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With Trump, political correctness hits critical mass

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From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer ven politically liberal people realize when liberalism goes too far. Such is the case with political correctness. I couldn’t address the subject any better than did Buz Williams, a retired Long Beach, Calif., police officer and Prescott resident, who wrote about it in […]

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SAMM Awards will celebrate Valley’s homebuilding industry; Arizona ground zero for homebuilder innovation, says Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president

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AZ Business Magazine Noting this season as the busiest summer many in the Valley of the Sun real estate market have ever seen, following an impressive first half of 2017, the local homebuilding industry is celebrating with the SAMM Awards, 4 – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Artists, hippies, miners — Patagonia divided over hamlet’s economic future

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By Lucas Waldron | Special to the Arizona Daily Star atagonia has one bar, one coffee shop, one gas station. And customers at nearly all of them are divided between those in favor of a new mining project in this tiny southeastern-Arizona town and those against it. Roughly half of Patagonia’s 900 residents support Arizona […]

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Friends across barbed wire and politics

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“No Japs allowed, you SOBs killed my son.” By Tom Brokaw | The New York Times (Editor’s note and comments: I first covered Sen. Al Simpson when he served in the Wyoming Legislature. We have been friends since and over those many years, I’ve appreciated his good heart and progressive views as a conservative. I […]

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Sinema mulling Flake run

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By Ben Kamisar | The Hill Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is eyeing a Senate bid, according to a new report, in a move that would give Democrats a top recruit in the race to unseat Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. Phoenix’s KPNX-TV reports that sources familiar with Sinema’s plans have confirmed that she will run against Flake, but the […]

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How porn can get you fired, sued, exposed and blackmailed; insight provided by Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president, and Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group cybersecurity attorney

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By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Jordan Rose and Lauren Reynolds are seeing a number of new lawsuits being filed in Arizona involving copyright infringement related to purported downloads of movies, pornography and other material online. “Regular people, business leaders, moms are being sued for allegedly illegally downloading movies and pornography from file-sharing programs,” said Rose, managing […]

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Have smartphones destroyed a generation?

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More comfortable online than out partying, post-millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis By Jean M. Twenge | The Atlantic ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since […]

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JFK: The murder that just won’t go away

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President Trump could play a role in further revelations By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  was born few short months after the Japanese assassinated Pearl Harbor. But I am much more a child of the 60s. The decade was my most memorable and a large influence on what I am today. A classmate was a […]

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    Judge: Diamondbacks must solve stadium dispute with Maricopa County

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    By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic A years-long dispute between Maricopa County and the Arizona Diamondbacks over repairs and improvements to Chase Field could be over before the end of the year, according to a court ruling Thursday. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the local government and the team to negotiate through […]

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    Flagstaff council declines Schultz Pass open space petition

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    By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun The Flagstaff City Council declined to move forward with a citizens’ petition asking the council to rezone a three-acre parcel of city-owned land on the corner of Schultz Pass and Fort Valley roads as open space at its meeting Tuesday night. The city has already spent more than $400,000 […]

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    Panel sees recession risk by year end 2020

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    Zillow survey shows fears of geopolitical crises weigh on minds of economists, real estate experts. Builder There is a 73% chance the next U.S. recession will begin by the end of 2020, according to a panel of experts surveyed for the 2017 Q3 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. But the experts don’t anticipate the housing market […]

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    As 2018 budget season arrives, it’s time to both model in and do something about cost escalation on building products and materials By John McManus | Builder Constraints on the supply of newly-built homes and communities is not letting up, nor is it likely to. The biggest obstacle from the perspective of builders, as we’ve noted here, is […]

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    July sees slump In multifamily starts

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    Double-digit drops in both groundbreakings and permitting for apartment properties brought these metrics down overall, according to federal data released Wednesday By Paul Bubny | GlobSt.com WASHINGTON, DC—A sharp drop in construction starts for multifamily properties brought groundbreakings overall down by 4.8% during July, according to data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau and the […]

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    Is Amazon threatening to put a major dent in Home Depot’s business?

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    Despite strong earnings, stock drops Brena Swanson | Housingwire Even though it posted record results in its second-quarter earnings, Home Depot’s stock is still tanking on the market, according to a CNBC article by Bob Pisani. The main culprit behind the drop is the same company that’s threatening most markets: Amazon. Going into the earnings day, economists were positive on […]

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    The Phoenician releases details on its downsized golf course

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    By Steve Totten | Phoenix Business Journal The Phoenician has released details about its plans to downsize its golf course, which is part of the high-end resort’s massive renovation plans. There has been talk of the high-end resort minimizing its course for some time. The Phoenician will do a 10-month redesign of the course starting January 2018, […]

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    WalletHub study: Scottsdale ranks as fourth-best city to retire in

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    KTAR SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A study done by WalletHub found the best and worst cities to retire in and Scottsdale made the top-five. The analysts of the study compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 40 different categories, including affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities. Scottsdale ranked fourth on the […]

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      Supreme Court rules state has say on gun laws, not cities

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Declaring lawmakers have the final say, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that cities, towns and counties have no right to enact their own gun regulations. In a unanimous conclusion, the justices voided a 2005 Tucson ordinance that says when the police department obtains a gun through seizure […]

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      Arizona members of Congress ask president not to pardon Arpaio

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      By Jim Cross | KTAR A trio of Arizona Democratic members of the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump not to issue a pardon to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A fourth said Arpaio must be held accountable. U.S. Reps. Ruben Gallego, Raul Grijalva and Tom O’Halleran sent a letter to Trump, urging […]

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      Judge: Diamondbacks must solve stadium dispute with Maricopa County

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      By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic A years-long dispute between Maricopa County and the Arizona Diamondbacks over repairs and improvements to Chase Field could be over before the end of the year, according to a court ruling Thursday. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the local government and the team to negotiate through […]

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      Trump aides worry he hurt hopes of defeating Flake

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      The president gave a shout-out to Kelli Ward, who even some White House aides believe would be a weak challenger. By Alex Isenstadt | POLITICO President Donald Trump upended the Arizona Senate race on Thursday by signaling support for an underdog primary challenger — a move that went against the wishes of his advisers and […]

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      Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller blasts ASU president Michael Crow for ‘continued disparaging and erroneous remarks’

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      By Jeremy Cluff | azcentral sports Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller issued a statement Wednesday blasting ASU President Michael Crow for his “continued disparaging and erroneous remarks” toward the University. The statement was “shared with our GCU family to set the record straight” regarding some comments Crow made to the media on Tuesday. Crow’s […]

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      Southwest rises as 2018 Senate battleground

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      In a season of political tumult, Nevada and Arizona have emerged anew as a defining battleground for both parties By Alexander Burns | The New York Times ven before President Trump’s rise, a pair of Western states foreshadowed some of the consuming clashes of his presidency: the tug of war between traditional conservatives and border-hawk […]

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      Paradise Valley leaders talk matters of note as fall session looms

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      By Terrance Thornton | Paradise Valley Independent Summer break is nearly over as Paradise Valley Town Council is expected back at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, Thursday, Sept. 4, meanwhile Town Manager Kevin Burke has steadily been preparing for what he is calling a “monster agenda.” The Town of Paradise Valley Independent reached out to top officials — […]

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      The knives are out: Trump expected to endorse Flake challenger

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      By S.A. Miller | The Washington Times President Trump’s new campaign trip to Arizona next week has state Republicans speculating that he is going to endorse a primary challenger to Sen. Jeff Flake. Mr. Trump is leaning towards endorsing Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, state Republican sources told The Washington Times, in a move that could […]

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        Expert testimony on behavior of domestic violence victims permitted, court rules; decision is just, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law Dept.

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        By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Juries are entitled to hear from experts who can explain why domestic violence victims often forgive their attackers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices rejected arguments by Mark Haskie Jr. that he did not get a fair trial because jurors heard from an […]

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        Indian Child Welfare Act harms Native American children through separate and unequal set of rules, new Goldwater Institute paper argues

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        Goldwater Institute Phoenix—A federal law intended to protect Native American children does more harm than good because its substandard rules deny them equal protection, a new Goldwater Institute paper explains. In the paper, Escaping the ICWA Penalty Box: In Defense of Equal Protection for Indian Children, Goldwater Institute Vice President for Litigation Timothy Sandefur delves into […]

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        Goldwater Institute asks U.S. Supreme Court to provide equal rights to Native American children

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        (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Phoenix—The Goldwater Institute has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case that would help decide whether Native American children are entitled to the same rights as all other American children, regardless of their race. In this case, two […]

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        What agents should know about the rise of ‘silver splitter’ divorces; Kaine Fisher, partner and director of Family Law at Rose Law Group, comments

        Divorce Process for Marital Goods

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        Agents, are you prepared to handle this new demographic? By Amber Taufen | Inman Key Takeaways Divorce rates are rising nationally for older couples, which means agents should be prepared to handle this group as they sell the property they shared and buy new, separate property. Agents should be sensitive to the challenges faced by […]

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        9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules illegal immigrant children cannot be detained without a hearing, a ‘noble’ ruling, says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        By Josh Siegel | Washington Examiner Children who immigrate to the U.S. illegally alone must be given a court hearing before being detained, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said unanimously that unaccompanied minors, as children who migrate illegally are known, are entitled to bond […]

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        Arizona Court of Appeals ruling possible setback for gay rights; Rose Law Group attorney Audra Petrolle questions the ruling

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying lawmakers wrote what they meant, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the same-sex spouse of a woman who gave birth to a child is not entitled to a presumption she is a parent. In what could be a significant setback for […]

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        Arizona Supreme Court limits right of tribes to intercede in adoption cases; Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle provides perspective

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        Tribal government: Decision preserves tribes’ rights to ask for court transfers in adoption cases By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The ability of tribes to intercede in the adoption of Native American children not living on the reservation is limited and not absolute, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today. In […]

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        Texas poised to allow adoptions to be blocked on religious basis

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        Agencies that get state money could reject gay and lesbian couples or non-Christians who want to be parents By Ian Lovett | The Wall Street Journal Texas is moving forward with a bill this week that would allow adoption-service providers that receive state money to turn down prospective parents based on religious beliefs. The bill […]

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          Snowy year in the Rockies helps Southwest avoid Colorado River water shortage for at least a year

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          Brandon Loomis | The Republic A snowy winter in the Rocky Mountains helped Colorado River water users escape a shortage for the next year and likely for at least two more, federal water managers project, though a hot spring made the escape a narrow one. The river’s reservoirs combined have gained 5 percent of their […]

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          Corporation Commission approves APS rate hike

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          By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators agreed this afternoon to allow APS to collect another $95 million a year from its customers. But whether the company gets to keep it remains to be seen. The 4-1 vote by the Arizona Corporation Commission came after the majority rejected a […]

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          Poll: Protecting the Arizona environment should be given priority, even at the risk of slowing economic growth

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          By Brandon Loomis | The Republic President Donald Trump’s executive order to review 27 national monuments for potential downsizing or elimination touched a sensitive political nerve in Arizona.’s executive order to review 27 national monuments for potential downsizing or elimination touched a sensitive political nerve in Arizona. Arizonans want good jobs, but a recent poll […]

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          Republicans making progress on longtime goal for more local control of federal lands

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          By Bartholomew D Sullivan | USA TODAY As the new Republican-dominated House convened in early January, anticipating the arrival of President Trump, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee declared it time for a “paradigm shift” in how the more than 25% of the country that is owned by the federal government is managed. […]

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          [SUNDAY FEATURE] Artists, hippies, miners — Patagonia divided over hamlet’s economic future

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          By Lucas Waldron | Special to the Arizona Daily Star atagonia has one bar, one coffee shop, one gas station. And customers at nearly all of them are divided between those in favor of a new mining project in this tiny southeastern-Arizona town and those against it. Roughly half of Patagonia’s 900 residents support Arizona […]

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          Grand Canyon water pipeline slated for multimillion-dollar replacement

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          Officials for the Grand Canyon Trans-Canyon Water Distribution Pipeline are seeking public opinion on two multi-million dollar proposals to upgrade the water pipeline. /Photo by Devin Conley/Cronkite News By Devin Conley | Cronkite News GRAND CANYON – An aging pipeline bringing water to residents, resorts and 6 million visitors a year at the Grand Canyon […]

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          Judge insists he can decide extent of corporation commissioner’s powers

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          By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Maricopa County Superior Court judge said he has the legal right to decide whether state regulator Bob Burns has the unilateral power to subpoena utility executives, even in the face of opposition of the other four members of the Arizona Corporation Commission. In […]

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          Corporation Commission continues pursuing Johnson Utilities audit

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          By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral Arizona Corporation Commission officials say the agency’s rate and operation review of water provider Johnson Utilities — which was ordered not long after the indictment of the utility company’s owner — is moving forward. But one Pinal County public official said he’s skeptical of the progress. “It doesn’t appear that […]

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            Women & cannabis: How the $280M emerging industry is providing women the opportunity to rake in the green; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner featured 

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            By Sayo Akao | Phoenix Business Journal Green. It’s the color of money and of hundreds of plants in nature. One cash crop in particular – cannabis – is the focus of an emerging industry that has opened up the opportunities for women to lead. Lilach Power and her business partner, Gina Berman, did not plan to […]

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            Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flashpoint

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            The debate over legalization is about to receive a full airing on the presidential campaign trail By Carla Marinucci | POLITICO Marijuana legalization just moved from the fringes of the last presidential campaign to center stage in 2020. Between a sweeping new package of legislation introduced last week by one of the top Democratic presidential […]

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            Lawmakers cannot outlaw medical marijuana on campus?

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers have no legal right to make it a crime for medical marijuana users to possess the drug on college campuses, an attorney for a student who was arrested is arguing to the Arizona Supreme Court. In new legal filings, attorney Thomas Dean […]

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            New report: Arizona’s drug sentencing policies have failed

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            By Antonia Noori Farzan | Phoenix New Times Terry Blevins still remembers when, as a new patrol officer for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in the 1980s, he pulled over a young African-American man dressed “in a preppy sweater” on Bell Road. His training officer told him to search the man’s car, and he ended […]

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            Tempe-based pot company buys entire California town

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            By Jennifer Kaplan Bloomberg | Las Vegas Herald-Review American Green Inc., a maker of cannabis products, is taking an unusual step to attract new customers as it capitalizes on California legalizing marijuana: It’s buying an entire town. The company has acquired the tiny burg of Nipton, California, for about $5 million and plans to invest […]

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            Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide

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            By Matt Friedman | POLITICO U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is proposing a far-reaching bill that would both legalize marijuana at the federal level and encourage states to legalize it locally through incentives. The New Jersey Democrat’s bill, called the Marijuana Justice Act, has virtually no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled Congress and in a […]

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            Was there marijuana in that ice cream? Pot industry woos Arizona lawmakers in Denver

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Nineteen of Arizona’s state lawmakers traveled to Denver for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council, largely underwritten by corporate interests. For the first time the National Cannabis Industry Association was among the interests attending the gathering, where politicos and corporations mingle and talk policy. Following a […]

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            Attorney General Sessions’ Las Vegas Speech ignores Nevada pot-sales ’emergency;’ ‘cautiously optimistic,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Department

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Jeff Sessions missed major opportunities this week to rail against legal marijuana, giving marijuana-industry experts some much-craved hope that a crackdown is not imminent. The cannabis-hating U.S. Attorney General delivered a speech at the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas on Wednesday about crime, drugs, and immigration, but failed to […]

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              How porn can get you fired, sued, exposed and blackmailed; insight provided by Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president, and Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group cybersecurity attorney

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              By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Jordan Rose and Lauren Reynolds are seeing a number of new lawsuits being filed in Arizona involving copyright infringement related to purported downloads of movies, pornography and other material online. “Regular people, business leaders, moms are being sued for allegedly illegally downloading movies and pornography from file-sharing programs,” said Rose, managing […]

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              Arizona Businesses Under Cyberattack

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              By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier This year, small and medium sized businesses in every state have been exposed to increased security threats, according to a new study by security software company Malwarebytes. These businesses are particularly vulnerable to attack because many do not have a dedicated IT department or […]

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              Attorneys general ask Supreme Court to review Microsoft data case

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              Arizona Daily Independent Arizona and 32 other states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether email service providers can shield evidence of a crime from U.S. law enforcement by storing data on servers located outside the United States. The 33 states − led by Vermont – filed a legal brief asking the U.S. […]

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              Tech companies are pushing back against biometric privacy laws; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, comments

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              They want your body By Kartikay Mehrota | Bloomberg Privacy advocates cheered when Illinois passed its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008 regulating commercial use of finger, iris, and facial scans. With companies such as Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. developing facial tagging technology, it was clear that laws would be needed to ensure companies didn’t collect and use biometric data […]

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              Congress considers self-driving vehicle laws

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              By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier The potential consequences from lax cybersecurity have been well documented.  One hypothetical scenario garnering specific attention is a hacker being able to remotely control a “smart” vehicle.  In 2015, for example, a pair of “white hat” hackers – or ethical hackers – […]

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              [VIDEO] Tillerson to shut cyber office in state department reorganization; Rose Law Group litigation attorney Lauren Reynolds, who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, says ‘international cooperation’ vital

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              By Nick Wadhams and Nafeesa Syeed | Bloomberg Cyber coordinator helped negotiate 2015 pact with China Office will be merged into bureau handling economic affairs Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics […]

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              Without telling media, Arizona judge orders dozens of articles to be deleted

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                An NFL cheerleader and U.S. Army officer was celebrated—until she was arrested and turned to online reputation fixers By Joe Mullin | ars Technia In 2013, Megan Welter had a really bad night. Welter, at that time a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals, got into a drunken fight with her boyfriend. It ended with […]

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              Democrats steer clear of new Internet privacy bill in Congress; an ‘urgent issue,’ says Rose Law Group cyberlaw attorney Lauren Reynolds

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              By Melissa Quinn | Washington Examiner When Republicans used the Congressional Review Act this year to roll back Internet privacy regulations drafted during the Obama administration, they found themselves on the receiving end of attacks from Democrats, constituents, and even late-night TV hosts. The regulations proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would have required Internet […]

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