Monday, 24 October 2016 00:00

What do you think?

Join kids across Arizona and take a poll about who you think should be our next president? Click here to tell us what you think. Once you submit your answer you will be able to see the current poll results.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:00


Solitary confinement, a long used tool used to punish those in detention facilities, can no longer be used on juvenile offenders in federal prison facilities. Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating people in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day virtually free from human contact and is known to have devastating and lasting psychological effects on those individuals who have had to endure this punishment. This executive order comes as part of a string of several criminal justice reforms. To read more click here.
Monday, 03 October 2016 00:00


Have you heard about Kids Voting? Bear Essentials News has and they created a feature piece on this great organization that you can see by clicking here. Kids Voting is a voter education program created especially for you! Polls will open up 30 days before November 8th presidential primary which means it is almost here! So, it’s time to get brushed up on the issues and learn more about our presidential candidates and vote! Follow this link to go to Kids Voting Arizona or if you are not from Arizona click here to find your state affiliate. 
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:00

Compare the Candidates: Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Education?

With the the presidential election just around the corner, where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on education? Education Week has reviewed statements, proposals, and positions on various education policies for both the Democratic and Republican nominee's to provide some background on these issues. 
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00


Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In 2014, 2,270 teens ages 16-19 died in motor vehicle accidents . That is equal to six teens dying in accidents every day. Teenagers actually drive less often than all age groups, except for the oldest group of drivers, but the fatal crash rate for ages 16-19 is three times higher than drivers 20 and older.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00


In January 2016 a student at Hamilton High School in Chandler was arrested after posting a threat to the school on Snapchat. Although the student claimed that the threat was intended to be a joke, the student was taken into custody and could have faced serious consequences. Why? Because posting a threat on social media is a potential criminal offense.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00


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.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00


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.
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 00:00


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.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:00


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.