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Arizona Woman, Held in Pot Seizure in Mexico, Is Freed

The Arizona woman who was arrested in Mexico on suspicion of smuggling 12 pounds of marijuana onto a bus headed for the United States, was released Thursday night and has returned to her home.

Woman Jailed in Mexico Was Framed, Family Says

A suburban woman, a Mormon and mother of seven from Goodyear, Ariz., has become embroiled in a drug-smuggling case in Mexico that has brought worldwide media attention to a courthouse in Nogales, just across the Arizona-Mexico border.

A Native Spanish-Speaker Learns That Fluency Isn’t Always Enough

Spanish was James Barragan’s first language. He spoke it like a native speaker. Or so he thought until he put in a few long-distance phone calls to Mexico for a story.

With Civil Unions, Bisbee Sees Growth

Bisbee, a city southeast of Tucson known for its colorful mining history, artists and visitors, hopes a a proposed same-sex civil union ordinance will help it grow.

Where Old Planes Go to Rest, or Die

Hundreds of commercial and private planes are flown to Evergreen Air Center at Pinal Air Park every year, but most do not carry passengers. They are flown to the airfield to be repaired or overhauled, or grounded for months on end by budget cuts.

Nogales ‘Stars’ Get the Red Carpet Treatment

The red carpet was unrolled in Nogales for a local premiere of “The Hangover III.” But this time, it was the locals, not the stars, who got the attention: Parts of the movie were shot there.

Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Car Chase

A man wanted on suspicion of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend was arrested Friday afternoon after a high-speed car chase, and the woman was rescued.

Molly J. Smith

Molly Smith started her career in photography taking pictures for her high school yearbook. She went on to study journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and carries her camera everywhere she goes.

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