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Rose Law Group Litigator Evan Bolick talks to Channel 5 news about ASU senator impeachment

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By Rebecca Thomas | CBS 5 CBS 5 – KPHO Free speech and a free press are basic rights of American democracy. But are some student government leaders at Arizona State University forgetting the basics we learned all the way back in middle school? A member of the Undergraduate Student Government has been impeached for [...]

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Eloy lands large ICE facility management contract in Texas

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By John Burnett | NPR The largest immigrant detention facility in the country is under construction in the brush country of South Texas, about 85 miles from Mexico. What’s unusual is how the government bypassed the normal bidding process, using a small town in Arizona to be the contractor for a detention center 931 miles [...]

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Coolidge councilwoman resigns, cites ‘stress’ of job 

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By Joey Chenoweth | Coolidge Enterprise The resignation of a Coolidge City Council member has left another vacancy in what was already a big year of transition for city government. Judy Rotz-Lopez announced she will be leaving the council at the end of the meeting that took place on Oct. 13. She came to the [...]

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‘Last’ Cave Creek residential community to have Wright influence

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By Catherine Reagor | The Republic Architects from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale will influence the development of what likely will be the last big new residential community in Cave Creek. Houses in the 982-acre Cahava Springs are being designed by students and faculty from Taliesin and reflect the famed architect’s style of [...]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of October 24

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If you’re in the Arizona real estate world, these are the top 10 stories you need to know about this week. This is a regular list we will bring you every week to keep you up to date on all the big news in Arizona real estate so you will never be the one in [...]

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A Tax Reformer Rises in Arizona – The Wall Street Journal highlights Arizona’s Businessman for Governor, Doug Ducey

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by Jason L. Riley | Wall Street Journal Will Midwestern plain-spokenness sell in the Sunbelt? Doug Ducey, the Republican candidate for Arizona governor, is betting on it. “I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, son of a cop, very much a product of the working class,” Mr. Ducey told a small gathering here one evening last [...]

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Billboard co-owner accuses city of duping Glendale

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By Darrell Jackson | Peoria Times (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Becker Boards.) A local business owner has accused Peoria of conspiring to keep Glendale from allowing billboards at Loop 101 and Bell Road so that they can put some near that location. Glendale City Council spent Tuesday’s workshop discussing the possibility of rescinding the [...]

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[OP-ED] Gubernatorial candidate opposes APS solar grab

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By Barry Hess | Special to Rose Law Group Reporter (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Libertarians are not particularly fond of regulated monopolies. We favor free markets. We disagree with regulated monopolies using captive ratepayer dollars to inhibit individual choice. For the first time anyone can remember, people now have [...]

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    Watt Communities of Arizona continues infill acquisition spree with downtown Phoenix purchase

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    By: Daniel Benson; Belfiore Real Estate Consulting Watt Communities of Arizona continued its infill acquisitions spree with its latest Downtown Phoenix closing.  According to public record (click here to view the affidavit), Watt New Leaf – Roosevelt LLC closed on an approximate 1.58 acre site north of the intersection of 8th Street and Roosevelt Street.  [...]

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    Asante owners hope developer will resume construction

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    By Richard Smith | Daily News Sun Built in a fairly remote site in northwest Surprise north of the intersection of 163rd and Grand avenues, the Asante development has become even more isolated through happenstance. Planned by Lennar as an upscale, 14,000-home city-within-a-city complete with retail centers — a la Vistancia or Desert Ridge — [...]

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    Meritage adopts ‘spec’ building strategy to battle resales

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    By Kris Hudson | The Wall Street Journal Meritage Homes Corp. has adopted a risky strategy to compete with the less-expensive market for existing homes: building more homes on speculation. Meritage had 1,311 “spec” homes under construction and available for sale at the end of its third quarter, double its tally of spec homes from [...]

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    DriveTime corporate HQ heads to Tempe

    The new 96,000-square-foot DriveTime corporate headquarters will be constructed to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver certification standards. : Butler Design Group

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    By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal The new corporate headquarters for DriveTime Automotive Group will be the third of five Class A office buildings in Liberty Center at Rio Salado. The deal for a build-to-suit 96,000-square-foot office means construction will start before the end of the year. When completed next November, DriveTime plans [...]

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    Investors scoop up Flagstaff’s Snowbowl

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    By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun In a deal to be finalized next week, longtime Arizona Snowbowl owner Eric Borowsky will be selling the ski resort to Durango businessman James Coleman, along with a group of investors from Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Arizona Snowbowl made the announcement Wednesday, the same day that owners of [...]

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    Hayden House Tempe plans $200M mixed-use project in Tempe

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    AZRE Cassidy Turley has announced that Hayden House Tempe, LLC, a partnership between San Diego-based Douglas Wilson Companies (Douglas Wilson, Chairman and CEO), Hensel Phelps Development LLC, a subsidiary of Hensel Phelps based in Greeley, CO, (Jeff Wenaas, President) and Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate closed on 2.51 acres at the southwest corner Mill Avenue [...]

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    Road to recovery a slow trip for Arizona

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    By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Sun Two new reports Tuesday show some bumps in the state’s recovery from the recession. One finds that Arizona consumers are spending more, at least in certain areas. But not a lot. And the other shows that, for the first time in three years, Arizona is not [...]

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    Tempe Monti’s to be joined by $200M mixed use tower

    The oldest part of Monti’s La Casa Vieja in Tempe would be left undisturbed under the new plan for two towers next door. : DFD CornoyerHedrick

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    Exclusive: Phoenix Business Journal By Eric Jay Toll The corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway across from the Tempe Town Lake park is getting a new tower. Hayden House Tempe LLC, closed on a 2.5-acre parcel on the southwest corner to preserve the Hayden House – home of Monti’s La Casa Vieja – [...]

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      Arizona’s $1 billion budget hole

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      By James Nash | Bloomberg Arizona, where state spending tripled since 1990 as the population grew 80 percent to 6.6 million, is facing the consequence of a slowdown coupled with tax-cutting fervor in the Republican-run legislature. Five years after the end of a recession that cut school spending 15 percent and prompted a temporary sales-tax [...]

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      Employee rights on Election Day

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      Arizona employers must give full-time hourly workers paid time to vote under a state law that requires workers have a three-hour window of time to vote on Election Day. Employers that violate the statute can face misdemeanor charges. If an employee has an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift, they can get an hour of [...]

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      Peoria lobbyist Schell found dead – prayers for the family

      John Schell, 54. / Source: City of Peoria

      By   19 hours ago

      Word broke this morning longtime Peoria intergovernmental relations director John Schell died Tuesday night at the age of 54, reports the Yellow Sheet In a statement issued to the media, Peoria City Manager Carl Swenson said Schell’s death was “a complete shock and incredibly sad.” Reports this afternoon from the municipal lobbying community are Schell’s [...]

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      Chandler inches closer to possible light rail system

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      By Annie Z. Yu | The Republic | azcentral.com Chandler City Council on Oct. 23 unanimously approved a $687,500 study of future high-capacity transit along Arizona Avenue, inching the city closer to possible light rail, bus rapid transit or streetcar system. Because the corridor runs north through Mesa, the Fiesta-Downtown Chandler Transit Corridor Study Agreement [...]

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      Arizona’s taxing situation

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      By Russ Wiles, The Republic | azcentral.com Arizonans pay low property taxes but high sales taxes, according to a new report that gives the state an overall ranking near the middle. Wyoming has the mildest taxes and New Jersey the heaviest. Arizona homeowners face relatively low property taxes at the state level, but Arizonans pay [...]

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      Snapshot of key Arizona legislative races

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      By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic | azcentral.com Every seat in the Arizona House of Representatives is up for election next week. The results will bring new faces to the 60-member chamber, but control is almost certain to remain in Republican hands. The Democrats, in the minority since the 1960s, see a chance to [...]

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      White House cites a breach by hackers

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      The New York Times Hackers recently breached an unclassified computer network used by President Obama’s senior staff, a White House official said Tuesday night, prompting countermeasures by the administration that caused temporary system outages. Administration officials said the attack did not appear to be aimed at destruction of either data or hardware, or to take [...]

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      Marijuana for everyone over 21

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      By Lauren Loftus | Cronkite News The people who brought medical marijuana to Arizona four years ago now want marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21. The Marijuana Policy Project has filed paperwork with state election officials to form a committee to begin raising funds for a 2016 citizens initiative to legalize recreational [...]

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        Iggy Azalea’s ‘boyfriend’ files for divorce…what? Kaine Fisher, chairman of the Family Law Department at Rose Law Group, comments

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        By Christina Tetreault | AZ Foothills Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea has been making headlines for months now on her recent spike in musical success, feuds with other females in the business, and her post-work “activities.” However, recently TMZ reported many more headlines with a bit of a mix-up. Her “ex-boyfriend,” Hefe Wine, filed for a [...]

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        [BREAKING] Arizona gay couples, you may now marry

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Mary Jo Pitzl The Arizona Arizona same-sex couples can begin marrying immediately, after Attorney General Tom Horne announced this morning he will not appeal the court ruling striking down Arizona’s marriage restriction. Horne said legal ethics dictated he drop any appeal of the 9th Circuit court’s ruling. Horne has issued [...]

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        Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke – Rose Law Group Family Law attorney Kelly Mendoza warns against rumored divorce party

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        Huffington Post LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke and is asking for joint custody of their son. The “Precious” and “2 Guns” actress filed for divorce from the “Blurred Lines” and “Give It 2 U” singer Friday in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The 38-year-old actress and 37-year-old [...]

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        Baby step left for gay marriage

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Arizona Republic The push toward allowing same-sex couples to marry in Arizona may be delayed, at least a few days. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Wednesday morning issued a temporary halt to Tuesday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit [...]

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        5 states may proceed with gay marriage; court paves way for 30 states

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        The Associated Press The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with [...]

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        Suit seeks to expand gay partner health benefits

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Having won benefits for current state and university employees who are gay, attorneys are back in court asking the same for everyone hired in the future. If they win, they are expected to go after cities, counties, school districts and all government employers in Arizona to [...]

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        A potential game changer for estate taxes on art; Laura Bianchi, chairman of Rose Law Group Estate Planning/Asset Protection Dept. comments

        "The Scream," by Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million.

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        By Paul Sullivan | The New York Times In life, James A. Elkins Jr., a prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist, amassed a portfolio of art that was the envy of museums and collectors. He owned works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning and other modern greats. In death, that [...]

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        RLG Chairman of Family Law Kaine Fisher talks Bruce and Kris Jenner divorce with Arizona Foothills Magazine

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        Kris and Bruce Jenner: Officially Filed for Divorce Christina Tetreault Kris and Bruce Jenner are making headlines once again. What a surprise. The two, after being separated almost a year, are getting divorced. “Momager” Kris officially filed earlier this week. TMZ reported that the decision was “totally amicable” and that no lawyers will be involved [...]

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          SolarCity and Zep spice up the solar carport race

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          By Scott Moskowitz | Greentech Media Solar carports were a hot topic at last week’s Solar Power International 2014 conference in Las Vegas, with carport structures prominently on display across the trade show floor. As discussed in GTM Research’s recent report, the U.S. Solar Carport Market 2010-2018: Landscape, Outlook and Leading Companies, the secret about [...]

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          Bay Area solar firms take dim view of Arizona utility’s move

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          By David R. Baker | SF Gate If you can’t beat ’em, steal their business model. Some electric utilities, worried that the rapid spread of solar power could cut their profits, want to jump into the business themselves. And solar companies aren’t pleased. In Arizona, the state’s largest utility has proposed leasing rooftops from its [...]

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          Reframing rays: Solar companies seek new ways to sell panels

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          By Mark Jaffe | The Denver Post When Michelle Rose went hunting for a new home, she was looking for three bedrooms and baths, a nice floor plan and granite countertops. Solar panels weren’t on the list. Still, there they were on the model home in the Table Rock Ridge development being built by Lennar [...]

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          How groundbreaking is DOE’s new $53M solar investment?

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          By Stephen Lacey | Greentech Solar With 40 new recipients, it depends on the company. The Department of Energy contends its SunShot investments are targeting the right places. Ernest Moniz is an all-of-the above kind of energy secretary. He’s a supporter of advanced nuclear, natural gas, carbon sequestration and all kinds of renewables — and [...]

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          Peoria begins negotiations to buy water company

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          By Carolyn Dryer | Peoria Times After a lengthy presentation by staff at an Oct. 21 study session, city council directed the public works department to begin the possible purchase of New River Water Utility. NRWU has the water franchise area north of Union Hills Drive at 83rd Avenue, an area that covers 1.75 square [...]

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          The Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Costumes for an Arizona Halloween

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          10. Haboob Monster 9. Barkley the Clown 8. Kirk Gibson Ghost 7. Plenty of versions of a lame duck 6. Tesla battery 5. Solar panel 4. Parking meter 3. Blackjack dealer (for Glendale trick or treaters) 2. Voting machine 1. Jody Arias (Yikes!)

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          Mega-water utilities join to fund Colorado River conservation projects

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          By Jim Trotter | Rocky Mountain PBS Denver Water will join with Central Arizona Project, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Southern Nevada Water Authority and Reclamation to put forward some $11 million to fund new Colorado River water conservation projects. The proposals being solicited are intended to demonstrate the viability of cooperative, [...]

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          [OP-ED] Gubernatorial candidate opposes APS solar grab

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          By Barry Hess | Special to Rose Law Group Reporter (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Libertarians are not particularly fond of regulated monopolies. We favor free markets. We disagree with regulated monopolies using captive ratepayer dollars to inhibit individual choice. For the first time anyone can remember, people now have [...]

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            Marijuana for everyone over 21

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            By Lauren Loftus | Cronkite News The people who brought medical marijuana to Arizona four years ago now want marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21. The Marijuana Policy Project has filed paperwork with state election officials to form a committee to begin raising funds for a 2016 citizens initiative to legalize recreational [...]

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            War on marijuana unconstitutional, doctors testify in federal court Monday

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            By David Downs | SF Gate The federal government tries to justify its war on marijuana Monday The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony from doctors that conclude [...]

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            Marijuana taxes could be returned to Colorado payers

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            By John Frank | The Denver Post Gov. John Hickenlooper is preparing to release his state budget for the next fiscal year on Nov. 3 — the day before Election Day — raising the stakes on whether he will support returning money to taxpayers. The timing adds a political complication for the Democratic incumbent. For [...]

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            [EDITORIAL] No progress on trivial marijuana arrests

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            The New York Times Editorial Board (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio condemned police practices under which young black and Latino men were unfairly — sometimes illegally — charged with possessing tiny amounts of marijuana, placing them at risk of losing jobs, access [...]

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            Some Seattle medical marijuana stores facing closure

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            By Trevor Hughes | USATODAY SEATTLE – Hundreds of medical marijuana businesses here face closure because they’re being told to get licenses that don’t legally exist. Marijuana dispensaries across Seattle began receiving letters last week telling them they need to get a special state license to remain open past next year. The problem? The state [...]

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            Advocates: Medical marijuana businesses would benefit from recreational legalization [VIDEO]

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            By Analise Ortiz | Cronkite News Arizona Organix has enjoyed success since opening as the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary, and officials there realize they would face new competition if the state legalize recreational use of marijuana. But they still would like to see the state move in that direction, saying the two types of [...]

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            County clears path for Sun City medical marijuana outlet

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            By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun The Maricopa County Planning and Development Department has approved a company’s plan of development for a medical-marijuana dispensary in Sun City, one of the final hurdles before the facility can open. The department’s Oct. 17 action allows White Mountain Health Center, Inc., to begin renovating a vacant suite in [...]

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            Medical marijuana could lead to DUI for unimpaired driver; could be state Supreme Court case, says Rose Law Group partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times A medical marijuana card is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for motorists found with active components of the drug in their system, no matter how little, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The judges rejected arguments by the attorney for Travis Darrah that the positive drug [...]

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