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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 31

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By   11 hours ago

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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Maracay and Jen/Terrawest close on Warner Groves at Morrison Ranch for a combined purchase price of $13,062,642

Morrison Ranch

By   15 hours ago

New Release On October 30 the latest sale in Morrison Ranch (Gilbert AZ) closed at First American Title (Angelique Sizemore) at final plat to multiple builders in the approximately 153 acre Warner Groves neighborhood located at the NEC of Higley and Warner Roads. The seller was Morrison Ranch Inc (Contact: Scott Morrison) and the buyers [...]

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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

Rendering- ICE officials will maintain dedicated office space on site and will coordinate with groups who provide legal counsel to ensure they have access to the facility.

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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   4 days ago

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   7 days ago

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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By   1 week ago

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   1 week ago

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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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of October 31

    arizona real estate

    By   11 hours ago

    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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    Maracay and Jen/Terrawest close on Warner Groves at Morrison Ranch for a combined purchase price of $13,062,642

    Morrison Ranch

    By   15 hours ago

    New Release On October 30 the latest sale in Morrison Ranch (Gilbert AZ) closed at First American Title (Angelique Sizemore) at final plat to multiple builders in the approximately 153 acre Warner Groves neighborhood located at the NEC of Higley and Warner Roads. The seller was Morrison Ranch Inc (Contact: Scott Morrison) and the buyers [...]

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    Phoenix offices emptying out

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    By   15 hours ago

    Phoenix has the worst office vacancy rate — 21.7 percent — among the largest 30 U.S. markets, according to third-quarter numbers from CBRE Group Inc. See graphic.

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    Fannie-Freddie’s Faith in FICO Tested by VantageScore

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    By   16 hours ago

    By Clea Benson | Bloomberg Barrett Burns has been lobbying Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac to adopt his credit-scoring system, VantageScore, for years. So when he spotted Mel Watt, the companies’ regulator, sitting in a Las Vegas hotel with his family, Burns didn’t hesitate to approach and make his pitch. “I said, ‘We’d be [...]

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    [OPINION] Rising interest rates don’t necessarily hurt real estate stocks

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    By   17 hours ago

    By Stan Choe | The Associated Press (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The threat of rising interest rates is raising real fears about real estate mutual funds. Investors have pulled money out of real estate funds for two straight months, even though they remain among the year’s best performers and [...]

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    28-year-old complex still brings $6.25M

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    By   17 hours ago

    AZRE Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed the sale of Cedar Court in Glendale, a 116-unit class-B multifamily complex, for $6.25 million, or $53,879 per unit. Emma Capital Properties Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, purchased the property, at 5215 W. Peoria Avenue, from Cedar Court Condominiums LLLC of Glendale. Continued: 

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    Affordability as a two-edged sword, says RealtyTrac

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    By   17 hours ago

    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily “A real estate market that should be flying high is instead a real estate market that is faltering,” according to Brian Mushaney, Executive Vice President, Data Solutions, for RealtyTrac. Writing in the current issue of RealtyTrac’s Housing News Report he points to a market which he says should [...]

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    More than lipstick for Metrocenter

    Turning the aging mall into a vibrant mixed-use urban center, the concept for developing Metrocenter adds residential, the northwestern terminus of the Metro light rail line and an open-air shopping district.

    By   17 hours ago

    Exclusive by Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal When Carlyle Development Group acquired Metrocenter in 2012, the company’s first move was to apply lipstick to the aging and half-empty mall. Simply sprucing up one of the Valley’s elder shopping centers was not the endgame for the New York-based development company. That goal is close [...]

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      Government agendas for week of Nov. 3, 2014

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      Cities/Towns City of Apache Junction City Council Work Session Agenda City of Apache Junction City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Avondale City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town of Carefree Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda Town of Cave Creek Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town [...]

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      Tucson to Phoenix: You can have some of our water

      Central Arizona Project is a canal that provides Colorado River water to places as distant as Tucson

      By   17 hours ago

      By Jim Carlton | The Wall Street Journal; A recent agreement by this city and Tucson, Ariz., highlights a growing trend in the drought-plagued Southwest: water agencies sharing resources to stretch limited supplies rather than going it alone. Phoenix, which gets more water than it can store from the Colorado River, has agreed to send [...]

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      State’s top lawyer looking at alleged illegal meeting in Glendale

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      By   17 hours ago

      By Darrell Jackson | The Glendale Star After submitting an inquiry into possible open meeting violations in early August, the attorney general’s office confirmed they have received all necessary information and are investigating the issue against four members of Glendale City Council. “I can only state that the office’s investigation is proceeding at this time,” [...]

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      Water group hears ideas from Pinal farmers

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      By   22 hours ago

      By Melissa St. Aude | Casa Grande Dispatch Although some local farmers say a planned elimination of agricultural extinguishment credits set to begin in 2019 is acceptable, some would like to see other recommendations put in place and various related issues addressed. The Pinal Local Water Group heard the list of ideas on Monday. Dick [...]

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      NOTABLE QUOTABLE

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      By   1 day ago

      “When you have a $1 billion shortfall and nobody is in favor of raising taxes, you really have to look behind the seat cushions. We are in a recovery, but it’s as slow as maple syrup. It’s not much of a recovery.” ~ Representative John Kavanagh, chairman, Arizona House Appropriations Committee

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      Arizona’s $1 billion budget hole

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      By   2 days ago

      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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      By   2 days ago

      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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        Meet a working mom taking pregnancy discrimination case to the Supremes

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        By   17 hours ago

        By Dave Jamieson | The Huffington Post When Peggy Young became pregnant in 2006, she had every intention of continuing to work delivering packages for UPS in Maryland. At the urging of the company’s occupational health manager, Young visited her doctor to obtain a note detailing any work restrictions she might need. Her doctor recommended [...]

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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   2 weeks ago

        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   2 weeks ago

        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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        By   2 weeks ago

        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   3 weeks ago

        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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        By   4 weeks ago

        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   4 weeks ago

        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.

        By   4 weeks ago

        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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          Tucson to Phoenix: You can have some of our water

          Central Arizona Project is a canal that provides Colorado River water to places as distant as Tucson

          By   17 hours ago

          By Jim Carlton | The Wall Street Journal; A recent agreement by this city and Tucson, Ariz., highlights a growing trend in the drought-plagued Southwest: water agencies sharing resources to stretch limited supplies rather than going it alone. Phoenix, which gets more water than it can store from the Colorado River, has agreed to send [...]

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          Water group hears ideas from Pinal farmers

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          By   22 hours ago

          By Melissa St. Aude | Casa Grande Dispatch Although some local farmers say a planned elimination of agricultural extinguishment credits set to begin in 2019 is acceptable, some would like to see other recommendations put in place and various related issues addressed. The Pinal Local Water Group heard the list of ideas on Monday. Dick [...]

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          SolarCity and Zep spice up the solar carport race

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          By   3 days ago

          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   4 days ago

          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   6 days ago

          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   7 days ago

          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   7 days ago

          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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          By   1 week ago

          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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            Marijuana for everyone over 21

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            By   3 days ago

            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   6 days ago

            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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            By   7 days ago

            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   1 week ago

            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   1 week ago

            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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