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Pinal farmer honored for irrigation technique

Howard Wuertz

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By Robby Gal | Casa Grande Dispatch Local farmer Howard Wuertz has been named the recipient of the third annual Netafim Award for Advancement in Micro-irrigation for his pioneering efforts and contributions to the adaptation of drip-irrigation technology in the Western United States. The annual award honors and recognizes a member of American Society of […]

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Jerry Emmett: The 102-year-old lady who made my civics class interesting

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By Rose Law Group Reporter guest contributor Tim Rose When I saw “Fwd: Jerry Emmett” as the subject line of an email this morning, I braced myself for news of something bad that may have happened to my former grade-school teacher. See, Mrs. Emmett — as I respectfully referred to her back 8th grade — […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Signs Held up at 2016 Political Conventions

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10. I am extremely snockered. 9. GoFundMe Paid for My Philly Cheese Steak. 8. I found Waldo in Here. 7. Bill for First Dude 6. Whale Lives Matter. 5. Send Clean Underwear, Mom. 4. The Russians hacked the e-mail to my boyfriend 3. Waiting for PokemonGoAnywhere Speech 2. I Played Football for Trump U. 1. Raise […]

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Boomers, Gen Xers and millennials: Catchall groupings

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Why marketers and academics like pigeonholing generations into defined cohorts By Jo Craven McGinty | The Wall Street Journal This week, The Numbers looks at generations and how they are defined. Choose the description that fits best: a) When you grew up, you were intensely nurtured and cared for in your own home. You were […]

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Valley philanthropist Linda Pope dies; Prayers to Linda’s family; Linda is an inspiration to all of us

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By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal Linda Pope, who was involved with numerous Valley charities including Childhelp USA as well as other business endeavors, died Friday. She was 64. Pope and her husband, Bill, were advocates for numerous nonprofits. Childhelp renamed its Phoenix center after Pope due to her work with the organization. Her […]

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Businesses reel from ADA lawsuits; David McDowell, Chair of Rose Law Group Litigation Dept., comments

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But advocates for the disabled say other methods don’t produce results By Maria Polletta | The Arizona Republic Small businesses throughout the Phoenix area are crying foul at a recent spate of lawsuits filed against them by disability-rights advocates, contending they’ve been unfairly targeted for minor violations by serial plaintiffs looking to make a quick […]

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Consultant has praise for Pinal County economic development

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By Apache Junction Independent The Pinal County Board of Supervisors was pleased to learn that a well-respected economic development consultant has nothing but praise for its efforts at bringing good paying jobs to the area. Jim Rounds, president of the Rounds Consulting Group Inc. told the supervisors that “Pinal County is superior when it comes […]

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RTA sales tax may not be on ballot for a few more months

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By Katie Campbell | Casa Grande Dispatch A half-cent sales tax proposed by the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority to fund transportation projects in the county might not go for a vote on the November ballot after all. Real estate and business law firm Rose Law Group of Scottsdale advised delaying the board of supervisors’ deciswsion […]

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    Some neighbors fume as developers eye Phoenix golf courses to build houses

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    By Brenna Goth | The Republic When Tanis Earle moved across the street from the Raven Golf Club in south Phoenix more than a decade ago, she thought the course would always be her neighbor. The rural feeling of 162 acres of grass and trees convinced her to spend time and money remodeling a home […]

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    After partial demolition of historic Circles building, new plan for downtown apartments

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    (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Aspirant Development.) New plans for the Circles building in downtown Phoenix will save more of the structure and include public art, according to details released Wednesday, months after its partial demolition surprised and angered community members and city leaders. The $70 million project — earlier proposed as Circle on Central — will now be called the Stewart, owners of […]

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    Revived Arizona KidsCare to bring affordable health care to 30,000 uninsured

    Dozens rallied at the state capitol hoping to lawmakers will bring back KidsCare /Source- KPHO:KTVK)

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    By Socorro Carrillo | Cronkite News KidsCare returned to Arizona on Tuesday after a more than five-year absence and advocates expect to sign up more than 30,000 children for access to free or affordable medical, dental and vision care by the end of the year. “Insurance is more than just a card, it really represents […]

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    Americans’ top housing concerns

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    REALTORMag It might not be all low inventory and high prices. It seems Americans have a confidence problem when it comes to the housing market. They’re increasingly apprehensive to move forward, citing concerns over the economy and job security, according to the latest ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey, a measure of confidence in the health of […]

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    Pending home sales stabilize, but miss estimates

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Pending home sales eked out, although only barely, an increase in June after a falling by an unexpectedly large percentage in May. The National Association of Realtors® said its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) ticked up 0.2 percent to 111.0 compared to110.8 in May. The May decline of […]

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    Developers unveil new plans to bring in artists for Circles Records

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Aspirant Development.) The development group looking to bring a new 19-story apartment tower to the old Circles Records building in downtown Phoenix has unveiled new plans aimed at easing opposition from preservationists worried about the future of a property first built in 1946. […]

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    Is Airbnb good for Arizona?

    Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law May 12, 2016, that requires Arizona cities to allow short-term rentals, opening the door to companies such as Airbnb. /Photo- JOHN MACDOUGALL:AFP:Getty Images

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    By Macaela J Bennett | The Republic A new state law that overturns local bans on Airbnb aims to make Arizona a national leader of the sharing economy. John Broussal and his wife moved into their Phoenix neighborhood thinking they were buying into a quiet area with well-kept homes. But for a month in 2015, […]

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    Attesa motor sports park reveals sneak peek

    The location for a planned motor sports park at Montgomery and Hanna roads still needs final rezoning approval by Pinal County. Danrick Builders of Chandler hopes to have the process resolved by the end of this year./ Danrick Builders illustration

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    Schematic shows development of park geared to open in 4 years By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch A preliminary schematic composed by Danrick Builders outlines how the development firm’s future motor sports park might be built on a parcel located south of Casa Grande. Danrick Builders, based in Chandler, announced last month its long-term […]

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      Documents reveal little on reporter background checks for Arizona House floor access

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      By Richard Ruelas | The Republic The Arizona House of Representatives, responding to a public records request, released documents on Tuesday regarding how it came to require a criminal background check for reporters and others who wanted access to the House floor. But the documents shed little light on the reasoning behind the move. The […]

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      No legislative pay raise on ballot, again

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      By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times The once-biennial ballot measure asking voters if their lawmakers deserve a pay raise is becoming the exception rather than the rule. For the third time in the past four elections, it appears almost certain that voters won’t get a chance to weigh in on whether legislators’ $24,000-a-year salary […]

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      Meet your 2016 Glendale City Council candidates

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      The Glendale Star asked for statements from each candidate running in the 2016 Glendale City Council race. Here’s what they had to say: Mayor Jerry Weiers – Candidate for Mayor I ran for Mayor knowing Glendale faced challenges. Over the next three-plus years, we dealt with staff challenges, turned our nearly bankrupt city around, balanced […]

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      Former Access Arizona head to lead Eloy economic development

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      By Tanner Clinch | Eloy Enterprise The Eloy City Council has unanimously approved a contract to retain Access Arizona’s former director Jim Dinkle to work on economic development for the city of Eloy. “Eloy is very fortunate to have recruited such an experienced person,” said Councilmember JoAnne Galindo. “The great thing about Mr. Dinkle is […]

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      Is Airbnb good for Arizona?

      Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law May 12, 2016, that requires Arizona cities to allow short-term rentals, opening the door to companies such as Airbnb. /Photo- JOHN MACDOUGALL:AFP:Getty Images

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      By Macaela J Bennett | The Republic A new state law that overturns local bans on Airbnb aims to make Arizona a national leader of the sharing economy. John Broussal and his wife moved into their Phoenix neighborhood thinking they were buying into a quiet area with well-kept homes. But for a month in 2015, […]

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      DeWit named Trump campaign’s chief operating officer

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      By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Tims Jeff DeWit will split time between Donald Trump’s campaign and his duties as state treasurer after the Republican presidential nominee named him as his campaign’s chief operating officer. Trump announced DeWit’s new role with the campaign late Tuesday night. As COO, Trump said DeWit will manage the organizational […]

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      Tribes, farms wary of proposed CAP cuts as Lake Mead falls

      The Central Arizona Project canal brings water from the Colorado River across most of the arid expanse of the state of Arizona, supplying water to large cities including Phoenix and Tucson.

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      By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Tribes are apprehensive, cities are more upbeat and farmers stand somewhere in between over a proposed plan to cut CAP water deliveries to keep Lake Mead from falling to dangerously low levels. At separate meetings here this week, tribal officials, attorneys and irrigation officials grilled Central Arizona Project […]

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      Lobbying under the radar

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      Cities, counties and states put a lot of effort – and money – into lobbying other levels of government. By Mike Maciag | Governing For years, San Antonio’s leaders have been urging Congress to fund construction of a new federal courthouse in the city’s downtown. The current courthouse, originally built as a theater in the […]

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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

        New Mexico has miles of cotton above ground and oil below as well as wind farms in the distance.

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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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        [EDITORIAL] Make it clear that all couples can adopt; Rose Law Group Director of Family Law, Kaine Fisher comments

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        Editorial board, The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted for discussion purposes only.) Arizona has a record number of children in foster care, but Arizona’s Legislature blocked updating state law to make it clear same-sex couples can adopt. Republican legislative leaders didn’t just keep the door closed on loving couples who want to […]

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        Legislative Briefs : Senators ban university free speech zones

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        Capitol Media Services State senators voted 21-8 Monday to block universities and community colleges from limiting protests, distributing handbills and making speeches to only certain areas of the campus. HB 2615 stems from concerns about branches of the Maricopa Community College system which have policies setting up so-called “free speech zones.’’ There also are some […]

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        Fear of same-sex adoption debate scuttles adoption, foster care bill; a case of ‘playing politics,’ says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Eager to avoid a debate on same-sex adoption rights in an election year, House Republican leadership is refusing to bring a bill to a vote on the House floor. Rep. Rebecca Rios wants to offer an amendment to SB1102 to ensure the rights of same-sex couples to jointly […]

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          In Phoenix, an ambitious plan aims to cover 25% of the metropolis with tree shade

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          By William Yardley | LA Times This Southwest capital presents a distinctive postcard: brutal heat, desert peaks, sprawling subdivisions and endless asphalt. Richard Adkins wants to add another image: trees. “I’ve heard most of the jokes and I can deal with them – ‘Phoenix, really, you have trees? I thought you had cacti,’” said Adkins, […]

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          Pinal farmer honored for irrigation technique

          Howard Wuertz

          Posted by   11 hours ago

          By Robby Gal | Casa Grande Dispatch Local farmer Howard Wuertz has been named the recipient of the third annual Netafim Award for Advancement in Micro-irrigation for his pioneering efforts and contributions to the adaptation of drip-irrigation technology in the Western United States. The annual award honors and recognizes a member of American Society of […]

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          Tribes, farms wary of proposed CAP cuts as Lake Mead falls

          The Central Arizona Project canal brings water from the Colorado River across most of the arid expanse of the state of Arizona, supplying water to large cities including Phoenix and Tucson.

          Posted by   1 day ago

          By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Tribes are apprehensive, cities are more upbeat and farmers stand somewhere in between over a proposed plan to cut CAP water deliveries to keep Lake Mead from falling to dangerously low levels. At separate meetings here this week, tribal officials, attorneys and irrigation officials grilled Central Arizona Project […]

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          REGIONAL NEWS July 27, 2016: Nation’s driest city wants to market its water-saving efforts to the rest of the world

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          Las Vegas Bets on Becoming a Hub for Water Innovation AG: Gila diversion group violated state open meetings law L.A. County supervisors pull marijuana tax measure from November ballot University of Utah under federal investigation for alleged mishandling of sexual assault report Wild horse advocates sue BLM to stop planned sterilization program

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          Administrative Law Judge Says Corporation Commission Needs To Determine The Value Of Solar Before Deciding On Unisource Rate Hike 

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          Other Utilities Watching Closely  NEWS RELEASE (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) (PHOENIX) Canada-based Unisource Energy’s attempt to impose demand charges and eliminate net metering for Mohave County solar customers has suffered a setback. An administrative law judge has recommended the Arizona Corporation Commission hold off on any decision until […]

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          A plan for Arizona to sell solar energy to California is not as simple as it looks

          Solar energy in Arizona- The Sandstone Solar plant in Florence supplies power to the Salt River Project./:Photo- SRP

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          By Elizabeth S. Eaton | The Arizona Republic When the engines roar, the wheels lift off, and the ground beneath you starts to shrink, everything seems much more simple. The Arizona Republic went up with LightHawk, a non-profit that promotes conservation by showing a bird’s-eye view of environmental issues. The Cessna soared past mountains and over rivers […]

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          Verizon announces $4.8 billion deal for Yahoo’s Internet business

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          By Vindu Goel | The New York Times Verizon, seeking to bolster its meager web content business, announced on Monday that it was acquiring Yahoo’s core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash. The deal, which was reached over the weekend, unites two titans of the early internet, AOL and Yahoo, which were surpassed by […]

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            REGIONAL NEWS July 27, 2016: Nation’s driest city wants to market its water-saving efforts to the rest of the world

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            Las Vegas Bets on Becoming a Hub for Water Innovation AG: Gila diversion group violated state open meetings law L.A. County supervisors pull marijuana tax measure from November ballot University of Utah under federal investigation for alleged mishandling of sexual assault report Wild horse advocates sue BLM to stop planned sterilization program

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

            Hugo

            Posted by   6 days ago

            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 20, 2016: A cup of coffee and a big news scoop

            Jarrett Hill was sitting in a Los Angeles Starbucks scrolling through Twitter and answering Facebook messages while listening to Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night

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            A laid-off TV reporter in a Culver City Starbucks first uncovered borrowed passages in Melania Trump’s speech Additional waters closed as ‘unprecedented’ Utah Lake algal bloom moves north Four Colorado doctors suspended over medical marijuana recommendations Albuquerque PD’s new practice: Withhold video of shootings by police Summerlin leads sales among Las Vegas master-planned communities

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            REGIONAL NEWS July 14, 2016: Utah, green group team up on lands bill

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            Utah lawmakers unveil long-awaited lands bill, win support from green group Why home prices in Southern California keep climbing Five months into 2016, Colorado marijuana sales near half-billion mark New Mexico business ranking plummets Gaming regulators hear pitch for $2B project in historic west Las Vegas

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            Marijuana candidate Sarappo drops out of race to keep Maricopa job

            Chris Sarappo was campaigning on a platform of legalizing recreational marijuana and using it to help fund schools.

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            By Ethan McSweeney |inMaricopa “The city has always had those rules in place,“but it’s rare that it actually comes up.” — Mayor Christian Price Chris Sarappo, a personal trainer at Copper Sky Recreation Center, is ending his independent, write-in campaign for the Arizona House of Representatives after the city of Maricopa informed him he is […]

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            That slight smell of pot may lead to a legal police search

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            By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via The Daily Courier In a case that would set new legal precedents, the Arizona Supreme Court will rule Monday whether the odor of marijuana is enough to give police legal reason for a search. The justices will decide whether the fact that voters in 2010 made marijuana legal […]

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            REGIONAL NEWS July 9, 2016: Tale of two states with pot

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            Utah farmers see marijuana as the potential cash crop of the future New Denver pot-use initiative might compete with private clubs measure on Nov. ballot Facebook looking at New Mexico for data center 4 Nevada cities ranked among fastest growing for solar Recall effort of judge in Stanford rape case gains steam and political allies

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            REGIONAL NEWS June 26, 2016; Vegas knows where its hockey arena will be

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            Bill Foley nears deal to build hockey practice facility next to Downtown Summerlin Kern County fire evacuees struggle with another trauma — uncertainty BLM to sterilize wild horses for first time to slow growth Ex-NewMexico lawman: Shouldn’t have to give up gun for medical marijuana Colorado Springs becomes tiny house ‘capital of America’

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