U.S. Mexico Border

Stephanie Sanchez

"Medical tourism” typically refers to people looking for cheaper dental work, pharmaceutical goods or major surgery in another country.

But it can also mean healthcare for our four legged friends—whose medical costs can sometimes rival human medical bills.

KAWC's Stephanie Sanchez reports that some pet owners are heading south of the border for cheaper pet care.

Craig Fry / Arizona Western College

Representatives from seven universities and colleges in Arizona and Mexico gathered in Yuma Wednesday.  The institutions signed on to an agreement to collaborate across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Maya Springhawk Robnett

President Donald Trump has vowed to build an impenetrable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep people from coming into this country.   But there’s concern for the non-human traffic that traverses that line.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

A fake photograph of a Mexican supermarket ad saying the store is taking “donations” to build the wall along the U.S. Mexico Border is circulating on the internet.

The hoax stems from a campaign promise made by President-elect Donald Trump that he would build wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it.

KAWC Stephanie Sanchez reports.


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.