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‘Last’ Cave Creek residential community to have Wright influence

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

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

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

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

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

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Billboard co-owner accuses city of duping Glendale

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

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[OP-ED] Gubernatorial candidate opposes APS solar grab

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By   2 days ago

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

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Arizona poised to buy homes on West Valley Loop 202 extension route

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By The Associated Press Plans for a 22-mile extension of the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area’s southern edge are nearing final approval, and the owners of about 200 homes have been told to get ready to find new places to live. “It’s kind of sad because all my kids were born in this [...]

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Apple, supplier GT strike deal to unseal info, shutter Arizona plant

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By Nick Brown and Noel Randewich (Reuters) – Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Inc struck an agreement on Tuesday that will let GT begin the shutdown of key Arizona operations, and shed some more light on why the former stock market darling abruptly filed for bankruptcy this month. A lawyer for GT, Apple’s erstwhile sapphire [...]

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Brewer cans DOA director who exposed wrongdoing, says was ‘personnel’ decision

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By Craig Harris and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Arizona Republic Gov. Jan Brewer has fired Brian McNeil, the straight-shooting military man who led the Arizona Department of Administration and exposed wrongdoing within her administration. The reason for his firing has not been disclosed, and McNeil could not be reached for comment. Andrew Wilder, Brewer’s [...]

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    2014 NAIOP-AZ roundtable on commercial real estate

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    AZBigMedia It’s an exciting time for commercial real estate. With technological advances and a new generation entering the workforce, office space is undergoing a significant paradigm shift. NAIOP Arizona’s roundtable members discuss the state’s reputation and role in the market — its strengths, weaknesses and promising statistics ­— as well as what companies need to [...]

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    A real gem: Show firm plans $12M exhibit hall in Tucson

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    By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star The owners of one of Tucson’s biggest mineral shows have purchased a plot of land near downtown from the city, with plans to build a $12M cooperative exhibit hall. The proposed permanent home for the 22nd Street Mineral, Fossil and Gem Show is near 22nd Street and Interstate [...]

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    Arizona economy rising, report shows

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    AZ Business Magazine Phoenix and the broader Arizona economy are expanding again after an extremely difficult recession, although growth will be more modest than the boom times of a decade ago, according to a report released today by BMO Economics. The labor market is a bright spot, with the city remaining consistent in its job [...]

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    The U.S. housing market in 10 charts

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    By Nick Timiraos | The Wall Street Journal How’s the housing market doing? The answer is that it depends on your time frame. Looking back against 2011, when prices and sales hit bottom, the market is clearly improved. Compared with last year, the pace of sales gains have slowed, but they’re not getting dramatically worse, [...]

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    ‘Last’ Cave Creek residential community to have Wright influence

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    By   7 hours 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 day 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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    QRM Rule Opens More Doors for Consumers

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    Realtor Mag The mortgage-financing environment for households could improve as a result of a rule federal regulators put in place Tuesday. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is the first of six financial regulators to release the final version of the long-awaited qualified residential mortgage (QRM) rule, which stems from the big 2010 banking reform bill [...]

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    Ak-Chin Industrial Park certified as Arizona Gold shovel-ready site

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    Submitted to inMaricopa.com Santa Cruz Commerce Center (SCCC), the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s industrial park, was recently verified as an Arizona Gold Certified Site by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). Ak-Chin is the first Native American tribe in Arizona to have a certified site. As the state’s economic development organization, it is ACA’s mission to advance [...]

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

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      By   6 hours 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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      [EDITORIAL] No progress on trivial marijuana arrests

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      By   7 hours 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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      Peoria begins negotiations to buy water company

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      By   7 hours 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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      2 on short list for Paradise Valley town manager

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      By   7 hours ago

      By Terrance Thornton | Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA Paradise Valley Town Council has narrowed its search for the next town manager to two finalists: Kevin Burke and Joshua Wright. Following a nationwide executive search resulting in 84 applications Paradise Valley recently narrowed the search to five finalists last week. Those five finalists participated in an [...]

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      Government agendas for week of Oct. 27, 2014

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      Cities/Towns City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda City of Benson City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town of Chino Valley Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town of Clarkdale Town Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Coolidge City Council Study Session Agenda City of Coolidge City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Douglas [...]

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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 day 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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      Billboard co-owner accuses city of duping Glendale

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      By   1 day ago

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

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      Mesa eyes 50-unit downtown artist colony

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      By Parker Leavitt | The Republic | Downtown Mesa’s light-rail extension, set to open next fall, is driving new development in the area as plans have come forward for a 50-unit artist colony within walking distance of a future station at Mesa Drive. Non-profit developer Artspace, which has opened 35 artist housing projects in 13 [...]

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

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

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        [BREAKING] Arizona gay couples, you may now marry

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

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

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

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        Baby step left for gay marriage

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        By   2 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   3 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 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   3 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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        RLG Chairman of Family Law Kaine Fisher talks Bruce and Kris Jenner divorce with Arizona Foothills Magazine

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        By   4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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          Mega-water utilities join to fund Colorado River conservation projects

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

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          [OP-ED] Gubernatorial candidate opposes APS solar grab

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          By   2 days ago

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

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          APS spends big for Brnovich as company battles pollution rules

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          By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times The parent company of the state’s largest electric utility is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars through a third party to ensure that Republican Mark Brnovich becomes the next state attorney general. Records obtained by Capitol Media Services show that Pinnacle West Capital Corp. has given [...]

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          “If James Brown was the godfather of soul, then Deval Patrick is the godfather of solar in Massachusetts.” Ken Johnson, Solar Energies Industries Association spokesman about the outgoing Mass. Governor

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            Marijuana/Hemp View All →

            [EDITORIAL] No progress on trivial marijuana arrests

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            By   7 hours 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 Trevor Hughes | USATODAY SEATTLE – Hundreds of medical marijuana businesses here face closure because they’re being told to get licenses that don’t legally exist. Marijuana dispensaries across Seattle began receiving letters last week telling them they need to get a special state license to remain open past next year. The problem? The state [...]

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

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

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            County clears path for Sun City medical marijuana outlet

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

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

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

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            [EXCLUSIVE] ASU could field the UA punt on medical marijuana and take it north for a touchdown

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor | Rose Law Group Reporter There’s a good chance Arizona State University will accept a spurned proposal to study medical marijuana as a possible benefit to war-torn veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), observers say. Such a research project was proposed by then-University of Arizona physician Dr. Sue [...]

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            Health head wants tougher medical marijuana regs

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/ Arizona Daily Star Arizona’s chief health officer wants to make it more difficult to add new conditions to the list for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana. The change would require “clear and convincing evidence,” published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, that there is some benefit from the use [...]

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