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Judge Recommends to Rescind FCI’s Temporary Permit to Mine in Residential Area

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By   11 hours ago

NEWS RELEASE (Florence, AZ) – An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has recommended that the State Water Quality Appeals Board rescind Florence Copper Project/Curis Resources, Temporary Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) for its Florence project , citing major problems with the application and permit. The Judge found that ADEQ acted unreasonably, arbitrarily, unlawfully and with clearly invalid [...]

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How Mesa would spend $580 million in utility bonds

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By   23 hours ago

By Maria Polletta | The Arizona Republic For more than a decade, Mesa voters have OK’d every bond question put before them. Next month, city officials will find out whether that generosity will hold when confronted by the biggest bond request in Mesa history. The $580 million utility-bond package would provide for improvements and additions [...]

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Judge upholds 20-year ban on new uranium mines near Grand Canyon

The Canyon Mine in the Kaibab National Forest south of the Grand Canyon, opened in the 1980s, is shown from the air. / Photo by Tara Alatorr

By   23 hours ago

  By Stephen Hamway | Cronkite News A federal judge Tuesday upheld the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on new uranium mines on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, rejecting a challenge by a coalition of mining industry groups. The consolidated lawsuit, which had as a lead plaintiff Gregory Yount, manager of [...]

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DOJ: Arizona policy on ‘dreamers’ violates federal law

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By   2 days ago

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s policy of denying thousands of Arizonans in a deferred action program access to driver’s licenses is contrary to federal law, the Obama administration said today. In a court filing, attorneys for the Department of Justice told federal appellate judges that Arizona has no legal right [...]

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Rose Law Group Founder and President, Jordan Rose, on CNN HLN Jane Valez-Mitchell Show talks Jodi Arias

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By   2 days ago

Jordan Rose talks to Jane Valez Mitchell CNN HLN on Jodi Arias. . . she’s back. . .can she get an impartial jury?

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Casa Grande commission to discuss Tractor Supply and PhoenixMart matters

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By   2 days ago

Consideration of a major site plan for a Tractor Supply Co. distribution center and a change in land use designation for PhoenixMart are scheduled for discussion at Thursday’s Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 510 E. Florence Blvd. It’s open to [...]

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SRP faces legal challenge over dam permits

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By   2 days ago

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Salt River Project utility is in a legal fight with a group of farmers and landowners over water permits for five Arizona dams built in the 1920s and 1940s. The legal tussle centers around the legality of water permits granted by the state of the Arizona to [...]

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Arizona could be next growth market for storage

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By   2 days ago

By Stephen Lacey | Greentech Media A groundbreaking agreement between Arizona Public Service (APS) and Arizona’s ratepayer advocate could create a surge of new storage deployment in the state over the next seven years. Late last week, APS and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) jointly filed a settlement that, if approved, would require APS [...]

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    Phoenix at the bottom of construction jobs

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    By   12 hours ago

    Phoenix lost more construction jobs over the past year than any other metro area, according to Associated General Contractors. The Valley lost 5,000 construction jobs between August 2013 and August 2014, As Phoenix continues to lose construction workers, close to two-thirds of metro areas saw employment gains in the industry since last August. The local [...]

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    What to do with land along 44th street?

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    By   12 hours ago

    The future for a vacant parcel of land on 44th Street in Phoenix is up in the air again. Virgil Morgan, president of an Everett, Washington, aerospace company has owned the land just north of McDowell Road. A previous plan for a QuikTrip gas station on the site was shot down by Phoenix voters in [...]

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    Progress has been slow in cleaning up mortgage mess

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    By   23 hours ago

    By John W. Schoen | NBC News After multiple enforcement actions, lawsuits and multibillion-dollar settlements, state and federal regulators are making sluggish progress in their efforts to prod banks to help mortgage borrowers. But they apparently still have a lot of work to do. Just ask Craig Tate. Like tens of thousands of homeowners trying [...]

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    Housing shows signs of weakness [VIDEO]

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    By   23 hours ago

    Mortgage News Daily Robert Shiller, Case-Shiller Index co-founder and Yale University professor of economics, discusses the latest key housing data. Shiller explains why there are signs of some weakening and if housing is a good investment. Related: Generational, demographic shifts transforming Phoenix housing (Subscribers only)

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    How Mesa would spend $580 million in utility bonds

    Files Containing Utility Bills

    By   23 hours ago

    By Maria Polletta | The Arizona Republic For more than a decade, Mesa voters have OK’d every bond question put before them. Next month, city officials will find out whether that generosity will hold when confronted by the biggest bond request in Mesa history. The $580 million utility-bond package would provide for improvements and additions [...]

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    Are we building too many homes?

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    By   24 hours ago

    By Diana Olick | CNBC Construction of single-family homes and multifamily apartments fell by over 14 percent in August from July, a far more striking plunge than analysts expected. Single family housing starts are running at about half the normal, prebubble pace, and single family building permits, an indicator of future construction, are flat. So [...]

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    Mortgage activity needle doesn’t move

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    By   24 hours ago

    By Diana Olick | CNBC A slight dip in interest rates was not enough to move the needle on mortgage applications last week. Total volume was down just 0.2 percent for the week ending September 26th from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Meanwhile, mortgage refinance [...]

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      Global credit ratings firm upgrades Glendale’s financial outlook

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      By   11 hours ago

      By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Glendale’s financial picture, burdened by debt and the lingering effects of the recession, is improving. Moody’s Investors Service, one of the world’s leading credit-ratings providers, has upgraded its outlook for the city from negative to stable. The city’s water and sewer enterprise outlook was moved up from negative to [...]

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      Judge Recommends to Rescind FCI’s Temporary Permit to Mine in Residential Area

      550

      By   11 hours ago

      NEWS RELEASE (Florence, AZ) – An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has recommended that the State Water Quality Appeals Board rescind Florence Copper Project/Curis Resources, Temporary Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) for its Florence project , citing major problems with the application and permit. The Judge found that ADEQ acted unreasonably, arbitrarily, unlawfully and with clearly invalid [...]

      Read More →

      Progress has been slow in cleaning up mortgage mess

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      By   23 hours ago

      By John W. Schoen | NBC News After multiple enforcement actions, lawsuits and multibillion-dollar settlements, state and federal regulators are making sluggish progress in their efforts to prod banks to help mortgage borrowers. But they apparently still have a lot of work to do. Just ask Craig Tate. Like tens of thousands of homeowners trying [...]

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      How Mesa would spend $580 million in utility bonds

      Files Containing Utility Bills

      By   23 hours ago

      By Maria Polletta | The Arizona Republic For more than a decade, Mesa voters have OK’d every bond question put before them. Next month, city officials will find out whether that generosity will hold when confronted by the biggest bond request in Mesa history. The $580 million utility-bond package would provide for improvements and additions [...]

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      DOJ: Arizona policy on ‘dreamers’ violates federal law

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      By   2 days ago

      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s policy of denying thousands of Arizonans in a deferred action program access to driver’s licenses is contrary to federal law, the Obama administration said today. In a court filing, attorneys for the Department of Justice told federal appellate judges that Arizona has no legal right [...]

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      Ducey, DuVal spar of education funding, tax cuts, records

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      By   2 days ago

      By: Jeremy Duda September 29, 2014 , 9:27 pm Ducey, the state treasurer, has long said that Brewer and lawmakers have “done what they’ve done” when asked to weigh in on the 2013 legislation that has been criticized by many Republicans as enacting Obamacare in Arizona. But Ducey has generally steered clear of hypothetical questions about what [...]

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      Casa Grande commission to discuss Tractor Supply and PhoenixMart matters

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      By   2 days ago

      Consideration of a major site plan for a Tractor Supply Co. distribution center and a change in land use designation for PhoenixMart are scheduled for discussion at Thursday’s Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 510 E. Florence Blvd. It’s open to [...]

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      [COLUMN] APS’ ‘boneheaded politics’ to blame

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      By   2 days ago

      By Robert Robb | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Sandra Kennedy, a Democratic Corporation Commission candidate, is criticizing her Republican opponents, Tom Forese and Doug Little, because independent market analysts believe their election would be better for Arizona Public Service than hers. They will look out [...]

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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   3 days 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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        [COLUMN] You’ll soon be smoking weed at a same-sex wedding, Rose Law Group attorneys weigh in

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        By   1 week ago

        By E.J. Montini | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Maybe not you, specifically, but it will not be long before guests will be smoking marijuana at a same-sex wedding. In Arizona. And will all be legal. We’ll get to argue about this for a little while [...]

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        Federal court rules Arizona must recognize widower’s gay marriage

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        By   3 weeks ago

        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services A federal judge this afternoon ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Judge John Sedwick rejected arguments by attorneys for state that the “public interest” would be harmed by requiring Arizona to recognize the pair were [...]

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        In contentious divorce case, multibillionaire’s wife asks judge to void prenup; there’s more to the story, says Rose Law Group Family Attorney Kaine Fisher

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        By   4 weeks ago

        By ABC NEWS The wife of multibillionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is asking a judge to throw out the prenuptial agreement that she says was signed under duress. If her request is granted, it could lead to one of the biggest divorce settlements in America. Griffin, 45, filed for divorce this summer from his [...]

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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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        By   2 months ago

        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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        By   2 months ago

        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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        By   3 months 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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          Judge Recommends to Rescind FCI’s Temporary Permit to Mine in Residential Area

          550

          By   11 hours ago

          NEWS RELEASE (Florence, AZ) – An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has recommended that the State Water Quality Appeals Board rescind Florence Copper Project/Curis Resources, Temporary Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) for its Florence project , citing major problems with the application and permit. The Judge found that ADEQ acted unreasonably, arbitrarily, unlawfully and with clearly invalid [...]

          Read More →

          Judge upholds 20-year ban on new uranium mines near Grand Canyon

          The Canyon Mine in the Kaibab National Forest south of the Grand Canyon, opened in the 1980s, is shown from the air. / Photo by Tara Alatorr

          By   23 hours ago

            By Stephen Hamway | Cronkite News A federal judge Tuesday upheld the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on new uranium mines on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, rejecting a challenge by a coalition of mining industry groups. The consolidated lawsuit, which had as a lead plaintiff Gregory Yount, manager of [...]

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          [COLUMN] APS’ ‘boneheaded politics’ to blame

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          By   2 days ago

          By Robert Robb | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Sandra Kennedy, a Democratic Corporation Commission candidate, is criticizing her Republican opponents, Tom Forese and Doug Little, because independent market analysts believe their election would be better for Arizona Public Service than hers. They will look out [...]

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          SRP faces legal challenge over dam permits

          SRP dams

          By   2 days ago

          By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Salt River Project utility is in a legal fight with a group of farmers and landowners over water permits for five Arizona dams built in the 1920s and 1940s. The legal tussle centers around the legality of water permits granted by the state of the Arizona to [...]

          Read More →

          Arizona could be next growth market for storage

          AES Energy Storage

          By   2 days ago

          By Stephen Lacey | Greentech Media A groundbreaking agreement between Arizona Public Service (APS) and Arizona’s ratepayer advocate could create a surge of new storage deployment in the state over the next seven years. Late last week, APS and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) jointly filed a settlement that, if approved, would require APS [...]

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          Only 2 candidates show for Corporation Commission debate

          Jim Holway and Sandra Kennedy

          By   3 days ago

          By Denelle Dunn | Daily News-Sun With the prospect of significant wastewater fee increases, the race for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission has taken on more meaning in the Sun Cities this election cycle, and Friday’s turnout for a debate among candidates showed just how important residents view the contest. Hundreds of people [...]

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          IRS part of fierce debate over value of solar

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          By   3 days ago

          By Eric Wesoff | Greentech Media The rift over how to equitably compensate distributed solar power producers for the electricity they generate has just gotten a bit more stark. The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), a downstream solar advocacy group whose members include SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sungevity, Sunrun, and Verengo, just sent out a release [...]

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          [SUNDAY FEATURE] Aliens ‘haunting’ Casa Grande property?

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          By   5 days ago

          By Shari Rose | The Arizona Republic Once a cutting-edge electronics manufacturing plant, the abandoned group of domed structures found off Interstate 8 is the center of teenage shenanigans and supernatural rumors. Built by InnerConn Technology Inc. in 1982, the factory was left unfinished on the side of Thornton Road in Casa Grande when the [...]

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            QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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            By   3 days ago

            “People who have a terminally ill disease have to live in the moment, they have to live in the day, they also have to know there’s something to live for and there’s something to help them to achieve that.” ~ Laura Knaperek, cancer patient and former Arizona legislator, in support of Prop. 303, which would [...]

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            Former legislator with cancer supports ‘right to try’ proposition

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            By   3 days ago

            By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times It’s been 28 days since her last infusion of powerful chemicals to fight her cancer and Laura Knaperek settles in for another one. The former lawmaker is cheerful, sitting upright in a recliner as a machine clicking like a metronome pumps a mixture of substances through dangling tubes [...]

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            Brewer backs ‘right to try’ unapproved drugs for terminal patients

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            By   5 days ago

            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Service/East Valley Tribune Gov. Jan Brewer says terminally ill patients should have the right to use drugs which have not yet been approved — and may never be approved — by federal agencies. She’s even softening her position on the use of marijuana by people with specific medical problems. [...]

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            [COLUMN] You’ll soon be smoking weed at a same-sex wedding, Rose Law Group attorneys weigh in

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            By   1 week ago

            By E.J. Montini | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Maybe not you, specifically, but it will not be long before guests will be smoking marijuana at a same-sex wedding. In Arizona. And will all be legal. We’ll get to argue about this for a little while [...]

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            TV reporter walks off job on camera over her connection to marijuana business CAUTION: Graphic language

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            By   1 week ago

            Reporter Charlo Greene quit on-air during KTVA-TV’s 10 p.m. newscast Sunday, revealing herself as the owner of the medical marijuana business Alaska Cannabis Club and telling viewers that she would be using all of her energy to fight for legalizing marijuana in Alaska. Greene had reported on the Alaska Cannabis Club during Sunday night’s broadcast, [...]

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            [COMMENTARY] Recreational marijuana for Ariz. process begins

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            By   2 weeks ago

            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) Proponents of a 2016 citizens’ initiative in Arizona that aims to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older filed paperwork with the state on Thursday, the first step in their campaign. The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona [...]

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            Most of ousted UA researcher’s marijuana/PTSD study will find a home in Colorado, but Sisley hopes part of it remains in Arizona

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            By   2 weeks ago

            By Mari Herreras | Tucson Weekly It’s not as if the odds of Sue Sisley being reinstated as a professor at the UA are in her favor, but the psychiatrist hopes that part of her study testing marijuana’s effectiveness in treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, will at the very least remain in Arizona. Right [...]

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            Coolidge okays marijuana cultivation business

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            By   2 weeks ago

            By Joey Chenoweth | Coolidge Examiner An industrial park that has been home to a medical marijuana dispensary for more than a year is well on its way to having another cannabis-based business operating. The Coolidge Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved on Sept. 10 a conditional use permit requested by Agronomy Innovations for a [...]

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