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23 Feb, 2017
FAKE NEWS

The term "Fake News" has gone rampant, from social media to television news casts; however, while the term has hit the spotlight, fake news is not a new concept. In fact fake news has been around for centuries, if not since we developed the written word. Over the years it may just have become harder to spot, especially on the internet. Today, there is so much information at the tips of our fingers, literally, that we easily trust what we see on the internet and the things our friends post, and that may be part of the problem. We take these posts and blogs at face value and often do not look any further than what is written. Luckily there is help! Learning How to Spot When News is Fake, is an article that gives you some easy tips to help you determine if you are reading "Fake News" or the real deal. Check it out!

 

 

14 Feb, 2017
VALENTINES, LOVE AND ARIZONA?

February 14th is commonly known for Valentine's Day, the celebration of love adorned with flowers, candy and hearts; however, it is also the day that Arizona became a state! On February 14, 1912 Arizona became the last of the continuous states to join the United States of America. In celebration of becoming a state The Arizona Republic has created a slideshow of 100 thing you might not know about Arizona. Check it out while eating those candy hearts!

 

08 Feb, 2017
SOJOURNER CENTER BATTLES TRAFFICKING

Sojourner Center, a domestic violence shelter in Arizona, is filing a lawsuit against a website known for adult advertising claiming that the site created victims of sex trafficking on their online marketplace and that they knowingly concealed the illegal activity to increase their profits. Sojourner Center stated that it has helped at least 15 women and children who were offered for sex on the site and details their accounts in the lawsuit. Click here for more information about the Sojourner Center lawsuit or here if you would like more information about sex trafficking.

27 Jan, 2017
EXECUTIVE ORDERS

President Trump signed an executive order today that banned citizens from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, from temporarily entering the United States. An executive order is a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government having the force of law. To read the executive order in its entirety go here.

 

 

 

20 Jan, 2017
INAUGURATION DAY

The nation officially has a new president this week. On January 20th, 2017 the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, was sworn in as president. Every four years a president is elected in November but they do not officially become President until Inauguration Day. This allows the president-elect to select their administrative staff, solidify their platform policy and make general preparations for taking office. In the past the Inauguration Day was not held until March but thanks to the 20th Amendment the date has been officially set as January 20th since 1933. See the text of the 20th Amendment here.

 

 

16 Jan, 2017
WE THE PEOPLE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Arizona We the People State Competition was held on Friday, January 13th at Mesa Community College. The We the People program simulates congressional hearings where students testify as constitutional experts in front of panels of esteemed judges; often legislatures, judges and lawyers. Ten high school teams competed in the competition from all across the state but this year the title went to Hamilton High School. Hamilton will be traveling to Washington D.C. to compete in the 30th anniversary of the We the People National Finals against over 1,000 students from across the nation. Second place, who also has the ability to travel to D.C as a wildcard, went to Corona del Sol and third place went to Sunrise Mountain High School.

If you would like to get involved with the We the People Program talk to your teachers to see if you have a program at your school. Need more information about how to get a team started? Click here and fill out the contact us form.

 

 

09 Jan, 2017
UBER TO THE RESCUE

Many teens think of Uber as an easy way to get from point A to point B without having to ask for a ride. But, for one teen it changed the course of her life. A 16 year old girl was rescued from her pimp when her Uber driver called the police after overhearing a suspicious conversation. Thanks to him one less person is suffering this fate. Many teens do not believe that this sort of thing can happen to them or people they know but with the advent of the internet it is even easier for young people to get into the same situation as this 16 year old girl. Learn to recognize the "Signs of Human Trafficking" here.

 

 

 

01 Jan, 2017
MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Starting January 1, 2017 minimum wage will increase to $10.00 an hour. What does this mean? If you are not currently receiving at least $10 per hour you may be getting a raise. Congratulation you! However, there are a couple of exceptions so before you race off to speak with your boss read this article to see if it applies to you.

 

26 Dec, 2016
FIREWORKS

The New Year is quickly approaching and with it the local firework tents are popping up all across Arizona. The laws surrounding fireworks are particularly complicated because they are different from city to city and also by the types of fireworks that are permissible. To make things a little easier this season LawForKids has created My Streets section that has many of the local fireworks laws listed, just follow this link.

20 Dec, 2016
MOBILE BANKING ARE YOU SAFE?

This time of year people are spending more and now with the convenience of technology we can check on our phones to see how our bank balance is doing. But is it safe? It turns out the answer is a little more complicated than yes or no.Luckily, Safe & Secure Mobile Banking, has the answers for you in detail so you can protect yourself while still keeping your finances in check.

PARENTS GET INFORMED!

90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way.
--CHILDHELP--

                    1 in 6 men is sexually abused before they turn 18.
--1in6--

100,000 American kids are victims of domestic human trafficking each year in the U.S.
--TRUST--

16% of Arizona runaways were sex trafficking victims in 2014.
--National Center for Missing & Exploited Children--

One out of every three teens on the street will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home.
--National Runaway Switchboard--

The average age a teen enters the sex trade in Arizona is 14 years old, but nationally the average is 13.
 --Shares Hope International Rapid Assessment Fact Sheet on Arizona--

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