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Phoenix mayoral debate [VIDEO]

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Watch the three candidates running for mayor of Phoenix debate issues impacting the city. Mayor Greg Stanton debates his two challengers, businesswoman Anna Maria Brennan and Matt Jette, a teacher who ran for governor in 2010. Watch here: 

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Arizona Cardinals appoint woman coach for camp, preseason

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By Kent Somers, azcentral sports In his two years as Cardinals coach, Bruce Arians has assembled an eclectic mix of young and old assistants, ranging in age from their 20s to their late 70s. This year, that staff will be even more diverse, including a woman and the creation of the Bill Bidwill Coaching Fellowship. […]

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State must hold on to revenue surplus

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The Monday Morning Quarterback /A quick analysis of important economic data released over the past week Elliott D. Pollack & Co. Policymakers at multiple levels of government are currently looking at how tax revenues shaped up for the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The state offers the best example of how the issue has […]

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That sinking feeling: West Valley leaders talk infrastructure after I-10 bridge collapse

Rescue crews work to pull a pickup truck out of a rain-swollen wash that the truck fell into July 19 when the Interstate 10 bridge collapsed. :Photo:courtesy of Quartzsite Fire and Rescue

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The Republic | azcentral.com The Republic regularly asks West Valley leaders to share their thoughts on issues, and this week’s question comes in the wake of the bridge collapse on Interstate 10 in California on Sunday. Question: What is the most pressing infrastructure need in your community? Continued:

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Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame speech [VIDEO]

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                        Watch Randy Johnson’s entire speech here:

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of July 24

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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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[BREAKING] Glendale council unanimously approves new Coyotes arena deal

Acting City Manager Richard Bowers explains the deal.

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By Peter Corbett and Katy Roberts, The Republic | azcentral.com Hockey will return to Gila River Arena this fall after the Glendale City Council on Friday unanimously approved an amended two-year agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. The deal, approved on a 7-0 vote, settles a six-week legal dispute between the city and the team. The […]

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Pinal, Pima counties lose in court over tax issue

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Sierra Vista Herald The Arizona Supreme Court will not block a new state law that will force Pima and Pinal counties to hike taxes on their own residents to make up for a budget-saving maneuver approved by lawmakers and the governor. Without comment, the justices brushed aside a request […]

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    Market rents maintain their upward trajectory

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    The Greater Phoenix multifamily market recorded mixed performance in the second quarter. Vacancy ticked higher, which is a fairly common occurrence in the Phoenix metro as some seasonal residents retreat to cooler climates to avoid the summer heat. Despite the short-term vacancy uptick, the rate is still at its second-lowest point over the past 10 […]

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    Mesa opens multi-million-dollar office building in Fiesta District

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    By James Gingerich | East Valley Tribune Retail space that once lay barren, a sign of a struggling economy in Mesa’s Fiesta District, will soon become a beacon of growth in the city’s effort to redefine the district as a nucleus of industry in the East Valley. Centrica, a $20 million adaptive reuse office building, […]

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    Historic Heard Building getting infill makeover

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A historic Phoenix building built by land baron and publisher Dwight Heard that served as the home to The Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette newspapers as well as KTAR is getting a makeover. The Heard Building near Central Avenue and Adams Street is getting a new glass facade […]

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    Millennials favor walkable communities, says new NAR poll

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    Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Realtors® and the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. The 2015 National Community and Transportation Preference Survey found that millennials, those aged 18-34, prefer walking as a mode […]

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    State loses round in court in West Valley casino fight

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    By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times A federal judge has slapped down much of the effort by the state to force the Tohono O’odham Nation to produce more documents in Arizona’s fight to stop the tribe from opening a new casino near Glendale. In a broad-based order, U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell […]

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    Are home prices again breaking records?

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    By Nick Timiraos | The Wall Street Journal The National Association of Realtors‘ monthly home sales report made a big splash last week with news that median home prices in June had broken the record set in 2006 at the peak of the housing bubble, reaching a nominal high of $236,400. Does this mean we […]

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    Housing market regaining strength after a long, uneven recovery

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    By Laura Kusisto | The Wall Street Journal Home prices made solid gains in May, according to a report released Tuesday, as the housing market increasingly appears to be regaining strength after a long, uneven recovery. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, covering the entire nation, rose 4.4% in the 12 months ended in May, slightly […]

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    New-home sales dip to 7-month low

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    Daily Real Estate News Sales of newly built single-family homes fell 6.8 percent in June to the lowest level since last November, the Commerce Department reports. But builders remain upbeat that the housing recovery is still intact. New-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000 units in June. The drop follows a […]

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      Oak Flats no longer under consideration for historic nomination

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      By Mila Besich-Lira | Copper Area.com (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper.) A few weeks ago the Copper Area News reported that the Tonto National Forest with the San Carlos Apache Tribe submitted an application to the the Keeper of the Record at the National Register of Historic Places to nominate “Chi’ chil Bildagoteel” […]

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      Arizona Senate panel clears bill for shag carpet legalization

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      The Bunion | An unauthorized publication of Rose Law Group Reporter A state Senate committee Tuesday adopted a bill that would permit the installation of shag carpet in homes. The bill repeals a long-time ban on shag carpet in Arizona passed by the Legislature in 1995. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ed Barnswerth (R-Mesa), says the […]

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      Phoenix mayoral debate [VIDEO]

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      Posted by   6 hours ago

      Watch the three candidates running for mayor of Phoenix debate issues impacting the city. Mayor Greg Stanton debates his two challengers, businesswoman Anna Maria Brennan and Matt Jette, a teacher who ran for governor in 2010. Watch here: 

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      [FOLLOWUP] Reaction among Pinal law enforcement to ACLU lawsuit

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      By Sarah Ruf | Maricopa Monitor Local law enforcement agencies are reeling after the announcement from the American Civil Liberties Union that it is filing a lawsuit against some of the most powerful elected officials in Pinal County. The filing shines a spotlight on one nonprofit in particular with ties to both the Pinal County […]

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      State loses round in court in West Valley casino fight

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      Posted by   9 hours ago

      By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times A federal judge has slapped down much of the effort by the state to force the Tohono O’odham Nation to produce more documents in Arizona’s fight to stop the tribe from opening a new casino near Glendale. In a broad-based order, U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell […]

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      State utilities set to meet goal of 6% renewables in 2016

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      By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The state’s regulated electric utilities are on track to meet the goal of 6 percent renewable energy use by the end of 2016, largely through utility-scale and rooftop solar projects. In 2006, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST), a rule that requires […]

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      That sinking feeling: West Valley leaders talk infrastructure after I-10 bridge collapse

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      The Republic | azcentral.com The Republic regularly asks West Valley leaders to share their thoughts on issues, and this week’s question comes in the wake of the bridge collapse on Interstate 10 in California on Sunday. Question: What is the most pressing infrastructure need in your community? Continued:

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      [IN-DEPTH] City hall friction and the ongoing Glendale saga

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      By Peter Corbett, The Republic | azcentral.com Thousands of e-mail documents to and from Glendale City Council members from earlier this year show growing tension between the council and then city manager Brenda Fischer. In the weeks before Super Bowl XLIX, Fischer was under pressure from the Glendale Chamber of Commerce president and council members […]

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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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        Salmons, a family divided on same-sex marriage

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        By Nihal Krishan | Cronkite News Matt Salmon celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that said same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right. Dr. Matt R. Salmon, that is, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, a conservative Republican from Mesa who, unlike his son, opposes same-sex marriage. Salmon’s congressional office did not release a […]

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        JUST IN — Gay marriage upheld by Supreme Court in close ruling, Rose Law Group attorneys comment

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        By Adam Liptak | The New York Times In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. The 5-to-4 decision, the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with […]

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        State must pay fees in domestic partners lawsuit

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        By Alia Beard Rau, The Republic | azcentral.com A decision by former Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to deny state benefits to domestic partners will cost the state more than $300,000 in legal fees. U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick on Friday ordered the state to pay $305,049.95 in legal fees and an additional […]

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        Attorney says secret child welfare investigations violate parents’ rights

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        By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times An attorney who represents parents whose children are wards of the state said the Office of Child Welfare Investigations keeps its reports secret, making it difficult for parents to defend themselves, violating their rights and blurring the line between police and social work. Chris Phillis, director of the […]

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        Gay couples tie the knot for health benefits

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        By Rachel Emma Silverman | The Wall Street Journal Wedding bells will ring later this year if the Supreme Court decides that gay couples are constitutionally entitled to marry. But health insurance, more than romance, may nudge some couples down the aisle. Amid a push that has made same-sex marriage legal in 37 states and […]

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          Oak Flats no longer under consideration for historic nomination

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          Posted by   2 hours ago

          By Mila Besich-Lira | Copper Area.com (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper.) A few weeks ago the Copper Area News reported that the Tonto National Forest with the San Carlos Apache Tribe submitted an application to the the Keeper of the Record at the National Register of Historic Places to nominate “Chi’ chil Bildagoteel” […]

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          Can SolarCity crack the code on small commercial solar?

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          By Eric Wesoff | Greentech Media July 28, 2015 When it comes to solar installations on small and medium businesses (SMBs), the 30-kilowatt to 500-kilowatt range has been a no-man’s land for solar installers. According to Lyndon Rive, SolarCity’s CEO, it’s been “difficult to service this market cost-effectively,” despite the SMB market being “bigger than […]

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          State utilities set to meet goal of 6% renewables in 2016

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The state’s regulated electric utilities are on track to meet the goal of 6 percent renewable energy use by the end of 2016, largely through utility-scale and rooftop solar projects. In 2006, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST), a rule that requires […]

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          Arizona appeals court trashes Sierra Club ruling

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic | azcentral.com The Arizona Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision on Thursday, saying it is OK for Mohave Electric Cooperative to burn trash for renewable energy. Utility regulators had agreed a trash-burning facility in Maricopa County would meet state renewable-energy rules, but the Sierra Club successfully stopped […]

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          Offshore wind farm raises hopes of U.S. clean energy backers

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          By Diane Cardwell | The New York Times A few miles off the coast of Block Island, part of Rhode Island, a small flotilla has been gathering: crane vessels, tugboats and barges that began this week installing the 1,500-ton foundations of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. It’s a moment that its supporters have […]

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          ED3 manager defends solar policy

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          By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Three weeks after Electrical District No. 3’s new solar policy went into effect, General Manager William Stacy took some tough questions from the Maricopa City Council. “We’re not looking to recover lost revenue,” Stacy said. “We’re just looking at recovering some of our fixed costs.” Stacy gave a presentation on […]

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          Coolidge Council approves rezoning of land near Randolph

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            By Joey Chenowith | Coolidge Examiner A controversial rezoning ordinance received city council approval in spite of requests by neighboring Randolph residents that it be postponed due to concerns over the effect of industry in the area. The ordinance rezone 124 acres of land on the southeast corner of Kleck Road and Interstate 87 […]

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          [INVESTIGATION] California, Arizona still miscounting their water supplies

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          By Abrahm Lustgarten | ProPublica Deep beneath the bleached-out, dusty surface of the drought-stricken West is a stash of water sequestered between layers of rock and sometimes built up over centuries. Officials in the Colorado River basin states have long treated this liquid treasure as a type of environmental retirement account — an additional supply […]

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            Medical Marijuana View All →

            Know the details involved with leasing real property/by Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin in ‘Marijuana Venture Magazine’

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            Be honest about business plans when talking to landlords by Jane Weltzin | Rose Law Group Attorney Given the conflict between state and federal law, marijuana-related business owners face a unique challenge obtaining real property leaseholds. Landlords who are amenable to leasing to a cannabis business are in a predicament. They are torn between their […]

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            MMJ dispensaries, patients a growing market

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            By Parker Leavitt, The Republic | azcentral.com Three medical-marijuana companies are eyeing the Scottsdale Airpark for new dispensary locations as they look to tap into one of Arizona’s highest concentrations of patients authorized to use the drug. Two proposed dispensaries are on the south side of the airport’s runways, while a third is planned near […]

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            Rose Law Group attorney Jana Weltzin writes about banking complications

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            By Jana Weltzin | Marijuana Venture Due to the lack of traditional banking services, cannabis business owners are faced with a cash management and security disaster. Cannabis appears to be the only state-sanctioned business whose financing ability is restricted to private individual loans that are usually unsecured and subject to extremely high interest rates. What […]

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            The thin green line: Alaska’s budding marijuana entrepreneurs; Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin discusses

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            by Laurel Andrews | Alaska Dispatch News At a glance, Alaska’s first marijuana trade show suggested a slow march forward on the path toward regulated, commercial weed. After fighting to be allowed to display marijuana at the Northwest Cannabis Classic in mid-May, organizer Cory Wray was given the OK just days before the event. Vendors could […]

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            Confusion reigns for outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana in Pinal

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            By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor FLORENCE — After more than an hour of discussion regarding the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana on Wednesday, Pinal County officials and lawyers seemed more confused than when the conversation began. At issue are an applicant – Sean Dugan, who owns Sidewinder Dairy outside Casa Grande – and his […]

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            Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley answers the question: ‘Can you be fired for holding an MMJ card?’

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            AZLawHelp.org As an attorney practicing in the nascent field of Medical Cannabis law, one of the most common questions I get from medical marijuana patients is whether they can be fired by their employer simply for having a Medical Marijuana Card. The short answer is No. The long answer is much more complicated. Arizona’s Medical […]

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            Pinal supervisors approve community-supported MMJ dispensary

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            By Brian Wright |Maricopa Monitor The issue of medical marijuana dispensaries in Pinal County has at times been a controversial subject. No such controversy existed Wednesday when the Board of Supervisors approved a dispensary just outside the Florence town limits. Healing Healthcare, located off Arizona 79 just south of Florence on property formerly used for […]

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            Medical marijuana: Cultivation site to open in Coolidge

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            By Sarah Ruff | Maricopa Monitor When Ray Halbe found out his healthy wife had cancer, everything changed. After researching alternative methods to chemotherapy, the family decided to start using an oil extracted from marijuana to ease nausea symptoms caused by the chemo. “Her quality of life was impeccably changed,” the Coolidge resident said. “I […]

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