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Commercial court approved to resolve business disputes

Maricopa County Superior Court is about to embark on a court ...
“I think you tell them, ‘Look, you come here, you’re not going to get stuck in the hell-hole that is the California court system. In Texas, they’ve got a lot of tort reform and ...

Roadside memorials of southern California II: the deadly curves of Route 33

At Maricopa I joined SR 33 for the 90 mile run down to the coast at Carpinteria. I skirt the southern edge of the Carrizo plain that runs far to the north and follow the narrow flanks of the dry Cuyama River–southern California is in the middle of a ...

Marine rifleman dies as a result of Sunday’s Osprey crash in Hawaii

Determan’s home town of record is Maricopa, Arizona. Determan was a Marine rifleman ...
The Marines were a segment of the 15th Expeditionary Unit from Camp Pendleton, California. They were on a training mission when their aircraft went down.

10 California Oil Spills Bigger Than The Refugio Oil Spill -- We Think

In compiling this list of ten California spills larger than the Refugio Beach spill ...
Simply put, the Lakeview Gusher, which spewed across the landscape of the Kern County community of Maricopa from March 1910 to September 1911, is the single worst ...

How does Santa Barbara match up with other U.S. oil spills?

Here's a look at some of the worst oil spills in U.S. history: Lakeview Gusher If you found the Deepwater Horizon spill disturbing in its scale, you might want to skip reading about this spill in Maricopa, California, more than a century ago. On March 14 ...

Court: Ringleader of massive pot grow held on $750K bond

Eight people were arrested after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies served eight search ...
selling it online and transporting large quantities to California and North Carolina, according to a probable cause statement. The distribution network stretched ...

2nd Marine killed in Osprey crash was from Maricopa

Matthew Determan of Maricopa, just south of Phoenix ...
He was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California and deployed to Hawaii with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. "Lance Corporal Determan represents the best America has to offer," said Col Vance ...

Arizona Weighs in on New Mexico and California Salmonella Sushi Outbreak – 44 Cases So Far

Maricopa County, AZ, is reporting nine illnesses from a rare ...
are working with their counterparts in California and New Mexico, where there are also Salmonella paratyphi illness cases linked to raw tuna sushi. New Mexico reported six confirmed cases ...

California farmers offer to give up some water, avoid cuts

California's 19th-century water laws still protect the earliest ...
crash of a hybrid military aircraft in Hawaii this week as Lance Cpl. Matthew Determan of Maricopa, Arizona. Race canceled amid anxiety over Colorado roadway shootings Race canceled ...

Take a tour on Maricopa's Zephyr train car

The Maricopa Historical Society will host a historic tour of Maricopa’s California Zephyr on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Amtrak Station. The California Zephyr's Silver Horizon dome car, one of Maricopa’s most identifiable landmarks ...

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Douglas, Ducey Duke It Out In Court

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’s attorney Stephen Tully, told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Patricia Starr on Thursday that “the law is clear.”...

Second Marine Killed In Osprey Crash From Maricopa

Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan, 21, of Maricopa, Ariz. died Tuesday of injuries sustained during an MV-22B Osprey mishap while conducting training at Marine Corps...

COPD – It can take your breath away. Part 1. Featured by Allergy Associates and Asthma, Ltd. Treating asthma and allergy in Phoenix, AZ at offices in Chandler, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona. Call 480-838-4296.

It can take your breath away – C.O.P.D.    ;       Part I Written by Harvard Medical School. This is Part I of a two-part Allergy Associates and Asthma Ltd. mini-series. COPD is also a major cause of…

COPD – It can take your breath away. Part II. Featured by Allergy Associates and Asthma Ltd. Treating asthma and allergy in Phoenix, AZ at offices in Chandler, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona. Call 480-838-4296.

It can take your breath away – C.O.P.D.    ;       Part II  Written by Harvard Medical School. This is Part II of a two-part Allergy Associates and Asthma Ltd. mini-series. COPD is also a major cause …

Shanesha Taylor: Ariz. Mom Who Left Children In Hot Car Sentenced To 18 Years Probation

Source: Arizona Police Department / Arizona Police Department   Shanesha Taylor, 35, the Arizona mother who left her children in a scorching hot car in March of last year while she went on a job int…

Love dogs? Help Maricopa County Animal Control

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control needs your help to send 75 dogs to new homes in Missouri. from Google Alert – animal

UFO Sighting in Maricopa, California on August 31st 1969 - Sunny day, no clouds, object slowly descended at angle from the west heading east with no sound slight smoke was noticed in rear of craft then dissipated as it leveled, hovering briefly before flyi

1969, in Maricopa, California I was only 10 years old I was standing in the front yard of our home, I noticed movement in the sky and looked up to see a huge white cylindrical object that appeared to …

Prison Guard Sexually Assaulted in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — A female guard was sexually assaulted by a male inmate at an Arizona prison in the second such attack on an employee in the last 18 months, corrections officials said. The April 13 att…

19.79 Acres In Maricopa With Mountain View

19.79 Acres In Maricopa With Mountain View. Click here for more info, map and virtual tour


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in MARICOPA CALIFORNIA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in MARICOPA CALIFORNIA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]

  • Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in MARICOPA CALIFORNIA

    By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

    America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

    Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

    · Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

    · Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

    · Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

    · Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

    · Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

    Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

    · Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

    · Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

    Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

    America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



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