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Glendale Council warned about action on casino referendum 

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Posted by   18 hours ago

By Sterling Fluharty | The Glendale Star The Glendale City Council met Jan. 20 for possible action on a nearby casino, held an unscheduled executive session and passed a resolution that was not distributed before the meeting, perhaps in violation of the law. Mary O’Grady, an attorney and former Arizona Solicitor General who represents the […]

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[EDITORIAL] The ticketless mayor and the ‘petty’ NFL 

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Posted by   18 hours ago

Editorial board | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s notes: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only. Governor Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor has paid his own way to the Super Bowl on Sunday.) Every January, the NFL makes Super Bowl tickets available at face value to politicians in the host community. This year, […]

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State political parties elect leaders

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Posted by   2 days ago

The Republican Party leadership slate Saturday elected were Robert Graham, re-elected as chairman, and Jonathan Lines won as treasurer. A.J. LaFaro, the former Maricopa County Republican Committee chairman lost his bid to become the state party’s 1st vice-chairman. The Arizona Democratic Party also held its state organizational meeting on Saturday.. Alexis Tameron became the first […]

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SkyMall files for bankruptcy, lays off Phoenix workers, auctions off assets

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By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal SkyMall LLC — the well-known Arizona company whose consumer catalogs are in the seatbacks of commercial airplanes — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, laid off Phoenix workers and is looking to sell or auction its business assets. Phoenix-based SkyMall — and is parent company Xhibit Corp. — […]

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Top 10 Internet law developments of 2014

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By Eric Goldman | Forbes It’s time for my annual recap of the top Internet Law developments of the year. #10: Copyright Fair Use Tilts To Defense. Larry Lessig has famously said that “fair use in America simply means the right to hire a lawyer to defend your right to create.” While that may still […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of January 23

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Posted by   5 days 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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Rebirth of bill to create lieutenant governor office in Arizona

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By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times A lawmaker is reviving an effort to create lieutenant governor position in Arizona, a post that would supersede the secretary of state as first in the line of succession for the governor’s office. Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, introduced a resolution to send the question to the ballot in […]

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Open and shut cases of Arizona lawmakers behaving badly: From the Rose Law Group Growlery

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Posted by   6 days ago

Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I call on Governor Ducey to stop certain legislation and a rule change that would only increase public distrust of the state Legislature. This will be my 12th year of covering the Legislature full and part-time, and I’ve seen a […]

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    Boomerang buyers emerge

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    By RealtyTrac In 2015, the first wave of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are now past the seven-year window they conservatively need to repair their credit and qualify to buy a home. More waves of these potential boomerang buyers will be moving past that […]

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    Phoenix housing market is coming back, report says

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    By Philip Haldiman, Editor-in-Chief | The Dealmaker The Phoenix housing market has moved into recovery mode, according to a new report on single-family home sales, mortgage lending and job growth trends. Arizona real estate analyst Fletcher Wilcox, author of the report, told The Dealmaker that while there is still pain in the local housing market, […]

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    $5M+ Deal – Parts of Chandler shopping center go for just under $10M

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    Posted by   18 hours ago

    Below is the deal that closed Monday, January 26, 2015, in Maricopa County over $5 million according to the Maricopa County Recorder. The Rose Law Group Reporter has not independently verified these transactions. $9.8M for five parcels of the Monterey Vista Village Shopping Center, at the NWC of E. Pecos and S. McQueen roads (910 […]

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    What real estate can learn from consumer brands that ‘get it’

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    By Jose Perez | inman The real estate transaction has been commoditized … have you noticed? Between the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and state and local regulations, can you honestly tell me that how you transact a brokerage deal, mortgage or settlement is significantly different from your competitors? Face […]

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    Petition may encourage change to Scottsdale home rental policies

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    Posted by   19 hours ago

    By Allison Walker | Scottsdale Independent When Deanna Peters brought her petition to Scottsdale City Council earlier this month, she hoped revising a city ordinance that prohibits residents from renting out their homes for less than 30 days could benefit her community by promoting tourism and business activity. As a real estate agent for West […]

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    Real estate fraud prevalent as the sun in cloudless Ariz. sky

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    Posted by   19 hours ago

    By Philip Haldiman, Editor-in-Chief | The Dealmaker Real estate fraud in Arizona has been as common as the day is sunny in this state. Although things have gotten better, a recent report states that Arizona once again has one of the highest mortgage fraud rates in the country. Statistics from LexisNexis, a research and data […]

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    A fresh look at advances in real estate technology

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    By Mary Umberger | Chicago Tribune The housing world was famously slow to embrace technology when that thing that used to be called the World Wide Web — or worse, the information superhighway — appeared a couple of decades ago, but it finally got the message. It seems to be on an app-a-day binge, but […]

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    LGO plans new Camelback corridor eatery

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    By Luci Scott | Arizona Builder’s Exchange A general contractor has yet to be hired to build a 5,000 square-foot restaurant planned by the owner of the popular Chelsea’s Kitchen and La Grande Orange Grocery + Pizzeria. The new eatery will be west of the southwest corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. […]

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      ‘Arizona Capitol Times’ and 12 News reporters picked as best political journalists

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      Posted by   13 hours ago

      By Chris Cillizza | The Washington Post The most under-appreciated reporters in the political world are the scribes covering state and local politics. They rarely get the attention of their colleagues at the national level but are often covering the very politicians and national trends that come to impact the broad political landscape. Every two […]

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      Hey, candidates, don’t call us

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      By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Stay Relief may be on the way for Arizona voters who find themselves flooded with robocalls from candidates and their supporters each election year. Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, has introduced legislation to create a political “do not call” list available to all Arizonans. Those who don’t want […]

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      Casa Grande’s sales tax revenue holds fairly consistent

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      Posted by   17 hours ago

      By Melissa St. Aude | Casa Grande Dispatch Casa Grande city officials say it’s a good sign that local sales tax revenues for the city grew slightly in fiscal year 2014 but caution that levels are below amounts collected in years past. Sales tax revenue is one of the largest chunks of money the city […]

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      2015 GRIC Inauguration Ceremony: ‘Year of Our Water Rights’

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      By Mikhail Sundust | Gila River Indian Community The Gila River Indian Community celebrated the swearing-in of Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis and Lt. Gov. Monica Antone at the 2015 Inauguration Ceremony Saturday Jan. 10. The day started with a processional led by Gila River royalty and including the Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council, Gila River dance […]

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      Glendale Council warned about action on casino referendum 

      Mary O'Grady

      Posted by   18 hours ago

      By Sterling Fluharty | The Glendale Star The Glendale City Council met Jan. 20 for possible action on a nearby casino, held an unscheduled executive session and passed a resolution that was not distributed before the meeting, perhaps in violation of the law. Mary O’Grady, an attorney and former Arizona Solicitor General who represents the […]

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      [EDITORIAL] The ticketless mayor and the ‘petty’ NFL 

      Weiers

      Posted by   18 hours ago

      Editorial board | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s notes: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only. Governor Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor has paid his own way to the Super Bowl on Sunday.) Every January, the NFL makes Super Bowl tickets available at face value to politicians in the host community. This year, […]

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      Arizona Democrats going after ‘dark money’

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      Posted by   18 hours ago

      By Matthew Hendley | Phoenix New Times Democrats in the Arizona House and Senate have unveiled a package of bills aimed at regulating so-called “dark money.” Arizona’s been a hot-spot for the “dark money” issue, which involves organizations being able to dump millions of dollars into elections without having to reveal their donors — so […]

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      New RUCO director to replace Patrick Quinn

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      By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney has been appointed director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO). Navajo County Board of Supervisors chairman David Tenney was appointed Monday as the director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office, replacing director Patrick Quinn. Tenney has an “active and extensive career representing […]

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        Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again); Kaine Fisher, Director of Rose Law Group Family Department, discusses with Phoenix Business Journal

        Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again)

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        by Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal A new law proposed by 13 co-sponsors will put marriage equality into Arizona lawbooks – provided voters repeal the unconstitutional 2008 voter-enacted amendment. House Bill 2117 repeals a 1996 statute banning same-sex marriage. The legislative-passed language was bolstered by Proposition 102, which amended the state constitution to […]

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        [BREAKING] Supreme Court to decide whether same-sex couples nationwide may marry

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        The New York Times The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must permit gay and lesbian couples to marry. The court’s announcement made it likely that it would resolve one of the great civil rights questions of the age before its current term ends in June. The justices ducked the […]

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        The court-appointed advisor in custody matters: do you need or even want one? Kelly Mendoza, Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney, discusses

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        By Kelly Mendoza, Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney There is a dispute between you and your child’s other parent that has escalated to an initial or follow up case before the Judge.  The Court has held a Resolution Management Conference (or a Return Hearing) and at that time the Judge orders the appointment of […]

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        Do we really care how many Americans are getting divorced? Yes, says Kaine Fisher, Director Rose Law Group Family Law Department

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        By Kathryn Vasel | CNN The Census Bureau has proposed eliminating several marriage and divorce-related questions on the American Community Survey, putting them in the “low benefit and low cost category.” But experts say that would be a mistake. They claim the change would lead to a gaping hole in data regarding the social and […]

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        Chris Rock files for divorce after 19 years of marriage; Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Kelly Mendoza touches on the irony of it

        Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. The couple was married for 19 years and has two daughters together. Photo: Getty Images

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        By Saeed Ahmed | CNN After 19 years of marriage, Chris Rock has filed for divorce. But unlike his trenchant standup routines, where he often poked fun at marriage, the comedian is being tight-lipped about the reason. “This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and […]

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        [AZ Foothills] CREED frontman loses control and child custody; Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department, says there is still hope for Stapp

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        by Christina Tetreault | Arizona Foothills Magazine Scott Stapp, the former lead of CREED, has lost the custody of his three children and not-to-mention he also lost the rights to be in his house. Jaclyn, his soon-to-be ex-wife, is trying to get him involuntarily committed for 60-days. According to TMZ, Jaclyn says that Stapp has […]

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        Spouses tangle over pets in divorce court; pets are like children says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        By Carri Geer Thevenot | Las Vegas Review-Journal Family law attorney Mandy McKellar valued her cats so much that she included them in a prenuptial agreement with her husband — “just in case.” By the time they divorced this summer, the couple also had acquired two dogs. Now all five pets live with McKellar in […]

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        Multiracial marriage on the rise; Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department, comments

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        Brookings Institute One consequence of America’s diversity explosion is a rise in multiracial marriages. In 1960, before immigration levels to the United States started to rise, multiracial marriages constituted only 0.4 percent of all U.S. marriages. That figure increased to 8.4 percent in 2010 and for recent newlyweds, 15 percent. Not surprisingly the prevalence of […]

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          Energy and Environment View All →

          Worry for solar projects after end of tax credits

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          By Dianne Cardwell | The New York Times For more than a year now, an enormous solar thermal power plant has been humming along in the Arizona desert, sending out power as needed, even well after sunset. The plant, called Solana, was developed by the Spanish energy and technology company Abengoa and has succeeded in […]

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          SunZia transmission line to link New Mexico, Pinal County substations

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          NEWS RELEASE Jan 26, 2015 (SeeNews) – The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the USD-2-billion (EUR 1.78bn) SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, which will enable the addition of 3 GW of renewable energy capacity to the desert Southwest. The green light has been given following an extensive public process started in 2009, according […]

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          Arizona lawmakers find some good, some bad in State of the Union

          The speech was Obama’s sixth, and his first before a Congress where both chambers are controlled by Republicans.

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          By Jessica Boehm, Andrew Romanov and Sierra Oshrin | Cronkite News Most members of Arizona’s congressional delegation said they found something to like in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday – and some areas where they thought it came up short. The speech was Obama’s sixth, and his first before a Congress […]

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          First global solar plane flight plans stops in NY, Phoenix

          Solar Impulse 2 aims to be the first solar plane in history to fly around the world. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will play host for the flight in 2015. (Courtesy photo)

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          By Thom Patterson | CNN The quest to complete the first solar-powered flight around the world moved a bit closer to reality Tuesday. Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg announced the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft will depart the United Arab Emirates on their historic adventure in late February or early March, making a total […]

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          Investigative reporter discusses APS scheme using congressmen to attack solar [VIDEO]

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          ABC 15 Arizona’s largest utility company has been at odds with the solar panel industry for years. Now, APS is asking the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on solar companies for deceptive practices. But they didn’t ask them directly. Six Arizona Congressmen sent letters to federal regulators asking them to investigate solar leasing companies. […]

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          Threatened bird puts brakes on Coronado National Forest mine

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          By Dan Pancamo | Cronkite News Federal officials have pulled back approval for exploratory mine drilling in the Coronado National Forest after receiving what one official described as new information on a threatened bird in the area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extended threatened status to the yellow-billed cuckoo in October – more than […]

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          Study reports Colorado River has $1.4 trillion economic impact on region

          The Colorado River and its tributaries, like the Little Colorado here, generate an estimated $1.4 trillion in economic activity a year throughout the states in the watershed, a new report claims. /Photo by Alicia Burtner/U.S. Geological Survey

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          By Sierra Oshrin | Cronkite News Without water from the Colorado River, Arizona’s gross state product would drop by more than $185 billion in a year and the state would lose more than 2 million jobs, a new report claims. The first-ever study, released Thursday by Protect the Flows, estimated the Colorado’s economic impact on […]

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            Scottsdale company takes medical marijuana online

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            By Will Sowards | Cronkite News Bud is a burgeoning business in Arizona. Revenue from medical marijuana in Arizona more than tripled year-over-year in 2014, leading to a variety of individuals trying to find a fortune among the green. The Marijuana Companies is just one of the businesses trying to capitalize on the growing industry. […]

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            Supervisors seem on track to approve land for MMJ grow

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            By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor Attitudes are changing about marijuana across the country, and the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has taken notice. Sean Dugan, owner of Side- winder Dairy in Casa Grande, has requested a zoning text amendment to use some of his land for outdoor medical marijuana grow sites. The request is […]

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            University of Denver adds pot business to law school curriculum

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              By David Migoya | The Denver Post University of Denver Sturm College of Law senior Madalyn McElwain said she was relieved to hear the school was offering the nation’s first class on representing marijuana clients. The third-year lawyer-to-be wanted to practice in the intricate and quickly changing world of marijuana law, one that for […]

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            Court weighs question of should parolees be permitted to use medical marijuana

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            By Mark Remillard | KTAR The Arizona State Supreme Court is deciding a case that could affect the state’s medical marijuana laws. The case, Keenan Reed-Kaliher v. State of Arizona, was brought before the panel of five judges on Tuesday and hinges on whether those on parole or probation should be permitted access to medical […]

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            [OP-ED] Rose Law Group attorney Jana Weltzin writes about public policy in Alaska for ‘Fairbanks Daily News-Miner’

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            By Jana Weltzin | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Born and raised in Fairbanks, and now working at a law firm that represents hundreds of medical marijuana businesses nationwide and had significant input on various statewide and local rules, I can tell you that regardless of whether you voted for the recreational marijuana initiative, the Last Frontier […]

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            Company rejects the sign of the times

            Courtesy of Human Collective A rendering shows what a sign would have looked like at a Portland marijuana dispensary.

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            By Kristen Moulton | The Salt Lake Tribune The co-founder of a Portland medical marijuana dispensary is accusing a Utah sign company of bigotry because it refused his business. Ron Morse said his landlord suggested he ask Salt Lake City-based YESCO, which has offices throughout the country, to build a new electronic sign that would […]

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            [OPINION] Colorado needs cannabis cash

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            Posted by   4 weeks ago

            By Sue Sisley, M.D. | Special to The Cannabist Two weeks ago, the Colorado Board of Health awarded grants totaling $8 million to research marijuana’s medical potential. The studies funded by these grants will help evaluate marijuana’s safety and efficacy in treating epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The money is […]

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            Are you a wackadoodle?

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            From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor The next generation not only will inherit a whopping national debt, it will be handed a dictionary inflated by media-and-millennial-contrived language. As Linda Valdez at The Arizona Republic noted recently, the French phrase “je ne sais quoi” rose to No. 6 in […]

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