On Sunday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published an in-depth report on how states are doing with the requirement to draw a bit of blood from newborns and have the blood tested for a number of possible conditions or disorders within 24 to 72 hours. According to the data, Maryvale Hospital in Phoenix had the worst record last year.
The so-called “stand your ground” law is in effect in 22 states including Arizona. According to the National Council of State Legislatures, at least nine of those states use specific language that a person may “stand his or her ground” in response to a suspected attacker.
When disaster strikes like it did recently in the Philippines, we’re used to disaster response teams coming to the assistance of those who have lost homes and loved ones. But the situations the caregivers find can be tough to handle.
You may have heard this weekend about an Amber Alert issued after a Buckeye teen, who has suffered from depression and recently tried to harm herself, took her 8-year-old and 1-year-old sisters and left home in her mother’s vehicle.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.