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Friday, 09 December 2016 00:00

MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE GONE WRONG

The mannequin challenge like so many challenges before it has gone viral. Everyone is doing it! But this week the mannequin challenge resulted in the arrest of a couple of challengees who posted a video of fake gunfight. The video, which was posted and reposted thousands of times, ultimately found the way into the hands of the local sheriff's office who wondered if all the 19 weapons shown were possessed legally. After executing the warrant the police officers found more than just some illegal weapons and arrested Terry Brown and Kenneth Fennell White on charges ranging from being a felon…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

NEW MINIMUM WAGE LAW

In November 2016, voters increased Arizona’s existing minimum wage and added an employer paid sick leave requirement by approving Proposition 206 - the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Initiative. This publication explains the minimum wage increase.
Monday, 21 November 2016 00:00

WHY DOES THANKSGIVING DAY CHANGE DATES?

Thanksgiving has been celebrated since the 17th century but was not declared an official holiday until Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill into law on November 26, 1941 declaring Thanksgiving to be held on the fourth (or last) Thursday in November. Since the last Thursday and not a specific date was declared as the holiday the actual date itself changes from year to year but always remains in the same time period in November. Before the law was created Thanksgiving had been celebrated on a number of different days by different presidents. FDR himself attempted to change the holiday to…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

PITCH AND 1972

In September, Pitch a new series on FOX was launched about the first woman in Major League Baseball. Eight episodes in and the show is going strong. While Pitch is still make believe and a woman president didn't happen this year these two ideas show the tremendous strides that women equality has achieved over the years. Even as little as 44 years ago women were treated differently in schools. They weren't allowed to play on sports teams or be part of other "male" activities. That all changed on June 23, 1972 when Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 00:00

ELECTORAL WHAT?

The election is over and soon the United States will have a new president. While you were watching the news you may have noticed that they covered what was happening by state and they kept referring to numbers, especially 270. That is because in order for a new president to be elected they need to receive 270 electoral votes from the electoral college. Electoral what? you may be asking. Follow this link and learn more about the Electoral College.