Sonora

Stephanie Sanchez

State and local officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new pedestrian annex building at the San Luis I Land Port of Entry Tuesday.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more.

Julie Crawford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dwindling groundwater, drought and climate change threaten the Huachuca water umbel. The federal government seeks comments on a recovery plan for the endangered plant found in southeastern Arizona.

The Huachuca water umbel grows in the shallow water of cienegas, rivers and streams. It can be found in only 17 locations in the United States and in some areas of Sonora, Mexico.

The plant was added to the endangered species list in 1997 and is protected under the Arizona Native Plant Law.

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For the second time in 3 years, the police chief of the Mexican border town of San Luis Rio Colorado has come under attack.

In 2012, the city’s police chief was shot and killed outside his home by a group of unidentified gunman in what’s believed to be a cartel hit. Details are sketchy on the latest attack.

The San Luis Rio Colorado police chief is in critical but stable condition after an attack Monday night.

According to Spanish newspaper Diario Noticias, 48-year old Francisco Vasquez Bustamante was shot six times in his vehicle at a city intersection.