Featured News View All →

Official says 61% chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017 

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 8.18.23 AM

Posted by   2 days ago

By Becky Brisley | Cronkite News There is a 61 percent chance of the U.S. Interior Department declaring a shortage on the lower Colorado River by 2017, a Central Arizona Project official told state lawmakers Thursday. That declaration would trigger a cut in water that in recent years has been stored underground in anticipation of […]

Read More →

[BREAKING] Arpaio to run again

images

Posted by   2 days ago

Rose Law Group Reporter Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio this morning notified supporters he intends to seek reelection. In an e-mail, the nationally known Republican sheriff said winning another term would not be easy because of opposition from the left. “As you are aware, going up against Barack Obama’s political machine, Hollywood leftists and their […]

Read More →

SolarCity and MillerCoors Announce Largest Solar Project at Any U.S. Brewery

Posted by   2 days ago

NEWS RELEASE 3.2 megawatt solar system expected to produce enough energy to brew more than 7 million cases of beer annually IRWINDALE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s #1 solar power provider, and MillerCoorstoday announced the completion of the largest solar installation at any brewery in the U.S. The 3.2 megawatt […]

Read More →

Utility Monopoly Backed Anti-Solar Bill Headed To AZ Legislature

Posted by   2 days ago

NEWS RELEASE Red-Tape Heavy Bill Directly Contradicts Governor Ducey’s Recently Imposed Moratorium on New Regulations. (PHOENIX)  A job-killing bill intended to harm energy choice and Arizona’s popular rooftop solar market is being introduced at the State Legislature as Arizona Public Service looks for new ways to legislate its competition out of business. At an Arizona Corporation […]

Read More →

Sue Clark-Johnson, former ‘Republic’ publisher, has died – Our prayers with the family

Sue Clark-Johnson

Posted by   4 days ago

By Russ Wiles, The Republic | azcentral.com Sue Clark-Johnson, a former Arizona Republic and azcentral.com publisher who later led Gannett’s community news division, has died at age 67 after a short illness Known as a visionary, motivator, consensus builder and consummate multitasker, she started her career as a reporter at a small newspaper in upstate […]

Read More →

Glendale Council warned about action on casino referendum 

Mary O'Grady

Posted by   5 days ago

By Sterling Fluharty | The Glendale Star The Glendale City Council met Jan. 20 for possible action on a nearby casino, held an unscheduled executive session and passed a resolution that was not distributed before the meeting, perhaps in violation of the law. Mary O’Grady, an attorney and former Arizona Solicitor General who represents the […]

Read More →

[EDITORIAL] The ticketless mayor and the ‘petty’ NFL 

Weiers

Posted by   5 days ago

Editorial board | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s notes: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only. Governor Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor has paid his own way to the Super Bowl on Sunday.) Every January, the NFL makes Super Bowl tickets available at face value to politicians in the host community. This year, […]

Read More →

State political parties elect leaders

Alexis Tameron (left), Robert Graham

Posted by   6 days ago

The Republican Party leadership slate Saturday elected were Robert Graham, re-elected as chairman, and Jonathan Lines won as treasurer. A.J. LaFaro, the former Maricopa County Republican Committee chairman lost his bid to become the state party’s 1st vice-chairman. The Arizona Democratic Party also held its state organizational meeting on Saturday.. Alexis Tameron became the first […]

Read More →

    Real Estate View All →

    Mohave County water rights fight in Planet Ranch appeal

    Planet Ranch

    Posted by   4 hours ago

    By Jim Seckler | The Daily News Mohave County will ask a law firm to set a new hearing in Superior Court concerning the decision to transfer water rights. The board of supervisors will look to have Munger Chadwick P.L.C. introduce new evidence, including an expert witness, to appeal the transfer of water rights in […]

    Read More →

    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of January 30

    arizona real estate

    Posted by   2 days ago

    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 […]

    Read More →

    Remodeling market has regained its mojo, new report says

    remodel home

    Posted by   2 days ago

    By Kris Hudson | Wall Street Journal The overall U.S. housing market still is struggling to hit its stride, but the remodeling market meanwhile has fully regained its mojo, according to a report released Thursday by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. Kermit Baker, director of the center’s remodeling futures program, forecasts that […]

    Read More →

    $5M+ Deals – Two apartment complexes in Phoenix and Mesa totaling $42M

    five-million-plus-300x224

    Posted by   2 days ago

    Below are the deals closed Thursday, January 29, 2015, in Maricopa County over $5 million according to the Maricopa County Recorder. The Rose Law Group Reporter has not independently verified these transactions. $23.25M  ($145,313/unit) sale of the 160-unit Azure Creek apartments at the SWC of N. Tatum Boulevard and N. 40th Street (29862 N Tatum […]

    Read More →

    Gray Development plans mixed-use project in Biltmore-area

    biltmore club

    Posted by   2 days ago

    By Business Real Estate Weekly Gray Development Group in Phoenix (Bruce Gray, principal) plans to develop a mixed-use apartment, condominium and hotel project on a property located within the Biltmore area of Central Phoenix. The 8-acre site, now occupied by the 378-unit Biltmore Club apartments, is at the southwest corner of 24th Street and Highland […]

    Read More →

    Super Bowl rentals sacked by glut of listings, lower demand

    super bowl

    Posted by   2 days ago

    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Diane Brennan is one of the fortunate ones. Brennan — a fairly well-known real estate agent who also hosts a radio show — was able to lease out her three-bedroom north Phoenix rental house for Super Bowl week. “I did get a mad rush of people asking me […]

    Read More →

    Arizona real estate violations down

    ADRE

    Posted by   2 days ago

    By Philip Haldiman, Editor-in-Chief | The Dealmaker Violations of the real estate code went down 45 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Of the more than 1,300 cases investigated by the department last year, 239 of them were found to be violations, compared to 432 violations out of […]

    Read More →

    Rio Nuevo approves deal for major downtown project

    Rio Nuevo

    Posted by   3 days ago

    By Darren DaRonco | Arizona Daily Star An 8.5-acre dirt lot near the Tucson Convention Center could finally see some life. The Rio Nuevo Board unanimously approved a contract for Allan Norville, manager of Nor-Generations, to purchase and develop the parcel along Granada Avenue, east of Interstate 10 and north of Cushing Street. The vote […]

    Read More →

      Government and Politics View All →

      [EDITORIAL] Don’t hobble Colorado renewable energy rules

      Denver State Capitol Building with Mountain View

      Posted by   4 hours ago

      By The Denver Post Editorial Board (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Paul Spencer, founder and president of the Clean Energy Collective, stands before a solar array at the Boulder Cowdrey Meadows solar garden just outside of By just about every metric imaginable, Colorado’s renewable energy standard has been a success. […]

      Read More →

      Certain Arizona House staffers see sizable pay increases

      Screen Shot 2015-02-01 at 6.31.13 AM

      Posted by   4 hours ago

      By Ronald J. Hansen and Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com Arizona’s state government is continuing its spending diet, with no pay raises and talk of an 18-month hiring freeze. But the belt-tightening hasn’t happened at the Legislature, where salaries of the roughly 300 staffers who assist lawmakers have collectively gone up $500,000 in […]

      Read More →

      Ducey hands over decisions on immigration lawsuits to his AG

      Mark Brnovich:YouTube

      Posted by   1 day ago

      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star In a move that could finally end two controversial lawsuits on immigration, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday ceded control over how to pursue the cases to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Gubernatorial press aide Daniel Scarpinato said it will be up to Brnovich whether to appeal a […]

      Read More →

      Romney says he won’t run for president

      Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 2.12.01 PM

      Posted by   2 days ago

      Mitt Romney will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, according to people familiar with his decision. Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, was expected to share his decision on a conference call with a small group of advisers and later with a larger group of supporters on a subsequent call. By not […]

      Read More →

      SunZia line put on 60-day hold

      U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials at Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) Saturday, Jan. 24, to announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, a major infrastructure project for the American West./ Sandia Labs

      Posted by   2 days ago

      By Dan Mayfield | Albuquerque Business First Just days after the Secretary of the Interior held a major press conference to say the SunZia transmission project can go forward, New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn issued a 60-day right-of-entry suspension on the endeavor. The commissioner said he wanted to review the line’s route, some of […]

      Read More →

      Most Americans support government action on climate change, poll finds

      Photo credit- onefreeplanet.org

      Posted by   2 days ago

      An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future. In a finding that could have implications for the 2016 presidential campaign, the poll […]

      Read More →

      States that are best and worst at vaccinating kids

      Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 6.11.44 AM

      Posted by   2 days ago

      By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) “Thank God for Mississippi,” the old saying goes. The idea here being that no matter how badly things are in your […]

      Read More →

      [EDITORIAL] Hometown newspaper comes down hard on Glendale city management

      the_condescension_song_by_hollyku-d5lye8w

      Posted by   2 days ago

      The Glendale Star (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Though many of the names and faces of Glendale’s top leadership have changed over the last few years, a decades-old culture of condescension prevails among some of the city’s top brass. Further, it seems the flow chart of the city places citizens […]

      Read More →

        Family Law View All →

        Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again); Kaine Fisher, Director of Rose Law Group Family Department, discusses with Phoenix Business Journal

        Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again)

        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        by Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal A new law proposed by 13 co-sponsors will put marriage equality into Arizona lawbooks – provided voters repeal the unconstitutional 2008 voter-enacted amendment. House Bill 2117 repeals a 1996 statute banning same-sex marriage. The legislative-passed language was bolstered by Proposition 102, which amended the state constitution to […]

        Read More →

        [BREAKING] Supreme Court to decide whether same-sex couples nationwide may marry

        SUPREME-COURT-GAY-MARRIAGE-320

        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        The New York Times The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must permit gay and lesbian couples to marry. The court’s announcement made it likely that it would resolve one of the great civil rights questions of the age before its current term ends in June. The justices ducked the […]

        Read More →

        The court-appointed advisor in custody matters: do you need or even want one? Kelly Mendoza, Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney, discusses

        court-appointed advisor

        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        By Kelly Mendoza, Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney There is a dispute between you and your child’s other parent that has escalated to an initial or follow up case before the Judge.  The Court has held a Resolution Management Conference (or a Return Hearing) and at that time the Judge orders the appointment of […]

        Read More →

        Do we really care how many Americans are getting divorced? Yes, says Kaine Fisher, Director Rose Law Group Family Law Department

        Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 9.27.14 AM

        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        By Kathryn Vasel | CNN The Census Bureau has proposed eliminating several marriage and divorce-related questions on the American Community Survey, putting them in the “low benefit and low cost category.” But experts say that would be a mistake. They claim the change would lead to a gaping hole in data regarding the social and […]

        Read More →

        Chris Rock files for divorce after 19 years of marriage; Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Kelly Mendoza touches on the irony of it

        Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. The couple was married for 19 years and has two daughters together. Photo: Getty Images

        Posted by   1 month ago

        By Saeed Ahmed | CNN After 19 years of marriage, Chris Rock has filed for divorce. But unlike his trenchant standup routines, where he often poked fun at marriage, the comedian is being tight-lipped about the reason. “This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and […]

        Read More →

        [AZ Foothills] CREED frontman loses control and child custody; Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department, says there is still hope for Stapp

        CREED

        Posted by   1 month ago

        by Christina Tetreault | Arizona Foothills Magazine Scott Stapp, the former lead of CREED, has lost the custody of his three children and not-to-mention he also lost the rights to be in his house. Jaclyn, his soon-to-be ex-wife, is trying to get him involuntarily committed for 60-days. According to TMZ, Jaclyn says that Stapp has […]

        Read More →

        Spouses tangle over pets in divorce court; pets are like children says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

        Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 7.02.48 AM

        Posted by   1 month ago

        By Carri Geer Thevenot | Las Vegas Review-Journal Family law attorney Mandy McKellar valued her cats so much that she included them in a prenuptial agreement with her husband — “just in case.” By the time they divorced this summer, the couple also had acquired two dogs. Now all five pets live with McKellar in […]

        Read More →

        Multiracial marriage on the rise; Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department, comments

        images-81

        Posted by   1 month ago

        Brookings Institute One consequence of America’s diversity explosion is a rise in multiracial marriages. In 1960, before immigration levels to the United States started to rise, multiracial marriages constituted only 0.4 percent of all U.S. marriages. That figure increased to 8.4 percent in 2010 and for recent newlyweds, 15 percent. Not surprisingly the prevalence of […]

        Read More →

          Energy and Environment View All →

          [EDITORIAL] Don’t hobble Colorado renewable energy rules

          Denver State Capitol Building with Mountain View

          Posted by   4 hours ago

          By The Denver Post Editorial Board (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Paul Spencer, founder and president of the Clean Energy Collective, stands before a solar array at the Boulder Cowdrey Meadows solar garden just outside of By just about every metric imaginable, Colorado’s renewable energy standard has been a success. […]

          Read More →

          Mohave County water rights fight in Planet Ranch appeal

          Planet Ranch

          Posted by   4 hours ago

          By Jim Seckler | The Daily News Mohave County will ask a law firm to set a new hearing in Superior Court concerning the decision to transfer water rights. The board of supervisors will look to have Munger Chadwick P.L.C. introduce new evidence, including an expert witness, to appeal the transfer of water rights in […]

          Read More →

          SunZia line put on 60-day hold

          U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials at Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) Saturday, Jan. 24, to announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, a major infrastructure project for the American West./ Sandia Labs

          Posted by   2 days ago

          By Dan Mayfield | Albuquerque Business First Just days after the Secretary of the Interior held a major press conference to say the SunZia transmission project can go forward, New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn issued a 60-day right-of-entry suspension on the endeavor. The commissioner said he wanted to review the line’s route, some of […]

          Read More →

          Most Americans support government action on climate change, poll finds

          Photo credit- onefreeplanet.org

          Posted by   2 days ago

          An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future. In a finding that could have implications for the 2016 presidential campaign, the poll […]

          Read More →

          Official says 61% chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017 

          Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 8.18.23 AM

          Posted by   2 days ago

          By Becky Brisley | Cronkite News There is a 61 percent chance of the U.S. Interior Department declaring a shortage on the lower Colorado River by 2017, a Central Arizona Project official told state lawmakers Thursday. That declaration would trigger a cut in water that in recent years has been stored underground in anticipation of […]

          Read More →

          SolarCity and MillerCoors Announce Largest Solar Project at Any U.S. Brewery

          Posted by   2 days ago

          NEWS RELEASE 3.2 megawatt solar system expected to produce enough energy to brew more than 7 million cases of beer annually IRWINDALE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s #1 solar power provider, and MillerCoorstoday announced the completion of the largest solar installation at any brewery in the U.S. The 3.2 megawatt […]

          Read More →

          Utility Monopoly Backed Anti-Solar Bill Headed To AZ Legislature

          Posted by   2 days ago

          NEWS RELEASE Red-Tape Heavy Bill Directly Contradicts Governor Ducey’s Recently Imposed Moratorium on New Regulations. (PHOENIX)  A job-killing bill intended to harm energy choice and Arizona’s popular rooftop solar market is being introduced at the State Legislature as Arizona Public Service looks for new ways to legislate its competition out of business. At an Arizona Corporation […]

          Read More →

          Worry for solar projects after end of tax credits

          Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.01.40 AM

          Posted by   6 days ago

          By Dianne Cardwell | The New York Times For more than a year now, an enormous solar thermal power plant has been humming along in the Arizona desert, sending out power as needed, even well after sunset. The plant, called Solana, was developed by the Spanish energy and technology company Abengoa and has succeeded in […]

          Read More →

            Medical Marijuana View All →

            Scottsdale company takes medical marijuana online

            Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 3.50.12 AM

            Posted by   1 week ago

            By Will Sowards | Cronkite News Bud is a burgeoning business in Arizona. Revenue from medical marijuana in Arizona more than tripled year-over-year in 2014, leading to a variety of individuals trying to find a fortune among the green. The Marijuana Companies is just one of the businesses trying to capitalize on the growing industry. […]

            Read More →

            Supervisors seem on track to approve land for MMJ grow

            Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 11.30.23 AM

            Posted by   2 weeks ago

            By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor Attitudes are changing about marijuana across the country, and the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has taken notice. Sean Dugan, owner of Side- winder Dairy in Casa Grande, has requested a zoning text amendment to use some of his land for outdoor medical marijuana grow sites. The request is […]

            Read More →

            University of Denver adds pot business to law school curriculum

            Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 6.59.07 AM

            Posted by   2 weeks ago

              By David Migoya | The Denver Post University of Denver Sturm College of Law senior Madalyn McElwain said she was relieved to hear the school was offering the nation’s first class on representing marijuana clients. The third-year lawyer-to-be wanted to practice in the intricate and quickly changing world of marijuana law, one that for […]

            Read More →

            Court weighs question of should parolees be permitted to use medical marijuana

            Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 4.56.01 PM

            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Mark Remillard | KTAR The Arizona State Supreme Court is deciding a case that could affect the state’s medical marijuana laws. The case, Keenan Reed-Kaliher v. State of Arizona, was brought before the panel of five judges on Tuesday and hinges on whether those on parole or probation should be permitted access to medical […]

            Read More →

            [OP-ED] Rose Law Group attorney Jana Weltzin writes about public policy in Alaska for ‘Fairbanks Daily News-Miner’

            Jana

            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Jana Weltzin | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Born and raised in Fairbanks, and now working at a law firm that represents hundreds of medical marijuana businesses nationwide and had significant input on various statewide and local rules, I can tell you that regardless of whether you voted for the recreational marijuana initiative, the Last Frontier […]

            Read More →

            Company rejects the sign of the times

            Courtesy of Human Collective A rendering shows what a sign would have looked like at a Portland marijuana dispensary.

            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Kristen Moulton | The Salt Lake Tribune The co-founder of a Portland medical marijuana dispensary is accusing a Utah sign company of bigotry because it refused his business. Ron Morse said his landlord suggested he ask Salt Lake City-based YESCO, which has offices throughout the country, to build a new electronic sign that would […]

            Read More →

            [OPINION] Colorado needs cannabis cash

            Sisley

            Posted by   1 month ago

            By Sue Sisley, M.D. | Special to The Cannabist Two weeks ago, the Colorado Board of Health awarded grants totaling $8 million to research marijuana’s medical potential. The studies funded by these grants will help evaluate marijuana’s safety and efficacy in treating epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The money is […]

            Read More →

            Are you a wackadoodle?

            Words

            Posted by   1 month ago

            From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor The next generation not only will inherit a whopping national debt, it will be handed a dictionary inflated by media-and-millennial-contrived language. As Linda Valdez at The Arizona Republic noted recently, the French phrase “je ne sais quoi” rose to No. 6 in […]

            Read More →