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Parks Department no longer considering parking meters at trails

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By   9 hours ago

By Allison Hurtado | Ahwatukee Foothills News The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is no longer considering putting parking meters at hiking trails, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of residents. “Parks and Recreation Department staff has heard from hundreds of residents over the past several weeks, including more than 60 that spoke at the [...]

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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 29

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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 29 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 [...]

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BASIS in Arizona listed in Top High Schools 2014

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By   2 days ago

The Daily Beast We used six indicators culled from school surveys to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Other criteria included: college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with free or reduced lunch, as well as SAT and ACT scores – another mark of how [...]

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Florence voters reject Home Rule

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By   2 days ago

Florence Reminder After renewing the town of Florence’s “Home Rule Option” every four years since the 1980s, a majority Florence voters suddenly said “no” in Tuesday’s primary election. This means the town can’t budget all its revenues and must instead make cuts to adhere to a state spending formula. Assistant Town Manager Jess Knudson couldn’t [...]

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Primary Election races too close to call: CD1; Paradise Valley; Coolidge, Maricopa

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By   3 days ago

State House Speaker Andy Tobin held a narrow lead over Eastern Arizona rancher Gary Kiehne Wednesday morning for the Republican nomination in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District primary election. The race see-sawed between Tobin and Kiehne all Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. With all but one of the sprawling district’s 327 precincts counted, Tobin held a [...]

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Supreme Court taking up Medicaid challenge

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The Arizona Supreme Court announced this morning that it will consider the appeal in Biggs v. Brewer, the challenge brought against the 2013 AHCCCS expansion by GOP lawmakers who opposed the legislation. Yellow Sheet Report says the trial court ruled the legislators do not have standing to sue, but the appellate court reversed that, and [...]

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[OPINION] How Ducey won

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By   3 days ago

By Robert Robb, columnist | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) * Want to tell me again the one about Doug Ducey’s “floundering” campaign? A few months ago, that was the chatter among political railbirds. It didn’t make sense at the time. Ducey had only run statewide [...]

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PhoenixMart Announces Illinois Roadshow

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By   3 days ago

Will Introduce American Manufacturers to 21st Century Global Commerce Center NEWS RELEASE We chose Illinois for its high concentration of top-notch manufacturing companies and we look forward to showing business leaders how PhoenixMart can help expand their markets cost effectively. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 PhoenixMart announced today that it will host luncheons in [...]

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    Scottsdale REIT seeking to sell stock in IPO offering

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    By   9 hours ago

    By Russ Wiles | The Arizona Republic Store Capital Corp., a Scottsdale company that leases real estate to restaurants, retailers and other commercial tenants, has filed paperwork to sell shares for the first time in the stock market. The company already counts $2.37 billion in assets invested in 767 properties in 43 states. Tenants include [...]

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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 29

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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 29 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 [...]

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    Construction lending grows 4%

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    By   1 day ago

    Construction lending posted the largest gain of its yearlong recovery in the second quarter, signaling that the real-estate industry’s rebound is gaining steam, albeit slowly. Figures released Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. show that outstanding construction loans for both residential and commercial projects increased to $223.2 billion in the second quarter, up 4% [...]

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    HUD reverse mortgages for co-ops unlikely

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    By Linda Prevost | The New York Times A long-awaited regulatory change that would open up the federal government’s reverse mortgage program to co-ops is unlikely to happen, presenting a problem for older New Yorkers. “There is a huge class of older owners who have enormous equity in their apartments who would like to use [...]

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    Economic development plays in Peoria

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    By Carolyn Dryer | Peoria Times It’s not just about new business. The economic development department in Peoria’s mission is to create a quality of life, and that creates jobs. So says Peoria’s newest economic development manager, Jeanine Jerkovic. A veteran of economic development, Jerkovic moved from economic development administration in the City of Glendale [...]

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    Mortgage rates fall for sixth straight day

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    By Matthew Graham | Mortgage News Daily Mortgage rates fell modestly for an impressive sixth straight day today.  Yet again, we’re seeing little attention paid to the events in the US that normally influence interest rates.  Case in point, stronger economic data typically pushes rates higher, and three out of three economic reports were stronger [...]

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    Center near Paradise Valley Mall part of $150 million real estate deal

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    A Target Corp.-anchored shopping center near Paradise Valley Mall was part of a $150 million commercial real estate sale spread across six states, as reported  by Mike Sunnucks, Phoenix Business Journal. The Village Center on Cactus Road in Phoenix was part of a 1.35 million-square-foot acquisition by Newquest-Epic Investments LLC of Austin, Texas. The Paradise [...]

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    Jekyll and Hyde in the housing market

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    Market Watch Home prices have soared over the past year, but the news isn’t all good on the home front. According to data released Thursday by RealtyTrac, the median price of a residential property sold in the U.S. in July was $191,000, up 3% from June and 12% from a year ago. This is the [...]

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      Federal business discrimination complaint parachutes into Casa Grande

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      By Shane Dale | Casa Grande Dispatch Phoenix Area Skydiving owner Luther Kurtz has filed an economic discrimination complaint with the Federal Aviation Administration against the city of Casa Grande and the Casa Grande Municipal Airport after his request to set up a parachute landing zone at the airport was rejected.  Kurtz has run the [...]

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      Price elected to Arizona League of Cities executive committee

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      By   9 hours ago

      inMaricopa.com Mayor Christian Price will represent Maricopa on the Arizona League of Cities and Towns executive committee. File photo Mayor Christian Price was elected to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns governing board at its annual conference last week. He was elected to the League’s 25-member executive committee of mayors and council members from [...]

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      Parks Department no longer considering parking meters at trails

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      By   9 hours ago

      By Allison Hurtado | Ahwatukee Foothills News The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is no longer considering putting parking meters at hiking trails, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of residents. “Parks and Recreation Department staff has heard from hundreds of residents over the past several weeks, including more than 60 that spoke at the [...]

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      Utah regulator says no to solar fee

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      By   9 hours ago

      By Amy Joi O’Donoghue | Deseret News Utah solar advocates and customers are hailing a decision Friday by the Utah Public Service Commission to reject Rocky Mountain Power’s request of a monthly fee for rooftop solar homes. “What a bright day for Utah’s future. This order protects energy choice in Utah and recognizes the potential [...]

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      Government agendas for week of Sept. 1 – 5, 2014

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      Cities/Towns: City of Apache Junction City Council Executive Session Agenda City of Buckeye City Council Workshop Agenda City of Buckeye City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Casa Grande City Council Study Session Agenda City of Casa Grande City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda City of [...]

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      Arizona City fire board eyes Eloy deal

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      By Rodney Haas | Casa Grande Dispatch The Arizona City Fire District board appears to be headed toward an arrangement with the Eloy Fire District instead of hiring a new chief. The board defeated a pair of agenda items Tuesday that would have resume the process of hiring a full-time or part-time chief. Instead, the [...]

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      HUD reverse mortgages for co-ops unlikely

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      By   1 day ago

      By Linda Prevost | The New York Times A long-awaited regulatory change that would open up the federal government’s reverse mortgage program to co-ops is unlikely to happen, presenting a problem for older New Yorkers. “There is a huge class of older owners who have enormous equity in their apartments who would like to use [...]

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      More than 100K ballots still not counted

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      By   1 day ago

      Submitted by Arizona Secretary of State Office Arizona’s counties continue to tabulate ballots from the 2014 primary election. State law gives the counties five business days, until the end of Sept. 3, to verify and process the remaining early and provisional ballots. A state canvass to certify official election results for federal, statewide and legislative [...]

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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   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 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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        Report: State gets an F for its ‘family-friendly’ workplace policies

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        By   2 months ago

        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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        By   3 months ago

        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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        By   4 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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        By   4 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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          Parks Department no longer considering parking meters at trails

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          By   9 hours ago

          By Allison Hurtado | Ahwatukee Foothills News The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is no longer considering putting parking meters at hiking trails, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of residents. “Parks and Recreation Department staff has heard from hundreds of residents over the past several weeks, including more than 60 that spoke at the [...]

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          Utah regulator says no to solar fee

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          By   9 hours ago

          By Amy Joi O’Donoghue | Deseret News Utah solar advocates and customers are hailing a decision Friday by the Utah Public Service Commission to reject Rocky Mountain Power’s request of a monthly fee for rooftop solar homes. “What a bright day for Utah’s future. This order protects energy choice in Utah and recognizes the potential [...]

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          [FEATURE] Swirls of dust and drama, punctuating life in the Southwest

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          By   9 hours ago

          By Fernanda Santos | The New York Times The best way to explain a haboob is to say it is a tsunami of sand, in the sense that there is no stopping it or outrunning it. It is a supreme spectacle. The fierce winds that precede it make the leaves on palm trees stand as [...]

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          Some APS customers refuse to use smart meters, citing health, privacy concerns

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          By   2 days ago

            Arizona Public Service Co., Salt River Project and the other utilities across the country that rely on smart meters as an alternative to sending employees to collect numbers say they are a safe, efficient way to measure customers’ usage. They say the radio frequencies used to send short signals back to the utility are [...]

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          RLG Senior Partner Court Rich explains why APS’ proposal to expand state- sponsored monopoly into rooftop solar is bad

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          By   4 days ago

          More than 1,000 Arizona Public Service Co. customers have said they are interested in participating in the company’s free solar program proposed last month, but the plan is facing critics and questions that could delay its launch. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic reporter,  says that even though APS has the support of one Arizona solar [...]

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          Diciccio letter calls for opposition to parking meters proposal for parks

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          By   5 days ago

          Friends, Last week, I let you know that the City is considering installing parking meters at Phoenix Mountain Parks including Echo Canyon and  Piestewa Peak As you know, I strongly oppose this proposal which could cost avid park users hundreds of dollars a year. It is my pledge to you to keep you informed so that [...]

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          [OPINION] Corporation Commissioners should be appointed after ‘tawdry’ campaign

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          By Robert Robb | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) The question of whether Arizona Public Service is funding attack ads has dominated the discussion of the Republican primary for two open seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission. That’s all the evidence necessary to conclude that APS [...]

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          Here’s why SolarCity will move into Mexico

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          By Adam James | Greentech Media SolarCity is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy — and it’s been paying off. According to the GTM Research’s U.S. PV Leaderboard, SolarCity installed 29 percent of all residential solar in the first quarter of this year, three times the volume of its nearest competitor, Vivint Solar. The company has [...]

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            Santa Fe city council votes to decriminalizes marijuana

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            By Joseph Kolb | Reuters Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes rather than put the issue to a public ballot in November. The Santa Fe City Council voted five to four in favor of [...]

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            Opiod deaths down 25% in medical marijuana states

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            By   5 days ago

              By Douglas Main | Newsweek America has a major problem with prescription pain medications such as Vicodin and OxyContin. Overdose deaths from these pharmaceutical opioids have approximately tripled since 1991, and every day 46 people die of such overdoses in the United States. However, in the 13 states that passed laws allowing for the [...]

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            Educator, medical marijuana advocate, John Sperling, 93, dies — Our prayers are with the family

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            By   6 days ago

            The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to a statement posted on the Apollo Education Group’s website. He was 93. The statement said Sperling passed away Friday at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. No cause was given. Sperling founded the Institute for Professional Development in [...]

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            Marijuana business faces federal hurdles

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            By Dave Philipps | The New York Times WRAY, Colo. — Behind a tall curtain of corn that hides their real cash crop from prying eyes, the Stanley family is undertaking an audacious effort to expand their medical marijuana business to a national market. For years, the five Stanley brothers, who sell a nonintoxicating strain [...]

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            Nurses group sues over medical marijuana restrictions

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star A marijuana advocacy group is challenging limits imposed by state Health Director Will Humble on how and when patients with post-traumatic stress disorder can legally use the drug. In a lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association claims Humble had no [...]

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            [EDITORIAL] Tear down the walls blocking marijuana research

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            The Ledger.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) With legislation initiatives spreading, voters need accurate information on the health effects of marijuana. But cannabis research is thin, thanks to onerous federal restrictions. That must change. A scientifically rigorous understanding of marijuana’s impacts and potential is necessary to set clear and [...]

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            Budding enterprise: Why medical marijuana is Arizona’s hottest growth industry [VIDEO]

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            By Emily Overholt | Phoenix Business Journal Dustin Johnson isn’t your average drug dealer. Despite a rigorous religious upbringing and an early career in real estate, he found his true calling as president of Monarch Wellness Center, Scottsdale’s only medical marijuana dispensary. Johnson grew up in Scottsdale, attended Scottsdale Christian Academy and received a degree [...]

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            Florence candidates take sides on medical marijuana shop

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            By   2 weeks ago

            Florence Reminder Should the town of Florence continue to take applications from parties desiring to locate a medical marijuana dispensary here? John Anderson: The current town code mandates we accept and have hearings on any new marijuana dispensary applications.  However, I support modifying the code to disallow a dispensary in Florence. My experience on the [...]

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