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Rose Law Group Reporter 10 Ways Not to Watch Tonight’s Presidential Debate

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Posted by   16 hours ago

10. No buttered popcorn—Trump wants to lose some weight. 9. No yelling at the TV—You will wake the Libertarians next door. 8. No alcohol—It will cloud your memory of what was said about e-mails. (Maybe one beer won’t hurt.) 7. Don’t set up to watch without visiting the bathroom—No commercials 6. No Skittles—Just 3 might […]

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Apple’s secret solar plant in Pinal County unveiled

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Posted by   7 days ago

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Apple Inc. has built a large solar power plant in Pinal County to supply electricity for its Mesa data center, and Salt River Project finally released details of the secretive project Tuesday. Apple said in 2015 when it announced its command center project in Mesa that it would run […]

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Price elected treasurer of League of Cities and Towns

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Posted by   7 days ago

By David Yankus | CopaMoniter The 91 members of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns unanimously elected Maricopa Mayor Christian Price to a two-year term as treasurer in one of the league’s three officer positions of the executive committee. The 25-member executive committee, which is made up of mayors and council members from across […]

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Tony La Russa says he may be next to be cut by Diamondbacks

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By Angela Mueller | St. Louis Business Journal The Arizona Diamondbacks have cut their senior vice president of baseball operations, and Tony La Russa, the team’s chief baseball officer, said he may be next to go. La Russa, the former St. Louis Cardinals manager, announced on Sunday that De Jon Watson is leaving the team, […]

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Apache County had worst ‘food insecurity’ in U.S.; state fared poorly

“Food insecurity” doesn’t only mean a shortage of food, but also a lack of access to healthy foods – or too much junk food that’s cheap and readily available. /Photo by Sabella Scalise/Cronkite News

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By Sabella Scalise | Cronkite News Food advocacy groups said Apache County children had the least reliable access to healthy food in the nation in 2014, when 41.5 percent of children in the county were deemed to be “food insecure.” But Apache County was just the most extreme example of a problem seen throughout the […]

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Biggs wins CD5 primary after recount

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Posted by   2 weeks ago

Arizona Capitol Times  Senate President Andy Biggs defeated former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones by 27 votes after the 5th Congressional District race recount. When the recount began, Jones trailed Biggs by 16. Now, she trails him by 27 votes. Biggs got 25,244 votes to Jones’ 25,217. Jones this week pre-emptively filed a lawsuit that is […]

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Rose Mofford, first woman to serve as Arizona governor, has died

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Posted by   2 weeks ago

By Karina Bland and Craig Harris | The Republic Rose Mofford, the scrappy softball player from rural Globe who would make history by becoming Arizona’s first woman secretary of state and governor, has died. She was 94. Mofford, who lived 55 years in the same home and kept her phone number public, died Thursday morning […]

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Pinal County Town Hall to focus on linking transportation, economic growth

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Posted by   2 weeks ago

Apache Junction Independent “Linking Transportation: Paving the Way to Economic Growth” is the theme for the 29th Annual Pinal County Town Hall. It will take place Thursday Oct. 6, at Robson Ranch, 5750 N. Robson Blvd., in Eloy. Approximately 150 delegates are expected to attend the informative sessions being held, according to a press release. […]

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    Real Estate View All →

    Chief phase of Casa Grande raceway to cost at least $60M more than first estimated

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    Posted by   11 hours ago

    By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal A portion of the first phase of the massive, 2,360-acre motor sports center Attesa in Casa Grande will cost at least $60 million more than developers first estimated. Chandler-based Danrick Builders first estimated the cost of construction for the first phase of the project — which will likely […]

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    Obama takes on zoning laws in bid to build more housing, spur growth; Jordan Rose founder, president, Rose Law Group and land use /zoning attorney, comments

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    Posted by   22 hours ago

    By Lorraine Woellert | POLITICO The Obama administration Monday is calling on cities and counties to rethink their zoning laws, saying that antiquated rules on construction, housing and land use are contributing to high rents and income inequality, and dragging down the U.S. economy as a whole. City zoning battles usually are fought block by […]

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    Mortgage bankers propose new lending approach

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    Posted by   2 days ago

    REALTORMag The Mortgage Bankers Association revealed a new program proposal on Friday that is designed to be successor program to the Home Affordable Modification Program, which is scheduled to wrap up at the end of this year. The new program, “One Mod: Principles for Post-HAMP Loan Modifications,” draws upon the experiences of lenders familiar with […]

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    Homeowners on the move are choosing more affordable states

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    Posted by   2 days ago

    Expensive markets such as California are seeing homeowners who are moving out of state choose more affordable areas in Texas and Arizona. By Chris Kirkham | The Wall Street Journal Homeowners making moves out of state are increasingly selling out of expensive markets like California, where price escalation is steep, and buying into lower-cost markets […]

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    Industry applauds introduction of middle-income housing tax credit

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    Posted by   2 days ago

    National Multi-Family Housing Council In a tremendous victory for NMHC and NAA, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) on September 22 introduced legislation to spur the production of multifamily rental homes for America’s working families through a Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit (MIHTC) that complements the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. The apartment industry strongly […]

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    Tempe City Council plans to send Papago Park preserve plan to voters

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    Posted by   2 days ago

    By Taylor Transtrum | Special for The Republic Petition organizers hope to stave off future possible development of Tempe portion of Papago Park The Tempe City Council is looking at putting a Papago Park preservation plan to voters. If the plan is ratified, it would allow for designation of park preserves. The council, which has […]

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    3 retail buildings coming to Williams Field and Val Vista Roads

    The site is located approximately one mile west of SanTan VIllage Shopping Center and SanTan Village Marketplace./Rendering courtesy of SimonCRE

    Posted by   3 days ago

      AZRE Scottsdale-based developer SimonCRE purchased ±3.04 acres of land at the southeast corner of Williams Field Road and Val Vista Road and will develop three retail buildings totaling ±15,000 square feet; a ±9,900-square-foot multi-tenant retail building, a 3,000-square-foot freestanding restaurant building, and a 3,009-square-foot freestanding building. The site is located approximately one mile west […]

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    Demand for new industrial space rising, JLL Phoenix says

    Customers looking for increased efficiencies are flocking to this new Class A space, which features amenities such as wide column spacing and clear heights of up to 36 feet. This trend is actively playing out at Airport I-10, in the airport submarket. Photo courtesy of JLL Phoenix

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    AZRE The delivery of more than 2.8 million square feet of new industrial construction in Phoenix during the first half of 2016 has made an impact on the Valley, says the Phoenix office of JLL. In some cases, the additional industrial spaces have pushed industrial rental rates up by as much as 36 percent higher […]

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      ADOT to hold public meetings regarding South Mountain Freeway

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      Posted by   11 hours ago

      By Matt Faye | KTAR The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold three public meetings beginning this week to review and discuss updated designs plans for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. The first of these events will take place Tuesday at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix from 6-8 p.m. The second meeting will […]

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      Governor Ducey To Lead Arizona Delegation On Business Attraction Mission To Canada

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      (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2016 PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced he will be leading an Arizona economic development delegation to Canada in October to meet with government officials and business leaders to highlight Arizona’s attractive business climate and lifestyle. On his […]

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      Pollack: Arizona revenue well above expectations

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      The Source for Information and Analysis on the Arizona Economy and Real Estate ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26th, 2016   The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the past week Data for the U.S. and Arizona focused mainly on the housing market.  The positives are […]

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      Rose Law Group Reporter 10 Ways Not to Watch Tonight’s Presidential Debate

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      Posted by   16 hours ago

      10. No buttered popcorn—Trump wants to lose some weight. 9. No yelling at the TV—You will wake the Libertarians next door. 8. No alcohol—It will cloud your memory of what was said about e-mails. (Maybe one beer won’t hurt.) 7. Don’t set up to watch without visiting the bathroom—No commercials 6. No Skittles—Just 3 might […]

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      Surgeon general uses social media to address opioid epidemic

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      Posted by   21 hours ago

      By Zack Moran | Cronkite News The U.S. surgeon general is urging those who support the fight against the nationwide opioid epidemic to take his #TurnTheTide pledge. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. surgeon general, started the campaign – aimed mostly at health care professionals – to raise awareness about opioid abuse and help connect patients […]

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      Phoenix has beef with Arizona

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      Posted by   22 hours ago

      From guns to puppies, the state keeps telling its citizens they can’t have the laws they want. By Henry Grabar | Slate Over the past five years, conservative states have been in a lawmaking frenzy to overrule local ordinances on issues as diverse as the minimum wage, taxicab licensing, workplace discrimination, and who may use […]

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      Obama takes on zoning laws in bid to build more housing, spur growth; Jordan Rose founder, president, Rose Law Group and land use /zoning attorney, comments

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      Posted by   22 hours ago

      By Lorraine Woellert | POLITICO The Obama administration Monday is calling on cities and counties to rethink their zoning laws, saying that antiquated rules on construction, housing and land use are contributing to high rents and income inequality, and dragging down the U.S. economy as a whole. City zoning battles usually are fought block by […]

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      Tempe City Council plans to send Papago Park preserve plan to voters

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      Posted by   2 days ago

      By Taylor Transtrum | Special for The Republic Petition organizers hope to stave off future possible development of Tempe portion of Papago Park The Tempe City Council is looking at putting a Papago Park preservation plan to voters. If the plan is ratified, it would allow for designation of park preserves. The council, which has […]

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        Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director of Family Law comments on protecting the children

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        Posted by   6 days ago

        By Andrea Mandell | USA Today Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, USA TODAY has confirmed. The couple married in 2014 and has been together since 2004. “This decision was made for the health of the family,” Robert Offer, an attorney for Jolie tells USA TODAY in a statement. “She will not be commenting at this […]

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        Donald and Ivana Trump fight unsealing of divorce records; Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher discusses Arizona divorce law in such cases

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        John Gerstrain | POLITICO Donald Trump and his ex-wife Ivana are fighting an effort to unseal records of their 1990 divorce, arguing that the real estate mogul’s presidential bid is no basis for prying into court filings related to the couple’s split. The Trumps filed separate legal briefs Tuesday in state court in Manhattan, urging […]

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        An overdue victory for parents and their children; Kaine Fisher, partner and director, Rose Law Group Family Law, comments

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        Posted by   4 weeks ago

        The Editorial Board | The New York Times It took 25 years, but on Tuesday New York State’s highest court finally admitted the damage it did in 1991 with a ruling that denied parental rights to many people in nontraditional families — including unmarried opposite-sex couples, stepparents, and gays and lesbians — who are raising […]

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        What is Estate Planning?; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, provides insight

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        Posted by   4 weeks ago

        EstatePlanning.com Believe it or not, you have an estate. In fact, nearly everyone does. Your estate is comprised of everything you own— your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, personal possessions. No matter how large or how modest, everyone has an estate and something in common—you can’t take […]

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        Arizona court rules against tribe in adoption case; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law Dept., comments

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        Posted by   1 month ago

        By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Over the objections of a tribe, the state Court of Appeals has allowed a non-Indian family to adopt the child of a Native American mother. In a unanimous decision, the judges said the trial court correctly considered all the issues, including the interests of the […]

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        Pima county’s new parental leave policy tested by complicated birth; Rose Law Group employment attorney David Weissman comments

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        Posted by   2 months ago

        By Murphy Woodhouse | Arizona Daily Star Katherine Daubert’s request for parental leave was denied, in part because her son was born before the new parental leave policy took effect. Daubert wanted consideration because Theodore spent his first four months of life in the hospital. Daubert’s denial letter from the county’s Health Insurance Benefit and […]

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

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        Posted by   2 months ago

        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.

        Posted by   3 months ago

        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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          Energy and Environment View All →

          Regulator gives APS more time on subpoena over political donations

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          Posted by   4 days ago

          By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The showdown between Arizona Public Service and state utility regulator Bob Burns has been put off while he shops for an attorney. Burns said Thursday he reached a deal of sorts with the power company to give it and its parent, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., […]

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          Solar energy: One powerful thing uniting America’s reddest city and bluest city

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          Posted by   5 days ago

          By Barry Fischer | Solar City Blog With Election Day just around the corner, political divisiveness across the U.S. seems to be escalating by the minute. Recent opinion polls suggest that partisan discord in America is more intense than it’s been in decades. A widely cited academic study in 2014 highlighted the gulf between conservative […]

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          Scottsdale spends $30.4 million to expand McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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          By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale will pay more than $30 million to acquire 415 acres of raw desert in what could be the final expansion to the city’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a project that began two decades ago and now spans roughly 47 square miles. City leaders on Wednesday announced successful bids in […]

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          Scottsdale’s proposed Desert Discovery Center won’t get a public vote

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          Posted by   6 days ago

          By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale’s proposed Desert Discovery Center — a controversial, multimillion-dollar attraction that has grown even more contentious as November’s city election approaches — will not require a vote by the public for approval, City Council members decided Monday evening. During a raucous two-hour meeting at Scottsdale City Hall, hundreds of […]

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          Apple’s secret solar plant in Pinal County unveiled

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          Posted by   7 days ago

          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Apple Inc. has built a large solar power plant in Pinal County to supply electricity for its Mesa data center, and Salt River Project finally released details of the secretive project Tuesday. Apple said in 2015 when it announced its command center project in Mesa that it would run […]

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          Sustainability: Make money by conserving water in Arizona’s Verde Valley

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          Posted by   1 week ago

          By Mindy Riesenberg | Cronkite News The valley is tucked south of the red rocks of Sedona, lush with greenery and alive with wildlife that flock to the banks of the river running through it. One of the last remaining continually flowing rivers in Arizona, the Verde River is a lifeline not just for otters, […]

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          Corporation Commission approves money for APS fight

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          Posted by   2 weeks ago

          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona’s utility regulators on Thursday approved hiring an outside attorney to represent Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns, who is being sued by Arizona Public Service Co. because the company doesn’t want to disclose its political spending. Last month, Burns issued subpoenas to APS and its parent company seeking information related […]

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          Scottsdale OKs pursuit of more McDowell Sonoran Preserve land

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          Posted by   2 weeks ago

          By Josh Martinez | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale is now in the running for two parcels of land that would go to extending the borders of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Scottsdale City Council decided to move forward with bidding on two parcels of land at a Wednesday, Sept. 21, auction that the Arizona State Department of […]

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            Marijuana View All →

            Marijuana businesses challenge real estate thinking; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley interviewed by ‘Business Journal’

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            By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Steve White had a tough time opening his first medical marijuana dispensary. That was in Tempe in May 2013, three years after voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. “At the time, the program had just gotten started and landlords were skeptical and generally unwilling to rent to […]

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            Marijuana might alleviate America’s opioid crisis, new study suggests

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            Posted by   1 week ago

            In 2014, more than 14,000 people ― nearly 40 per day ― died from overdoses of prescribed opiates. By Chris D’Angelo | The Huffington Post Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests. In a study, researchers from Columbia […]

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            AG rules Snowflake might have violated state law by charging pot grower $800K

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The town of Snowflake may have violated state laws in charging $800,000 to allow a marijuana grower to set up shop in the community, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday. In a first-of-its-kind ruling under a new state law, Brnovich said it appears the […]

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            Opiate purveyor spends big to oppose marijuana initiative; a hypocritical move, says Rose Law Group partner Ryan Hurley

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            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Chandler firm that could lose business from legalized marijuana is now the largest contributor to a campaign to stop that from happening here. Reports filed with the secretary of state’s office show Insys Therapeutics, whose sole product is an opiate spray to treat […]

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            Scottsdale getting $1 million medical-marijuana store

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            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            The deluxe dispensary will open only weeks before a proposition to legalize the recreational use of the drug goes to Arizona voters. (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents The Harvest of Scottsdale) One of the most deluxe medical-marijuana dispensaries in Arizona will open in Scottsdale later this month, only weeks before a proposition to legalize the […]

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            Poll: About half of voters favor making marijuana use legal for adults

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            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Cassie Ronda | Cronkite News About 50 percent of Arizona voters favor a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use for Arizona adults 21 and older, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll of registered voters. Fifty percent of nearly 800 registered Arizona voters who were polled said they would “likely vote” to approve […]

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            Scottsdale City Council votes to roll medical marijuana regulations a little tighter

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            Posted by   4 weeks ago

            Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale City Council has moved forward with tightening its regulations on any new medical marijuana dispensary locations looking to open within city limits. During its Aug. 31 regular meeting elected leaders voted 7-0 to approve a text amendment to the city zoning ordinance No. 455, regarding the Conditional Use Permit criteria for medical […]

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            States voting on marijuana, medical or recreational, in November

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            By Mattie Quinn | Governing Marijuana legalization is having a moment. What once seemed like an unlikely proposition is now catching serious steam. To date, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and D.C., have legalized recreational use of the drug. This fall, voters in […]

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