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Saying it’s more than hockey, groups form to sack Glendale council members

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By Peter Corbett | The Republic | azcentral Glendale City Council members Lauren Tolmachoff and Bart Turner have been targeted for a recall election to remove them from office seven months after they were elected. A recall election would not likely occur until March. There is no shortage of Glendale City Council critics. One council […]

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Gila River Indian Community Files Lawsuit Against FHA, ADOT Over Proposed Path of South Mountain Freeway

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Posted by   5 hours ago

NEWS RELEASE Sacaton, AZ – The Gila River Indian Community (the “Community”) filed a lawsuit today challenging the recent decision by the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation to build the South Mountain Freeway along a path that borders the Community and that runs directly through the South Mountain, land that is […]

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Arizona, 15 other states sue EPA over clean water rule

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Posted by   8 hours ago

By Pam Maclean | Reuters Sixteen states on Monday filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contesting a rule that expands the definition of bodies of water subject to federal pollution controls. The actions are a coordinated challenge to an EPA rule issued on May 27 that defines the jurisdiction of the EPA and […]

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Rose Law Group attorneys address potential workplace, adoption issues post same-sex marriage ruling‏

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Posted by   9 hours ago

By Phil Riske, managing editor | Rose Law Group Reporter Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision upholding same-sex marriage (Obergefell v Hodges) will result in companies revisiting their domestic partnership benefits for unmarried couples, such as exists in Arizona, many state officials agree. “Now that same-sex couples can marry in all states, those companies may consider removing […]

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[BREAKING] A day later: Supreme Court to consider challenge to Ariz. Redistricting Commission’s legislative map

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services /Arizona Capitol Times The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to take up another challenge to the lines drawn by Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission. Without comment the justices agreed to review a complaint that the five-member commission violated the law by creating legislative districts of unequal population. More […]

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Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich discusses ruling on solar property tax case on KJZZ (Audio)

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Posted by   14 hours ago

By Kristena Hansen | KJZZ A superior court judge has issued a ruling on a complicated case involving two Arizona solar companies that have been battling over tax issues with the state Department of Revenue, but it’s unclear as to what the ruling really means. The lawsuit stems from Arizona’s drastically different renewable energy landscape […]

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Coyotes must increase bond, Glendale must pay team what it owes

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Posted by   1 day ago

KTAR.com A judge on Monday ordered the Arizona Coyotes ownership to increase its bond payment to the city of Glendale by $750,000 and that the city must make its payment to ownership. The city and NHL team are locked in a contract dispute that began when Glendale city leaders voted to drop the arena lease […]

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Sen. Barbara McGuire announces exploratory committee for Congress in CD-1

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NEWS RELEASE KEARNY, ARIZONA – State Senator Barbara McGuire, D-Legislative District 8, announced today that she is opening a committee to explore running for Congressional District 1. “The residents of rural Arizona deserve a representative who understands the unique needs of our communities. They deserve someone who will fight every day to create jobs and […]

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    Florence Council opts for closer look at future annexations

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    By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder The town will enlarge the town limits a bit more cautiously than it has for the last decade, following a change in policy by the Town Council. “Since much has changed over the last several months, (town) staff believes it is prudent to reassess how we pursue future annexation […]

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    Case-Shiller home price index flattens in April

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    By Laura Kusisto | The Wall Street Journal Home prices slowed in April, according to a report released on Tuesday, highlighting that the housing recovery remains bumpy. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, covering the entire nation, rose 4.2% in the 12 months ended in April, weaker than a 4.3% increase in March. The 10-city and […]

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    Phoenix, Tucson have higher apartment vacancies than most other Western cities

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix and Tucson higher rental vacancy rates than most other Western U.S. cities, according to a new report looking at the residential real estate sector. The Valley’s residential real estate vacancy rate is 8.1 percent and units spend on average 57 days on the market, according to a […]

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    Real estate agents, brokers gearing up for lending changes

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    Posted by   9 hours ago

    By Cassidy Trowbridge | Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix homebuyers will be encountering new disclosure forms when working with mortgage lenders this October. In an effort to add clarity and simplicity to the mortgage lending process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is implementing TRID, also known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. The acronym-laden rule will […]

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    Ruling: Not a bad week

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    Posted by   1 day ago

    The Monday Morning Quarterback, a quick analysis of important economic data released over the past week Elliott D. Pollack & Co. While it was a big week for decisions from the Supreme Court, it was less exciting in the economic realm. The news released last week was mostly good. The latest data available shows that […]

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    SRP still pursuing power line route on Gila River Reservation

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    By Chris Coppola| The Arizona Republic Gila River Indian Community officials rejected construction of a major power line across tribal land because terms of the proposed lease with Salt River Project was too long, a tribal spokesman confirmed. SRP officials told The Republic it is continuing to pursue an agreement with the tribal community that […]

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    Pending home sales rise 0.9% in May, highest level since 2006

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    By Diana Olick | CNBC A sharp jump in interest rates may have deterred some homebuyers in May. Signed contracts to buy existing homes, so-called pending home sales, rose just 0.9 percent in May from April, according to the National Association of Realtors, after a downward revision to April’s reading. That is slightly lower than […]

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    Housing forecast: What to expect in the second half of 2015‏

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    By Erin Carlyle | Forbes The recession may be over, but the housing market still bears scars. Take the homeownership rate. In 2005, America’s homeownership rate was 69.1%. Today, it’s 63.7%, the lowest level the nation has seen since 1993. The good news for sellers is that demand for housing is back, and prices are […]

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      Rose Law Group Election Attorney Hugh Hallman on PBS Arizona Horizon debating Arizona redistricting

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      The United States Supreme Court has decided an Arizona redistricting case that will determine whether the legislature or an independent redistricting commission can draw congressional district maps. Local attorneys Paul Eckstein and Hugh Hallman discuss the ruling.  

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      Saying it’s more than hockey, groups form to sack Glendale council members

      Glendale

      Posted by   4 hours ago

      By Peter Corbett | The Republic | azcentral Glendale City Council members Lauren Tolmachoff and Bart Turner have been targeted for a recall election to remove them from office seven months after they were elected. A recall election would not likely occur until March. There is no shortage of Glendale City Council critics. One council […]

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      Gila River Indian Community Files Lawsuit Against FHA, ADOT Over Proposed Path of South Mountain Freeway

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      Posted by   5 hours ago

      NEWS RELEASE Sacaton, AZ – The Gila River Indian Community (the “Community”) filed a lawsuit today challenging the recent decision by the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation to build the South Mountain Freeway along a path that borders the Community and that runs directly through the South Mountain, land that is […]

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      Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 New Miracle Drugs Approved by the FDA

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      Posted by   6 hours ago

      10> Trumposia: psychotropic drug that convinces the patient he/she can be president of the United States 9> Yoteseze: for heartburn caused by hockey fights 8> Jawzcreme: for shark bites 7> Peeban: for overactive bladder 6> Supercodin: for migraine headaches caused by boss (might be habit-forming) 5> Stikdisjob: used to treat addiction to Supercodin 4> Nosnot: […]

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      Arizona, 15 other states sue EPA over clean water rule

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      Posted by   8 hours ago

      By Pam Maclean | Reuters Sixteen states on Monday filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contesting a rule that expands the definition of bodies of water subject to federal pollution controls. The actions are a coordinated challenge to an EPA rule issued on May 27 that defines the jurisdiction of the EPA and […]

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      Obama making millions more Americans eligible for overtime

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      Posted by   9 hours ago

      By Noam Scheiber | The New York Times President Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed article by the […]

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      Arizona energy regulators cheer ruling on EPA suit

      Justice Scalia announces opinion in Utility Air v. EPA./SCOTUS.blog

      Posted by   9 hours ago

      By Rachel Leingang and Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times In a much anticipated environmental case, a divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may not disregard costs in deciding whether to regulate coal-fired plants in order to reduce mercury and other toxic emissions. The EPA “must consider cost – […]

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      Real estate agents, brokers gearing up for lending changes

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      Posted by   9 hours ago

      By Cassidy Trowbridge | Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix homebuyers will be encountering new disclosure forms when working with mortgage lenders this October. In an effort to add clarity and simplicity to the mortgage lending process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is implementing TRID, also known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. The acronym-laden rule will […]

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        Rose Law Group attorneys address potential workplace, adoption issues post same-sex marriage ruling‏

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        Posted by   9 hours ago

        By Phil Riske, managing editor | Rose Law Group Reporter Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision upholding same-sex marriage (Obergefell v Hodges) will result in companies revisiting their domestic partnership benefits for unmarried couples, such as exists in Arizona, many state officials agree. “Now that same-sex couples can marry in all states, those companies may consider removing […]

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        How the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling impacts estate planning; Laurie Bianchi, Rose Law Group chairman of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning, Business and Asset Protection Department, comments

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        Forbes As gay, lesbian, and other proponents of same-sex marriages celebrate the United States Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, millions of Americans will now be eligible for dramatically different legal rights upon the death or disability of a life partner than were previously possible. In fact, in the field of estate planning […]

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        Salmons, a family divided on same-sex marriage

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        By Nihal Krishan | Cronkite News Matt Salmon celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that said same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right. Dr. Matt R. Salmon, that is, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, a conservative Republican from Mesa who, unlike his son, opposes same-sex marriage. Salmon’s congressional office did not release a […]

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        JUST IN — Gay marriage upheld by Supreme Court in close ruling, Rose Law Group attorneys comment

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        By Adam Liptak | The New York Times In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. The 5-to-4 decision, the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with […]

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        State must pay fees in domestic partners lawsuit

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        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        By Alia Beard Rau, The Republic | azcentral.com A decision by former Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to deny state benefits to domestic partners will cost the state more than $300,000 in legal fees. U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick on Friday ordered the state to pay $305,049.95 in legal fees and an additional […]

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        Attorney says secret child welfare investigations violate parents’ rights

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        Posted by   1 month ago

        By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times An attorney who represents parents whose children are wards of the state said the Office of Child Welfare Investigations keeps its reports secret, making it difficult for parents to defend themselves, violating their rights and blurring the line between police and social work. Chris Phillis, director of the […]

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        Gay couples tie the knot for health benefits

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        Posted by   2 months ago

        By Rachel Emma Silverman | The Wall Street Journal Wedding bells will ring later this year if the Supreme Court decides that gay couples are constitutionally entitled to marry. But health insurance, more than romance, may nudge some couples down the aisle. Amid a push that has made same-sex marriage legal in 37 states and […]

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        Former child safety head says Brnovich made decision to bar married gay couples from adopting

        PNI1217-met flanagan - 12.16.13 - Charles Flanagan (cq), chairman of the C.A.R.E. team (cq) talks with the media before he addresses an Arizona legislative hearing of the Child Protective Services Oversight Committee (cq) at the state capital on Monday, December 16, 2013 (cq). The purpose of the meeting was an update on the more than 6500 non-investigated CPS cases by both the Department of Public Safety (cq) and the C.A.R.E. team (cq). Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times The former head of the state’s child safety agency said Monday it was Attorney General Mark Brnovich and not he who precipitated a February decision to stop allowing married gay couples to jointly adopt or become foster parents. Charles Flanagan said Monday the Department of Child […]

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          Arizona, 15 other states sue EPA over clean water rule

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          Posted by   8 hours ago

          By Pam Maclean | Reuters Sixteen states on Monday filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contesting a rule that expands the definition of bodies of water subject to federal pollution controls. The actions are a coordinated challenge to an EPA rule issued on May 27 that defines the jurisdiction of the EPA and […]

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          Arizona energy regulators cheer ruling on EPA suit

          Justice Scalia announces opinion in Utility Air v. EPA./SCOTUS.blog

          Posted by   9 hours ago

          By Rachel Leingang and Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times In a much anticipated environmental case, a divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may not disregard costs in deciding whether to regulate coal-fired plants in order to reduce mercury and other toxic emissions. The EPA “must consider cost – […]

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          Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich discusses ruling on solar property tax case on KJZZ (Audio)

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          Posted by   14 hours ago

          By Kristena Hansen | KJZZ A superior court judge has issued a ruling on a complicated case involving two Arizona solar companies that have been battling over tax issues with the state Department of Revenue, but it’s unclear as to what the ruling really means. The lawsuit stems from Arizona’s drastically different renewable energy landscape […]

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          Coyotes must increase bond, Glendale must pay team what it owes

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          Posted by   1 day ago

          KTAR.com A judge on Monday ordered the Arizona Coyotes ownership to increase its bond payment to the city of Glendale by $750,000 and that the city must make its payment to ownership. The city and NHL team are locked in a contract dispute that began when Glendale city leaders voted to drop the arena lease […]

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          SRP still pursuing power line route on Gila River Reservation

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          Posted by   1 day ago

          By Chris Coppola| The Arizona Republic Gila River Indian Community officials rejected construction of a major power line across tribal land because terms of the proposed lease with Salt River Project was too long, a tribal spokesman confirmed. SRP officials told The Republic it is continuing to pursue an agreement with the tribal community that […]

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          [BREAKING] Supreme Court blocks Obama’s limits on power plants

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          By Adam Liptak | The New York Times The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, one meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Industry groups and some 20 states challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to regulate the emissions, saying […]

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          Arizona comments about Calif. are not water under the bridge to former Vegas official

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          By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star How good are Arizona’s legal rights to the Colorado River “if Lake Mead is at dead pool!!!!” asks Patricia Mulroy, the former water boss for the Las Vegas area who has wielded enormous influence over the years over management of the Colorado River and over Las Vegas’ growth, […]

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          Phoenix 18th in green building rankings

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          Arizona Daily Independent In the Valley of the Sun 31.4% of Valley office space is considered green , while nationally, 62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings With 31.4 percent of its office space considered “green” Phoenix ranked 18 of 30 markets on the 2015 Green Building […]

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            Pinal supervisors approve community-supported MMJ dispensary

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            By Brian Wright |Maricopa Monitor The issue of medical marijuana dispensaries in Pinal County has at times been a controversial subject. No such controversy existed Wednesday when the Board of Supervisors approved a dispensary just outside the Florence town limits. Healing Healthcare, located off Arizona 79 just south of Florence on property formerly used for […]

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            Medical marijuana: Cultivation site to open in Coolidge

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            By Sarah Ruff | Maricopa Monitor When Ray Halbe found out his healthy wife had cancer, everything changed. After researching alternative methods to chemotherapy, the family decided to start using an oil extracted from marijuana to ease nausea symptoms caused by the chemo. “Her quality of life was impeccably changed,” the Coolidge resident said. “I […]

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            How to legally invest in medical marijuana companies; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley discusses risks with CNBC

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            by Michelle Castillo | CNBC Score one for the stoners: The pot industry is poised to be gigantic as more states embrace legalization. And, if you want to get in on the ground floor, several advocates say now is the right time to bet big on marijuana. It’s important to note that the business is […]

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            House votes for states’ rights on medical marijuana rules

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            By Reid Wilson | morningconsult.com The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to allow states to set their own rules regulating medical marijuana, as part of a broader measure that would authorize another year of funding for the Justice Department. The amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, offered by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) […]

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            Majority in poll favor marijuana legalization, research

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A new Rocky Mountain Poll finds that 53 percent of Arizonans back legalizing marijuana for adults, with only 39 percent opposed to the idea. The poll also shows that 83 percent of Arizonans now support the type of university research on the potential medicinal effects of marijuana advocated […]

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            House rejects proposal to let VA doctors recommend medical marijuana

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            Posted by   2 months ago

            By Cristina Marcos | The Hill The House rejected a proposal Thursday to allow doctors at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals to discuss the use of medical marijuana with patients. Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-Ore.) amendment to the first fiscal 2016 appropriations bill of the year, which funds the VA and military construction projects, failed narrowly […]

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            Marijuana dispensary permit renewed by Pinal County

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            By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Marijuana dispensary permit renewed by county A medical marijuana dispensary on Papago Road has its permit renewed for two more years. Maricopa’s medical marijuana dispensary will continue for at least another two years. Ponderosa Releaf’s renewal of a special-use permit was approved by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors this […]

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            Sisley on CNN’s ‘Weed’ show Sunday

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            TucsonWeekly Arizona is going to be on the spotlight this Sunday on CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution. Gupta followed Sue Sisley—who was ousted from the University of Arizona last summer (she says because of political pressure over the “controversy” of her marijuana research)—to discuss her study on medical marijuana as a […]

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