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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of August 28

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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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Judge blocks EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters [UPDATED]

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By Stephen Dinan | The Washington Times President Obama’s push to extend the EPA’s regulatory hand to ditches and small streams to enforce clean water rules was blocked Thursday by a federal judge, who said the administration had overstepped its bounds in trying yet another end run around Congress. Judge Ralph R. Erickson called the […]

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Arizona appeals court finds certain utility fees unconstitutional

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By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic Small water utility’s fees could have big repercussions on other regulated utilities Utility regulators will discuss Thursday whether to continue their legal fight in support of automatic rate increases for water companies after being dealt a defeat in the Arizona Court of Appeals last week. The Residential Utility […]

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Phoenix voters pass transit tax, re-elect Mayor Stanton

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By Brenna Goth and Dustin Gardiner | The Arizona Republic Phoenix voters approved a major boost in transportation funding for new light rail lines, bus expansion and street improvements over the next several decades in Tuesday’s election. Unofficial returns for Proposition 104 show 55 percent of voters supporting the initiative with 45 percent voting against […]

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Terrence Howard wins divorce payment row; Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Kelly Mendoza comments

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Posted by   7 days ago

by Tribute News Terrence Howard has won his spousal support battle with Michelle Ghent. The Winnie star sought to get his divorce settlement from his second wife – whom he married in January 2010, but split from 11 months later, with their divorce finalized in May 2013 – thrown out on grounds he signed it […]

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Questions remain, but Alaska progresses with marijuana rulemaking/ By Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin in ‘Marijuana Venture Magazine’

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Posted by   7 days ago

By Jana Weltzin |Marijuana Venture Magazine As of early August, the regulatory work for Alaska’s recreational commercial marijuana market remains in flux. The Marijuana Control Board (MCB) was finally seated July 2. Prior to the MCB members officially being seated, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) and director Cynthia Franklin were tasked with the chore […]

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Glendale’s challenge to map its future

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By Jeff Gibbs | Special for The Arizona Republic Glendale has a great chance to chart its future direction as city leaders work with residents to update its general plan over the next year and a half. The last update was in 2002, when Glendale was a different place. Consider: The area of the Westgate […]

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    Pollack: Most economic data is still positive

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    The Monday Morning Quarterback ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week Despite a nerve-racking week for the stock market, the economic data looks pretty good.  As economist Paul Samuelson said, “The stock market has predicted 9 of the last 5 recessions.” Most economic data is […]

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    Signs indicate no drop in home sales

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    Posted by   23 hours ago

    Daily Real Estate News It appears existing-home sales won’t drop off at the end of the summer, as sales contracts rose modestly in July, reflecting an overall upward trend for the past seven months, according to National Association of REALTORS® data. The housing market has begun the second half of 2015 on an upbeat note, […]

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    Dodd-Frank: A five-year summary

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    Posted by   23 hours ago

    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily The debate over whether the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was desperately needed or a pox upon the land survives even as its fifth birthday passed in late July and is likely to become more heated as the 2016 election nears. The structure and even […]

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    Who owns the desert?

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    By Catherine Sheffo | The Arizona Republic Past Loop 101 and deep into the desert foothills of Scottsdale, scattered neighborhoods back up to boulder outcroppings surrounded by saguaros and washes, lit during the day by dazzling rays and at night by hundreds of stars. It’s a homebuilder’s and homebuyer’s paradise. But residential building on the […]

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    Why you don’t see more vacant lots along light rail route

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    Posted by   3 days ago

    By Catherine Reagor | The Arizona Republic The next time you ride light rail or drive along the many main streets it chugs down from Phoenix to Mesa, imagine as many as 25 more vacant lots and empty, rundown buildings along the route. One of those empty lots would have been on the southwest corner […]

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    Gilbert Town Council gives OK to veterans park

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    Posted by   3 days ago

    By Jessica Boehm | The Arizona Republic The Gilbert Town Council voted Thursday to move forward with a multimillion-dollar veterans park across the street from Town Hall. The Welcome Home Veterans Park will sprawl across 7.7 acres adjacent to the Gilbert Police and Fire Department on Civic Center Drive. The anchor of the park will […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of August 28

    arizona real estate

    Posted by   4 days ago

    If you’re in the Arizona real estate world, these are the top 10 stories you need to know about this week. This is a regular list we will bring you every week to keep you up to date on all the big news in Arizona real estate so you will never be the one in […]

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    Mortgage rates varied by lender thanks to volatility

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    By Matthew Graham | Mortgage News Daily Mortgage rates didn’t move much today.  Depending on the lender, effective rates were either slightly higher or lower vs yesterday, with the average lender being just microscopically lower in rate.  Keep in mind that the improvement would only be detectable in the form of lower closing costs, if […]

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      Opinions mixed at meeting on proposed Glendale light rail extension

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      By Jeff Grant | DAILY NEWS-SUN Valley Metro and city officials continue to hear pros and cons from the public on a possible extension of light-rail service into the downtown area. During a meeting with constituents Aug. 27, at IronwoodHigh School, Sahuaro District City Councilman Gary Sherwood said the regional public transit agency and city […]

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      Nurses group seeks more approved uses for medical pot

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      Posted by   22 hours ago

      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star If some Arizona nurses get their way, medical marijuana will become available as early as next year to treat everything from arthritis and autism to Tourette’s syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Members of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association are petitioning the Department of Health Services to […]

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      Dodd-Frank: A five-year summary

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      Posted by   23 hours ago

      By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily The debate over whether the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was desperately needed or a pox upon the land survives even as its fifth birthday passed in late July and is likely to become more heated as the 2016 election nears. The structure and even […]

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      Why you don’t see more vacant lots along light rail route

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      Posted by   3 days ago

      By Catherine Reagor | The Arizona Republic The next time you ride light rail or drive along the many main streets it chugs down from Phoenix to Mesa, imagine as many as 25 more vacant lots and empty, rundown buildings along the route. One of those empty lots would have been on the southwest corner […]

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      Chandler voters OK August-November election cycle

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      By Chris Coppola | The Arizona Republic Chandler voters have overwhelmingly decided to keep the city’s local elections in August and November rather than switch to a spring election cycle. Residents were asked to vote by mail on the question of whether to maintain the current cycle of elections held in those months during even-numbered […]

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      Gilbert Town Council gives OK to veterans park

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      Posted by   3 days ago

      By Jessica Boehm | The Arizona Republic The Gilbert Town Council voted Thursday to move forward with a multimillion-dollar veterans park across the street from Town Hall. The Welcome Home Veterans Park will sprawl across 7.7 acres adjacent to the Gilbert Police and Fire Department on Civic Center Drive. The anchor of the park will […]

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      Tucson City Council election results

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      Posted by   3 days ago

      Arizona Daily Independent Tucson’s primary has come and gone and only a few votes remain uncounted. Both parties fielded only one candidate in each ward. In November, the parties will square off, and it is clear that Independents will decide the outcome in at least one of the races. The Real Estate Daily News compiled […]

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      Feds press case for Dreamer licenses

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services | Arizona Daily Sun The Obama administration late Friday urged federal judges to spurn efforts by Arizona to once again deny licenses to drive to “dreamers.” Assistant Attorney General Lindsey Powell said federal law allows the Department of Homeland Security to decide who can remain in the United […]

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        Terrence Howard wins divorce payment row; Rose Law Group Family Law Attorney Kelly Mendoza comments

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        Posted by   7 days ago

        by Tribute News Terrence Howard has won his spousal support battle with Michelle Ghent. The Winnie star sought to get his divorce settlement from his second wife – whom he married in January 2010, but split from 11 months later, with their divorce finalized in May 2013 – thrown out on grounds he signed it […]

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        19 Arizona state employee addresses in Ashley Madison data

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Mary Jo Pitzl | The Arizona Republic The government e-mail addresses of 19 Arizona state employees were among the 32 million that hackers claim to have stolen from cheating Website AshleyMadison.com and posted on the Internet. Eleven of the e-mail addresses were for the Arizona Department of Corrections. Five have […]

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        Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law Dept. Kaine Fisher discusses cheating Website on CBS 5 [VIDEO]

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        CBS 5 – KPHO KPHO-TV The massive leaked data trove from the cheating Website Ashley Madison appears to be legitimate, several security analysts said. What’s more, we found dozens of the accounts were registered to Arizona government and military email domains. Among the breached accounts were 11 registered to @azcorrections.gov, the domain for the Arizona […]

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        Snooped on spouse to confirm suspicions; is it usable in court?

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        By Melissa Johnson | Rose Law Group Reporter We’ve all heard the story before – they were suspicious of marital cheating so they snooped. They hacked accounts and found hard evidence so they want to separate. Now you want to know if that evidence can be used in court. Technology and social media are so […]

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        Lawsuit challenges Native American adoption law, a law that could be harmful, says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        By Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com Native American children are being deprived of equal protection in foster-care placements and adoptions because federal law puts tribal supremacy ahead of the children’s best interests, a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges. The suit, filed by the Goldwater Institute in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, challenges portions […]

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        Rose Law Group attorneys address potential workplace, adoption issues post same-sex marriage ruling‏

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        By Phil Riske, managing editor | Rose Law Group Reporter Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision upholding same-sex marriage (Obergefell v Hodges) will result in companies revisiting their domestic partnership benefits for unmarried couples, such as exists in Arizona, many state officials agree. “Now that same-sex couples can marry in all states, those companies may consider removing […]

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        How the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling impacts estate planning; Laurie Bianchi, Rose Law Group chairman of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning, Business and Asset Protection Department, comments

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        Forbes As gay, lesbian, and other proponents of same-sex marriages celebrate the United States Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, millions of Americans will now be eligible for dramatically different legal rights upon the death or disability of a life partner than were previously possible. In fact, in the field of estate planning […]

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          Asarco plans layoffs at Pinal operations

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          Casa Grande Dispatch/Staff and Wire Reports HAYDEN — Copper-mining giant Asarco announced plans Friday to shut down a Pinal County ore concentrator and may lay off more than 200 workers. Asarco said in a press release that “current market conditions” require cutbacks in personnel and operations. However, the announcement came the same day copper prices […]

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          Officials: 300-mile long Maricopa County hiking trail nearly complete

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          By Bob McClay | KTAR The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department said a hiking trail that will connect several regional parks around the Valley is currently about 70 percent complete. The Maricopa Trail is a 300-mile long trail system that will attempt to connect all 10 regional parks and loop around the entire Valley, according to […]

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          Judge blocks EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters [UPDATED]

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          By Stephen Dinan | The Washington Times President Obama’s push to extend the EPA’s regulatory hand to ditches and small streams to enforce clean water rules was blocked Thursday by a federal judge, who said the administration had overstepped its bounds in trying yet another end run around Congress. Judge Ralph R. Erickson called the […]

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          Arizona appeals court finds certain utility fees unconstitutional

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          Posted by   5 days ago

          By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic Small water utility’s fees could have big repercussions on other regulated utilities Utility regulators will discuss Thursday whether to continue their legal fight in support of automatic rate increases for water companies after being dealt a defeat in the Arizona Court of Appeals last week. The Residential Utility […]

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          Local governments, nonprofits urge mining regulation reforms

          Kanab North Uranium Mine on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon stopped operations in the early 1990s. Revising federal mine reclamation policies is one of the changes sought in a petition submitted by nonprofits, governments and tribes on Tuesday. / Photo courtesy of Don Bills/ USGS

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          Arizona Daily Sun It’s been only three weeks since 3 million gallons of wastewater the color of Tang gushed out of an abandoned gold mine in Colorado. But that’s been plenty of time for a coalition of local government agencies and nonprofits to draft and submit a petition demanding reform of mine regulations. Continued:

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          U.S. Navy plan huge solar developments in Arizona, India

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          The Climate Group The U.S. Navy is investing in what will be the largest solar farm in the world in order to provide power for 14 of its bases, reflecting a global trend of massive solar power stations being built in the world’s “sun belts,” led by U.S. and India. The climate of Arizona, where […]

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          Elon Musk snaps up SolarCity stock

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          By Gina Hall | Phoenix Business Journal (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents SolarCity.) While everyone was panicking about the market on Monday, Elon Musk was buying. The tech billionaire increased his stake in SolarCity as the solar rooftop installer’s stock fell to a 22-month low. Musk, who serves as chairman of the San Mateo-based solar […]

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          Arizona prepares for first green apartment community

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          By Keith Loria | MHN Online Kauffman Real Estate and Development is developing the Verde Dimora Apartments, a multifamily community in Mesa, Ariz., which aims to be the first sustainable multifamily community of its kind in the state. The Verde Dimora Apartments will feature a 153-unit sustainable multifamily residential development along with a sustainable preschool […]

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            Nurses group seeks more approved uses for medical pot

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            Posted by   22 hours ago

            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star If some Arizona nurses get their way, medical marijuana will become available as early as next year to treat everything from arthritis and autism to Tourette’s syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Members of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association are petitioning the Department of Health Services to […]

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            Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin participates in CannabisRadio’s Current State of Cannabis Adoption in Alaska

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            Listen to the interview below or check out CannabisRadio‘s website

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            Alaska grown: Should all marijuana entrepreneurs be Alaska residents? Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin comments in ‘Alaska Dispatch News’

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            by Laurel Andrews | Alaska Dispatch News Marijuana industry advocates are crying foul about a residency clause in Alaska’s draft marijuana regulations that would require all business owners and investors to be Alaska residents. With the deadline for crafting Alaska marijuana regulations just three months away, the Marijuana Control Board must decide whether the requirement — which board member Brandon Emmett said […]

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            Questions remain, but Alaska progresses with marijuana rulemaking/ By Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin in ‘Marijuana Venture Magazine’

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            Posted by   7 days ago

            By Jana Weltzin |Marijuana Venture Magazine As of early August, the regulatory work for Alaska’s recreational commercial marijuana market remains in flux. The Marijuana Control Board (MCB) was finally seated July 2. Prior to the MCB members officially being seated, the Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) and director Cynthia Franklin were tasked with the chore […]

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            Arizona medical marijuana milestone: 80,000 patients and caregivers; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley expects to see steady measured growth

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            by Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Arizona has reached a marijuana-legalization milestone, with more than 80,000 people now qualified to legally possess, grow, or sell pot for medicinal purposes. State voters passed the 2010 Medical Marijuana Act by a slim margin, resulting in about 90 dispensaries statewide and an ever-increasing number of patients, caregivers, […]

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            Steven Trenk at the vanguard of legal marijuana

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            By Caroline Cahill | MJINews Arizona’s voters legalized medical marijuana in 2010 under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Initiative. The official rules were rolled out in spring 2011 and the state started taking dispensary applications by summer. It was during this time that circumstances started to coalesce for Steve Trenk, a serial entrepreneur, to invest in […]

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            [COLUMN] Case may make medical marijuana harder to get for vets

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            By EJ Montini | The Republic | azcentral.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted for discussion purposes only.) Is Arizona treating PTSD sufferers, many of them veterans, like second-class citizens? When it comes to medical marijuana, the answer appears to be: Yes And a judge just said that was okay. Continued:

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            AG does 180: Officials can’t use public cash to oppose pot laws, Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley praises decision

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/YourWestValley.com Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday disavowed an opinion he issued earlier this year which said publicly financed “education” campaigns on pending ballot measures need not be fair and balanced. In a new formal opinion, Brnovich said he had overlooked a 2013 change in state law which he […]

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