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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of February 12

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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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Jail head placed on administrative leave

Jayme Valenzuela

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The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has put its jail commander, Jayme Valenzuela, on administrative leave pending a state investigation, several media sources report. Superior, where Valenzuela serves as mayor, asked the Arizona attorney general to investigate Valenzuela on suspicion of misusing the town credit card, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release […]

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Tractor Supply sparks more industry interest in Casa Grande

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By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch About 400 acres on the western edge of Casa Grande is being proposed for rezoning with the purpose of attracting industrial buyers. Land broker Kirk McCarville said rezoning the parcels is necessary in order to stay “ahead of the game” in a competitive business market. Out-of-state manufacturers often […]

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5 real estate ads you’ll see during the Super Bowl

From a Quicken Loan ad

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By Amy Swinderman | inman When an expected 200 million viewers tune in this Sunday to the Super Bowl 50 face off between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, they will also await this year’s most anticipated commercial advertisements. And sandwiched between the familiar car, beer and cellphone brands that usually purchase the pricey spots […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of February 5

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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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Village Planning Committee passes statement of ‘strong disapproval’ against Pecos alignment

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By James Gingerich | Ahwatukee Foothills News The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee (AFVPC) has released an official declaration of disapproval regarding the Pecos Road alignment which, as it stands, has construction of the Loop 202 highway slated to begin this summer. The committee voted Jan. 25 to denounce the planned route for the roadway, […]

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Sportscasters, presidential candidates all inmates in Super Bowl Prison

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From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Super Bowl Prison is a small, corporately owned facility along the banks of Hype Lake in San Francisco. It’s where sportscasters must serve a week if they want to continue to conduct interviews with former and current football stars. For the week […]

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Phoenix City Council votes to end prayers at meetings

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By Dustin Gardiner | The Arizona Republic A sharply divided Phoenix City Council voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop having an opening prayer at council meetings and instead observe a “moment of silent prayer,” a move that blocks a group of Satanists from giving the invocation at its next formal meeting. But the decision sparked protests […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of February 12

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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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    New homes to rent venture puts $51M bet on West Valley

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Darryl Berger and Matt Blank are going to the west side — with a $51 million bet on the real estate market. Berger, Blank and his brother, Samuel Blank, are real estate investors and developers who buy land and properties and build new homes for rent. They are […]

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    $5M+ Deals – Peoria apartments; Phoenix & Litchfield Park commercial; Mesa land

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    Below are the deals that closed Thursday, February 11, 2016 in Maricopa County over $5M according to the Maricopa County Recorder. Rose Law Group Reporter has not independently verified these transactions. Price: $30.2M Buyer: Sunroad Sonoma Ridge, LLC Seller: Sonoma Ridge Apartments, Inc. Property Type: Apartments, Sonoma Ridge Apartments Property Size: 14 acres, 240 units […]

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    MBA sees strong increase in new home sales

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) early estimate of new home sales for January projects a 14 percent increase compared to December. MBA bases its number on mortgage application data from its Builder Application Survey (BAS) conducted among the mortgage subsidiaries of home builders nationwide. MBA combines that data […]

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    Home builders follow other stocks in another down day worldwide

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Home builders’ stocks, like the rest of the stock market from Wall Street to Hong Kong, took it on the chin again Thursday. Scottsdale-based Meritage Homes (NYSE: MTH) closed down 4.3 percent in Thursday trading, ending at $28.44 per share, according to Google Finance. Meritage’ stock started the […]

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    3 top Phoenix city executives get paid leave for Roosevelt Row plan error

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    By Brenna Goth | The Arizona Republic Three high-level Phoenix executives have been disciplined for a “technical glitch” in the preparation of a controversial plan to designate downtown’s Roosevelt Row a business-improvement district, according to City Manager Ed Zuercher. Deputy City Manager Paul Blue and Street Transportation Director Ray Dovalina each received a two-day, paid […]

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    Under one roof: Multigenerational housing big for builders

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    By Diana Olick | CNBC Jennifer Michaels didn’t expect her Seattle-area house would sell so quickly, especially since she hadn’t settled on a new home yet. With nowhere to go, the divorced mom moved herself and her two teenagers in with her mother, Lucy Abbott, thinking it would be temporary. Much to all of their […]

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    Survey: 45% of non-homeowners say finances keep them from buying

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    Nearly 30% say they can’t afford a down payment By Ben Lane | HousingWire Nearly half of all non-homeowners say that their financial situation is preventing them from buying a home, a new report from Bankrate.com showed. According to Bankrate’s survey, nearly 30% of all non-homeowners say that they can’t afford a down payment, despite […]

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      Council members spar over recreation center location

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      Powell in favor of Grande Sports World; others prefer site off Peart, Cottonwood By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch Not one City Council member objects to creating a community recreation center, though where to put such a facility is a matter of differing opinions. During a special study session on Wednesday, council members discussed […]

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      [INVESTIGATION] Arizona school data show uneven distribution of ethnic groups

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      By Griselda Nevarez and Evan Wyloge | Arizona Center for Investigative Two decades after Arizona helped pioneer the charter school movement, enrollment data show the schools don’t match the school age demographics of the state and, in many cases, their neighborhoods. White – and especially Asian – students attend charter schools at a higher rate […]

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      FBI investigating Pima County Sheriff’s Department over spending

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      By Caitlin Schmidt | Arizona Daily Star The FBI is interviewing Pima County Sheriff’s Department employees in a probe of possible misuse of public funds and corruption. Three employees within the Sheriff’s Department told the Star that they’ve been interviewed by the FBI. The employees asked to remain anonymous, citing fear of retribution for speaking […]

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      Government agendas for week of Feb. 15, 2016

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      Cities/Towns: 2.16.16 City of Apache Junction City Council Meeting Agenda 2.16.16 City of Avondale City Council Work Session Meeting Agenda 2.18.16 City of Avondale Planning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda 2.16.16 City of Casa Grande City Council Study Session Meeting Agenda 2.16.16 City of Casa Grande City Council Regular Meeting Agenda 2.16.16 Town of Cave Creek […]

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      Report shows Arizonans driving less, but should long-term transportation plans adjust?

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      By Karen Loschiavo | Arizona Capitol Time Planners and officials should focus increasingly on public transportation options such as pedestrian routes, buses, light rail and passenger trains as use of these forms of travel has increased across the state since 2006, according to a new report. The report, “Driving Trends and Transportation Funding in the […]

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      3 top Phoenix city executives get paid leave for Roosevelt Row plan error

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      By Brenna Goth | The Arizona Republic Three high-level Phoenix executives have been disciplined for a “technical glitch” in the preparation of a controversial plan to designate downtown’s Roosevelt Row a business-improvement district, according to City Manager Ed Zuercher. Deputy City Manager Paul Blue and Street Transportation Director Ray Dovalina each received a two-day, paid […]

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      How Arizona’s congressional delegation voted on key legislation, Feb. 4-11, 2016

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      HOUSE R 4470: Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act Passed 416-2 All Arizona represenatives voted aye.   H Res. 609 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3442) to provide further means of accountability of the United States debt and promote fiscal responsibility, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3293) to […]

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        Bill would level the adoption playing field

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        By Jessica Flores | Fox 10 A new Arizona bill could change adoption laws in the state, it would put straight couples and same sex couples on the same playing field. Currently the state’s law gives preferences to homes with a mother and father. Before same-sex marriage was legalized, gay couples couldn’t legally adopt together […]

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        Assault sentencing of GoDaddy founder’s son postponed

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        By Garrett Mitchell | The Arizona Republic The sentencing of Robert Sean Parsons, the son of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons who pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault against his girlfriend, was rescheduled Tuesday to February. Parsons’ attorney, Tracey Westerhausen, requested a mitigation hearing at Maricopa County Superior Court before the sentencing could conclude the […]

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        Wildenstein trial to lift a veil on opaque art world dealings; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman comments

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        By Doreen Carvajal and Graham Bowley PARIS — In 2001, when Daniel Wildenstein lapsed into a coma here just days before his death at 84, French authorities say, his two sons and a team of financial advisers began quickly reshuffling the holdings of this wealthy patriarch who had led one of the greatest art dealing-dynasties […]

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        Tribes’ jurisdiction in foster cases focus of Arizona hearing; Rose Law Group partner and director of family law Kaine Fisher comments

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        By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star A federal judge on Friday questioned the legality of statutes that give tribal courts the right to decide adoption and foster-care placement of Native American children who have never lived on the reservation. Judge Neil Wake said he is not questioning provisions of the Indian Child Welfare […]

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        Forget prenups: Unmarried couples today need ‘no nups;’ Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher offers advice

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        By Charisse Jones | USA TODAY A growing number of American couples are skipping the walk down the aisle, deciding to live together instead. But that doesn’t let them off the hook when it comes to financial planning. In fact, a road map for their money may be even more necessary. As of March 2012, […]

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        Recovering a stolen Gmail account; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman comments

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        By J. D. Biersdorfer | The New York Times Q. Does Google have a precise protocol for restoring a hacked Gmail account? A. Google has two plans of action for compromised Gmail accounts, and the one you use depends on whether you can still sign in to the hacked account. Even if you suspect that […]

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        Family of Robert Durst’s first wife sues him for $100 million in her disappearance; Rose Law Group estate and asset protection attorney comments

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        By Charles V. Bagli | The New York Times Kathleen McCormack Durst disappeared from her home in Westchester County nearly 34 years ago, on a cold January night, only months before she would have graduated from medical school. It was the beginning of an enduring mystery. On Monday, Ms. Durst’s mother, Ann McCormack, who is […]

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        Judge orders state take foster child from couple; ‘astounding,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law Department Kaine Fisher

        April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce have been ordered to surrender their 1-year-old foster daughter after a judge ruled that she should be raised by a heterosexual couple:/Facebook

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        By Martha Neil | ABA Journal In a Tuesday ruling that apparently took the state Division of Child and Family Services by surprise, a Utah judge said a 1-year-old girl must be removed from a licensed foster home because the married couple in the home are not heterosexual. There has been no issue concerning the […]

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          Glendale planning commission recommends scenic corridor designation along Loop 101

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          By Darrell Jackson | The Glendale Star Glendale’s long fight to keep billboards from along the Loop 101 freeway may finally be nearing an end as the planning commission voted unanimously Feb. 4 to recommend city council approve a scenic corridor along the freeway. “This proposal would create a scenic corridor along the Loop 101 […]

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          High court to consider fairness of method to raise water rates

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Supreme Court will hear a case about a mechanism used by water companies to increase rates outside of a rate case. The Court of Appeals previously ruled the system improvements benefit was unconstitutional. It allows water companies to increase rates for adding infrastructure. The court’s eventual […]

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          Supreme Court deals blow to Obama’s efforts to regulate coal emissions

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          By Adam Liptak and Coral Davenport In a major setback for President Obama’s climate change agenda, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the administration’s effort to combat global warming by regulating emissions from coal-fired power plants. The brief order was not the last word on the case, which is most likely to return to […]

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          Fissures taking Eloy down, down, down

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          By Tanner Clinch | Casa Grande Dispatch Longtime area residents may be right if they have a sinking feeling. An Arizona geology official says the valley around Eloy is 20 feet lower than it was around 50 years ago. The Arizona Geological Survey has just revised its earth fissure monitoring maps for southern Arizona with […]

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          Pinal’s Cowtown air quality monitor finally relocated

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          San Tan Valley.com It’s been in the works for three years and earlier this month that work finally paid off. The air quality monitor located at the El Dorado Holding property just east of Maricopa has been moved to a new site just off of White and Parker Road. “We’ve been at this a long […]

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          Committee adopts bill to permit municipal opt-out from county authority on water supply

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          By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL)— A Senate committee Monday adopted a bill which would remove the requirement cities and towns comply with county ordinances requiring a proposed subdivision located outside of an Active Water Management area (AMA} to demonstrate an adequate water supply (100-years) before the final plat can be approved. The […]

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          Built up by oil boom, North Dakota now has an emptier feeling

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          As the price of oil has skidded to $30 a barrel, new drilling has dried up, and the flood of wealth and workers is ebbing. By Jack Healy | The New York Times WILLISTON, N.D. — The “man camps” sprang up from the prairie, rows of trailers and modular steel boxes that housed thousands of workers […]

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            Facebook blocks some Arizona marijuana dispensary pages

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            By Zac Pacleb and Lauren Michaels | Cronkite News One Scottsdale medical marijuana’s Facebook page features a video titled “Alcohol v. Marijuana” with a cameo by Snoop Dogg. A Yuma dispensary promotes a “Wednesday only” sale, featuring the strain “CBD Yummy” for $10 a gram. And a Phoenix dispensary highlights “Tangerine Dream,” its strain of […]

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            Phoenix marijuana researcher takes case to Utah

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            By Cathy McKitrick | Standard-Examiner Staff SALT LAKE CITY — Dr. Sue Sisley briefly touched down in Utah this week for two reasons: to catch some of the Sundance Film Festival and to meet with as many lawmakers and legislators as she could over an issue dear to her heart — medical marijuana for military […]

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            What Americans say would make them move

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            Daily Real Estate News What states are the top picks for Americans looking to move? Oregon, Florida, California, Hawaii, Colorado, and New York, according to a new survey by Harris Poll of more than 2,200 U.S. adults. Besides looking at the most desired moving locations, the survey asked respondents to name their top reasons for […]

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            Katie bar the door if millennials took over the Arizona Legislature

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor The Arizona Legislature is almost a “carbon copy” of state age demographics, reports The Arizona Republic: 15.5 percent of the legislature is age 65 or older, compared with 15.9 percent for Arizona as measured by a 2014 U.S. census estimate. But the legislature’s median age is nearly two decades […]

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            ASU student challenges on-campus medical marijuana ban, which is unconstitutional, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Kaila White | The Arizona Republic An Arizona State University student is asking an appeals court to overturn the law that makes it illegal for him to have physician-recommended medical marijuana in his dorm room. Andre Maestas, 20, an ASU junior and medical-marijuana cardholder, was arrested in 2014 and charged with a felony for […]

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            Arizona’s medical marijuana market gaining steam

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            By Becky Olson | Marijuana Business Daily Business is booming for medical cannabis companies in Arizona. Aside from a 33% surge in patient numbers during the first 10 months of the year, dispensaries are on pace to sell more than 586,000 ounces of marijuana in 2015 – an increase of over 80% from 2014, according […]

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            Medical marijuana farmers to Chino Valley: Not so fast; an attack on MMJ, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Ken Sain | The Daily Courier Valley farmers Mike and Kate O’Connor said they were blissfully unaware of what was happening back home while they were on a three-week vacation touring the New England states, enjoying the fall colors. “It’s pretty much the only time we can be away from the farm that long,” […]

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            Evidence marijuana hurts people lacking

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            Posted by   3 months ago

            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The nation has seen six years of legal medical or recreational marijuana use in 23 states and Washington, D.C., not to mention decades of widespread illegal use, but experts still have no real idea whether the drug poses any significant danger. What is certain is that marijuana is […]

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