As the year comes to a close, the Nogales International looks back at the defining moments of 2021 in the local community as part of a three-part series.
The big local story of the final stretch of 2021 was the re-opening of the border to non-essential travel after nearly 20 months – a major boon for the community's cross-border commercial, cultural, social and familial ties.
The NI’s newsroom staff did a lot more last year than simply cover the news events summarized in our recent three-part 2021 Year in Review. We also regularly published in-depth pieces that examined the important trends and issues affecting the community, and took hard looks at the activities of local government. Here’s a rundown of some of the best examples of that work from the past year.