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On April 8th Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1139 which officially established an annual day to celebrate National Day of the Cowboy. Each year the fourth Saturday in July will celebrate this special part of our history. "Many of the blessing enjoyed by Arizonans today are because of the contributions of our Keepers of the Range: The Arizona cowboy and cowgirl. These men and women- of all races and backgrounds- are among the truest symbols of the American southwest,"said Governor Brewer. This year National Day of the Cowboy will fall on July 27.
February 5th is Safer Internet Day! Each year hundreds of thousands of people’s personal accounts get hacked and with identity theft on the rise it is no wonder that a day was set aside to promote internet and mobile phone safety. Read these articles to discover new ways to protect you. Happy Safer Internet Day!
The Yavapai County Attorney’s Office is attempting to fight the growing problem of synthetic drugs commonly known as “bath salts” and “spice”. In the beginning of August, the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office sought a motion for preliminary injunction and a permanent injunction against several stores that sell synthetic drugs. A permanent injunction in this case would create a ban on synthetic drugs. However, a motion for preliminary injunction would only stop the sale of synthetic drugs for a limited time while the larger issue of the ban of synthetic drugs is being decided.
After several days of heart-wrenching testimony the judge declared synthetic drugs a public nuisance and ordered a temporary ban of the substances. The case for a permanent ban of “bath salts” is still ongoing, but the temporary ban gives Yavapai County hope that soon these highly dangerous and unpredictable synthetic drugs will no longer be allowed in their county.
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According to a recent report by the Arizona Supreme Court's Juvenile Service Justice Division, fewer teens are being processed as adults in Arizona. Looking from 2004 to 2011,reviews selected stages within the juvenile justice system and the number of juveniles processed at each stage. Click here to read full report