grande, leaving thousands of isolated acres between the water and the wall.
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Can the public access Hollister Ranch beaches without destroying them? 4.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Not every beach goer is as conscientious as L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez, who rails against Hollister Ranch property owners.

Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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Jessica Cisneros Could Be the Next AOC. (But Don’t Tell Her That.) 21.1.2020 Mother Jones
Jessica Cisneros needed to find a dentist. When she decided to challenge Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the upcoming Democratic primary, Cisneros quit her job and moved back in with her parents in Laredo to save money. She’d bought her own insurance plan after turning 26 last May, but it didn’t include dental, and she […]
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$11 billion and counting: Trump's border wall would be the world's most costly 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The costs keep piling up for President Trump's border wall, which has a current price tag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.
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This contractor says he can build Trump's border wall faster and cheaper than the U.S. can 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The pace of border-wall construction is picking up. Tommy Fisher, a private contractor, is building his own section of the wall, hoping to lease it to the federal government.

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