Monthly Archives: August 2015

Backyard Yelling Becomes Harassment

A recent news story involving a backyard trapeze and yelling resulted in charges of harassment and shows how important good neighbors can be. Home lots these days are pretty small, and houses are getting closer and closer together.  Inevitably this leads to a higher rate of neighbor disputes and problems of many kinds.  So, what… Read more

Who Needs a Fingerprint Card in Arizona?

A fingerprint card is a means for an employer to verify the background of a potential employee for certain areas of employment including the broad categories of childcare, adoption, hospitals, etc.  When applying for a fingerprint clearance card the applicant must fill out an application form which can be obtained from the Arizona Department of… Read more

Changes Made to Tempe’s Safe and Sober Program

Complaints that Tempe has become a “police state” have been partially responsible for the cancellation of the annual police crackdown that occurs during the first few weeks of school in the neighborhoods surrounding ASU. What do you get when you put a bunch of college age students together who are away from any parental responsibility,… Read more

Kids Get to Spend a Night in Prison in ‘Tent City’

A new program called TOUGH lets kids experience life as an inmate in Tent City in the hopes that the experience helps them stay clear of a life of drugs and crime. Tent City has become widely known in recent years as the place in prison you don’t ever want to go.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio… Read more

Getting Pulled Over by the Police

When pulled over by the police, whatever the reason, you have certain legal rights and there are some do’s and don’ts that could ultimately make your life a little easier. You’re cruising down the road and maybe the kids are getting a little out of control, or maybe you get a little lost in the… Read more