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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of December 19

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By   17 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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State poised to withhold highways funds to Superior and Mammoth for not repaying non-statutory loans

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By   21 hours ago

By James Hodl | Copper Area News Charges by the Arizona Office of Auditor General (OAG) that the towns of Superior and Mammoth misdirected funds targeted for road, bridge and transportation projects to other municipal uses could soon result in the state withholding further highway funds to both communities. Without such funding, local construction and […]

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[EXCLUSIVE] Delays, resignations, cultural differences, zipped lips mark PhoenixMart project

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By   1 day ago

By Phil Riske | Managing Editor A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture. Few people these days are willing to go on the record about frustrations that abound with the […]

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Dewey-Humboldt mayor painted a belligerent bully

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By   1 day ago

By Sue Tones | Prescott Valley Tribune Two Dewey-Humboldt town council members filed an agenda item to discuss changing the town code so that any member, appointed by the majority of the council, may preside over council meetings. The agenda item was an attempt to solve the alleged ongoing problem of disrespectful and bullying behavior […]

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Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia fired

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KTAR Police Chief Daniel Garcia was fired Thursday shortly after requesting a two-year contract from the city to “silence” his critics. The firing came shortly after Garcia held a press conference to both request the contract and blast police unions. In the press conference, Garcia said police unions are harming both the city and officers. […]

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Ducey names top aides–congrats

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Ducey’s transition team this afternoon announced four members of the governor-elect’s senior staff, which are listed below. Deputy Chief of Staff for External Affairs and Policy Development: Danny Seiden Chief of Operations: Ted Vogt Senior Advisor: Sara Mueller Director of Legislative Affairs: Gretchen Martinez Related: Reagan names top staffers for Secretary of State’s Office

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Anti-casino groups fined $75,000 over campaign reports 

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By Peter Corbett, The Republic | azcentral.com Two Glendale political groups that oppose a West Valley tribal casino were fined $75,000 earlier this month for four campaign finance violations. Glendale City Attorney Michael Bailey, in response to a citizen complaint, determined that the aligned groups Respect the Promise and Neighbors for a Better Glendale failed […]

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McSally wins recount, becomes CD-2 congresswoman-elect

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By   3 days ago

Inside Tucson Business Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today was named the official winner of the race for AZ CD-2, after results from a state-mandated recount gave her a 167 victory over incumbent Ron Barber. The court announcement is the last step in the recount process and makes McSally’s victory final in CD-2. “We’re […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of December 19

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    By   17 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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    Mandalay Homes developing Carmel Estates in Glendale

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    By   20 hours ago

    By Belfiore Real Estate Consulting During Belfiore’s most recent survey in its north Glendale submarket, Mandalay was developing its new subdivision, Carmel Estates.  Mandalay is located north of Union Hills Drive and west of 54th Avenue. The site will have 39 – 62’ x 110’ lots. The subdivision is just over 9.8 acres. Mandalay closed on […]

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    Pinal sees spike in renters

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    By   21 hours ago

    By Shane Dale | Casa Grande Dispatch Following the burst of the housing bubble in 2008, more Americans looked to rent the place they live rather than take out a mortgage and buy. Pinal County has followed that trend and outpaced the rest of Arizona in the past two years. George Hammond, director and research […]

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    No decision yet on Florence Magic Ranch and Arizona Farms annexation

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    By   21 hours ago

    By SanTanValley.com A few dozen people filed into hearing room 1 in Pinal County Superior Court today to hear Honorable Jason R Holmberg rule regarding 2 lawsuits (Case #S-1100-CV-201402265 & S-1100-CV-201402266) filed against the Town of Florence’s Magic Ranch & Arizona Farms Annexation, by a group of residents known as HALO (Homeowners Against Legislative Omissions). […]

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    Senators call on FHA to lower mortgage costs

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    By   21 hours ago

    Joe Light | Wall Street Journal A group of 18 senators—all Democrats and an independent—in a letter on Thursday called on Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro to lower mortgage costs charged by the Federal Housing Administration. The letter, signed by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), Charles Schumer […]

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    Fannie Mae unveils new mortgage for first-time buyers

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    By Mark Huffman | Consumer Affairs Even though the U.S. housing market has recovered from the depths of what can only be considered a housing crash, it has been investors who have driven the market. First-time homebuyers have mostly stayed on the sidelines, either out of choice or necessity. In many cases first-time buyers haven’t been […]

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    [EXCLUSIVE] Delays, resignations, cultural differences, zipped lips mark PhoenixMart project

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    By   1 day ago

    By Phil Riske | Managing Editor A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture. Few people these days are willing to go on the record about frustrations that abound with the […]

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    D.R. Horton closes on 172 finished lots in south Buckeye for $6.5M

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    By   2 days ago

    By Daniel Benson | Belfiore Real Estate Consulting D.R. Horton closed on two transactions totaling a combined purchase price of $6,501,600.  The seller in the deal was Crown-Phoenix VIII LLC & Crown-Phoenix X LLC (Voyager Properties – Manager; Mark A. Voigt & David K. Rogers). The deals included 88 – 58’x115’ finished lots and 84 – […]

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      Ducey names four more senior staff

      By   17 hours ago

      Ducey’s administration continues to take shape, as his transition team today announced a handful of new senior staff appointments. Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Budget: Victor Riches Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications: Daniel Scarpinato Senior Advisor: JP Twist General Counsel: Mike Liburdi

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      Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Staff Hirings by Arizona Mine Inspector Joe Hart

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      By   20 hours ago

      10: Mike Orr 9 Tracey Gold 8. Adam Silver 7. Nicholas Cave 6. Bat Masterson 5. Canary Wilson 4. Chris Rock 3. Neil Diamond 2. Nat King Cole 1. Brad Pitt

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      Government agendas for week of Dec. 22, 2014

      By   20 hours ago

      Cities/Towns City of Coolidge City Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Safford City Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Tempe City Council Special Meeting Agenda Town of Tusayan Town Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Yuma Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda Counties None

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      No decision yet on Florence Magic Ranch and Arizona Farms annexation

      Florence

      By   21 hours ago

      By SanTanValley.com A few dozen people filed into hearing room 1 in Pinal County Superior Court today to hear Honorable Jason R Holmberg rule regarding 2 lawsuits (Case #S-1100-CV-201402265 & S-1100-CV-201402266) filed against the Town of Florence’s Magic Ranch & Arizona Farms Annexation, by a group of residents known as HALO (Homeowners Against Legislative Omissions). […]

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      Arpaio to disband squad that searches for illegal immigrants

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      By   21 hours ago

      The New York Times Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally, is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts. His office said late Wednesday that it would disband a squad that has raided businesses to arrest more than 700 immigrants who were charged […]

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      State poised to withhold highways funds to Superior and Mammoth for not repaying non-statutory loans

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      By   21 hours ago

      By James Hodl | Copper Area News Charges by the Arizona Office of Auditor General (OAG) that the towns of Superior and Mammoth misdirected funds targeted for road, bridge and transportation projects to other municipal uses could soon result in the state withholding further highway funds to both communities. Without such funding, local construction and […]

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      Senators call on FHA to lower mortgage costs

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      By   21 hours ago

      Joe Light | Wall Street Journal A group of 18 senators—all Democrats and an independent—in a letter on Thursday called on Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro to lower mortgage costs charged by the Federal Housing Administration. The letter, signed by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), Charles Schumer […]

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      Endangered species: Clean Elections continues its decline

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      By   23 hours ago

      By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times With each election cycle since the end of matching funds, Clean Elections has become an exceedingly less potent force, a trend that led to near-record lows in both participation and success in Arizona’s public campaign funding system. In 2014, Clean Elections had its second-worst cycle in terms of […]

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        We haven’t fallen that far from the tree full of chimps

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        By   2 weeks ago

        From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor While others protest recent deaths involving police officers, I feel compelled to growl about a ruling made by a New York court that decided a chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human. The judges voted 3-0 in denying “legal […]

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        Don’t bark up the wrong custody tree; get a ‘pup nup;’ Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher says courts don’t treat pets same as humans

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        By   1 month ago

        CBS NewYork Attorneys across the country are reporting a huge jump in pet custody battles, which can be both emotionally and financially draining. But now, there’s another option: the pet “pre-nup.” Many people treat their pets as if they are part of the family, but what happens if the family breaks up? “They will fight […]

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        An Oklahoma oilman’s billion-dollar divorce, yes, billion; Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher finds case intriguing

        American oil mogul Harold Hamm is divorcing his wife of 25 years, Sue Ann

        By   1 month ago

        By David Segal | The New York Times During his nearly 50 years as an Oklahoma oil man, Harold Hamm has done everything on a huge scale. The chief executive and majority shareholder of Continental Resources, he owns the largest piece of the greatest oil discovery of our age, in the shale-rich plains of North […]

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        Meet a working mom taking pregnancy discrimination case to the Supremes

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        By   2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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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          Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Staff Hirings by Arizona Mine Inspector Joe Hart

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          By   20 hours ago

          10: Mike Orr 9 Tracey Gold 8. Adam Silver 7. Nicholas Cave 6. Bat Masterson 5. Canary Wilson 4. Chris Rock 3. Neil Diamond 2. Nat King Cole 1. Brad Pitt

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          Is massive solar-wind tunnel in Arizona a pipe dream?

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          By   23 hours ago

          By Julia Pyper | Greentech Media Imagine a tower as tall as two Empire State Buildings that can produce as much energy as the Hoover Dam at a price competitive with natural gas. That’s what the startup Solar Wind Energy Tower is selling. Is it for real? If the experience of EnviroMission, another penny-stock company, […]

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          Citing health risks, Cuomo bans fracking in New York State

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          By   2 days ago

          By Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas. Fracking, as it is known, was heavily promoted as a source of […]

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          SRP extends deadline for Chandler power line project

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          By Chris Coppola | The Republic | azcentral.com SRP says power lines are needed to address future power needs along Price Corridor in Chandler, home to numerous high-tech companies Utility will extend time to for landowners to respond to Jan. 9 If deals with reservation landholders can’t be worked out, SRP expects to move ahead […]

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          High-voltage power lines spark Surprise residents’ ire

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          By   2 days ago

          By Richard Smith | Today Sarah Ann Ranch residents in southwest Surprise believed their concerns were being ignored about a high voltage APS line on 125-foot poles less than 250 feet south of the development. Their attempts to contact and discuss an alternative with APS, the Arizona Corporation Commission, developer D.R. Horton and the community […]

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          Citing health risks, Cuomo bans fracking in New York State

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          By Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas. Fracking, as it is known, was heavily promoted as a source of […]

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          High-voltage power lines spark Surprise residents’ ire

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          By   3 days ago

          By Richard Smith | Today Sarah Ann Ranch residents in southwest Surprise believed their concerns were being ignored about a high voltage APS line on 125-foot poles less than 250 feet south of the development. Their attempts to contact and discuss an alternative with APS, the Arizona Corporation Commission, developer D.R. Horton and the community […]

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          Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us

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          Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Seventh in a series of articles reviewing the 2014 news stories published by Rose Law Group Reporter that were most read and gained momentum during the rest of the year.) JANUARY 2014  FEBRUARY 2014 MARCH 2014 APRIL […]

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            Medical Marijuana View All →

            Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

            A University of Texas study debunked some myths about long-term marijuana use,

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            The New York Time Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana’s medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug’s negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and […]

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            Fact-Check Fail: ‘Arizona Republic’ flubs Mark Brnovich’s bogus medical marijuana claim

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Where does 25 equal 30, and 22.7 percent equal “most?” The Arizona Republic’s “Fact Check: Keeping Arizona Honest” column, of course. In Sunday’s paper, as a reader informed us this week, a fact-check completely flubs the evaluation of Mark Brnovich’s comment on TV last month about the state’s […]

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            Colorado sued by neighboring states over legal pot

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            By Trevor Hughes | USA TODAY The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, arguing state-legalized marijuana from Colorado is improperly spilling across state lines. The suit invokes the federal government’s right to regulate both drugs and interstate commerce, and says Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana has […]

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us

            July

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Seventh in a series of articles reviewing the 2014 news stories published by Rose Law Group Reporter that were most read and gained momentum during the rest of the year.) JANUARY 2014  FEBRUARY 2014 MARCH 2014 APRIL […]

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Sixth in a series of articles reviewing the 2014 news stories published by Rose Law Group Reporter that were most read and gained momentum during the rest of the year.) JANUARY 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 MARCH 2014 APRIL 2014 MAY 2014 Lead stories Apple’s sapphire glass plant in […]

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            Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize

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            By Donna Leinwand Leger | USA TODAY Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey released Tuesday found. University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, now in its 40th year, surveys 40,000 to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th and 12th […]

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us

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            By   5 days ago

            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Fifth in a series of articles reviewing the 2014 news stories published by Rose Law Group Reporter that were most read and gained momentum during the rest of the year.) JANUARY 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 MARCH 2014 APRIL 2014  Despite spurts of development, the state’s economy was “stagnant, […]

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            Indian tribes permitted to legalize marijuana on their lands, but little interest

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            By   6 days ago

            By Jeff Barnard and Gosia Wozniacka | The Associated Press Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. Some advocates said the announcement could open new markets across […]

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