March 3, 2021

Legal Beat

Scam calls from Town of Chino Valley

We have been notified by community members they are receiving phone calls from local numbers that show up as Town of Chino Valley on caller id. When the phone is answered the person calling informs the intended victim they are a police officer with Chino Valley. The caller goes on to say that the person

Opinion

Opinion: Woke Classrooms Show Why US Parents Should Be Free to Choose on Schools

Illinois legislators last week voted in favor of enacting new “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards” in the state’s teacher education programs. Beginning in October, all Illinois teacher training programs must start to reflect the new standards that focus on “systems of oppression,” with teacher trainees required to “understand that there are systems in our society that

Legal Beat

Supreme Court hears Arizona voting law case with national implications

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told the Supreme Court Tuesday that voting laws struck down for reflecting the state’s “long and unhappy history of official discrimination” are really no more than “common-sense and commonplace” voting protections. But critics argue that Arizona laws banning ballot-collection and out-of-precinct voting impose substantial burdens on Black, Latino and Native

COVID-19

Inhaled smoke could raise risks of COVID-19 for firefighters, expert warns

More than 10.3 million acres of land were scorched by wildfires nationwide in 2020. Firefighters battling the harrowing flames often work shifts that exceed 24 hours, and they stay in close quarters in remote locations for weeks at a time, offering a prime opportunity for COVID-19 to spread. In addition, firefighters in urban areas as

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