Public Health

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 held for 27 days without …

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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 the necessary programs to help …

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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 to one poll last month, …

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Arizona Sees Big Decline in DUI Cases Over July 4th Weekend

Arizona Sees Big Decline in DUI Cases Over July 4th Weekend

The COVID epidemic has taken drivers off the road for the 4th of July, leading to less traffic stops and DUI arrests. As Arizona has become a hot spot of the COVID-19 epidemic, it was expected to a much smaller number of drivers on the roads for the 4th of July. The holiday weekend saw …

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Arizona Reaches Record High 12.6% Unemployment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As Coronavirus makes its way around the world, Arizona’s economy has suffered 276,300 lost jobs in just the month of April.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Coronavirus has caused health, mental, and financial issues for families all across the country and the state of Arizona. One particularly hard hit community is the leisure and hospitality industry. Tax revenue had fallen 57.5% …

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New Mexico Governor Believes Legal Marijuana Revenue May Help Coronavirus Economic Recovery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New Mexico’s Governor expresses regret that marijuana legalization did not pass last year, citing $100 million lost in potential revenue that could have been used for aid in the Coronavirus Pandemic. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Gov. Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham of New Mexico recently gave a press conference over the state’s response to economic distress brought by the Coronavirus …

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