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Immigration

Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attempts

The number of migrants stopped at the Southwest border continued to surge last month, to the highest level for June in at least 20 years, but officials caution that those numbers could have been inflated by repeat attempts by the same people. Customs and Border Protection reported 188,829 “encounters” at the border for June, a 5% increase

Wildfires

Progress Made on the Pine Fire

Location: Pine Mountain Wilderness – Verde Ranger District (T11N, R5E, SEC 35), sixteen miles east of Cordes Junction. Start Date: 07-12-20 Size: 2184 Percent Contained: 90% Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Grass, Brush, Ponderosa Pine Summary: Ground and aviation resources were able to make progress on the Pine Fire as they attempted to secure the fire’s edge.

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