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Month: January 2019

Utah Implements Lowest BAC in Nation…Again

Utah’s local government has taken measures to fight the problem of drunk driving in this new year. The legal limit for drinking and driving in the state is now officially 0.05 percent. This went into effect on Sunday, December 30, 2018, ensuring that New Year’s Eve revelers would have to keep their celebrations in check …

Should Florida Adopt the Marijuana Justice Initiative?

Recently the Marijuana Justice Initiative was introduced by the governor of Washington state. The legislation intends to permit clemency applications for a couple thousand individuals with single instances of misdemeanor possession convictions. Governor Jay Inslee introduced this initiative to the public at a cannabis industry conference. Adult use of marijuana has been legal in Washington …

What Size Car is Best for My Teen Driver?

When a teen finally gets their driver’s license, their parents might start thinking about getting them their own car. While the parents often think about the price of the vehicle as being the most significant priority, teens are usually most concerned with getting some swanky-looking wheels. Both of those ideas should come second though. The …

Is it Too Easy to Buy an AR-15 in Florida?

Over the past six years, mass shootings in Newtown, San Bernardino, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Parkland were some of the deadliest in the United States. In each massacre, the shooter used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle. With this rifle being one of the most popular firearms in the country, many Floridians are learning the level …

Brightline from South Florida to Orlando to Begin Construction

Contrary to early signals from Brightline offices that the high-speed train system from West Palm Beach to Orlando would begin construction at the end of 2018, company officials now indicate a starting date for March 2019. An update from the company’s president on December 13th said that Brightline intended to give contractors 30 days to …

Differences Between Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

People often confuse road rage and aggressive driving, although these two types of driving are not the same. Both create a dangerous situation for everyone on the road, whether they are other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. Unfortunately, Florida is one of the leaders in aggressive driving in the United States, according to ABC News. An …

Orlando Police Fail to Report Homicide

On October 6, 2018, a 26-year-old father of two died from apparent gunshot wounds at a hotel in the Orlando tourism district. A 22-year-old friend of his has become the possible suspect and was arrested three weeks after the killing. The shooter was arrested on Oct. 28, 2018, pled not guilty to a first-degree murder …

Methods of Retail Return Fraud

Return fraud occurs when a person steals merchandise from a retail store and then returns it to receive cash. Additionally, another form of return fraud is “free renting” which occurs when individuals purchase an item, use it for some time, and then return the product. It even happens online, with giant retailers like Amazon announcing …

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