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Signs of life and death along southwestern highways

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson restaurant history, becoming a goat, and looking back at Dr. Martin Luther King's visits to Tucson.

Filing: Agent who knocked over migrant called them 'savages'

The court records say texts show a Border Patrol agent's "disdain" prior to allegedly knocking down a Guatemalan man.

Human Trafficking Part of Larger Cartel Strategy

Former DEA Tucson head Tony Coulson discusses when drug cartels added human smuggling to their business model.

Challenges at Arizona's Ports of Entry

Hearing from CBP's director of field operations and the Nogales port chief.

Ports of Entry; Border Policy & Migration; Cartel Smuggling

Plus, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson discusses her vote to accept Operation Stonegarden funding.

Arizona Man Convicted In Kidnapping-for-Weed Plot Denied New Trial

The 9th Circuit said errors in the trial were not enough to warrant a do-over.

Border Wall to Go Up in National Monument, Wildlife Refuge

DHS has again waived environmental laws to build more barriers along the southern border.

Migrants at Southern Border Top 100K for 2nd Month in a Row

The numbers of migrants encountered in April was the highest since 2007, according to Homeland Security.

Trump Administration Seeks to Build Border Wall Across Protected Lands

Environmental groups say a new wall would further endanger wildlife and habitat along the border.

City Spends $20K to Shelter Migrants

So far neither the state nor the federal government has offered to help offset those costs.

Construction Underway on Arizona Cross-Border Pipeline Expansion

Once completed, a new facility will more than double the pipeline's capacity.

US Government to Give DNA Tests at Border to Check for Fraud

The voluntary testing comes amid an increase in families crossing the border and growing concern about child trafficking.

Can 1,000 Empty Backpacks Save Lives?

Also: How Pima County could pay for newly opened migrant shelters; Bridging cultural divides with the Persian language; Tucson author Janni Lee Simner reads from her new book.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

Campus Conversation Looks at Free Speech, Border Patrol Presence

A March incident brought protests and calls for resignations on the UA campus.

Charges Dropped Against UA Students Who Protested Border Patrol on Campus

Pima County declined to prosecute; the UA code of conduct investigation continues.

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