The Vaquita
In the Upper Gulf of California, many people fish to survive. And while some fishermen support efforts to save the vaquita, other feel that their own survival and way of life is being destroyed. Part 2 of the series delves into the experiences of local fishermen of San Felipe and their complex relationship with the vaquita.
Hear Part One: Narco-Fishing
Nature is for everyone, but it doesn’t always feel that way. Society has a way of imposing silent rules on who should be an outdoorsy person — or sometimes we impose them on ourselves. In the first of a three-part series about hikers who might surprise you, meet the women who like to walk alone.
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Valley Rabbi To Host Syrian Refugees For Thanksgiving
One Arizona clergyman is opening up his home to some special visitors for Thanksgiving. It’s all about helping one of the community’s most vulnerable and alienated populations.
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The Takeaway:
What do you do for Thanksgiving when your town is gone? Roy Robey lost everything when the Camp Fire tore through Paradise in Northeastern California almost two weeks ago. Even so, he says he has plenty to be thankful for.
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U.S. Forest Service Under Fire For Cutting Old Growth Trees In Arizona Forest
The decision to cut more than 1,300 old-growth trees last summer in an Arizona forest has been criticized for breaking trust with the thinning project's backers.
Troop Drawdown At Border Begins Despite Promises
About a week before the election, President Trump announced he might send up to 15,000 U.S. troops to help strengthen the southern border. A top Pentagon official said the number of active-duty U.S. military personnel at the border peaked at roughly 5,800 troops, and now it appears a quiet drawdown has begun.
Judge Rejects Ban On Asylum For Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally
Late Monday night, a federal court judge smacked down the Trump administration's ban on immigrants crossing the border illegally then asking asylum.

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