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Pinal Airpark: Once-secretive aircraft boneyard slowly opens its gates

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By Scott Craven, The Republic | azcentral.com For motorists on the way to Tucson from Phoenix, little interrupts the desert’s color scheme. Then, a flicker of white, red and blue draw eyes to the west, where a cluster of tail fins pokes over the horizon. As tires chew asphalt with a hypnotic thrum, the sleek […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of March 27

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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 […]

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Arizona casino bill gets through U.S. House committee

Construction of Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale/Photo courtesy Tohono O’odham Nation

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The Glendale Star After the March 25 Natural Resources Committee passage of H.R. 308, the Keep the Promise Act, a bipartisan bill that would prevent any additional casinos in the Phoenix Metro area, the bill’s sponsor, Congressman Trent Franks, released the following statement: “I commend the Natural Resources Committee for passing H.R. 308, the Keep […]

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One-half billion needed to repair Arizona’s crumbling national parks 

A handful of guides help park service folks clean up campsites and trails in the Grand Canyon./www.grandcanyonwhitewater.com/

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By Bill Theobald | Republic Washington Bureau Repairs to crumbling infrastructure in Arizona’s national parks have been put off so long that it will now cost more than half a billion dollars to bring them up to standards, a new report by the National Park Service says. The greatest need is in Grand Canyon National […]

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Tucson transportation staff called out on double-dealing

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By Tim Vanderpool | The Range The Broadway Boulevard Project suffered a meltdown last week, when several members of its Citizens Task Force—apparently convened to be a flock of sheep—finally revolted against their imminent fleecing. At the packed meeting on March 19, they railed against being hoodwinked by city transportation planners, who had diligently gathered […]

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Water trauma: Apprehensive farmers could face radical shortages

Dan Thelander operates a farm outside the City of Maricopa in Pinal County. If a shortage is declared on the Colorado River, his farm will lose some of its water and have to adjust operations. /Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times, with permission

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By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times For farmers like Dan Thelander, it’s a waiting game. The Colorado River may see a shortage as soon as next year, and the probability of one in 2017 jumps to 61 percent. If Lake Mead’s water level drops below 1,075 feet, agricultural users of Central Arizona Project water […]

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Personal income tax adjustment appears headed to the Ninth Floor; it’s needed says Hugh Hallman, chairman Rose Law Group Litigation Department

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By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (STATE CAPITOL) Arizona taxpayers will be keeping an eye on annual inflation rates beginning next year if a bill that only needs one more Senate vote is passed, which is expected this week. The Senate on Monday approved the House bill (HB2001) for third reading with no debate, and […]

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A frat brat and proud of it

The Sigma Nu, Epsilon Delta chapter house is located at 1513 Fraternity Row, Laramie Wyo.

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From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor If you were in college in 1960, you had to be in a fraternity or sorority to be a player. If you are in a fraternity in 2015, you’re likely looked at with a jaundiced eye. From ASU, UA to Oklahoma, frat brats […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of March 27

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    Posted by   7 hours 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 […]

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    SR 347 bridge project in Pinal County gets approval from Feds

    SR 347 in Pinal County

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    The Arizona Department of Transportation has received final federal approval for a proposed bridge project on State Route 347 over a railroad crossing in Pinal County, the agency has announced. This allows the project to move forward when funding is available. The Federal Highway Administration approved the environmental review process, giving the go-ahead to acquire […]

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    Toll Brothers pays $8.4M to develop a 20-lot subdivision in north Scottsdale

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    By Business Real Estate Weekly Toll Brothers Az Construction Co. Inc. in Scottsdale (Bob Flaherty, div. pres.) plans to develop a 20-lot subdivision with home sites of at least 1-acre in a new, gated community in north Scottsdale. The builder paid $8.4 million ($420,000 per lot) to buy the finished lots, which are at the […]

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    Fight to save pieces of the past as a Phoenix enclave is reshaped

    The Ted DeGrazia murals in a longtime Phoenix drag bar may be destroyed in 2015 in the name of redevelopment, but a petition to save them is circulating.

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    By Rick Rojas | The New York Times Inside a worn-down building on the edge of downtown, a rambling mural that covered nearly the length of one wall looked like something a traveling artist might have painted for the sole purpose of settling a bar tab — as many here suspect was the case. The […]

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    Builder pays $4M to bring luxury residences to Cave Creek

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    By Business Real Estate Weekly Richmond American Homes of Arizona LLC in Scottsdale (David Viger, regional pres.) plans to build 17 luxury residences within the Canyon Ridge Estates community in Cave Creek. The builder paid just under $4.073 million ($239,583 per lot) to acquire the finished lots, which range from 1 + to 7.2 acres. […]

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    Vacation rentals to face regulation in Coconino County

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    By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun Jeff Meilander began Flagstaff Eco Ranch two and a half years ago as a nonprofit sustainable living and agriculture demonstration site. The Baderville ranch has served as a place to grow produce in support of local healthy eating causes, host volunteers and hold hands-on educational events. While the […]

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    Check out the top construction projects around Phoenix

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    By Dale Brown | Phoenix Business Journal The Arizona Center for Law and Society, to be the new downtown Phoenix home of Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law when it is completed next year, was ranked No. 1 when the Phoenix Business Journal today published its annual Valley Construction Projects list. The […]

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    Greasewood Flat in Scottsdale to close March 31

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    By Beth Duckett | The Republic | azcentral.com Greasewood Flat, the iconic Western watering hole in north Scottsdale, is closing its doors on March 31 but could reopen at another location. For 40 years, the hideaway has drawn bikers, cowboys, locals and tourists to its bunkhouse-turned-saloon east of Pinnacle Peak. In true Greasewood fashion, the […]

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      New group registers to push for legalized marijuana in Arizona

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      By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times A new effort has emerged to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona, creating a fracture in the campaign to put the issue to a public vote in 2016. Arizonans for Responsible Legalization registered as a political committee with the Secretary of State’s office this afternoon. The new committee will […]

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      Firefighter Union’s Allegations against the Town are Grossly Misleading

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      NEWS RELEASE-Town of Florence Some of the allegations made in a lawsuit recently filed against the Town of Florence by the local firefighter’s union, and the headline of the story reporting the action in the March 5, 2015 issue of the Florence Reminder Blade, are a gross misrepresentation of the actual facts. “The Town generally […]

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      Pinal County Superior Court Clerk alleged part of love triangle

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      By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A woman cited recently on suspicion of biting her husband at work claims he cheated on her with Amanda Stanford, the new Pinal County Superior Court clerk. Heather Ojeda, a facilities maintenance painter for Pinal County, tells New Times that she wants her husband, a Pinal County court […]

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      Sierra Club unhappy with TEP’s proposal to reduce solar buy-back incentives

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      Tucson Weekly The Sierra Club isn’t a fan of Tucson Electric Power’s proposal to do away with the state’s metering rules for solar energy—something that tells TEP to buy back, at full retail price, any excess energy that a solar customer did not use. The utility company filed a request with the Arizona Corporation Commission […]

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      Deputy Secretary of Labor offers suggestions on Arizona wage, job growth

      Christopher P. Lu

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      By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Creating a pipeline of skilled workers and diversifying the economy will help Arizona keep lowering unemployment rates and increasing wages, according to a federal labor department official. Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu visited Phoenix Thursday, dropping by an economic development meeting at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of […]

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      Fight to save pieces of the past as a Phoenix enclave is reshaped

      The Ted DeGrazia murals in a longtime Phoenix drag bar may be destroyed in 2015 in the name of redevelopment, but a petition to save them is circulating.

      Posted by   11 hours ago

      By Rick Rojas | The New York Times Inside a worn-down building on the edge of downtown, a rambling mural that covered nearly the length of one wall looked like something a traveling artist might have painted for the sole purpose of settling a bar tab — as many here suspect was the case. The […]

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      [OPINION] The sun is rising on solar panels, and there’s no fighting it

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      By Froma Harrop | The Seattle Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) On the average sunny day, Germany’s huge energy grid gets 40 percent of its power from the sun. Guess what happened one recent morning when the sun went into eclipse. Nothing. Or close to nothing. When the moon […]

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      Government agendas for week of March 30, 2015

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      Cities/Towns City of Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda City of Eloy City Council Work Session Agenda Town of Florence Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda Town of Fountain Hills Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town of Gilbert Town Council Special Meeting Agenda Town of Oro Valley Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda City […]

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        Suffer the little children as Arizona foster system struggles for fix; ‘first-hand’ analysis by Kaine Fisher, Director of Rose Law Group Family Department

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        By Rick Rojas | The New York Times She was just 5 months old the first time she and her siblings were taken from a mother struggling with addiction and placed in the care of the state. At times, she was separated from her brothers and sisters. She received neither the glasses she needed, nor […]

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        If you’re a real estate developer, you’re sexy

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        By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal An online dating study reveals America’s sexiest jobs, based on which men have had the most success on the WhatsYourPrice.com date-auction web site. Whether it’s the power or the status, women are attracted to successful men, especially men who own their own businesses, according to the study. Apparently, […]

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        Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Kelly Mendoza answers the question: Is Arizona a mother’s State when it comes to child custody?

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        By Kelly Mendoza, Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney The short answer to this question is, NO, it is not a mother’s state nor is it a father’s state when it comes to child custody; Arizona is a children’s state.  I have had multiple conversations with potential clients and clients alike regarding custody of the […]

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        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)

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        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 […]

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

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        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 […]

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

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        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 […]

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

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        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 […]

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        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

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        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 […]

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          Sierra Club unhappy with TEP’s proposal to reduce solar buy-back incentives

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          Tucson Weekly The Sierra Club isn’t a fan of Tucson Electric Power’s proposal to do away with the state’s metering rules for solar energy—something that tells TEP to buy back, at full retail price, any excess energy that a solar customer did not use. The utility company filed a request with the Arizona Corporation Commission […]

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          [OPINION] The sun is rising on solar panels, and there’s no fighting it

          Solar eclipse/Wikipedia

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          By Froma Harrop | The Seattle Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) On the average sunny day, Germany’s huge energy grid gets 40 percent of its power from the sun. Guess what happened one recent morning when the sun went into eclipse. Nothing. Or close to nothing. When the moon […]

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          ‘Grand Bargain’ on land use in Utah offers something for everyone

          Labyrinth Canyon, Utah/Ray Bloxam, SUWA

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          By Jim Carlton | The Wall Street Journal San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman made a defiant point about land use when he led an unauthorized ride of all-terrain-vehicle users into a nearby scenic canyon last May after it had been closed by the Bureau of Land Management to protect archaeological artifacts. Yet only 10 […]

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          TEP Joins Other Arizona Utilities in Fight Against Solar

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          NEWS RELEASE – Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association PHOENIX, AZ, March 25, 2015. Tucson Electric Power today joined SRP, APS, and Arizona’s electric cooperatives in their coordinated attacks on rooftop solar. TEP filed an Application with the Arizona Corporation Commission today that eliminates net metering and replaces it with an unsteady and unpredictable compensation program […]

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          TEP proposes slashing solar savings, a ‘devious’ plan, says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times In a filing to the Arizona Corporation Commission Wednesday, Tucson Electric Power is proposing to slash the amount it pays for excess power from rooftop panels. If approved, the proposal would cut down the average monthly savings of a typical solar system by roughly 22 percent. The proposal […]

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          One-half billion needed to repair Arizona’s crumbling national parks 

          A handful of guides help park service folks clean up campsites and trails in the Grand Canyon./www.grandcanyonwhitewater.com/

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          By Bill Theobald | Republic Washington Bureau Repairs to crumbling infrastructure in Arizona’s national parks have been put off so long that it will now cost more than half a billion dollars to bring them up to standards, a new report by the National Park Service says. The greatest need is in Grand Canyon National […]

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          Tucson Electric Power sabotage, vandalism to APS power equipment uncovered

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          More than 350 physical or cyber attacks have been recorded in recent years on the nation’s power grid, including nine acts of sabotage on equipment owned by Arizona Public Service Co., according to records obtained by USA Today and The Arizona Republic. The nine incidents recorded in reports to the U.S. Department of Energy involving […]

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          [OPEN LETTER] Dear Grand Canyon gondola developers: Can we build one on Mt. Rainier next?

          Proposed tramline. :Photo courtesy Grand Canyon Trust

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          By Brendan Leonard | adventure journal (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Dear Lamar Whitmer, Managing Partner of Confluence Partners LLC: It looks like your plan to build a gondola to a restaurant at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is really coming together. I mean, I know lots of people—river […]

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            Marijuana law in Pinal County called ‘grand experiment’

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            By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Medical marijuana is coming back before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. In a work session with the Planning & Zoning Commission set for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., the supervisors will discuss future land use and public policy on prescriptive marijuana. The topic most recently came up in an involved […]

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            [EDITORIAL] Sensible bill on medical marijuana; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley praises ‘historic’ bill

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            The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Three senators, two Democrats and a Republican, introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow patients to use marijuana for medical purposes in states where it is legal, without fear of federal prosecution for violating narcotics laws. The bill makes a […]

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            Businesses divided over net neutrality; a matter of monopoly vs public information, says Logan Elia, Rose Law Group cyberlaw attorney

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            By Eric Mungenast | East Valley Tribune What do local companies think about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision on net neutrality? The answer depends on whom you ask and which side of the issue they lean toward. According to the definition offered on the FCC Website, net neutrality refers to an open Internet in […]

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            Senate hemphasizes farming study [UPDATED]

            A farmer inspects a hemp crop.

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (STATE CAPITOL) – The House will now consider a measure (SB1225) to create a committee to study whether industrial hemp farming would be a worthwhile undertaking in Arizona. The bill, which was passed by the Senate Thursday afternoon on a 19-11 vote is the result of federal legislation to legalize […]

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            Polls: Most Arizonans still back SB 1070 goals, medical marijuana

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star The attitudes of Arizonans toward those here illegally apparently have not softened in the years since SB 1070. But a lot more people seem to like the idea of marijuana being available than they did in 2010, at least to those with medical needs. A new […]

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            ‘Kettle Falls Five’ case pits state v. federal MMJ laws

            Firestack-Harvey (second from left) was surprised but not particularly worried, even though about 70 marijuana plants were growing on a remote part of their 34 acres. She and her husband, Larry Harvey; her son; her daughter-in-law; and a friend all had recommendations from doctors to use the marijuana to treat a variety of medical conditions and were growing the plants in a collective garden they believed met state law.

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            By Trevor Hughes | USATODAY Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite claims by the “Kettle Falls Five” that they were instead raising legal medical cannabis for their personal use. The case […]

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            [OPINION] The Medical marijuana dilemma

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            By Anthony Smith | inMaricopa.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) In 2010, Arizona voters approved Proposition 203, a medical marijuana measure, by a small margin of 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent. During the last eighteen months, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has had the challenge of implementing provisions of […]

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            Medical marijuana researcher strikes out with Arizona’s universities

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            Tucson Weekly Prominent Arizona medical marijuana researcher Sue Sisley has given up on any of the state’s public universities to house the research she’s been doing for years on the effects pot has on post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Sisley brought that research to the University of Arizona close to five years ago, and got approval […]

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