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States cooperate on child custody issues

Again this week, I will attempt to address some common issues regarding child custody. The U.S. Constitution sets up the “Full Faith and Credit Clause” that requires judges to enforce valid judgments and decrees that are issued by courts in different states.

Regular screenings can detect cervical cancer

January is cervical health awareness month, offering an opportunity to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.

Child custody issues require civility

Again this week, I will attempt to address some common issues regarding child custody. These civil issues are handled through family court and are enforced by their revision to the order or sanctions.

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Good behavior eases custody issues

This week the central theme seems to be custody issues, of one type or the other, almost every day. In matters of family law, more than most areas, emotions sometimes overwhelm reason and judgment.

Tall tales don’t surprise officers

Perhaps you were wondering why, when you tell an officer something perfectly logical (like “I’ve only had two drinks”), they look at you sideways. It seems astounding to me that people will go out of their way to find an officer or come in the station just to tell a tall tale. Somewhere far, far away, a rumor began, something like, the first to speak is considered the winner.

Police Blotter, Jan. 9

Dec. 31, 12:36 a.m.

Police Blotter, Jan. 2

Dec. 24, 12:31 p.m.

Police Blotter, Dec. 26

Dec. 17, 8:44 a.m.

Vaccine best defense against flu virus

Influenza is unpredictable. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity and length of the season varies from one season to another. Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue to occur as late as May 1.

Be wary of ‘arrest warrants’

Here are a few more recent scams to watch out for.

Police Blotter, Dec. 19

Dec. 10, 10:17 p.m.

Prize notifications don’t come by bulk mail

Here’s a few more ways to know if your “award winning” phone call or letter might be a scam.