Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00

DRINKING AND DRIVING

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You know what kills more teens every year than anything else? Car crashes. And almost 1/4 of all car crashes involve an underage driver who’s been drinking. As everyone knows, when you drive a car you need to be able to make quick decisions – so even after one or two drinks your slowed-down reaction time seriously raises your likelihood of being in an accident.
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 00:00

DELEGATES AND SUPERDELEGATES

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If you turn on the news, look at social media feed or talk to friends you’ve probably heard lots of talk about delegates and superdelegates.  What does it all mean?  What does it have to do with the election in November? We will attempt to break it down and provide an easy to digest explanation of the process.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00

SUPREME COURT NOMINATION PROCESS

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If you follow the news, you may have heard that United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February, and that the process to appoint his replacement is now underway. This post provides some background and explains in simple language how the Supreme Court nomination process works.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:00

MINORS & GUNS

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Laws are put into place to ensure safety for the overall population as well as guarantee rights for individuals. The “right of the people to keep and bear Arms…” is detailed in the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution and is a constant topic of discussion all over the media today. The Federal and State governments have the power to enforce rules and regulations pertaining to firearms and who is able to legally own one. 
Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

WHY CAN'T I STAY OUT PAST 10PM?

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My mom and dad are so mean, they won’t let me stay out on a school night past 10pm.  Why is that?  I have to be in by midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.  How come I can’t stay out as late as I want?  Need the answers to these questions?  
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 17:00

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MEANS FOR SEX TRAFFICKING

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, KIK and Snapchat.  All of these are social media that kids are using to correspond with friends, acquaintances, and strangers.  They also use social media to talk about their life, how they want to run away, how they don’t feel loved or valued.  Men and women are looking at social media for these type of kids to lure them into the life of sex trafficking.  
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 00:00

WHAT IS A CURFEW?

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A curfew prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from being outside or in a public area without adult supervision. A county, city, or town ordinance determines curfew times and disciplinary action can be taken if found in violation. One of the stiffer punishments for remaining out past curfew can include being charged with a criminal misdemeanor—breaking curfew is a serious matter. 
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:00

FACTS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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Did you know the average cost of a slave is $90 and that there are 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today?  To get the facts about Human Trafficking, read more.
Thursday, 03 September 2015 17:00

SEX TRAFFICKING RISK FACTORS AND RESOURCES

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Many people believe that sex trafficking –a crime where men, women, and children are forced into prostitution against their will - is not something that they need to worry about here in the United States.  Unfortunately, they are wrong.  
Sunday, 02 August 2015 00:00

NEW LAW REQUIRES PASSING A CIVICS TEST

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Arizona recently passed a new law that requires all high school students and GED candidates to pass a 100 question civic test.  This test will become mandatory starting in the 2016-2017 school year and will require a 60% pass rate. The test will come from the civics portion of the Citizenship test and was created in the hope to create more informed citizens with a better understanding of the workings of the government.
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