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Coronavirus cases surge in Arizona's border counties

Two Arizona counties along the border have experienced dramatic upticks in the last month.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

Migrants plead for release as COVID-19 cases surge in ICE detention

At least 122 migrants have the virus at the Eloy Federal Contract Facility, the second-most nationwide.

CBP reveals a few more details about San Pedro River border barrier

The agency held an invitation-only meeting Friday to provide an update on the project.

No border wall for Arizona tribe's Colorado River stretch

The cross-border Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.

Border wall construction results in 'loss of trust' from community

While many locals are disturbed by the actual construction, they say being ignored in the process has been equally frustrating.

Border Patrol turns to private industry for ideas to stop border wall breaches

The agency is asking contractors for ideas to "leapfrog current technology."

Groups allege attempted sale of saguaros from border wall; ask state to investigate

A letter calls on the state to look into a border wall subcontractor and documentation around cacti impacted by construction.

Immigration advocates: Exposure to COVID-19 higher than reported in ICE detention

Tucson legal aid group says a third of their clients tested positive for the virus once released.

Defense Department cuts funding for border wall section in Yuma

A court document pulls funding for a 7-mile stretch that would have crossed tribal land.

Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands

Conservation groups say the animals rely on the ranges to travel between habitats in the U.S. and Mexico.

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf's Arizona visit covers wall construction, PPE for Border Patrol

The secretary's visit included a trip to the border wall and a Border Patrol facility in Tucson.

Mother's Day goes virtual at migrant aid center in Nogales

The Kino Border Initiative shifted its usual in-person celebration in the wake of COVID-19.

The world outside, during the pandemic

As humans hunker down, life continues outside our homes.

Border residents: Border Patrol agents not wearing protective gear at checkpoints

The agency says front-line agents are provided with masks, but federal guidelines don't require them.

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