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Powerful Parasite Swimming in Phoenix Area Pools

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Featured News | 0 comments

An American Red Cross survey reveals that 44% of Americans don’t know basic water-safety skills, including proper precautions to take in order to keep the pool clean, which is causing a nasty issue. A parasite is swimming around numerous pools in the Phoenix area, infecting swimmers with diarrhea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. The microscopic parasite, cryptosporidium, was first reported on August 4 in pools throughout Maricopa County. According to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, more than 100 people have been sickened at about 20 pools across the county. The parasite in question, called Crypto, spreads in swimming pools when an infected person contaminates the water with fecal matter. The parasite can survive for long periods of time, even in chlorinated water. As of right now, there is no way to test for the parasite, and health officials...

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2 Arrested After Mega Byte Internet Cafe Shut Down for Illegal Gambling Activity

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Featured News | 0 comments

There may be over 100 billion global searches conducted every month, but not all of them are harmless. Recently, one Internet cafe’s activity resulted in its shutdown and several arrests being made. The Arizona Department of Gaming has reported that Mega Byte, an Internet cafe in Glendale, has been shut down. In addition, several people associated with the business have been arrested for running an illegal gambling ring. The department said that after paying cash, patrons at the cafe were then allowed to play casino-style games at several computer terminals throughout the building. Glendale police and several undercover officers were involved in the case, which took several months to unfold. Bethany Ann Graham was arrested on multiple charges after officers identified her as one of the employees working in the back of the store. Police report that Graham was...

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GM Brings Self-Driving Car Testing to Arizona

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Featured News | 0 comments

Car owners can go to great lengths to improve the performance of their vehicles. Things like cold air intakes can bring you about +15HP, and an increase of one to two MPG. One thing that a typical car can’t do, though, is drive itself. But some of the research that may make it common place is coming to Arizona. GM plans to expand the testing of their driverless cars to public roads in Arizona. The tests will use the all-electric Chevy Bolt, which was developed with the help of Cruise Automation, a GM acquisition from earlier this year. GM, which has been experimenting with autonomous vehicle tech for years, has recently announced new initiatives that outline the company’s interest in self-driving cars and other cutting-edge technologies. GM has also partnered with Lyft, the ride-sharing app, to begin usage tests...

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Translation Regulations Prompt Arizona Dentists to Join With American Dental Association

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Featured News | 0 comments

The dental industry has a lot on its plate. Several studies have shown that the nation’s oral health is suffering. For example, research shows that 79% adults who drink soda have severe dental erosion, and children miss more school for dental problems than anything. But in Arizona, dentists have other things to worry about. In hopes of delaying a federal ruling which would require translation services for patients without English language proficiency, the Arizona Dental Association has joined forces with the American Dental Association. According to the Affordable Care Act, providers who collect Medicaid and Medicare are required to provide translation services to those unable to speak English. The rule, called Section 1557, took effect a few weeks ago. Kevin Earle, the executive director of the Arizona Dental Association, said that “Most likely there are very few practices that...

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Arizona Strictest in the Nation When it Comes to DUI Laws, But is Lax Concerning Distracted Driving

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Featured News | 0 comments

Arizona has one of the strictest DUI laws in the nation. According to a study by WalletHub, Arizona ranks as the harshest state for penalties against drunk drivers. Their laws state that first time offenders with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or above will be sentenced to 10 days in jail and a minimum $750 fine. Second time offenders will serve 90 days in a federal penitentiary and must pay $1,750. Third time criminals will be served with an automatic felony. Even after the payment is processed and the criminal serves their time, a person convicted of a first-time DUI offense is required to install an ignition interlock device in any and all vehicles they drive for one full year. In the study, WalletHub ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia after taking 15 key...

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Broken Air Conditioner Causes Mesa Woman to Quit Job

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Featured News | 0 comments

A Mesa woman was forced to quit her job after working for a month in an environment with no air conditioning. Cindy Desilets worked at iPacesetters, a call center that employed about 200 people. Though management insisted that they were working to fix a broken air conditioner in the facility, Desilets said no improvements were ever made to the unbearable working conditions that landed her in urgent care. “I was weak, I was nauseous, had a hard time breathing. On Thursday it was just plain hot in there, I couldn’t take it anymore,” she said. Her doctor wrote her a note excusing her from work, explaining that the extreme heat was detrimental to her health. Eager to return to work, Desilets called the office every day to find out if conditions had changed. One day, HVAC crews showed up...

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