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Arizona's Supreme Court to look at drug crime sentences

Arizona is in the midst of a crisis when it comes to its justice system. The number of people who are sitting in the state's prisons has skyrocketed -- most of them nonviolent offenders. Many of them are there on minor drug crimes.

Arizona has the fifth largest prison population in the country -- and it imprisons more people for drug crimes than all types of violent crimes combined. Part of the problem, say advocates for reform, is that prosecutors apply the laws in a way that ends up sending nonviolent offenders to jail as "repeat offenders" when they're hit with multiple charges all at once -- even if they've never been in trouble before.

The number of first responders killed by distracted drivers is up

When teens first learn to drive, they're taught to leave plenty of room on the road between their vehicle and first responders headed to or at the scene of a crash. All states have some version of a "move over" law for drivers who encounter first responders along the road.

However, in an age where everything becomes fodder for a social media post, many drivers actually pull out their phones and take photos or videos of crash scenes. Still others take the time to text or email the location and other details about the crash.

Causes and effects of a divorce on you

Many parts of life have clearly related causes and effects. Divorce is no exception to this rule, but it is more complex than that. For children, teaching causes and effects is simple. Throwing a toy causes it to break, making the child sad that they can no longer play with it.

Divorce is much more complicated. There are a many causes and many effects, but sometimes they are harder to identify. But seeing the common causes of a divorce and realizing their effects beforehand can help people cope and mitigate the negative results.

What can you do if your kids are unsafe with your co-parent?

Typically, family court judges want children to maintain a relationship with both of their parents after they separate or divorce, even if one parent is granted primary custody. Of course, if a parent is a danger emotionally and/or physically to the kids, that's another matter.

A parent doesn't have to be physically abusive to threaten their children's safety. If they have substance abuse issues, for example, they may neglect their kids' care and well-being. They may expose them to substances and people that could harm them.

Why are serious conditions so often misdiagnosed in women?

Even though it's easier for women to find female doctors than ever before, they still are more likely to be misdiagnosed than male patients. Some cases of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis are merely frustrating. Some cause women to suffer pain or discomfort for longer than they should. Unfortunately, sometimes the lack of an accurate, timely diagnosis can be fatal.

Heart disease and heart attacks are among the most dangerous conditions that are too often misdiagnosed in female patients. In fact, women are 50% more likely than men to be diagnosed incorrectly by a doctor when they're suffering from a heart condition.

How to avoid becoming a victim of online fraud

It’s a sad reality of the world we live in that there are people out there who only intend to deceive others. This fact is particularly true when it comes to the internet. The FBI released its Internet Crime Report and the results were incredible. Arizona ranked 13th among all states in number of internet crime victims in 2018. The most common type of internet-related crime nationwide in 2018 was non-delivery crimes.

Non-delivery crimes occur when you pay for a product or service and never receive what you pay for.

How to avoid becoming a victim of online fraud

It’s a sad reality of the world we live in that there are people out there who only intend to deceive others. This fact is particularly true when it comes to the internet. The FBI released its Internet Crime Report and the results were surprising. Arizona ranked 13th among all states in number of internet crime victims in 2018. The most common type of internet-related crime nationwide in 2018 was non-delivery crimes.

Non-delivery crimes occur when you pay for a product or service and never receive what you pay for.

Arrest of University of Arizona students prompts more protests

The issue of immigration is one of the most divisive in the country. Here in Arizona, it hits close to home. Emotions run high on both sides, and anger is often directed at the people whose job it is to patrol the border and enforce the laws.

Recently, as two Border Patrol agents spoke to a group at the University of Arizona, protestors shouted them down to the point where they had to leave the event, which was hosted by a club on the Tucson campus. As they were leaving, protestors followed them to their vehicle. The incident was captured by one student on video.

Why is spring a popular time for DUIs?

Plenty of Arizonians go to the bars in the winter to relieve the stress from those post-holiday blues and put up with working during what many consider to be the worst months of the year. When spring finally arrives and warmer temperatures and sunlight follows, many residents take advantage. 

Why do you need a personal injury attorney?

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be wondering whether you should hire an attorney. While taking legal action may feel like a bit step, it can help you pursue the compensation you need to pay for medical bills and to get your life back on track.

If another driver's negligence caused your injuries, you should be able to focus on healing while an attorney pursues compensation and damages. Do you know how an attorney can benefit your case?

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