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Glendale mayor wants AG to investigate ‘poker’ game played by council members

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By Peter Corbett, The Republic | azcentral.com Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is asking the Arizona Attorney General to investigate a meeting between City Council members and an attorney for the Arizona Coyotes last June, just days before the council approved a $225 million agreement with the team. Weiers said the meeting violated the Arizona Open [...]

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Pollack: Economic index shows positive future growth but consumers still doubting

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company Much of the economic data continues to show positive movement. One measure, the Leading Indicators index, tells an interesting story. The index consolidates ten individual measures of economic activity. Some of the components are adding positively to the index while others are pulling it down. Combining both positive and negative, [...]

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Douglas identifies site for Commercial Point of Entry

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By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The clock is ticking on a RFQ from Douglas looking for design, civil, CRE, planning and development professionals to help turn the new Douglas Commercial Port of Entry into an economic engine. The city has identified a site for a new commercial port-of-entry, and is moving forward [...]

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Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich tells CBS 5 Arizona now a part of national discussion on lethal injection

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CBS 5 – KPHO Joseph Wood, currently on death row here in Arizona, was convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection for gunning down his ex-girlfriend and her father 25 years ago. He was scheduled to die this coming Wednesday but a federal appeals court put a halt to that planned execution, giving Wood [...]

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[EDITORIAL] Hallman has perfect temperament, experience to be Arizona treasurer

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The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Of the three Republicans running, The Arizona Republic finds attorney and former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman to be the best choice for treasurer. The other two candidates are former state GOP Chairman Randy Pullen and businessman Jeff DeWit. Hallman demonstrated competence [...]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of July 18

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Posted By   4 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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[GUEST OPINION] Setting the record straight on the West Valley casino

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By Gov. Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Lost in this week’s headlines about the Glendale City Council’s 4-3 vote to no longer oppose the Tohono O’odham Nation’s neighborhood casino are some critical points about what this new casino could mean for Valley neighborhoods [...]

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Yuma tribe labels money offer from Redskins owner’s foundation a ‘bribe’

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By Megan Finnerty, The Republic | azcentral.com The Quechan Tribe turned down a “blank check” from the foundation run by the owner of the Washington Redskins because it didn’t want to be used to prop up the reputation of the controversial team, a tribal member who attended the meetings said Thursday. Representatives from team owner [...]

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One plaintiff still has 2015 Phoenix Open hanging in the balance

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By Beth Duckett, The Republic | azcentral.com Two Scottsdale residents sued the city, claiming a contract the city entered into to make improvements at the TPC Scottsdale is an illegal subsidy. In early July, John Washington withdrew from the case, which still is pending. A firm trial date had not been set. Only one plaintiff [...]

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Existing home sales jump for third straight month

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Reuters U.S. home resales rose in June to their fastest pace in eight months, a signal that the housing market was pulling out of a slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales increased 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million units. That was above analysts’ expectations and marked [...]

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Report says commercial real estate strongest since economic recovery

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AZRE Magazine The commercial real estate development industry grew at the strongest pace since the economic recovery began in 2011, according to an annual report on the state of the industry released today by the NAIOP Research Foundation.  The report, entitled “The Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate,” determined that the economic impact realized by [...]

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Analysts predict home prices will peak in two years

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By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Two Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) analysts are defending what they call their big high conviction views for what should happen in the housing world over the next two years. Chris Flanagan and Gregory Fitter, ABS and MBS strategists say that their views are not mainstream but [...]

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Finally, good VA news: Fragile housing recovery getting a boost from VA mortgages

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Posted By   8 hours ago

By Prashant Gopal and Jody Shenn | Bloomberg During his third deployment in Afghanistan, Air Force Staff Sgt. Claude Hunter was so eager to return to the U.S. and buy a house that he signed a contract for a property that his agent showed him over Skype. Hunter got back in time to close the [...]

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Real estate agents move to focus more on sellers

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Posted By   23 hours ago

By Catherine Reagor, The Republic | azcentral.com The housing market often centers on what homebuyers want, what they can afford and where they want to live. But there’s a movement among the nation’s top real estate agents to focus more on sellers. After all, it’s the homeowners who typically are paying the commissions for sales. [...]

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Tempe Chamber worries FAA height rules will take big bite out of Town Lake, ASU

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Posted By   23 hours ago

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Tempe Chamber of Commerce worries proposed building height restrictions near airports could take a big bite out of development plans — and economic activity — at Tempe Town Lake and Arizona State University. The Federal Aviation Administration is considering restrictions on building heights near airports across the [...]

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California investor grabs Phoenix office park for $7.4 million

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By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Another California investor has bought another Phoenix commercial property. California-based LBK Trust III has acquired the Westwood Business Park near Northern Avenue and Interstate 17 for $7.4 million. The seller was Nebraska-based MJA Holdings LLC. The Northern Avenue office park has changed hands a number of times over [...]

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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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Trammell Crow developing 200,000 square foot spec office project in Chandler

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Chandler – Trammell Crow Co. in Scottsdale (Jim Mahoney, Cathy Thuringer, principals) plans to develop 200,000 sq. ft. of spec office space within the Chandler Airport Center located along the south side of the 202 Loop (San Tan Freeway) and just east of Cooper Road in Chandler. [...]

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TA Associates spends $75.45 million for 564 apartments in two valley projects

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Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Chandler/Phoenix – A limited partnership formed by TA Associates Realty in Boston, Mass. paid $75.45 million ($133,77 per unit blended price) to buy 564 apartment units in projects located in Chandler and Phoenix. The real estate investment advisor acquired the multi-family communities in two cash transactions. The [...]

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Trammell Crow developing spec industrial project in Deer Valley

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Posted By   3 weeks ago

Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Phoenix – A joint venture formed by Trammell Crow Co in Scottsdale (Jim Mahoney, Cathy Thuringer, principals) plans to develop 219,521 sq. ft. of general industrial space within the Spectrum Ridge at Deer Valley commerce park in north Phoenix. Trammell Crow will develop the spec project in [...]

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Bob Parsons adds 50 acres to Scottsdale National Golf Club…could affect valuation

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Posted By   4 weeks ago

Business Real Estate Weekly by Rose Law Group Scottsdale – While the value of the assembled land for the ever-growing Scottsdale National Golf Club may be difficult to gauge, there is now some clarity for the value of at least part of the property. With the latest purchase of two parcels totaling 49.83 acres, entities [...]

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Barry Goldwater says Arizonans should pay special attention to Corporation Commission election

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By Barry Goldwater Jr | Arizona Capitol Times I’ve been around Arizona Republican politics for quite a while. As always, the stakes in the upcoming primary election for our party are significant. Will we succeed in electing a GOP successor to Jan Brewer? Will we succeed with other statewide races, including the Attorney General’s Office? [...]

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

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Posted By   5 hours ago

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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Tempe intends to have more renewable energy than state standard

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Posted By   5 hours ago

By Nancy Puffer, Special for The Republic Green is good for cities, not only in their coffers but also in their energy use. Tempe hopes to grow greener with a new City Council-approved goal of 20 percent of city property using renewable energy by 2025. That goes beyond the state’s renewable-energy standard of 15 percent. [...]

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Border security dominates Ariz. GOP gubernatorial debate

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Your West Valley The questions were about improving Arizona’s economy. But the answers provided during a televised debate Monday night by several Republican gubernatorial hopefuls were about securing the border, insisting the issues are linked. And some want to spend state tax dollars to do it. Continued:

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Glendale mayor wants AG to investigate ‘poker’ game played by council members

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Posted By   23 hours ago

By Peter Corbett, The Republic | azcentral.com Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is asking the Arizona Attorney General to investigate a meeting between City Council members and an attorney for the Arizona Coyotes last June, just days before the council approved a $225 million agreement with the team. Weiers said the meeting violated the Arizona Open [...]

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Tempe Chamber worries FAA height rules will take big bite out of Town Lake, ASU

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Posted By   23 hours ago

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Tempe Chamber of Commerce worries proposed building height restrictions near airports could take a big bite out of development plans — and economic activity — at Tempe Town Lake and Arizona State University. The Federal Aviation Administration is considering restrictions on building heights near airports across the [...]

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Corporation Commission candidates claim ‘dark-money’ libel, threaten lawsuit

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Posted By   23 hours ago

By Evan Wyloge | Arizona Capitol Times Vernon Parker, Republicans hoping to fill two vacant seats on the state’s energy and water regulating commission, say they have been libeled by a local anti-taxation group that sent a secretly funded campaign mailer slamming them and lauding two other Republican candidates. Mason and Parker explain in a [...]

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Douglas identifies site for Commercial Point of Entry

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Posted By   1 day ago

By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The clock is ticking on a RFQ from Douglas looking for design, civil, CRE, planning and development professionals to help turn the new Douglas Commercial Port of Entry into an economic engine. The city has identified a site for a new commercial port-of-entry, and is moving forward [...]

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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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Posted By   3 weeks ago

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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Posted By   2 months ago

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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Posted By   2 months ago

  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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Disbarred attorney: Law should permit marriage to animals, whatever; ‘outrageous,’ says Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department

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Posted By   3 months ago

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Supporters and foes of a same-sex marriage lawsuit playing out in federal court here finally found a point of agreement: They don’t want the case expanded to decide if there’s a constitutional right to marry an inanimate object. Attorneys for both sides filed a joint motion [...]

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Barry Goldwater says Arizonans should pay special attention to Corporation Commission election

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Posted By   4 hours ago

By Barry Goldwater Jr | Arizona Capitol Times I’ve been around Arizona Republican politics for quite a while. As always, the stakes in the upcoming primary election for our party are significant. Will we succeed in electing a GOP successor to Jan Brewer? Will we succeed with other statewide races, including the Attorney General’s Office? [...]

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Tempe intends to have more renewable energy than state standard

ASU solar program shines, topping 15 megawatts of power produced  / ASU photo

Posted By   5 hours ago

By Nancy Puffer, Special for The Republic Green is good for cities, not only in their coffers but also in their energy use. Tempe hopes to grow greener with a new City Council-approved goal of 20 percent of city property using renewable energy by 2025. That goes beyond the state’s renewable-energy standard of 15 percent. [...]

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Corporation Commission candidates claim ‘dark-money’ libel, threaten lawsuit

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Posted By   23 hours ago

By Evan Wyloge | Arizona Capitol Times Vernon Parker, Republicans hoping to fill two vacant seats on the state’s energy and water regulating commission, say they have been libeled by a local anti-taxation group that sent a secretly funded campaign mailer slamming them and lauding two other Republican candidates. Mason and Parker explain in a [...]

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$3.5 million from Ruins tourism in Coolidge area

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Tourism at Casa Grande Ruins at Coolidge resulted in spending of more than $3.5M in surrounding communities, reports a new study released Friday by the National Park Service. Additionally, the popular tourist attraction, which hosted more than 65,000 visitors last year, helped support more than 51 jobs in the local area. The Park Service says [...]

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EPA proposes strict limits on Pebble mine

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By Lisa Demer | Alaska Dispatch News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it intends to take extraordinary action to protect Bristol Bay’s world-class salmon runs and unparalleled natural habitat from destruction by the proposed Pebble mine. But the agency is stopping short of blocking the mine outright and instead is proposing caps [...]

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[EDITORIAL] Forese, Mason best to handle intense battles over Arizona’s renewable energy future

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Editorial board, The Republic | azcentral.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) We are in a highly volatile time for energy producers, with solar making inroads and traditional producers defending turf Republicans in this race have split into two “teams,” one seemingly supported by utilities, the other by rooftop solar [...]

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[COLUMN] Will dark money affect your future electric bill?

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Posted By   5 days ago

By Laurie Roberts, columnist | azcentral.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Everybody’s favorite incognito electric company appears to be at it again. This time, with a six-figure ad campaign aimed at making sure that you Absolutely Positively Seriously should not — no way, no how — put Vernon Parker [...]

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Suggestion: U.S. should reconsider solar panel tariffs

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By Jennifer Runyon | RenewableEnergyWorld.com The World Trade Organization (WTO) Wednesday announced its findings in the dispute between China and the United States over countervailing measures imposed on various Chinese-made goods including solar panels. Continued:

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

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Posted By   5 hours ago

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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[COLUMN] Legalize pot, tax it to help schools

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By Linda Valdez, columnist | azcentral.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Legalizing marijuana in Arizona is the solution to school funding problems that aren’t likely to go away anytime soon. A Superior Court judge says the state owes K-12 schools $317 million — and the tab could go higher [...]

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Marijuana researcher appeals firing; next step court

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star A University of Arizona doctor and researcher who was given her walking papers last month is not going quietly. Suzanne Sisley has filed a formal appeal of the decision by the school to terminate her from three separate positions. She contends decisions not to renew her [...]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Items Seen Floating Down Phoenix Streets After Sunday’s Downpour

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10. Brandon McCarthy autographed baseball 9. Several $5 bills that could have gone to Al Melvin 8. Draft of news release from Mayor Greg Stanton announcing the Republican National Committee has selected Phoenix for its national convention 7. Jodi Arias jailhouse painting of Juan Martinez 6. Misprinted Starsucks cups 5. FedEx package addressed to Sen. [...]

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