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Thursday, 24 October 2019 10:15

THE TRUTH HURTS, SOMETIMES

If you were lucky enough to see Lizzo last night at the Van Buren than you got to hear her Billboard chart topper "Truth Hurts". Lizzo's song has been number one on Billboard's Hot 100 meaning everyone has heard it; including three men who claim that they deserve some of the royalties for its signature line "I just took a DNA test...". Melissa Jefferson, better known as Lizzo, isn't standing for it and is asking the United States District Court in Los Angeles for a declaratory judgment. A declaratory judgment is a statement by the court defining the legal relationship…
Friday, 18 October 2019 10:16

TIKTOK TROUBLE

TikTok, formerly Musical.ly, may be in trouble with the law again. TikTok is an app that allows users to create short videos with special effects, filters, music. etcetera and then upload them to their app for the public to view. Recently, TikTok settled a case for $5.7 million in response to allegations that they violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Now, they could be in trouble for copyright theft according to the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA). According to Music Business Worldwide, the NMPA president sent a letter to Sen. Marco Rubio; in it he stated,“We hope that if…
Thursday, 10 October 2019 13:35

DRIVERLESS DRIVING

If you're 16 right now, you may already have your driver license; but chances are the generation after you may never need one. In the past, learning the laws in the drivers manual and getting your driver license was an important step that was craved by teenagers for the freedom and autonomy driving provided. It allowed you to get from point A to point B without having to rely on someone else; hop in the car, turn the key (another thing that has gone by the wayside) and off you went. However, technology, has changed that by providing us apps…
Thursday, 03 October 2019 15:00

SRO SAVES SOCCER

One school is thanking its School Resource Officer (SRO) for making a difference for their favorite part of the day, recess! Tolleson School Officer Chris Medaglia noticed during recess check out that there was not enough equipment for kids to play with at his school. Kids would come up to check out equipment only to be turned away without items like soccer balls and basketballs. According to KTAR, "After Medaglia told his department about the shortage, a commander came up with the idea for an equipment drive." Thanks to the Officer Medagalia speaking up and his department's outstanding effort Tolleson…
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:31

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR DAY

Governor Ducey proclaimed September 25th to be Sandra Day O'Connor Day. It was on this day in 1981, 38 years ago, that Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court where she served for 24 years. During that time she made key decisions in many cases; including landmark cases like: Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington, Grutter v. Bollinger and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. She also paved the way for the other woman justices to join the bench first with Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993, followed by Sonia Sotomayor in 2009,…