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

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

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Arizona governors talk Trump

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Yuma Sun As Republicans gather in Cleveland, three Arizona governors say they know what it will take for Donald Trump to unite the party behind him. Focus. Trump’s campaign to date has been largely defined by his random and off-script comments. And current Gov. Doug Ducey, and […]

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Developers look for balance between courses, selling houses

Texas-based Arcis Golf is looking at cutting the Raven Golf Club, pictured above, from 18 to 9 holes.

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Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Many country clubs have relaxed membership requirements, cut fees and opened themselves to those who don’t live in adjoining real estate developments. Still, developing and running a golf club is an expensive proposition. Dan Smith, CEO of Desert Troon Cos. in Scottsdale, pegs development and start-up operation of a […]

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Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use attorney, files to run for the CAP Board November election

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It’s official! Rose law Group land use attorney Thomas Galvin filed to run for the CAP Board November election this morning.

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County sets needs study for San Tan Valley incorporation

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By Adam Gaub | Casa Grande Disptach With active efforts to incorporate on the books, Pinal County is moving forward with an area plan for San Tan Valley that will encompass roads, infrastructure and more. The Pinal Board of Supervisors on Wednesday got the highlights of the 21⁄2-year plan, which gets started with the assembly […]

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Superior mayor indicted, fired from sheriff’s office

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Casa Grande Dispatch Embattled Superior Mayor Jayme Valenzuela has been indicted for theft, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Friday. Valenzuela, who is facing a recall in the northern Pinal County town, has been charged with one count of Theft, a class 5 felony. The Superior Town Council hired an auditor who determined that Valenzuela used […]

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Rose Law Group Litigator Sam Doncaster recognized as a graduate of NAIOP’s annual Developing Leaders Mentor Program

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By Jesse Canales | AZ Big Media NAIOP Developing Leaders Mentor Program names contest winners A dozen young professionals from all corners of the real estate industry in the Valley were taken under the wings of seasoned veterans in the industry as part of NAIOP’s annual Developing Leaders Mentor Program Protégé Class that recently concluded with a competition and case […]

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    Vigneto developer does not expect permit suspension will delay project

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    Environmentalists applaud decision Conservation groups are applauding an Army Corps of Engineers decision to suspend the Clean Water Act permit for Villages at Vigneto, the 28,000-home development planned in Benson. In a letter dated July 20, the Notice of Permit Suspension orders Vigneto’s developer to “stop activities previously authorized by the suspended permit” pending consultation […]

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    REGIONAL NEWS July 23, 2016: The year of sun power in Utah, California

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    California Powers 6 Million Homes With Solar Energy, Slays Record Utahns’ enthusiastic embrace of solar power could cost the state $42M Colorado’s job growth continues “strongest, most consistent” growth since mid-’90s, economist says Tiny homes proposal aims to help end homelessness in Albuquerque FINAL ROUND: What should Las Vegas’ NHL expansion team be called? — […]

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    The quiet comeback of reverse mortgages

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    By John F. Wasik | The New York Times When Peter and Joyce Hill wanted to buy a home in a community for people 55 and older in an area they had always admired in Lancaster County, Pa., they used a reverse mortgage to finance building in that development. “A reverse mortgage gave us the […]

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    Regulatory costs inflate new home prices, builders say

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    By Chris Kirkham | The Wall Street Journal As the cost of construction permitting has risen over the past decade, Atlanta home builder Dennis McConnell has taken a new approach with customers. He now itemizes the regulatory costs so buyers can see firsthand why the price tags for his houses are so high. Among recent […]

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    From 51 apartments to 51 townhouses: San Diego group to redevelop

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    Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal San Diego-based True Craft Residential bought a 51-unit apartment complex near 18th Street and Missouri Avenue in Phoenix’s Biltmore area. Residential real estate developer True Craft plans to redevelop the 18 at Biltmore Apartments into for-sale townhouses. Continued:

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    Phoenix, Arizona rank low on homeowner happiness index

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    By Patrick O’Grady | Phoenix Business Journal If you’re happy with your current home in Phoenix or Arizona, odds are you’re one of the few. A survey out from HomeAdvisor this week found Phoenix and Arizona rank low on their respective lists as to whether their residents like their homes. Continued:

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    Government agendas for week of July 26 – 29

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    Cities and Towns 7-28 – City of Phoenix Zoning Adjustment Hearing 7-25 – City of Chandler Council Meeting 7-25 City of Chandler Study Session 7-26 – City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission – Agenda not available 7-25 – City of Eloy Council Meeting 7-28 – Town of Gilbert Council Meeting 7-27 – Town […]

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    It’s payback time for construction

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    Construction led growth in the first quarter. Here’s why that won’t last. By Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg Construction led growth at the start of the year, but don’t expect a repeat performance in the second quarter. Real value added by the construction industry — a measure of how much that sector contributed to gross domestic […]

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      Vigneto developer does not expect permit suspension will delay project

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      Environmentalists applaud decision Conservation groups are applauding an Army Corps of Engineers decision to suspend the Clean Water Act permit for Villages at Vigneto, the 28,000-home development planned in Benson. In a letter dated July 20, the Notice of Permit Suspension orders Vigneto’s developer to “stop activities previously authorized by the suspended permit” pending consultation […]

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      Johnson Utilities files claim against Florence

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      Casa Grande Dispatch The Town of Florence is facing a claim from Johnson Utilities for $178,452, which alleges the company has suffered damages since “an unfounded allegation and communication” by Town Manager Brent Billingsley early this year. The amount is equal to what the town attempted to collect from Johnson Utilities two years ago. Johnson […]

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      Voyles absent as Volkmer calls his office ‘mismanaged’

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      By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch A public forum between the two Republican candidates for Pinal County attorney was brief Thursday night, considering that one of them was absent. Casa Grande attorney Kent Volkmer had the floor to himself while addressing a crowd inside Central Lutheran Church during a political forum hosted by Casa […]

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      Miller condemns county’s former ICE contract, Littleton offers little

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      By KEVIN REAGAN | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — The two Republican candidates for Pinal County supervisor in District 3 offered varying levels of substance while answering certain questions during a political forum Thursday night. Supervisor Steve Miller, the incumbent, and his primary challenger, Irene Littleton of Casa Grande, stood before a crowd in […]

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

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      Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it California’s top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown’s water project After four women accused a Utah State University student of sex assaults, no charges and no apparent discipline New Mexico sick leave proposal has enough signatures to go […]

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      The CEO: Ducey expands his power, control over state agencies

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      By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times The power of the executive branch, a force to be reckoned with under any gubernatorial administration, has become noticeably more pronounced since Doug Ducey moved into the Governor’s Office. Some Capitol observers view Ducey’s recent executive order prohibiting state entities from hiring contract lobbyists, a move that primarily […]

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      An Arizona delegate’s road to discouragement, deflation

      Arizona delegate Chris Morrill financed his trip to the Republican convention in Cleveland by creating a GoFundMe page, where he posted a photo of him and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

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      By Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona delegate Chris Morrill financed his trip to the Republican convention in Cleveland by creating a GoFundMe page, where he posted a photo of him and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. Out of the chaos in Cleveland comes yet another story of discouragement and deflation, as one veteran […]

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      REGIONAL NEWS July 21, 2016: Tesla’s plan for the future

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      Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s ‘master plan’: It includes trucks, buses and ride sharing Albuquerque mayor says $20M plan will revive Route 66 motels Utah Mormons find Trump’s style and substance tough to swallow Colorado breaks tourism record with 77.7 million visitors spending $19.1 billion Las Vegas boosts effort to get Cashman Center NFL stadium proposal […]

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

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        Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it California’s top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown’s water project After four women accused a Utah State University student of sex assaults, no charges and no apparent discipline New Mexico sick leave proposal has enough signatures to go […]

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        REGIONAL NEWS July 5, 2016: Some hope for oil recovery in New Mexico

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

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        Southeast New Mexico’s oil patch anxiously awaits recovery California marijuana legalization could usher in new gold rush Unwed father can contest daughter’s adoption, Utah Supreme Court rules Denver seeks to add 98 acres, and new trails, to Red Rocks Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s opening a strip club in Las Vegas

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        When you die without a will; Rose Law Group estate planning attorney Tim Heileman defines what happens

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        By Jeanne Sahadi  | CNNMoney It’s hard to believe that Prince — who was famously meticulous about maintaining control over his name and music — may have died without a will. That leaves open the question of who will inherit his millions, his record label and his unreleased songs. So what happens to someone’s estate if they […]

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        Depp-Heard splitsville; Kaine Fisher, director of Rose Law Group Family Law Department comments on the divorce

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        Hellomagazine.com Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have split after just 15 months of marriage. Amber, 30, filed for divorce from the film star this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She listed the date of their separation as Sunday. According to TMZ, Johnny, 52, has filed legal documents of his own asking […]

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        Prince died without a will; everyone needs an estate, says Tim Heilman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney

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        Reuters Music superstar Prince left no known will when he died last week, his sister said in court documents on Tuesday listing his six siblings or half-siblings as heirs to a legacy estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. The sister, Tyka Nelson, asked that a special administrator be appointed to handle Prince’s affairs and […]

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

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

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        Legislative Briefs : Senators ban university free speech zones

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

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

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

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          Johnson Utilities files claim against Florence

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          Casa Grande Dispatch The Town of Florence is facing a claim from Johnson Utilities for $178,452, which alleges the company has suffered damages since “an unfounded allegation and communication” by Town Manager Brent Billingsley early this year. The amount is equal to what the town attempted to collect from Johnson Utilities two years ago. Johnson […]

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          REGIONAL NEWS July 23, 2016: The year of sun power in Utah, California

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          California Powers 6 Million Homes With Solar Energy, Slays Record Utahns’ enthusiastic embrace of solar power could cost the state $42M Colorado’s job growth continues “strongest, most consistent” growth since mid-’90s, economist says Tiny homes proposal aims to help end homelessness in Albuquerque FINAL ROUND: What should Las Vegas’ NHL expansion team be called? — […]

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

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          Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it California’s top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown’s water project After four women accused a Utah State University student of sex assaults, no charges and no apparent discipline New Mexico sick leave proposal has enough signatures to go […]

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          Sen. Jeff Flake seals deal: Arizona’s water to stay in Lake Mead

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          By Brandon Loomis | The Republic   The water Arizona is saving to lessen the blow of future Colorado River shortfalls won’t end up flowing to California or anyone else, federal officials have assured Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona. Arizona agreed to keep some of its allocated water in Lake Mead instead of sending it to […]

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          Smart and sustainable homes really worth more

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          Millennials, parents and other homebuyers say they will pay more for those features By Jonathan Deesing | inman Key Takeaways Homebuyers are willing to pay more for homes with solar panels. Millennials see home automation features as a selling point. Smart and sustainable home technology can add value and help sell a home faster. Continued:

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

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

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

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          APS’ plans to increase reliance on natural gas draw questions

          APS is planning to modernize the natural gas Ocotillo Power Plant in Tempe.

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Officials on Monday questioned Arizona Public Service Co. regarding its plans to increase its use of natural-gas-fueled power plants to meet energy demands, saying they are concerned prices could increase and put utility customers at risk. APS officials presented the company’s long-term resource plan to the regulators at the […]

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          REGIONAL NEWS July 17, 2016: States influence on regional power grid

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          New proposal calls for Utah, other states to have more participation in overseeing regional power grid California Makes First Arrest of Hobbyist for Flying Drone Over Forest Fire B-Line opening forges rail link to Denver’s northern suburbs for the first time Route 66 becoming green with charging stations, solar panels Planned schools provide a big […]

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

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            Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it California’s top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown’s water project After four women accused a Utah State University student of sex assaults, no charges and no apparent discipline New Mexico sick leave proposal has enough signatures to go […]

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

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

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

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

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

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            Marijuana candidate Sarappo drops out of race to keep Maricopa job

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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            REGIONAL NEWS June 25, 2016: Calif. wildfire won’t give up

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            Deadly Kern County, California wildfire grows to 46 square miles — and it’s barely contained Ex-Utah A.G. Mark Shurtleff asks judge to dismiss his case — now and forever Marijuana use remains flat among Colorado teens, survey finds Diplomacy keeps ex-governor from court hearing Now that Las Vegas has NHL team, is it ready for […]

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