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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of August 1

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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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Real estate’s Twitter stars

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By Stefanos Chen | The Wall Street Journal Spread Sheet wondered how many “tweets” go out each day from real-estate agents and offices using Twitter TWTR +0.44% accounts to promote listings, open houses and other real-estate news. The answer: about half a tweet a day, per agent, statistically speaking. Klout, the social-media analytics company, searched [...]

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Highway funding bill clears Congress

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Information from The Wall Street Journal Hours before the government was set to cut payments to states, the Senate on Thursday evening cleared legislation to fund highway and mass-transit projects through May, agreeing to a 10-month patch passed by the House and sending the measure to the president. Earlier in the day, the House, on [...]

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Tucson gets aggressive, sends building permit to Tesla for Gigafactory

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Tucson gets aggressive, sends building permit to Tesla for Gigafactory Dallas Business Journal The city of Tucson on Wednesday sent a building permit to Tesla Motors hoping the move will entice the electric car maker to choose that city for its $5 billion Gigafactory battery plant. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild sent the permit and a [...]

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Florence Town Council candidates state their qualifications

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Candidates for Florence Town Council responded to a request from the Florence Reminder to provide their qualifications and their views on key issues by completing a questionnaire. Following is the first of three articles containing their responses. The three candidates winning the most votes will be seated next year. Florence voters will also be asked [...]

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[OPINION] Dark-money river continues raging for Justin Pierce

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By Laurie Roberts, columnist | azcentral.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) He is Arizona’s “proven leader”, a guy who is “fighting for our Second Amendment rights”, a Republican who is “tough on immigration.” “Who,” the latest dark-money ad asks, “can we trust to secure our border?” Well, not Justin [...]

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Sisley supporters to show up at Board of Regents meeting

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Backers of a would-be medical marijuana researcher are now planning to pressure the Board of Regents to intercede after the University of Arizona will not rehire her. Ric Pereyda, a veteran who has been at the forefront of supporting Dr. Sue Sisley, said Tuesday that supporters intend to [...]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of August 1

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Posted By   1 hour 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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Real estate’s Twitter stars

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By Stefanos Chen | The Wall Street Journal Spread Sheet wondered how many “tweets” go out each day from real-estate agents and offices using Twitter TWTR +0.44% accounts to promote listings, open houses and other real-estate news. The answer: about half a tweet a day, per agent, statistically speaking. Klout, the social-media analytics company, searched [...]

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Sought-after parcel in First Chandler Business Park sells for $2.2M

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By AZRE An 8.56 acre commercial parcel at the SEC of Germann and Stearman Roads sold for $2,221,000 or $5.95 per square foot. The fully improved parcel is located within First Chandler Business Park and will be the future home of Crown Castle, a wireless infrastructure provider. Plans call for the construction of a 70,000 [...]

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Phoenix still high in home foreclosures

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The CoreLogic real estate research firm reports Phoenix as fifth among nationwide cities nationwide for foreclosures between May 2013 and May 2014 Phoenix still had more repossessed homes than Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, despite a rate that has been steadily falling as the economy improves. The foreclosure storm is subsiding in Arizona and [...]

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KB Homes to build 107 homes west of Alta Mesa

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Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA The Mesa City Council on July 8 approved a subdivision plat for 107 homes to be constructed on 17.25 acres at the northwest corner of Higley and Brown Roads. It is west and adjacent to the subdivision of Alta Mesa. Higley Heights Phase I will be on the west side of [...]

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LGI Homes closes on more finished lots in South Buckeye for $3.63 million

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By: Daniel Benson |  Belfiore Real Estate Consulting LGI Homes has added to its South Buckeye finished lot inventory with its latest purchase at Crystal Vista.  According to public record (click here to view the affidavit), LGI closed on 83 – 53’x115 and 38 – 58’x120’ finished lots for $3,630,000 ($30,000 per lot / $550 [...]

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New demographic emerges as longest refinancing boom ends

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By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Freddie Mac has officially declared that the refinancing boom is over.  The company’s Refinance Report for the second quarter of 2014 said that the longest refinance boom in the 24 years since it started keeping records officially ended in the second quarter.  That occasion was marked when the [...]

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Generations in Agritopia: Upscale senior living for Gilbert elders

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By Srianthi Perera | The Republic | azcentral.com Agritopia has opened its first senior-living community as part of the village atmosphere in the popular Gilbert housing development. Agritopia visionary Joe Johnston aims to integrate senior living at Generations into the larger Agritopia community. He calls it the “village life.” Fifteen years ago, when the master-planned [...]

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ColRich adds to multi-family assets…adds $49 million for 360 apartments ($136,111 per unit)

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Phoenix – A company formed by ColRich in San Diego, Calif. (Danny Gabriel, principal) paid $49 million ($136,111 per unit) to buy the 360-unit Verano Townhomes at 13820 S. 44th Street in Phoenix. The seller was CREF Windsor LLC, a company formed by Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors [...]

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Sale of AJ’s center at Lincoln and Scottsdale Roads may bring new use

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Scottsdale – In a deal set to close at press time, a company formed by Jim Shough in Phoenix is expected to pay $25 million ($330 per foot) to buy a retail center located at the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale. The [...]

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Lennar assembling site near ASU in Tempe to develop 395 apartments

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Tempe – Lennar Mutifamily Communities plans to build 395 apartments south of Arizona State University at Dorsey Lane and Apache Boulevard in Tempe. The company is assembling the 6.7-acre site in two purchases that are contingent on zoning approval. The planned apartments, being called The Hayden at [...]

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Security Properties venture pays $30 million to buy 388-unit apartment complex in Mesa

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Mesa – Sonora Canyon Venture LLC, a company formed by Security Properties Inc. in Seattle, Wash. (John Orehek, CEO), paid $30 million ($77,320 per unit) to buy the 388-unit Sonora Canyon apartments located at 265 N. Gilbert Road in Mesa. The seller was LSREF2 Oreo (Direct) LLC, [...]

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Heitman buys Camelback Road apartments for $276,852 per unit…sets record

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Phoenix – Heitman America Real Estate Trust (HART) in Chicago, Ill. paid $74.75 million ($276,852 per unit) to acquire the 270-unit Broadstone Camelback apartments located in the Biltmore area of Phoenix. The purchase price is believed to be the highest dollar amount per unit ever paid for [...]

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iStar files for zoning to expand partially developed Artesia project in Scottsdale

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Scottsdale – After picking up the pieces and deciding to complete two broken multi-family projects in the Valley, iStar Residential hopes to do the same with the Artesia community in Scottsdale. In fact, the division of iStar Financial is so confident in the potential for the project, [...]

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TruAmerica/Guardian venture spends $35.4 Million for 254 apartments in Phoenix

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Phoenix – A venture formed by TruAmerica Multifamily in Sherman Oaks, Calif. (Robert Hart, pres.) and The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America in New York City, N.Y. paid $35.4 million ($139,370 per unit) to buy the 254-unit Avenue 25 apartments at 18250 N. 25th Avenue in Phoenix. The seller was Retreat at Union Hills [...]

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Student housing project at ASU sold to TIC group for $38.7 million

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Tempe – Three tenant-in-common entities paid $38.7 million ($172,000 per unit) to acquire the 225-unit Block 1949 student housing project at ASU. The new owners of the 640-bed complex just east of Arizona State University at 1949 E. University Drive in Tempe have renamed the project Regents [...]

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Doug Ducey for Arizona governor

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Contact: Melissa DeLaney (623) 282-4652 melissa@douggucey.com Sheriff Joe: ‘I’m supporting Doug because he’s the right leader for Arizona, and he;ll do the right thing as governor’ Phoenix (August 1) – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio today endorsed Doug Ducey, state treasurer and former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, for Arizona governor. “As someone with 55 [...]

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Government agendas for week of Aug. 4, 2014

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Cities/ Towns: City of Apache Junction City Council Work Session Agenda City of Apache Junction City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Avondale City Council Work Session and Regular Meeting Agenda City of Bullhead City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Bullhead City Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Casa Grande City Council Regular Meeting [...]

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Highway funding bill clears Congress

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Information from The Wall Street Journal Hours before the government was set to cut payments to states, the Senate on Thursday evening cleared legislation to fund highway and mass-transit projects through May, agreeing to a 10-month patch passed by the House and sending the measure to the president. Earlier in the day, the House, on [...]

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House GOP in disarray: Border fight delays recess

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By Jake Sherman and Seung Min Kim House Republicans are poised to delay their August recess by one day, as they frantically scramble to pass a border security bill. After a chaotic afternoon, which saw the GOP leadership suddenly pull their legislation from the House floor because of flagging support, lawmakers planned a Friday morning [...]

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Maricopa County supervisor candidates reveal range of differences

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By Jeff Grant | Your West Valley.com Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman and his political opponent, Sandra Dowling, agree jobs, the economy — and as a result — the budget remain top issues facing the county as voters choose a District 4 supervisor this summer. How best to address those issues is where they differ. [...]

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APS and the long game

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By Gregg Patterson | Expresso Pundit (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) In the two weeks since I wrote this post about APS going too far, folks have been asking me why APS has taken the extraordinary step of trying to handpick its own regulators.  Isn’t this type of behavior really [...]

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State treasurer campaign gets nasty

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By Alia Beard Rau, The Republic | azcentral.com The three-way Republican primary race for treasurer is getting nasty as early voting kicks off for the Aug. 26 primary. Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman has filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s Office, alleging that opponent and former Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen illegally [...]

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2-year Maricopa Council candidates talk economic development, utilities at debate

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By Ryan Bawek |inMaricopa. Candidates exchanged views – and a few verbal jabs – at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center on July 26 in hopes of scoring points with primary voters. The debate included candidates for Maricopa City Council, Arizona Legislature (District 11) and United States Congress (District 1). It was the last public forum for [...]

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Michael Moore’s Divorce From Wife Kathleen Glynn Is Final – Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher suspected it much more contentious

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Huff Post Divorce Filmmaker Michael Moore’s divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. Moore filed a divorce complaint June 17, 2013, in Michigan’s Antrim County, where the couple has a lakefront home. A consent judgment of divorce was entered and the case was closed Tuesday. Moore spokesman Christian Muirhead says his [...]

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Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Will – Laura Bianchi, Chair of Rose Law Group Trust & Estates Department, applauds his planning

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E! News Philip Seymour Hoffman had amassed quite the estate after 25 years in the business and when he died tragically on Feb. 2 of a heroin overdose, he had his estate in order per his exact wishes. According to probate documents filed in New York City and obtained Monday by E! News, Hoffman had [...]

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Jewel and husband Ty Murray calling it quits after 6 years of marriage – Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department thinks the pair is setting an example

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Country star Jewel and husband of six years Ty Murray are calling it quits, the singer announced on her website Wednesday. Jewel wrote, “My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce.” The couple, who dated 10 years before tying the knot in 2008, say they will part [...]

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Report: State gets an F for its ‘family-friendly’ workplace policies

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By Miranda Rivers | Cronkite News Thirty-eight weeks pregnant and on bed-rest with her fifth child, Glendale resident Angela Warren has to rely on her other four children to help run the household. Her husband, Matt, can’t break away from his full-time job right now – and their budget can’t take the hit of losing [...]

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Idina Menzel talks candidly about dating after divorce – Rose Law Group Chairman of Family Law Department Kaine Fisher weighs in

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The Huffington Post  | By Taryn Hillin Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs called it quits on their 10-year marriage last December, and now the Broadway star is opening up about navigating the dating world as a single mom. “It all sucks,” Menzel told “Valentine in the Morning” on his radio show Monday. “I don’t want [...]

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Casey Kasem judge reverses ruling: Host’s feeding, hydration can stop – another reason to ensure you have a complete and effective estate plan says Rose Law Group Corporate and Estate Planning Attorney Laura Bianchi

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Los Angeles Times By Nardine Saad A judge upheld Casey Kasem’s health directive to stop the radio legend’s nutrition and hydration during an ex parte hearing held Wednesday in Los Angeles. The move by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy reverses a decision he’d handed down Monday ordering the continued feeding and hydration [...]

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Randy Houser and Jessa Lee Yantz divorce drama; Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department, comments to Arizona Foothills Magazine

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Since it was announced on People.com May 15 that country singer Randy Houser and his wife Jessa Lee Yantz have decided to end their marriage, it’s safe to say the couple is in the midst of their own negotiations and disagreements. Even so, things were kicked up a notch May 16 when Houser filed a [...]

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Missouri law could affect Sam NFL draft; Law similar to Arizona’s, says Rose Law Group Employment Attorney David Weissman

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  By Christina Coleman, USA TODAY The Rams’ decision to draft Michael Sam could actually have huge legal implications for gay couples and employees across the state of Missouri. The Rams drafting Sam has raised some deeper issues about openly gay athletes in sports and in the workplace in general. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) posted [...]

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APS and the long game

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By Gregg Patterson | Expresso Pundit (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) In the two weeks since I wrote this post about APS going too far, folks have been asking me why APS has taken the extraordinary step of trying to handpick its own regulators.  Isn’t this type of behavior really [...]

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$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River Basin; Ryan Hurley, Senior Partner and water attorney at Rose Law Group, comments

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Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states, AP reports. The Interior Department said Thursday that local water providers in Arizona, [...]

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Tesla, Panasonic sign deal for battery Gigafactory

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Chris Woodyard | USA TODAY Electric-car maker Tesla Motors and electronics giant Panasonic announced Thursday that they have signed a deal to build a huge battery plant in the U.S. — a “Gigafactory.” Tesla has previously talked openly of Panasonic’s involvement with the project, which it needs to make lower-cost advanced batteries for a mass-market [...]

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H.R. 596 will help Arizona become the Solar Capitol of the World

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NEWS RELEASE July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on Congressman Paul Gosar’s (AZ-4) sponsored legislation H.R. 596, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act. “I was pleased to [...]

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Solar energy advocates bristle against APS’ latest move

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By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal The solar industry is raining on a plan by Arizona Public Service Co. to install solar systems on roofs throughout Arizona. The industry, in which subsectors have been engaged in a war of words with the state’s largest utility, were busy raising questions about the APS plan to [...]

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Solar energy supporters put tusks into APS on political spending

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By Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com Supporters of solar energy staged a rally outside APS headquarters Tuesday, demanding that the utility “come clean and stop the shady spending.” The group, supported by a political committee called TUSK, believes Arizona Public Service Co. is behind the money the Arizona Free Enterprise Club is giving [...]

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Land commissioner testifies for bill to streamline Western state land exchanges

Arizona State Land Commissioner Vanessa Hickman, second from left, told a House subcommittee that a bill to streamline the land-exchange process would unlock surface and subsurface land to revenue-generating uses, such as commercial, wind and solar development. / Photo by Paulina Pineda

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By Paulina Pineda | Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona State Land Commissioner Vanessa Hickman told a congressional committee Tuesday that a bill to streamline public-land exchanges in Western states could make for more sensible and environmentally sensitive development. That, in turn, would mean more money from trust lands that could go to local schools, said [...]

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Sisley supporters to show up at Board of Regents meeting

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Backers of a would-be medical marijuana researcher are now planning to pressure the Board of Regents to intercede after the University of Arizona will not rehire her. Ric Pereyda, a veteran who has been at the forefront of supporting Dr. Sue Sisley, said Tuesday that supporters intend to [...]

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If eligible, Arizonans on probation, even for drugs, may use medicinal marijuana, judge rules

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/East Valley Tribune State judges cannot bar those placed on probation from using medical marijuana if they are otherwise eligible, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. And that even includes those who were convicted for drug offenses. Appellate judge Peter Eckerstrom said when voters approved the Arizona Medical [...]

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‘The New York Times’ endorses marijuana legalization

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By Hadas Gold  | The New York Times The New York Times editorial board endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana use on Saturday, a landmark moment in the decades-long fight for legalization. The Times is also rolling out an interactive six-part series with more editorials discussing issues related to marijuana use. In the [...]

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UA refusing to rehire Sisley despite threat to pull funding

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star The head of the organization offering to fund a study on medical marijuana at the University of Arizona said he would pull the cash unless the school restores fired doctor and researcher Suzanne Sisley to the staff and the project. Rick Doblin said Tuesday he rejected [...]

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Iraq vet starts petition to reinstate medical marijuana research, Dr. Sisely

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Change.org Dr. Suzanne Sisley, a faculty member and researcher at the University of Arizona, was informed that her positions would not be renewed last month, likely a result of her federally approved research into the treatment of PTSD with medical marijuana. As an Iraq War veteran diagnosed with PTSD and a proud University of Arizona [...]

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Lack of commas in law leads to unusual medical marijuana ruling

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By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Arizona’s medical-marijuana law is so vague, the state can’t prosecute patients who sell pot to other patients, a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled. The offbeat, July 2 ruling and dismissal of a criminal case by Judge Richard Fields has the potential to open up all sorts [...]

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Political Insider: I’m too sexy for my shirt – Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich’s tweet featured

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Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Mary Jo Pitzl and Alia Beard Rau | The Republic I’m too sexy for my shirt … The biggest splash of Republican gov candidate Frank Riggs’ campaign wasn’t the announcement of his candidacy or the endorsement he snagged from former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. What had tongues wagging? His muscular torso. His [...]

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AZ Talk: Should officials keep fighting legalized pot?

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The Arizona Republic AZ Talk brings you a cross-section of opinion from your fellow Arizonans, young and old, male and female, working class and white collar. TODAY’S QUESTION: Do you agree with Arizona law-enforcement officials who oppose legalizing marijuana? Continued:

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