Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:10

VALENTINES, LOVE AND ARIZONA?

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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!  
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 00:00

SOJOURNER CENTER BATTLES TRAFFICKING

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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.
Friday, 27 January 2017 00:00

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

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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.      
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

INAUGURATION DAY

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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.    
Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:00

WE THE PEOPLE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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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.    
Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

UBER TO THE RESCUE

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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.      
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 00:00

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

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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.  
Thursday, 22 December 2016 00:00

FIREWORKS

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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.
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 00:00

MOBILE BANKING ARE YOU SAFE?

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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.
Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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If you wanted to, do you think you could sing Adele’s “Hello” or Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” record it, make copies, sell it for money, and keep all the profits? Do you think you could open a restaurant, put a big Golden Arches out front, and call it “McDonald’s”? Do you think you could take apart a Samsung Galaxy S, figure out how works, open a factory, and sell your own smartphones?Do you know that by doing these things you’d be breaking the law? And, if so, do you know why? If not take a look at the new Intellectual Property section on LawforKids to learn more about the laws and ideas that make up intellectual property.  
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