Star reporter Brady McCombs presents a five-part series exploring changes on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last 15 years and what has caused some of these changes.
Ranchers in Southern Arizona's smuggling corridors used to have a "live and let live" relationship with illegal border crossers.
Outdoor recreation is a key draw to life in Southern Arizona. Every weekend, residents and visitors alike camp, hike, hunt and bird-watch. It's part of our identity and part of our economy.
Doing business on the border used to mean courting Mexican shoppers looking for the latest in U.S. fashions and other goods. That still happens, but it isn't nearly as lucrative as it once was.