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Arizonans Could Be Forced to Take COVID-19 Vaccine by Employer
Arizona employers could require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, which may lead to tense work environments or, even worse, terminations. Arizona has always presented itself as a "pro-business" state that gives its businesses the legal support to thrive and grow. Through this approach, Arizona had adopted legislation that would give an...
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Arizona Prop 207 Passes With 60% of the Vote
Arizona voters passed a landmark proposition that has legalized the recreational consumption and sale of marijuana throughout the state. Since Arizona passed the legalization of medical marijuana back in 2010, support for adding recreational marijuana grew steadily over time. After a similar measure narrowly failed back in 2016, advocates for...
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Elderly Woman Sues Gila County After Mistreatment in Jail
63 year-old  woman with a history of mental illness sues Gila County for false imprisonment and mistreatment after being forced to drink toilet water. Tamara Barnicoat, 63, was arrested and jailed while having a psychotic episode back in October of 2019 for trespassing and other minor offenses. She was then...
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Attorney Brad Rideout Featured on Mohave Valley Daily News’ Morning Show
Attorney Brad Rideout's client has all charges dropped, prompting a shoutout on the Mohave Valley Daily News' morning show the Daily Dose Rideout Law Group's namesake, Attorney Brad Rideout, had a shoutout on the Mohave Daily News' The Daily Dose morning show this week. Rideout's client recently had all charges...
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Why Breaking Your Neighbor’s Political Sign Could Lead to Jail Time
In the state of Arizona, vandalizing or stealing a political sign could lead to a hefty fine or even 4 months in jail! As the 2020 Presidential election nears, political turmoil and emotions are at an all-time high. It is not uncommon for individuals to take out their politically-guided frustration...
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Maricopa County 2020 Election Could Bring Big Change to Mass Incarceration
Maricopa County's 2020 election for County Attorney is in full swing, which could mean huge changes in mass incarceration in the country's 3rd largest county. This election season is bringing the Maricopa County Attorney position to the ballot. The incumbent Allister Adel is concerned with keeping the status quo. However,...
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AZ Federal Judge Upholds Child Abuse ‘Black List’
A Maricopa County federal judge dismissed a legal challenge to Arizona's Department of Child Safety's new child abuse blacklist policy. Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the New Civil Liberties Alliance's challenge to the Arizona Department of Child Safety's child abuse registry. This database provides a digital collection...
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Could Recreational Marijuana Revenue Help Arizona’s Pandemic Recovery?
Recreational marijuana tax revenue has proven to be "pandemic proof" in other states, is it time for Arizona to legalize it to spur economic recovery? With the COVID pandemic still in full swing across the country, tax revenue streams are dwindling in the state of Arizona. In order to fund...
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Too Many Youth Are Being Charged as Adults
With the annual number of minors being charged as adults at 76,000, it is clear that change is needed. Over the past 12 years, the number of youths being charged as adults has dropped 70%. While this change has been incredible, there is still room for improvement. Most of these...
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Arizona’s Potential Marijuana Legalization Stirs Up Mixed Feelings
Arizona Proposition 207 to legalize marijuana is now on the ballots, making AZ a new battleground for marijuana legalization. Arizona is taking the national spotlight in the fight for marijuana legalization for this upcoming 2020 election. Prop 207, if passed, would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Arizona. According...
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