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[SUNDAY FEATURE] The downsides of the N. Dakota oil boom

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By Deborah Sontag and Robert Gebeloff | The New York Times In early August 2013, Arlene Skurupey of Blacksburg, Va., got an animated call from the normally taciturn farmer who rents her family land in Billings County, N.D. There had been an accident at the Skurupey 1-9H oil well. “Oh, my gosh, the gold is […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of November 21

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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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Obama asserts power to reshape immigration; Brewer responds [UPDATED]

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The New York Times In an address from the White House, President Obama is choosing confrontation over conciliation as he asserts the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system. The president’s directive will shield up to five million people from deportation and allow many to work legally (and reportedly 90,000 in […]

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It’s time to protect your daughters from . . . Barbie

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From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor Part of being a young girl includes those embarrassing zits. More recently, tats are not uncommon among young women. Later in life, your daughter could become a mother and with that come stretch marks. And your daughters might become victims of a stereotyping […]

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Rose Law Group client Resolution Copper completes deepest shaft in North America

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Engineering and Mining Journal (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper Mining.) Resolution copper project accomplished a key milestone completing construction of the 28-ft diameter Shaft No. 10 to a final depth of 6,943 ft. On November 18, the Resolution copper project accomplished a key milestone completing construction of the 28-ft diameter Shaft No. 10 […]

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Export and trade to take center role in Ducey’s first 100 days

Governor Brewer and Sonora Governor Padres join forces at the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s Plenary Session in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, to discuss ways to boost international trade relations and economic competitiveness in the region. / Gov. office photo

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Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal Low hanging fruit is the easy pickings, and on the export tree, that means trade with Mexico. One of the key priorities of the Doug Ducey administration will be to capitalize on relationships with Mexico, and particularly governors in Sinaloa and Sonora. Arizona does more than a third […]

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Curis Florence Copper Project permit is sent back for more work

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By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder Sixteen months after granting a temporary permit to the Florence Copper Project, the state environmental agency has been ordered to take it back for a complete overhaul. The Arizona Water Quality Appeals Board (WQAB) stopped short of rescinding the permit, as a state hearing officer recommended last month. Florence […]

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City of Avondale Wins Prestigious Award for Best General Plan

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NEWS RELEASE The Arizona Planning Association has awarded the City of Avondale top honors this year for Best General Plan. The award was presented to Avondale’s Development Services staff on November 6 at the AzAPA conference held in Yuma, Ariz. The Arizona Planning Association, through its annual Awards Committee and Awards Program, recognizes excellence in […]

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    Article sparks debate on real estate agents’ commission

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    By Trey Garrison | HousingWire Should Realtors and other real estate agents be just paid hourly, or should we stick with the 3% commission? HousingWire readers floated the notion in the comment boards of a recent article. In that piece, the following claim is made: Surefield is changing up the way commissions are paid, using […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of November 21

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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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    Potential Coolidge asset Inland Port presented to Pinal Partnership

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    By Joey Chenworth | Coolidge Examiner As Coolidge inches closer and closer to annexing a significant amount of land to the south of the current city limits, a key asset contained within that annexation was presented to county leaders on Friday. During the Pinal Partnership meeting held on the morning of Nov. 14, Tim Kanavel […]

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    Valley apartments, condo complex sold for $108 million

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A half dozen Phoenix area apartment and condominium complexes have recently been sold for more than $108 million. The Bascom Group LLC and Oaktree Capital Management have bought the 408-unit Indigo Creek Apartments in Glendale for $40.5 million. The complex is off of 51st Avenue near Thunderbird Road. […]

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    Toll Brothers closes on 10 finished lots in North Scottsdale for $3.6 Million

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    By: Daniel Benson; Belfiore Real Estate Consulting According to public record (click here to view affidavit 1, affidavit 2), Toll Brothers closed on 10 finished lots within the Terrasina gated community, specifically located just north of the northeast corner of 132nd Street and Via Linda in North Scottsdale.  Toll acquired nine lots from MK Company […]

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    Big news for existing home sales: 1st annual gain of 2014

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily If October sales of existing homes are an indication 2014 may come to a better conclusion than has been expected. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said today that sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops in October were at their highest level since September 2013 and, […]

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    Western states drive surge in building permits

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily October was a mixed month for new residential construction data. More permits were issued than in September but housing starts and completions were both down. September numbers for permits and housing starts were upgraded slightly from original estimates while the completions number was revised down. Permits for construction […]

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      Recalling Barry Goldwater conservatism

      Devotees and former staff for Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater gathered in Washington for the 50th anniversary of his failed 1964 presidential bid, which they say launched the modern conservative movement. :Cronkite News Photo / Laurie Liles/Cronkite News

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      By Laurie Liles | Cronkite News Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater lost the 1964 presidential election in a landslide, but that didn’t stop veterans of his campaign from claiming victory all these years later. “I say victory because all you have to do is look at what has happened in the last 50 years to see […]

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      Barber asks secretary of state to count votes

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      Democratic Rep. Ron Barber is asking the Arizona secretary of state to count about 156 additional ballots from voters who say they are eligible to vote, AP reports Barber’s campaign on Friday sent the request, along with 156 signed declarations from southern Arizona voters whose provisional ballots and unsigned early ballot envelopes were rejected, to […]

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      Gov. Brewer’s book under subpoena

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      By Howard Fisher | Capitol Media Services/Casa Grande Dispatch Arizonans may get a chance to see who provided Gov. Jan Brewer some of the infor- mation for her book and what they told her. Immigrant rights groups challenging what’s left of SB1070 have served the governor with a subpoena demand that she produce all documents […]

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      South Tucson mayor to face recall

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      By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star South Tucson Mayor Paul Diaz will be back on the ballot sooner than he may have anticipated. The Pima County Recorder’s Office notified the recall committee earlier this week it has verified 222 of the 320 signatures his group turned in early November. The minimum number of signatures […]

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      How states’ recent job growth compares

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      By Mike Maciag | Governing Magazine Most states continued to post steady employment gains in the Labor Department’s new jobs report issued Friday, but some lag behind the rest of the nation. In all, 34 states reported unemployment rate declines for October while 15 recorded monthly payroll employment increases large enough to be considered statistically […]

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      Pinal supervisors says county attorney’s playing money ‘game’

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      By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor Three members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday openly questioned the tactics used by County Attorney Lando Voyles to reallocate funds within his office. The conversations occurred after Dwight Fujimoto, chief of staff for the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, requested a significant increase in salaries for two […]

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      Government agendas for week of Nov. 24, 2014

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      Cities/Towns City of Bisbee City Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Coolidge City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Coolidge City Council Study Session Agenda City of Glendale City Council Voting Meeting Agenda City of Maricopa City Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Peoria City Council Special Meeting and Study Session Agenda City of San […]

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      Horne files $3 billion unsafe vehicles lawsuit against GM

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Claiming consumers here were misled, Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors alleging it sold vehicles to Arizonans the company knew were unsafe. “Manufacturers of any product, from toys to automobiles, must make and sell products that are, above all […]

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        Don’t bark up the wrong custody tree; get a ‘pup nup;’ Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher says courts don’t treat pets same as humans

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        CBS NewYork Attorneys across the country are reporting a huge jump in pet custody battles, which can be both emotionally and financially draining. But now, there’s another option: the pet “pre-nup.” Many people treat their pets as if they are part of the family, but what happens if the family breaks up? “They will fight […]

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        An Oklahoma oilman’s billion-dollar divorce, yes, billion; Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher finds case intriguing

        American oil mogul Harold Hamm is divorcing his wife of 25 years, Sue Ann

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        By David Segal | The New York Times During his nearly 50 years as an Oklahoma oil man, Harold Hamm has done everything on a huge scale. The chief executive and majority shareholder of Continental Resources, he owns the largest piece of the greatest oil discovery of our age, in the shale-rich plains of North […]

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        Meet a working mom taking pregnancy discrimination case to the Supremes

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        By Dave Jamieson | The Huffington Post When Peggy Young became pregnant in 2006, she had every intention of continuing to work delivering packages for UPS in Maryland. At the urging of the company’s occupational health manager, Young visited her doctor to obtain a note detailing any work restrictions she might need. Her doctor recommended […]

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

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

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        [BREAKING] Arizona gay couples, you may now marry

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

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

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

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        Baby step left for gay marriage

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Arizona Republic The push toward allowing same-sex couples to marry in Arizona may be delayed, at least a few days. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Wednesday morning issued a temporary halt to Tuesday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit […]

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        5 states may proceed with gay marriage; court paves way for 30 states

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        The Associated Press The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with […]

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          Energy and Environment View All →

          [SUNDAY FEATURE] The downsides of the N. Dakota oil boom

          Bakken Well Pad

          By   1 day ago

          By Deborah Sontag and Robert Gebeloff | The New York Times In early August 2013, Arlene Skurupey of Blacksburg, Va., got an animated call from the normally taciturn farmer who rents her family land in Billings County, N.D. There had been an accident at the Skurupey 1-9H oil well. “Oh, my gosh, the gold is […]

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          Renewable energy’s rise hurting utilities’ profits

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          By Elizabeth Daigneau | Governing Magazine Over the past five years, solar has soared. Today, it is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. Installed solar capacity since 2010 has increased a whopping 418 percent. It beat out natural gas in terms of new capacity in the first half of this year, and more […]

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          Report: America could power itself 100 times over with solar energy

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          By Chris Mooney |The Washington Post It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is capturing more of it. In a new report, the Environment […]

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          SRP Signs Deal with sPower for Solar Energy Facility near Florence

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          NEWS RELEASE New Project Demonstrates Increasing Affordability of Community-scale Solar MEDIA RESOURCES Additional resources are available: Hi-definition video and photos of sPower solar facilities Salt River Project today announced a 21-year power purchase agreement for 45 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic energy from a facility to be built near Florence in 2015. SRP will purchase […]

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          Rose Law Group client Resolution Copper completes deepest shaft in North America

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          Engineering and Mining Journal (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper Mining.) Resolution copper project accomplished a key milestone completing construction of the 28-ft diameter Shaft No. 10 to a final depth of 6,943 ft. On November 18, the Resolution copper project accomplished a key milestone completing construction of the 28-ft diameter Shaft No. 10 […]

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          Tribes seek further EPA protection from pollution

          Plumes of nitrogen oxide spiral into the air from northern Arizona’s Navajo Generating Station and waft into the views and nostrils of thousands of visitors who have escaped into half a dozen parks in the area — including the Grand Canyon. / adventure journal

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          By Brenna Goth | The Republic | azcentral.com Members of the Navajo Nation and other regional tribes called Wednesday for more aggressive curbing of pollution from power plants on their land, though some leaders say the supplement to the Clean Power Plan is a good start. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing […]

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          Curis Florence Copper Project permit is sent back for more work

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          By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder Sixteen months after granting a temporary permit to the Florence Copper Project, the state environmental agency has been ordered to take it back for a complete overhaul. The Arizona Water Quality Appeals Board (WQAB) stopped short of rescinding the permit, as a state hearing officer recommended last month. Florence […]

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            Medical Marijuana View All →

            Marijuana could hold promise as treatment for PTSD

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            By Carolyn Gregoire | The Huffington Post Email More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help them find relief and may even offer better care than the current class of drugs commonly used to treat the disorder. According to research published […]

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            Court upholds immunity for doctors who recommend marijuana

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Doctors who recommend marijuana to patients can’t be charged with crimes, even if they did not follow the procedures required by law, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The judges acknowledged that Robert Gear, a Phoenix naturopath with offices in several communities, was charged with […]

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            Teen arrest, overdose, dropout rate fall after Calif. decriminalized marijuana

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            By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to any number of doomsday scenarios envisioned by legalization opponents. Looking specifically at California, where full marijuana decriminalization went into effect on […]

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            NOTEABLE QUOTABLES

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            “State marijuana laws haven’t been challenged at the Supreme Court yet,” Booth said. “That’s why they stand.” ­~ Megan Booth National Association of Realtors Senior Policy Representative “We believe that builders will have to build more, and they will build more.” ~ Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtor’s chief economist “Buckle up, it’s going to […]

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            State marijuana laws don’t protect your property

            NAR Senior Policy Representative Megan Booth presents during the “Medical Marijuana and R.E.” session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans.

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            By Graham Wood | National Association of Realtors Here’s the thing about marijuana laws: Federal trumps state. So even though 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal pot use — and four states have OK’d recreational use — the federal government still says marijuana is illegal. That means landlords and property managers […]

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            Sue Sisley, cannabis researcher, loses medical society position over ‘New Times’ quotes

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Sue Sisley has been fired again. An apparent victim of hardball politics, the Valley doctor and would-be cannabis researcher was told by the University of Arizona in June to vacate her office at the school’s downtown Phoenix campus. Now Sisley’s been booted off the Maricopa County Medical Society’s […]

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            Rose Law Group Chairman of Medical Marijuana Department Ryan Hurley takes the case for legalized marijuana to Fox 10 [VIDEO]

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            In Colorado and Washington state; recreational marijuana use is already legal. Last night, voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. said yes to legalizing it for recreational use. In 2016, seven states could have similar ballot measures including Arizona. “We’re pretty certain we’ll have it on the ballot for people to decide in 2016,” said […]

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            Ballot measures, national trends explained by Rose Law Group Litigator Evan Bolick

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            One of the great benefits of living in Arizona is the state allows for more ballot measures than almost any other. Ballot measures truly embody the spirit of democracy, giving the people a greater role in the decision-making process concerning important policy decisions and substantial expenditures. There were five major propositions on the Arizona ballot […]

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