Ted Robbins

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'World's Largest Rosebush' Graces Arizona Desert Town

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The bush was planted in 1885 in Tombstone, back when it was a boomtown for silver mining. Blooming season lasts about six weeks — and it's almost always in bloom for Easter Sunday.


Nevada Ranch Dispute Ends As Feds Back Down — For Now

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Wild West-style dispute between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management has subsided — at least for the moment. Saying Cliven Bundy owed substantial back fees for allowing cattle to graze on federal land, the BLM had begun rounding up his cattle. But following protests from Bundy and hundreds of others, some armed, the BLM backed down, for now.


For Albuquerque PD, A Searing Rebuke From Justice Department

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Albuquerque Police Department has engaged in excessive force and unreasonable deadly force, according to a civil rights investigation by the Department of Justice.


Diego Garcia On Mountain Stage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Raised in Tampa by his Argentine parents, Garcia combines the influences of his upbringing — and his favorite singers — to create a sound that digs deep into romance and yearning.


Waters Will Flood Part Of Colorado River, For Just A Few Weeks

Friday, April 04, 2014

Thanks to an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, water is flowing to 35 million people in both countries along the Colorado River Delta. At least for now.


ATF Works To Slow Flow Of U.S. Weapons Across Border

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Most of the guns in Mexico come from north of the border. The U.S. has taken steps aimed at slowing gun smugglers, especially since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scandal.


In Arizona, Citizens Keep Close Eye On Immigration Checkpoint

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Residents of a small town in southern Arizona say a local Border Patrol checkpoint is unnecessary and that agents have overstepped legal bounds. So now they conduct their own form of surveillance.


Arizona Struggles To Gain Cross-Border Trade With Mexico

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In 2010, Arizona passed laws aimed at undocumented immigrants. As a result, business relations with Mexico — Arizona's biggest trading partner — began to suffer.


At The Cubs' Arizona Retreat, A Fond Reminder Of Wrigley

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Cubs have a new home in spring training that evokes their stadium back in Chicago. Fans and former players love Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz. — their own "mini-Wrigley."


Border Patrol Revises Its Rulebook For Use Of Deadly Force

Friday, March 07, 2014

The U.S. Border Patrol announced changes to its policies regarding use of deadly force on Friday. It added new guidance for agents when dealing with moving vehicles and people throwing rocks.


After Days Of Deliberation, Controversial Ariz. Bill Is Vetoed

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A bill passed last week by Arizona lawmakers would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gays and lesbians on the basis of religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill on Wednesday.


Amid Controversy, 'Right To Refuse' Bill Hits Governor's Desk

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Opposition in Arizona is growing against a controversial bill that would let business owners to refuse service based on religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer hasn't yet decided whether to veto the bill.


South Texas: The New Hot Spot For Illegal Crossing

Sunday, January 19, 2014

For the third consecutive year, one section of the U.S.-Mexico border had a higher rate of illegal crossing than any other — the Rio Grande Valley. It's the closest crossing for Central Americans fleeing violence at home, but for them, the U.S. crossing is just the last, deadly portion of the trip.


Is Operation Streamline Worth Its Budget Being Tripled?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Senate immigration bill calls for tripling a controversial federal court program called Operation Streamline. The program takes people caught crossing the border illegally, gives them prison sentences, then deports them. It's hugely expensive — but does it work?


Las Vegas Gambles On Unique Business Incubator

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Downtown Container Park will set up budding entrepreneurs in repurposed shipping containers. The park will have 35 containers and a bunch of modular cubes like you'd normally see at a construction site — all to house local businesses.


Cutting Public Defenders Can Cost Federal Government More

Saturday, August 24, 2013

With the sequester, the Public Defender's Office in Tucson, Ariz., has lost a quarter of its staff. But everyone is entitled to legal representation, so judges are appointing expensive private attorneys in the public defenders' place.


Drought Forces Restrictions On Colorado River Water Releases

Friday, August 16, 2013

Relentless drought will force the government to cut back on water releases between Glen Canyon and Lake Mead. It's the first time that's happened since dams were built on the Colorado River. Reduction starts next year, and the announcement gives the 40 million water users in the Southwest time to plan.


These Dioramas Are To Die For

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Using figures that were made for miniature train sets, a former Las Vegas crime reporter is finding big success creating and selling tiny imaginary crime scenes. Abigail Goldman's macabre, and sometimes funny, "Die-O-Ramas" are selling out before she's even completed them.


'Dream 9' Win Small Victory In Fight To Stay In U.S.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Nine young immigrants facing deportation were released from detention on Wednesday. They are known as the Dream 9 and have made a public plea to stay in the U.S. All were brought here as children and now they are trying to stay by applying for asylum.


Tucson Revives Mexican-American Studies Program

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Tucson Unified School District is resurrecting its Mexican-American studies program three years after it was banned by the state of Arizona. The courses are now known as "culturally relevant classes." They are set to begin in a couple of weeks, and they hold the same potential for controversy.