Border wall protest held in Tucson

The 30 ft. steel structure is under construction in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Critics say it is threatening endangered species and will destroy archeological sites, while supporters say it protects against drug smuggling and illegal border crossings.

Arizona governor says state will keep welcoming refugees

Gov. Ducey wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that Arizona has historically been among the most welcoming states for resettling refugees who have been vetted by a host of U.S. agencies long before they enter the United States.

Records: 32 gun-smuggling cases in Arizona in 2018

Buying a .50-caliber rifle — a weapon that can shoot bullets that can pierce armor or down helicopters — is relatively easy in Arizona and elsewhere, said Monique Villegas, special agent in charge of the Phoenix ATF office. Two Tucson residents did that on several occasions, court records indicate.