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Nogales residents recall 100 years of change on the U.S.-Mexico border

For almost 100 years, the Holler family homestead has stood just about 50 feet north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and for much of that time members enjoyed the perks of hopping easily across the ribbon of land separating Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Sonora. But life changed during the ’90s, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection replaced a chain-link border fence with a much larger, corrugated-metal fence.

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Baja Arizona? Annoyed with Legislature, group wants Pima County to form new state

Pima County politicians have joked about the idea of political separation from more-conservative Maricopa County for decades. But the Legislature’s recent moves on topics including immigration caused some to stop laughing and form a political committee advocating that this county of more than 1 million people leave Arizona and create a new state.

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