Hermosillo Bureau

Murphy Woodhouse (left to right), Michel Marizco, interim Rio Salado College President Kate Smith and Kendal Blust.

KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau

KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk has expanded into northern Mexico with the creation of a new Business Desk that focuses on the fast-growing market between Arizona and Mexico. The bureau opened with the partnership of the Universidad Tecnológica de Hermosillo, a college in the state capital that specializes in engineering, aeronautics and energy.

The Hermosillo bureau focuses on the rapid expansion of trade between Sonora and Arizona, the growing overseas shipping industry on Sonora's shores and the impacts that this is having on the U.S.-Mexico border and on Arizona.

The Hermosillo Bureau supplements the reporting of our Fronteras Desk team across the Southwest, especially in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson.

A case of mistaken identity was what led to the tragedy in Hermosillo last Saturday, which claimed the life of radio announcer Reynaldo Lopez. Sports reporter Carlos Cota remains in critical condition.
While temperatures have been dropping south of the border in Nogales, Sonora, the number of migrants waiting there to ask for asylum in the United States has gone up. So the city has opened a new shelter for migrants to help address the growing demand.
Feb. 20, 2019
One reporter is dead and another is gravely wounded after a weekend shooting in Hermosillo, the capital of the Northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Feb. 19, 2019
Family members of the tragic 2009 ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora will again be able to access health services through the federal social security system.
Feb. 14, 2019
Officials south of the border in Nogales, Sonora say that increased military presence in neighboring Nogales, Arizona is hard on border communities. But it’s also encouraged some tourists to come see what’s happening at the border for themselves.
Feb. 14, 2019
Just south of the Arizona border, big game hunting is big business. Every winter, thousands of foreign hunters - most from the United States - flock to the state for its trophy deer, bighorn sheep, game birds and other species. Some say hunting policies have also been a boon to conservation efforts.
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Feb. 11, 2019
The U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to resume an investigation into dumping of Mexican tomatoes into the U.S. market could hurt the produce import business, and consumers.
Feb. 7, 2019
The previous Sonoran governor was released from jail over the weekend, a move that has generated strong reactions from state politicians. The ex-member of the conservative PAN party was released over the weekend after family members mortgaged properties to cover his bail.
Feb. 4, 2019
A documentary film about illegal poaching that’s threatening to wipe out the world’s most endangered marine mammal in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez has made its way to the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Jan. 28, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey included funding for a new cold inspection facility at the Nogales commercial port of entry in his state budget plan. That could extend the state’s produce import season.
Jan. 21, 2019
Nearly 400 migrants tunneled under the border fence and turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents near Yuma last week.
Jan. 21, 2019
Many states in Mexico, including its capital, have experienced severe fuel shortages for days. The Mexican administration says it’s the result of temporarily closing gas pipelines to stop illegal fuel taps. But many are skeptical.
Jan. 16, 2019
The mayor of a small Sonoran town was arrested last month for allegedly lying to obtain a U.S. passport. He’s from the left-leaning party Morena, which was swept to power nationwide in July on promises of countering corruption.
Jan. 15, 2019
The governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico announced Monday that the first cruise ship will set sail from Rocky Point at the end of the year.
Jan. 14, 2019
From street corner taquerías to well-known restaurants, some of Sonora’s best carne asada tacos are getting their moment in the limelight as part of a new Netflix show called “The Taco Chronicles.”
Jan. 14, 2019
An activist ship that patrol’s Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to protect an endangered porpoise was attacked by alleged poachers Wednesday as tensions escalate just south of the border.
Jan. 10, 2019
Every year billions of pounds of fresh produce cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Now, legislators in Florida are proposing a bill they say would protect U.S. produce growers from unfair Mexican trade practices. But opponents of the legislation say it would be bad for consumers.
Jan. 9, 2019
Sonora had its heaviest year of confirmed Zika virus infections in 2018.
Jan. 8, 2019
Mexico’s new president has promised to lower gas prices in cities bordering the United States as part of a plan to boost the economy in the border region. But so far prices are still higher south of the border.
Jan. 8, 2019
Produce growers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are asking authorities to declare a state of emergency as snowfall and extreme cold weather damage thousands of crops throughout the state.
Jan. 4, 2019
Authorities are calling for caution in areas of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, where winter storms have left highways covered with snow.
Jan. 2, 2019