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Mesa, ASU finalize downtown-campus plan

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By Maria Polletta | The Republic Mesa and Arizona State University officials have finalized an agreement to create a $102-plus-million satellite campus downtown The agrement lays out the proposed campus’ location, scale, degree offerings and estimated cost It was unanimously approved by the Mesa Council on Thursday and is up for a vote by the […]

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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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[EXCLUSIVE] PhoenixMart going private

Months behind its original 2015 completion date, the parent company of the PhoenixMart says it has decided to “bypass” a federal funding program and seek other sources of investment.

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By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Two years behind its original 2014 completion date, the parent company of the PhoenixMart says it has decided to “bypass” a federal funding program and seek other sources of investment. The project in Casa Grande has been lagging because of delays in the federal EB-5 immigrant Visa program, which […]

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Ryan Hurley, director of Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Department comments on Arizona Medical Cannabis Industry

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Ryan Hurley Director of Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Department was quoted in Marijuana Business Daily’s article “Arizona Medical Cannabis Industry Poised for Growth, Competition” by John Schroyer “Our market has been growing pretty steadily. The interesting thing is (the new licenses will) be primarily in populated areas – so mostly Phoenix, some in Tucson and […]

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‘We are creating a world of dummies’

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By Ray Williams | psychologytoday.com There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, says in an article in The Washington Post, “Dumbness, […]

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Maricopa’s pathway to the future will be decided in November

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By David Yankus | Casa Grande Dispatch Residents will get their chance for final comment on the city’s new General Plan in the voting booth. Last week the Maricopa City Council unanimously approved at a public hearing the draft of the city’s General Plan, placing it on the city’s next general election ballot in November. […]

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Job stress turned him into a serial quitter, personal wreck

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By Mike Scalise | The New York Times I was 26 and belly-flat on the platform of the uptown 6 train in New York. My messenger bag had flipped over my head. A constellation of trampled, blackened gum wads hovered inches from my face. My hands and feet: numb. I hadn’t tripped. No one had […]

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    [SUNDAY FEATURE] New Dewey builder sees big potential in tiny homes

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    By Nanci Hutson | The Daily Courier The Tiny Home movement is far from a novelty these days. There’s even a television show dedicated to it, with recent college graduates and retirees alike looking to keep life simple. Averaging between 100 and 300 square feet, many custom-designed with and without wheels and erected in bustling, […]

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    Rising Flagstaff housing prices amid low supply starting to bite

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    By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Arizona Daily Sun All of the developers, consultants, builders, Realtors and residents who spoke before Flagstaff City Council Tuesday agreed that there is a problem finding an affordable home to rent or buy in the city. But none of them had an easy fix to the problem. Council spent four and […]

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    Tempe commission clears way for 9-story project

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    By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The Tempe Development Review Commission at its May 24 meeting approved a proposal to develop The Foundry, a mixed-use, mid-rise infill project at the vacant NWC of University Drive and Ash Avenue. Development partners Forum Real Estate Group and Alberta Development Partners seek approval to raise a nine-story […]

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    Surprise Council approves 269-lot Desert Oasis plat

    Vicinity map courtesy the city of Surprise. The red outlines mark the Rancho Mercado project boundaries while the pink area is the section of the project whose preliminary play was approved Jan. 5. To the west in Desert Oasis, a plat was approved May 17.

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    By Richard Smith | yourwestvalley.com and Surprise Today Though some of its members expressed reluctance at doing so, the Surprise City Council approved a 269-lot preliminary plat in the Desert Oasis subdivision last week. Continued:

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    Surprise eyes numerous capital projects for ballot

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    Surprise Independent The Surprise City Council will begin its discussions to shape a capital bond request in hopes of putting a measure or multiple measures on the November general election balot. Council will have initial deliberations during its next meeting 4 p.m. for the work session and 6 p.m. for the regular meeting Tuesday, June […]

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    How Arizona voted in Congress

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    House Affirmation of LGBT Order A yes vote was to affirm the LGBT order. The House on May 25 voted, 223 for and 195 against, to affirm an executive order by President Obama prohibiting companies receiving federal contracts from discriminating against employees based on the fact that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). […]

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    Comfortable and affordable, thy names are Maricopa and El Mirage

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    By Zackary Moran-Norris | Phoenix Business Journal Maricopa and El Mirage are two of the most affordable Valley cities to live in, according to a recent study from financial technology company SmartAsset.com. The Website ranked the top 10 affordable cities by measuring housing costs relative to income data in cities across the state. The study […]

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      Libertarians lose bid to loosen signature requirements

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Service/Arizona Daily Sun] A federal judge on Friday refused to block a 2015 Arizona law that its legislative proponents admit was designed to try to keep minor party candidates off the ballot. Judge David Campbell said the Arizona Libertarian Party, in waiting until last month to challenge the statute, […]

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      Union weighs in on race to replace Babeu with bipartisan endorsements

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      By Rodney Haas | Casa Grande Dispatch Mark Lamb and Kaye Dickson picked up major endorsements Friday from the Pinal County Deputies Association in their race for sheriff. Lamb, a Republican, and Dickson, a Democrat, are seeking to replace Sheriff Paul Babeu, who is opting to run in the crowded Republican field in the Congressional […]

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      Surprise eyes numerous capital projects for ballot

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      Surprise Independent The Surprise City Council will begin its discussions to shape a capital bond request in hopes of putting a measure or multiple measures on the November general election balot. Council will have initial deliberations during its next meeting 4 p.m. for the work session and 6 p.m. for the regular meeting Tuesday, June […]

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      Marine veteran, cop making run for Casa Grande council

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      By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch Marcus Foerster only has a few more days to make sure his name gets on the primary ballot in this year’s city council race. He has until Wednesday to collect about 80 more signatures to complete and submit his petition, making him an official candidate for one of […]

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      REGIONAL NEWS: May 28, 2016: No drought?

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      Outdoor, conservation groups criticize Utah lands push Donald Trump tells Californians there is no drought April’s above-average rain helps ease drought in New Mexico Lake Mead installs new weather monitoring Colorado has plenty of spare rooms, but will they be rented?

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      AWOL report on Arizona legislators

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      By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times Twenty lawmakers didn’t miss a single vote this year – far fewer than last year’s 35 who had perfect voting attendance in the historically short 2015 session. This year’s daily attendance rate dropped from last year’s as well, as the 2016 session dragged on 28 days longer than […]

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      Government agendas for week of May 30-June 3

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      Cities and Towns 6/1 City of Phoenix Formal Meeting 6/1 City of Chandler Planning and Zoning Meeting 6/2 Casa Grande Planning and Zoning 5/31 Gilbert Town Council Meeting 5-31 City of Maricopa Council Meeting 6-1 Oro valley Town Council Meeting 6-1 Scottsdale BoA Meeting 5-31 Yuma City Council Meeting Counties 6-1 Coconino County BOS Meeting […]

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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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        CPS workers may interview children without adult’s consent, AG concludes

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Child welfare workers can interview children without the consent of their parents, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded Monday. In a 10-page formal opinion, Brnovich said a contrary finding by the Arizona Ombudsman office is legally wrong. In fact, the attorney general suggested that opinion was based […]

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        Regrouping after the death of a key executive; Rose Law Group estate planning and asset protection attorney Tim Heileman comments

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        by Stacy Cowley | The New York Times After three years of planning and design work, XTI Aircraft, a start-up in Englewood, Colo., developing an experimental jet, was poised to finally leave the runway. The company had lined up its executive team, received its first patent and begun a crowdfunding campaign for its next stage […]

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        Adoption process complicated by disparity between state law and Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

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        By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times At least one Arizona judge claims courts can’t certify same-sex married couples to jointly adopt, as long as state law grants that right only to a husband and wife. Judge Corey Sanders, the presiding judge in Graham County Juvenile Court, argued that although the U.S. Supreme Court has […]

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          REGIONAL NEWS: May 29, 2016: Wounds in the Salt

          Tire tracks on the slat flats despite the numerous signs warning motorists to stay off the salt flats near the Bonneville Speedway on Friday./Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)

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          Why California cities have an incentive to cheat under the governor’s new housing plan Canadian group’s flashy antics point to bigger problem for Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats Obstruction in justice: Pay gap, undervalued skills quickly thin female lawyer ranks in Colorado Not the issue for New Mexico Land Office to try to shake down the […]

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          [OPINION] Sheriff: Technology ought to benefit the people — not the utilities

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          By Tom Sheahan | Scottsdale Independent (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I’ve pretty much heard it all in my many years as an Arizona sheriff. Con men, burglars and thieves can spin pretty good tales about why they did what they did, and why a blind eye should be turned. […]

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          REGIONAL NEWS: May 28, 2016: No drought?

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          Outdoor, conservation groups criticize Utah lands push Donald Trump tells Californians there is no drought April’s above-average rain helps ease drought in New Mexico Lake Mead installs new weather monitoring Colorado has plenty of spare rooms, but will they be rented?

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          Solar agreement is anything but nothing but net

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The battle between utilities and solar companies over net metering ended in a ceasefire this year, with both sides agreeing to sit down with a mediator and try to hammer out a compromise instead of fighting it out on the ballot. There’s a lot of history for both […]

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          [OP-ED] Public lands hold key to renewable energy progress

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          By Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Renewable energy is on the rise in Arizona and represents a promising future for our state, which has some of the best solar potential in the country. To take advantage of the economic benefits of renewable energy, we’ll need […]

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          Maricopa solar applications burn out after electrical utility changes

          Though the limit for solar installations is 30 per month for ED3 customers, the number of permits has declined to single digits.

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            The number of solar installations in Maricopa has dropped significantly since the city’s electrical utility put a monthly limit into effect last year. So far for 2016, 13 applications for solar installations have been approved, according to the city. That’s a steep decline from the 332 applications received at this point a year ago. […]

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          Environmental stewardship key in preparing path for South Mountain Freeway

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            ADOT conducts field investigations at sites with cultural, historic significance (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) PHOENIX – Along the 22-mile corridor where the South Mountain Freeway will be built over the next few years, archaeologists are working to gather and recover items and information from the past […]

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          [LETTER TO THE EDITOR] Florence Copper presents a danger

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          (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Southwest Value Partners in their fight to stop this mine from locating in a master planned community Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch: Those of us who live in Arizona know that water is one of our most precious resources; without it our […]

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            Ryan Hurley, director of Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Department comments on Arizona Medical Cannabis Industry

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            Ryan Hurley Director of Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Department was quoted in Marijuana Business Daily’s article “Arizona Medical Cannabis Industry Poised for Growth, Competition” by John Schroyer “Our market has been growing pretty steadily. The interesting thing is (the new licenses will) be primarily in populated areas – so mostly Phoenix, some in Tucson and […]

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            Legislation adopted to permit the VA to recommend medical marijuana

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            By Maria Ines Taracena | Tucson Weekly The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday an amendment that would permit Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients in states where using medicinal cannabis is legal—such as Arizona. The amendment was attached to a military appropriations bill. The Senate approved a similar amendment in […]

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            FIZZLED BILLS: Fireworks, marijuana and flex loans all went down in smoke

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            By Hank Stephenson and Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Lawmakers introduced 1,361 bills, memorials and resolutions in the 2016 legislative session, but in the end, most of those measures were left on the cutting room floor. Some were killed because they were just simply bad ideas. Others died in the name of politics, personality […]

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            Arizona Wins Court Victory in Medical Marijuana Act Lawsuit

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            NEWS RELEASE: Arizona Attorney General’s Office May 6, 2016 (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a major victory in litigation involving the scope of physician immunity under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act or AMMA. The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled the […]

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            When a shrink goes a little crazy

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            From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Dr. Ed Gogek, an addiction psychiatrist and author of Marijuana Debunked, has written an excellent column on the role marijuana possession has played in prison incarcerations and media reporting on it. The self-proclaimed liberal, has spent 30 years treating addicts and alcoholics. He […]

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            Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean tenants may smoke it; but medical patients should not be prohibited, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Clare Trapasso | realtor.com The party may be over for some California stoners before it’s officially begun. With speculation mounting that the Golden State will legalize recreational marijuana, a California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow landlords to ban tenants from smoking weed within their own homes, according to The Sacramento Bee. […]

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            Physicians advocate for regulated cannabis; PTSD study okayed

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            By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer As stated in its “Declaration of Principles,” Doctors for Cannabis Regulation believes cannabis prohibition is harmful, causes far more harm than good and should instead be regulated like alcohol and tobacco. “Prohibition is harmful, ineffective and unnecessary, the physicians group said. The publication says cannabis regulation would permit legalization […]

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            Rose Law Group Partner Laura Bianchi featured in ‘Phoenix New Times’ for entrepreneurial legal work

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            Rose Law Group is pleased to announce that Partner and Director of Estate Planning Laura A. Bianchi was recently featured in the Phoenix New Times for her entrepreneurial work with the cannabis industry and her involvement with Women Grow. Source: http://digitalissue.phoenixnewtimes.com/publication/?i=298224&p=26

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