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Carolyn Allen, former lawmaker and arts advocate, dies at 78

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By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic Former state lawmaker Carolyn Allen, who seasoned her passion for the arts and the environment with a snappy, direct intensity, died Saturday morning. The Scottsdale resident, 78, was in hospice care, suffering from complications due to nearly 40 years of living with rheumatoid arthritis. Continued:

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What you need to know about millennials and politics

HeadCount, a voter registration group that targets young people, went to the Slightly Stoopid concert in Mesa, Arizona, to register voters. /Natalie Griffin/News21

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By Elizabeth Campbell, Natalie Griffin and Amber Reece | News21 (Editor’s note: This story was produced by the Walter Cronkite School-based Carnegie-Knight News21 “Voting Wars” national reporting project.) Millennials get a bad rap when it comes to voting. They’re labeled narcissistic, self-absorbed and apathetic. (Just look at their nicknames: the selfie generation, generation me, the […]

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Tom Galvin, Rose Law Group land use attorney with an emphasis on water law, provides analysis of the precarious state of Lake Mead and Lake Powell water levels

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By Thomas Galvin, land use attorney at Rose Law Group, with a focus on water law; candidate for the CAP board in 2016. At a recent briefing, Thomas Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Ted Cooke, general manager of the Central Arizona Project (CAP), provided a stark assessment of the Colorado […]

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Target decides to refund more than $90 million for fake Egyptian cotton sheets; Kathryn Honeker, Rose Law Group Class Action Department chair, comments

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Business Insider Target is offering customers millions of dollars in refunds after discovering that it sold fake Egyptian cotton sheets. The sheets were manufactured by Welspun India, a global textile company that’s a key supplier to many US retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, JCPenney, and Macy’s, Bloomberg reports. Welspun’s shares have fallen 20% after the […]

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Adam Martinez, Chairman of Rose Law Group real estate litigation department provides insight into Arizona Court of Appeals broker liability for a wrongful death lawsuit

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Arizona Real Estate Brokerage Not Liable for Agent Car Accident By Adam Martinez Chair of Rose Law Group Real Estate Litigation Department Today, the Arizona Court of Appeals handed down a decision upholding a trial court’s dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit against an Arizona brokerage (Santorii v. RE/Max Professionals, 1 CA-CV 15-0211). The lawsuit […]

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Raven Golf Club not downsizing, owners say

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(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Raven) By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The owners of the Raven Golf Club plan to keep the 164-acre course near South Mountain at 18 holes. A real estate group had floated the idea of reducing the Raven down to nine holes and build some new homes on […]

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Federal judge won’t stop freeway, opponents to appeal

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By Paul Maryniak Ahwatukee Foothills News A federal judge Friday rejected an effort by an Ahwatukee citizens group and the Gila River Indian Community to stop the controversial South Mountain Freeway. In a 35-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa said the tribe and Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children failed to prove the freeway […]

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Congratulations to Jordan’s brother-in-law, Trevor Rose, who is the Executive Producer of the new “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party” and the “Amber Rose Show”!

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Congratulations to Jordan’s Brother In Law, Trevor Rose, who is the Executive Producer of the new Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg show: “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party” a weekly series in which Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg throw a joint dinner party. On top of that he is also an Executive producer for “The Amber […]

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    New York group buys prime Scottsdale real estate

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A New York group has bought the Raintree Corporate Center II from a jonit venture between Phoenix ViaWest Group and Greenwich, Connecticut-based Contrarian Capital Management for $32.1 million. The buyer was a Park Avenue-based group called Tea-Land Limited Partnership, according to Business & Real Estate Weekly of Arizona. […]

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    Construction starting at 63-acre Gilbert office, technology park

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A national real estate development firm is starting construction on the first office building at the planned 63-acre Gilbert Spectrum Business Park in the East Valley. Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group has started building a 60,000-square-foot office building at the Gilbert business park at Elliot and McQueen roads. Continued:

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    Non-conventional financing continues its presence in new-home market

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily A large contingent of new homes started in 2015 were purchased using non-conventional financing according to a new analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The association’s Assistant Vice President for Housing Policy Research, Natalia Siniavskaia writes that more than a third (34.4 percent) of newly […]

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    We’re not in a housing bubble, Redfin economist says

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    By Michelle Fox | CNBC Despite sky-high real estate prices, there is no housing bubble, Redfin’s chief economist, Nela Richardson, told CNBC on Monday. “We just have really high prices and shrinking number of transactions. In fact, I think the market is contracting instead of expanding into a bubble,” she said in an interview with […]

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    Land parcel hanging up Peoria’s entertainment district plans

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    By Jeff Gibbs | Special for The Republic How many of you have driven along 83rd Avenue off Bell Road and wondered what those enormous P83 signs are all about? Have you also noted how many restaurants there are in this area and how many of them are closed? If so, you would be forgiven […]

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    High home prices weigh on buyers pushed into market by rent costs

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    Redfin poll finds external financial factors have little influence on decision to buy ThinkAdvisor Homebuyers have grown increasingly worried about affordability this summer, real estate broker Redfin reports. Affordability concerns are especially acute among millennials, many of who worry about being able to make a down payment. Some 28 percent of homebuyers in a national […]

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    Pollack: Boom!

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    The Source for Information and Analysis on the Arizona Economy and Real Estate ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29th, 2016   The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the past week As we have been saying about the Arizona economy, this is the boom.  Enjoy […]

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    Tempe sees potential boon in Ahwatukee’s golf course woes

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    By Jim Walsh | Ahwatukee Foothills News  Tempe parks officials are looking at the uncertainty of golf’s future in Ahwatukee as a potential opportunity to attract more golfers to the city-owned Ken McDonald and Rolling Hills municipal golf courses. “The hope is that the golf course closings will add some increased business,’’ said Craig Hayton, […]

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      Proposed change to supermajority rule divides Flagstaff City Council

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      By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun A proposal to the Legislature to set tougher standards before neighbors can require a supermajority vote on rezonings has split the Flagstaff City Council. As proposed by the city of Sedona to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, if the change had been in place earlier this […]

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      No evidence Arizona elections system hacked

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via YourWestValley.com State election officials are looking at an additional level of security after fears earlier this year that the voter database had been hacked. Matt Roberts, spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, said Monday the agency wants to implement “two-factor authentication” before anyone can get access […]

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      Land parcel hanging up Peoria’s entertainment district plans

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      By Jeff Gibbs | Special for The Republic How many of you have driven along 83rd Avenue off Bell Road and wondered what those enormous P83 signs are all about? Have you also noted how many restaurants there are in this area and how many of them are closed? If so, you would be forgiven […]

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      Scottsdale is paying homeowners to remove pools

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      By Jon Erickson | ABC 15 A new program in Scottsdale will pay homeowners to remove their pools. The program, which began last month, will provide a rebate up to $1,500 toward the cost of removing a pool for Scottsdale water customers. The goal is water conservation, according to Nicole Sherbert, public information officer for […]

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      Marijuana legalization campaign sues over Arizona ballot language

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      By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic The campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona is suing state officials over the description of the ballot measure, saying it is “inaccurate and misleading.” The lawsuit, brought by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, asks the Maricopa County Superior Court to order the removal […]

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      APS power lines could block scenic views at Scottsdale WestWorld

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      By Parker Leavitt | The Republic (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Barrett Jackson.) Arizona Public Service power lines, strung from steel poles up to 100 feet high, could be the first sight to greet visitors at Scottsdale’s mega-event center WestWorld next year, including hundreds of thousands of spectators and television viewers for Barrett-Jackson’s annual collector-car […]

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      Arizona among least successful states. claims Website

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      By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona ranks in the bottom 10 among states when it comes to being successful, according to a look at several economic factors in a new study. GoBankingRates.com developed the criteria that examined such factors as income inequality, poverty rates and the number of millionaires in a state to […]

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      Why McCain refuses to go maverick on Trump

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      ‘It’s baffling to me that he continues to support Trump in spite of the horrible racist, sexist, discriminating things that Trump said,’ his Democratic rival says. By Burgess Everett | POLITICO John McCain has held his tongue for more than a year as Donald Trump dubbed him a loser and “not a war hero.” Trump […]

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        What is Estate Planning?; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, provides insight

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        EstatePlanning.com Believe it or not, you have an estate. In fact, nearly everyone does. Your estate is comprised of everything you own— your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common—you can’t take […]

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        Arizona court rules against tribe in adoption case; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law Dept., comments

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        By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Over the objections of a tribe, the state Court of Appeals has allowed a non-Indian family to adopt the child of a Native American mother. In a unanimous decision, the judges said the trial court correctly considered all the issues, including the interests of the […]

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        Pima county’s new parental leave policy tested by complicated birth; Rose Law Group employment attorney David Weissman comments

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        By Murphy Woodhouse | Arizona Daily Star Katherine Daubert’s request for parental leave was denied, in part because her son was born before the new parental leave policy took effect. Daubert wanted consideration because Theodore spent his first four months of life in the hospital. Daubert’s denial letter from the county’s Health Insurance Benefit and […]

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        REGIONAL NEWS July 22, 2016: Pot in the water in Colorado

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        Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it California’s top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown’s water project After four women accused a Utah State University student of sex assaults, no charges and no apparent discipline New Mexico sick leave proposal has enough signatures to go […]

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        REGIONAL NEWS July 5, 2016: Some hope for oil recovery in New Mexico

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        Southeast New Mexico’s oil patch anxiously awaits recovery California marijuana legalization could usher in new gold rush Unwed father can contest daughter’s adoption, Utah Supreme Court rules Denver seeks to add 98 acres, and new trails, to Red Rocks Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s opening a strip club in Las Vegas

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        When you die without a will; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman defines what happens

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        By Jeanne Sahadi  | CNNMoney It’s hard to believe that Prince — who was famously meticulous about maintaining control over his name and music — may have died without a will. That leaves open the question of who will inherit his millions, his record label and his unreleased songs. So what happens to someone’s estate if they […]

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        Depp-Heard splitsville; Kaine Fisher, director of Rose Law Group Family Law Department comments on the divorce

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        Hellomagazine.com Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have split after just 15 months of marriage. Amber, 30, filed for divorce from the film star this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She listed the date of their separation as Sunday. According to TMZ, Johnny, 52, has filed legal documents of his own asking […]

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        Prince died without a will; everyone needs an estate, says Tim Heilman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney

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        Reuters Music superstar Prince left no known will when he died last week, his sister said in court documents on Tuesday listing his six siblings or half-siblings as heirs to a legacy estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. The sister, Tyka Nelson, asked that a special administrator be appointed to handle Prince’s affairs and […]

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          APS power lines could block scenic views at Scottsdale WestWorld

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          By Parker Leavitt | The Republic (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Barrett Jackson.) Arizona Public Service power lines, strung from steel poles up to 100 feet high, could be the first sight to greet visitors at Scottsdale’s mega-event center WestWorld next year, including hundreds of thousands of spectators and television viewers for Barrett-Jackson’s annual collector-car […]

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          Changes in ACC duties proposed [VIDEO]

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          Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin would like to see some of the commission’s duties spun off to other state agencies. Tobin discusses his ideas on Ch. 8’s Horizon.

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          Florence to appeal mining permit

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          By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Southwest Value Partners in its fight to prevent the mine from opening in the middle of a master-planned family community.) The Florence Town Council voted unanimously in a special meeting Monday to appeal the state environmental agency’s issuance of a permit for Florence Copper […]

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          [COLUMN] Roberts: Bob Burns fires up his light saber, subpoenas APS

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          By Laurie Roberts | The Republic Bob Burns is reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns channeled his inner Obi Wan on Thursday and issued subpoenas to Arizona Public Service and its powerhouse parent, Pinnacle West Capital Corp. This, in a […]

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          Arizona Corporation Commission’s Robert Burns subpoenas APS, Pinnacle West

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Commissioner Robert Burns issued subpoenas to APS and Pinnacle West. He wants to know if they got involved in the 2014 commission elections. Burns said voters should know if utilities are helping the elections of their own regulators. Utility regulator Robert Burns on Thursday issued subpoenas to Arizona Public […]

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          State drafts tougher standards for uranium mine dust control

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          By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has completed drafts of new, more stringent air quality permits for three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon and the agency will hold a public hearing in Flagstaff next week to get public feedback about them. The new permit proposals come after […]

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          Hopi Tribe lawsuit versus Snowbowl dismissed

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Remaining claim against Arizona Snowbowl dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior Court judge
By Katherine Locke | Navajo=Hopi Observer
The Hopi Tribe's lawsuit last claim against the city of Flagstaff over the use of reclaimed water at the Arizona Snowbowl was dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior Court Judge Mark Moran. 
The remaining claim by the tribe filed in 2011 said the city's decision to sell treated wastewater to Snowbowl caused a public nuisance and negatively impacted people and plants. Moran said Aug. 13, the tribe failed to show they suffered a special injury, which is required to claim that snowmaking caused a public nuisance. 
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          Hopi Tribe lawsuit versus Snowbowl dismissed Remaining claim against Arizona Snowbowl dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior Court judge By Katherine Locke | Navajo=Hopi Observer The Hopi Tribe’s lawsuit last claim against the city of Flagstaff over the use of reclaimed water at the Arizona Snowbowl was dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior […]

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          Stronger wind, solar standards sought

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          Regulator: Arizona should double renewable power By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona’s top utility regulator thinks it is time for the state to consider doubling its requirements for solar and wind energy and simplifying the rules for utilities to comply. Utilities such as Arizona Public Service Co. would be required to get 30 percent […]

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            Marijuana legalization campaign sues over Arizona ballot language

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic The campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona is suing state officials over the description of the ballot measure, saying it is “inaccurate and misleading.” The lawsuit, brought by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, asks the Maricopa County Superior Court to order the removal […]

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            What cannabis businesses need to know about intellectual property protection

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            By Marsha Durr, Rose Law Group law clerk, and Jeremy Kapteyn, chairman of Rose Law Group Intellectual Property Law Department Marijuana has created quite a buzz in Arizona this year. In June, petition signatures were submitted to the secretary of state for approval to put legalization of adult use of marijuana on the November ballot. […]

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            Laura Bianchi, partner and director, Rose Law Group Corporate/Business Transactions Department, interviewed by ‘The Cannabis Reporter’

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            By Snowden Bishop | The Cannabis Reporter Making inroads in the Cannabis Industry; Attorney Laura Bianchi explains how entrepreneurs navigate legal road blocks The cannabis industry is a new frontier, rich with opportunity for ambitious prospectors. But even the most savvy entrepreneurs face unprecedented challenges when it comes to navigating  the new legal landscape. Pioneers have paved inroads […]

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            Eloy council delays decision on proposed pot facility

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              Site annexation a possibility as Eloy hears from interested party (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the property owner.) By Tanner Clinch | Casa Grande Dispatch The Eloy City Council has delayed a decision on annexing 14 acres that might be used for a marijuana growing operation. The council voted unanimously Monday to wait for […]

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            The people will have their say

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic The marijuana legalization effort will appear on the November ballot, despite a legal battle mounted by opponents to get it tossed. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry dismissed a lawsuit brought by 13 individuals and groups, including Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, the Arizona Chamber of […]

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            Director of Roselaw Group’s Medical Marijuana Department, Ryan Hurley comments on the verdict is in, the court says DOJ cannot raid MMJ businesses

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            By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Social Media Coordinator The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the case of United States v. McIntosh, which specifically affects providers of medical marijuana in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, all of which have legalized medical marijuana. With this […]

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            How legalizing marijuana could affect ASU athletics

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            By Doug Haller | The Arizona Republic In less than three months, Arizona residents likely will vote on Proposition 205, deciding whether to legalize recreational marijuana use. No matter which direction this goes, not much is expected to change within Arizona State athletics – at least in the short term. Just last week, the Drug […]

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            Proposition 205 sparks ‘green rush’ for medical-marijuana licenses

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic For weeks, Bill Myer studied images of Phoenix neighborhoods, pored over zoning maps and drove the streets in search of property that could house a new medical-marijuana dispensary. Myer, of Phoenix, already owns a dispensary in Glendale, but with state officials poised to award a second round of licenses since […]

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