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Elliot Pollack’s Happy on Housing… You should be Too

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By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Pinal County got a much-needed shot in the arm with the arrival of Lucid Motors and motorsport, said Elliott Pollack, local economist and real estate consultant at the annual Pinal Partnership breakfast Friday. The county needs an economy that spurs jobs, he said PhoenixMart, which is under construction has […]

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Liar, liar, fake news on fire

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But some good can come from it From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There’s quite a difference between satire and maliciously falsified news. CHICAGO—Promising that every effort would be made to limit the impact on residents’ day-to-day lives, Chicago officials announced Wednesday that a fleet of plows was […]

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Scottsdale City Council hires Jim Thompson as city manager

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NEWS RELEASE: City of Scottsdale   Thompson will begin his duties around Jan. 8, 2017, pending completion of an employment contract. Thompson served as the city manager of Casa Grandelinks to external site from 2003 until earlier this year where he oversaw city operations and a $175 million budget. He has 20 years’ experience as […]

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Maricopa County second in U.S. for job gains; wages outpace inflation

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By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal Maricopa County had the second highest increase in workforce in the U.S. for the second quarter this year compared to last year. The county gained over 50,000 new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The county increased its workforce by 2.9 percent in 2016 over […]

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Andrew Lye named Project Manager at Resolution Copper as concern nears construction stage

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By James Hodl | CopperArea.com (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper.) Andrew Lye was named Project Manager of Resolution Copper Co., company executives announced on November 21. Lye succeeds Andrew Taplin, who is moving to a new position with Rio Tinto PLC, the British-Australian mining company that owns a 55% interest in Resolution Copper. […]

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What’s a ‘drive-by lawsuit?’ [VIDEO]

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Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but many business owners say they’re nothing more than a shakedown. | CBS 60 Minutes The Americans with Disabilities Act has helped improve the lives of tens of millions of people. It’s lessened discrimination against them and made […]

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Crowdfunding campaigns, social telethons, and vinyl: Vulfpeck pulls off the ultra-modern album drop

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Liv Buli | Forbes When Jack Stratton of Vulfpeck closed out his Kickstarter campaign to fund the album The Beautiful Game on October 17 at more than $104,000 he wasn’t particularly surprised. Never mind that the funding goal was set at a less-than-ambitious $1. This is not the first time Stratton has used the crowdfunding platform to […]

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House overwhelmingly approves sweeping cancer measure

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By Jennifer Steinhauer and Sabrina Tavernise | The New York Times The House overwhelmingly passed a far-reaching measure on Wednesday to increase funding for research into cancer and other diseases, address weaknesses in the nation’s mental health systems and help combat the prescription drug addictions that have bedeviled nearly every state. The bill, known as […]

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    Developer loves historic angle of Ben U dorm project

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    By Shelley Ridenour East Valley Tribune The owners of a creative redevelopment company are pretty excited about their current project in downtown Mesa. Lorenzo Perez, one of the owners of Venue Projects, describes his company’s renovation project at the historic Alhambra Hotel as “not for the faint of heart.” Once finished, the building will be […]

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    Here’s the real danger to the recovering housing market

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    First American explains new construction’s future role in housing By Kelsey Ramírez | HousingWire Interest rates continue to increase since the election of President-elect Donald Trump, bringing with them new dangers to the housing market and affordability. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage increased for the fifth consecutive week and reached a new high for 2016 […]

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    Brokers share their 2017 outlook

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    REALTORMag Top real estate executives are feeling less bullish about the coming year than they were two years ago. Their concerns are growing over agent productivity and they’re feeling more pressure surrounding profitability prospects, according to the latest Imprev Thought Leader Real Estate Confidence study of nearly 240 broker-owners and top executives at leading franchises […]

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    Home construction loan volume picks up the pace

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    Tight post-recession lending conditions may be loosening for home builders Access to capital has been especially difficult for small private builders, who are responsible for nearly two-thirds of single-family home construction across the country. By Chris Kirkham | The Wall Street Journal The volume of U.S. home construction loans grew at the fastest rate in […]

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    Back in a big way: U.S. home prices surpass 2006 peaks

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    By Clare Trapasso | realtor.com U.S. home prices surpassed their 2006 peak in September, according to a recent report, despite a topsy-turvy presidential race that had housing experts betting that buyers would hold off on closing on the homes of their dreams until after the election. “A lot of that recovery has come in the […]

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    Real estate experts: Infill hitting wall, new realities for apartments, home buying

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Infill could be running out of spaces and deals that pencil out. Apartments are an accepted norm but rising interest rates could cut down deals and new construction. And builders and brokers need to realize women and immigrants are key to rekindling home buying as the market still […]

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    Major housing project may replace Mesa light rail park-and-ride lot

    This rendering is an example of how the pedestrian-oriented concept of the proposed residential project on the park-and-ride lot at Main Street and Sycamore in Mesa could look, as submitted with the development proposal. However, it is not a design of the exact project, which has yet to be submitted.
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    By Chris Coppola | The Republic | azcentral.com 12:03 p.m. MST December 8, 2016 A plan that would transform a west Mesa light-rail parking lot into a mix of housing options that could create more than 600 residential units is advancing in Mesa, marking the largest redevelopment effort yet along the city’s segment of the […]

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    [OPINION] The cure for costly housing is more costly housing

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    By Noah Smith | Bloomberg (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I was talking to a friend the other day, a San Francisco anti-eviction activist, and said that allowing more housing construction in the city would be a great way to lower rents. She looked at me in horror, blinked and […]

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      Government agendas for the week of Dec. 12-16

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      Cities and Towns 12-13 City of Phoenix Council Policy Session 12-14 City of Phoenix Council Meeting  12-15 City of Phoenix Zoning Adjustment Hearing 12-13 City of Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission  12-13 City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission – Agenda not available 12-12 City of Avondale Council Work Session 12-15 City of Avondale […]

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      Protection Racket: Occupational licensing laws and the right to earn a living

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      By Mark Flatten | Goldwater Institute Debra Nutall lived the American dream, until the state of Tennessee took it away. She started with nothing. Nutall was a single mother struggling to raise three children in a Memphis public housing project. She worked as a nursing assistant. But the job didn’t pay much, and she survived […]

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      Peoria council redistricting afoot, city to reach out to public early next year

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      By Philip Haldiman | Independent Newsmedia The nuts and bolts of redistricting Peoria’s City Council boundaries will begin in January, with a new set of boundaries planned for the 2018 council election. The city hired the consultant Research Advisory Services for an amount not to exceed $70,642. The firm will work with council and the […]

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      Arizona spending on medical marijuana expected to double

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star While consumer spending could increase, more competition could tamp down the price of marijuana. The amount of money spent on medical marijuana in the next four years will nearly double according to a new study — assuming the Trump administration doesn’t step in. Projections […]

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      Scottsdale City Council hires Jim Thompson as city manager

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      NEWS RELEASE: City of Scottsdale   Thompson will begin his duties around Jan. 8, 2017, pending completion of an employment contract. Thompson served as the city manager of Casa Grandelinks to external site from 2003 until earlier this year where he oversaw city operations and a $175 million budget. He has 20 years’ experience as […]

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      Most states are combating climate change and growing their economies

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      Arizona far short of decarbonization rate required to achieve U.S. emissions target By Mike Maciag | Governing Countries around the globe have committed to decoupling economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions in an effort to curb the effects of global warming. States, too, have worked to cut emissions while growing their economies, but the degree […]

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      5 things to learn from Scottsdale election results

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      By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale’s controversial plan to build a multimillion-dollar desert attraction in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve weighed on the minds — and ballots — of many voters who live closest to the site, but it did not have the same effect citywide, final election tallies show. Official results released by the […]

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      Phoenix ends city effort to preserve David and Gladys Wright House

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        By Brenna Goth | The Republic (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Peter Sperling in preserving the residential historical character of Arcadia.) Phoenix will end city-led efforts to preserve the David and Gladys Wright House, leaving the property owner to seek historic designation for the Arcadia home and surrounding land. The City Council voted 8-1 […]

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        Rose Law Group Family Law Department nominated for ‘AZFoothills’ Best of our Valley Family and Real Estate Law Firm

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        Rose Law Group is excited to announce that our Family Law and Real Estate Department have been nominated for the AZFoothills Best of our Valley contest for Best Family Law Firm and Real Estate Law Firm. Click here to add your vote for Family Law. Look for Rose Law Group on the list and be sure […]

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        How to organize your home and finances in your estate; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorney, adds information

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        By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin | Washington Post My mom just passed away just shy of 105 years of age and her estate is a mess. I don’t want to make the same uninformed errors with my estate, so I need to plan and execute documents for my estate. Can you give me any […]

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        Arizona officials work to make child support system more ‘holistic;’ Kaine Fisher, director Rose Law Group Family Law Dept., agrees

        Jessica Beresford, director of operations at Father Matters, said she has seen a positive change within the division of child support services through the organization’s partnership with the department. /Photo by Michelle Chance/Cronkite News

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        By Michelle Chance | Cronkite News For the past two years, Valley resident Robert Faas has lived without custody of his four children. A decade of meth and alcohol addictions took over his life, he said. As a result, the state took the 32-year-old’s kids and placed them with family. Six months ago, a child […]

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        Michelle Singletary: What will you leave to your heirs? Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, weighs in

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        By Michelle Singletary | Washington Post You will die. And most of you will leave something for your heirs. (Yes, even your clunker of a car and chipped china might be fought over.) So my question is: Have you given thought to how to allocate your assets? Despite the steady drumbeat of reports that Americans […]

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        Arizona Appeals Court ruling: Birth mom’s same-sex ex has parental rights; follows now a legal trend, says Kaine Fisher, director of Rose Law Group Family Law Department

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The same-sex spouse of a birth mother is entitled to the same legal parental presumptions and rights as if she were a man, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In the first case of its kind in Arizona, the judges rejected the arguments […]

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        Naming a trust as Roth IRA beneficiary; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, comments

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        By Small Business Tax Strategies | Business Management Daily Whom should you name as the beneficiaries when you convert a traditional IRA to a Roth? Usually, it’s the kids or grandkids. Strategy: Designate a trust as beneficiary instead. This way, you don’t have to worry about teenagers squandering the funds. As beneficiaries of the trust, […]

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        Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director of Family Law comments on protecting the children

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        Posted by   3 months ago

        By Andrea Mandell | USA Today Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, USA TODAY has confirmed. The couple married in 2014 and has been together since 2004. “This decision was made for the health of the family,” Robert Offer, an attorney for Jolie tells USA TODAY in a statement. “She will not be commenting at this […]

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        Donald and Ivana Trump fight unsealing of divorce records; Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher discusses Arizona divorce law in such cases

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        John Gerstrain | POLITICO Donald Trump and his ex-wife Ivana are fighting an effort to unseal records of their 1990 divorce, arguing that the real estate mogul’s presidential bid is no basis for prying into court filings related to the couple’s split. The Trumps filed separate legal briefs Tuesday in state court in Manhattan, urging […]

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          Lucid announces partnership with Samsung SDI

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          By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central Lucid Motors is partnering with Samsung SDI to produce an “energy dense” battery for its electric cars. The California-based company announced this week that Samsung SDI will be a major supplier of lithium-ion cells for the first model of Lucid vehicles. Lucid Motors is planning to break ground on […]

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          Most states are combating climate change and growing their economies

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          Arizona far short of decarbonization rate required to achieve U.S. emissions target By Mike Maciag | Governing Countries around the globe have committed to decoupling economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions in an effort to curb the effects of global warming. States, too, have worked to cut emissions while growing their economies, but the degree […]

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          5 things to learn from Scottsdale election results

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          By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale’s controversial plan to build a multimillion-dollar desert attraction in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve weighed on the minds — and ballots — of many voters who live closest to the site, but it did not have the same effect citywide, final election tallies show. Official results released by the […]

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          ADEQ retests Johnson Utilities water that was declared unsafe for infants

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          By Ken Alltucker and Kathy Tulumello | The Republic State inspectors from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality collected drinking-water samples from Johnson Utilities on Monday to check whether nitrate levels have returned to safe levels. On Friday, ADEQ warned Johnson Utilities’ customers in Pinal County that high levels of nitrates in water made it […]

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          SRP votes to refund $30M to customers over investing more in sustainability

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          Use of renewable energy and efficiency can be reviewed in March with the budget By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Salt River Project’s elected board members debated Monday whether to return $30 million in surplus funds to customers or to spend the money on more environmental programs, opting for the former. Customers should see their […]

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          Andrew Lye named Project Manager at Resolution Copper as concern nears construction stage

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          By James Hodl | CopperArea.com (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper.) Andrew Lye was named Project Manager of Resolution Copper Co., company executives announced on November 21. Lye succeeds Andrew Taplin, who is moving to a new position with Rio Tinto PLC, the British-Australian mining company that owns a 55% interest in Resolution Copper. […]

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          Obama actions on public lands may be difficult for Trump to undo

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          By Adam DeRose |  Cronkite News President Barack Obama could cement his environmental legacy by taking executive action to designate nearly 4 million acres of Western land as national monuments before leaving office next month. And it may be one legacy of the Obama administration that incoming President Donald Trump will have a hard time unraveling […]

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          [SUNDAY FEATURE] Rosemont Mine not a done deal under Trump, experts say

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            By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star On its face, the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House should be a boon for the long-delayed $1.5 billion Rosemont Mine, which would be this country’s third-largest copper mine. But it’s not that simple, say three outside experts who have worked for federal environmental agencies under […]

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            Arizona spending on medical marijuana expected to double

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star While consumer spending could increase, more competition could tamp down the price of marijuana. The amount of money spent on medical marijuana in the next four years will nearly double according to a new study — assuming the Trump administration doesn’t step in. Projections […]

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            New medical marijuana ballot measure brewing

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Less than a month after voters rejected allowing marijuana for recreational use, there’s a new — and scaled back — proposal emerging for the 2018 ballot. The initiative crafted by operators of a medical marijuana dispensary would expand the list of conditions for which […]

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            Recreational marijuana doesn’t light up with voters

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Several articles published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association offer analyses about the growing use of marijuana to treat various health ailments and conditions. FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many of the illnesses state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its purported benefits published Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The strongest evidence of benefit is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the analysis, which analyzed 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including nausea from chemotherapy, sleep disorders, HIV-related weight loss and Tourette syndrome. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Arizona Election Returns (unofficial) Click here. Arizona’s ballot measure to legalize marijuana trailed in early election results, and final unofficial tallies showed voters saying “no” to Proposition 205. The race — which pitted business interests against the legal medical-marijuana industry backed by a pro-legalization group, the Washington, D.C.-based […]

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            If Prop. 205 passes, Arizona would get a department of marijuana; Ryan Hurley, Director of Rose Law Group’s Medical Marijuana Department, weighs in

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              By Rachel Leingang and Ben Giles |Arizona Capitol Times If voters approve a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, a new state agency will be created to regulate the substance. The Department of Marijuana Licenses and Control would be tasked with setting up rules and regulations for the nascent retail marijuana industry. […]

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            [COLUMN] Montini: Colorado officials politely ask Arizona’s anti-marijuana group to stop lying

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            By EJ Montini | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) According to the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol a group of elected officials from Colorado has sent a letter to the leaders of the anti-Proposition 205 group disputing the information (or misinformation) touted in the anti-marijuana campaign […]

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            Medical marijuana: Festival at Casa Grande Domes cancelled

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            Supervisors snuff out plans for 2-day event By Kelly Fisher | Casa Grande Dispatch The Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected a special events permit Wednesday for a medical marijuana festival in Casa Grande that the organizer spent about $30,000 and months of preparation to host. The “Errl Camp” and overnight campsite was slated for Halloween […]

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            Rose Law Group Partners Laura Bianchi and Ryan Hurley to attend Women Grow SWCC Expo Kick Off Party Event, October 13th at Bevy in Scottsdale

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            Join Laura Bianchi and Ryan Hurley at the Bevy on October 13th for the Women Grow SWCC Expo Kick Off Party Event. Event Details:  Who: Arizona Cannabis Community What: Women Grow Phoenix: Yes On Prop 205 + SWCC Expo Kick Off Party When: October 13th, 2016 from 6:30 -9:30pm Where: Bevvy in Scottsdale, located at:  4420 N […]

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            [IN-DEPTH] DES director forwards email designed to ‘blow up’ pro-marijuana arguments

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            By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The head of the state Department of Economic Security sent a message to all of his employees on a state-owned email list with a link to a story with arguments against Proposition 205. In an email sent Sunday, Tim Jeffries forwarded a political argument by […]

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