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ASU finalizes agreement to integrate Thunderbird school 

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By Russ Wiles and Anne Ryman, The Republic | azcentral.com Arizona State University finalizes a previously announced deal to take over the Thunderbird School of Global Management, naming Allen Morrison as the school’s CEO and director general. Most Thunderbird faculty and staff are expected to go to ASU, and the deal appears to secure Thunderbird’s […]

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Florence shelves plans for recreation center

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By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder With construction just beginning on a new library and aquatic complex, and the possibility of seeing the town budget slashed next year, the Town Council voted to shelve plans for a new fitness and recreation center. Town staff was planning for a 30,000-square-foot building with a gymnasium, three-lane indoor […]

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Threat of federal resolution stopping casino project ends with session of Congress

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By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Efforts by opponents of a West Valley casino to stop the project via congressional action are over, at least for now. Whether they will be revived remains to be seen. With Tuesday night’s U.S. Senate adjournment, the items left undone by lawmakers included final action on a resolution that […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of December 19

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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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State poised to withhold highways funds to Superior and Mammoth for not repaying non-statutory loans

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By James Hodl | Copper Area News Charges by the Arizona Office of Auditor General (OAG) that the towns of Superior and Mammoth misdirected funds targeted for road, bridge and transportation projects to other municipal uses could soon result in the state withholding further highway funds to both communities. Without such funding, local construction and […]

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[EXCLUSIVE] Delays, resignations, cultural differences, zipped lips mark PhoenixMart project

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By Phil Riske | Managing Editor A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture. Few people these days are willing to go on the record about frustrations that abound with the […]

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Dewey-Humboldt mayor painted a belligerent bully

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By Sue Tones | Prescott Valley Tribune Two Dewey-Humboldt town council members filed an agenda item to discuss changing the town code so that any member, appointed by the majority of the council, may preside over council meetings. The agenda item was an attempt to solve the alleged ongoing problem of disrespectful and bullying behavior […]

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Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia fired

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KTAR Police Chief Daniel Garcia was fired Thursday shortly after requesting a two-year contract from the city to “silence” his critics. The firing came shortly after Garcia held a press conference to both request the contract and blast police unions. In the press conference, Garcia said police unions are harming both the city and officers. […]

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    Threat of federal resolution stopping casino project ends with session of Congress

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    By   20 hours ago

    By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Efforts by opponents of a West Valley casino to stop the project via congressional action are over, at least for now. Whether they will be revived remains to be seen. With Tuesday night’s U.S. Senate adjournment, the items left undone by lawmakers included final action on a resolution that […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of December 19

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    By   2 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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    Mandalay Homes developing Carmel Estates in Glendale

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    By Belfiore Real Estate Consulting During Belfiore’s most recent survey in its north Glendale submarket, Mandalay was developing its new subdivision, Carmel Estates.  Mandalay is located north of Union Hills Drive and west of 54th Avenue. The site will have 39 – 62’ x 110’ lots. The subdivision is just over 9.8 acres. Mandalay closed on […]

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    Pinal sees spike in renters

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    By Shane Dale | Casa Grande Dispatch Following the burst of the housing bubble in 2008, more Americans looked to rent the place they live rather than take out a mortgage and buy. Pinal County has followed that trend and outpaced the rest of Arizona in the past two years. George Hammond, director and research […]

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    No decision yet on Florence Magic Ranch and Arizona Farms annexation

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    By SanTanValley.com A few dozen people filed into hearing room 1 in Pinal County Superior Court today to hear Honorable Jason R Holmberg rule regarding 2 lawsuits (Case #S-1100-CV-201402265 & S-1100-CV-201402266) filed against the Town of Florence’s Magic Ranch & Arizona Farms Annexation, by a group of residents known as HALO (Homeowners Against Legislative Omissions). […]

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    Senators call on FHA to lower mortgage costs

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    Joe Light | Wall Street Journal A group of 18 senators—all Democrats and an independent—in a letter on Thursday called on Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro to lower mortgage costs charged by the Federal Housing Administration. The letter, signed by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.), Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), Charles Schumer […]

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    Fannie Mae unveils new mortgage for first-time buyers

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    By Mark Huffman | Consumer Affairs Even though the U.S. housing market has recovered from the depths of what can only be considered a housing crash, it has been investors who have driven the market. First-time homebuyers have mostly stayed on the sidelines, either out of choice or necessity. In many cases first-time buyers haven’t been […]

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    [EXCLUSIVE] Delays, resignations, cultural differences, zipped lips mark PhoenixMart project

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    By   2 days ago

    By Phil Riske | Managing Editor A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture. Few people these days are willing to go on the record about frustrations that abound with the […]

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      Corporation Commission limits APS solar proposal

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      By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic Arizona’s elected utility regulators didn’t approve a program for Arizona Public Service Co. to give free solar to 1,500 customers Friday, but the company will do it anyhow. The five Arizona Corporation Commissioners agreed that APS does not need additional solar power in any form, on rooftops or […]

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      Florence shelves plans for recreation center

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      By   20 hours ago

      By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder With construction just beginning on a new library and aquatic complex, and the possibility of seeing the town budget slashed next year, the Town Council voted to shelve plans for a new fitness and recreation center. Town staff was planning for a 30,000-square-foot building with a gymnasium, three-lane indoor […]

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      Issue crops up: Should Arizona permit growing industrial hemp?

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Arizonans may get a chance to decide if they want to let farmers here grow an industrial — and not psychoactive — version of marijuana. In essence, the measure would empower the state Department of Agriculture to license people to grow hemp. This essentially is marijuana […]

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      Maricopa studies future roadways, linkage to I-11

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      By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com City studies future roadways, linkage to I-11 In March, governors Jan Brewer of Arizona and Brian Sandoval of Nevada unveiled the sign for what they hope will be Interstate 11 carrying traffic from I-10 at Casa Grande to Las Vegas. View Gallery Traffic flow tends to be employment related. That […]

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      Recall vote of Glendale councilman Sherwood looms

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      By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun A group led by a local businesswoman has filed over 6,000 signatures with the City Clerk’s Office in an attempt to have a recall vote held on City Councilman Gary Sherwood. Leaders of the Recall Councilman Gary Sherwood Committee turned in the signatures around 3:30 p.m. Friday, the deadline […]

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      Threat of federal resolution stopping casino project ends with session of Congress

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      By   20 hours ago

      By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Efforts by opponents of a West Valley casino to stop the project via congressional action are over, at least for now. Whether they will be revived remains to be seen. With Tuesday night’s U.S. Senate adjournment, the items left undone by lawmakers included final action on a resolution that […]

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      Ducey names four more senior staff

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      Ducey’s administration continues to take shape, as his transition team today announced a handful of new senior staff appointments. Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Budget: Victor Riches Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications: Daniel Scarpinato Senior Advisor: JP Twist General Counsel: Mike Liburdi

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      Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Staff Hirings by Arizona Mine Inspector Joe Hart

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      10: Mike Orr 9 Tracey Gold 8. Adam Silver 7. Nicholas Cave 6. Bat Masterson 5. Canary Wilson 4. Chris Rock 3. Neil Diamond 2. Nat King Cole 1. Brad Pitt

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        We haven’t fallen that far from the tree full of chimps

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        From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Managing Editor While others protest recent deaths involving police officers, I feel compelled to growl about a ruling made by a New York court that decided a chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human. The judges voted 3-0 in denying “legal […]

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        Don’t bark up the wrong custody tree; get a ‘pup nup;’ Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher says courts don’t treat pets same as humans

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        By   1 month ago

        CBS NewYork Attorneys across the country are reporting a huge jump in pet custody battles, which can be both emotionally and financially draining. But now, there’s another option: the pet “pre-nup.” Many people treat their pets as if they are part of the family, but what happens if the family breaks up? “They will fight […]

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        An Oklahoma oilman’s billion-dollar divorce, yes, billion; Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher finds case intriguing

        American oil mogul Harold Hamm is divorcing his wife of 25 years, Sue Ann

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        By David Segal | The New York Times During his nearly 50 years as an Oklahoma oil man, Harold Hamm has done everything on a huge scale. The chief executive and majority shareholder of Continental Resources, he owns the largest piece of the greatest oil discovery of our age, in the shale-rich plains of North […]

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        Meet a working mom taking pregnancy discrimination case to the Supremes

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        By Dave Jamieson | The Huffington Post When Peggy Young became pregnant in 2006, she had every intention of continuing to work delivering packages for UPS in Maryland. At the urging of the company’s occupational health manager, Young visited her doctor to obtain a note detailing any work restrictions she might need. Her doctor recommended […]

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        Iggy Azalea’s ‘boyfriend’ files for divorce…what? Kaine Fisher, chairman of the Family Law Department at Rose Law Group, comments

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        By Christina Tetreault | AZ Foothills Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea has been making headlines for months now on her recent spike in musical success, feuds with other females in the business, and her post-work “activities.” However, recently TMZ reported many more headlines with a bit of a mix-up. Her “ex-boyfriend,” Hefe Wine, filed for a […]

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        [BREAKING] Arizona gay couples, you may now marry

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Mary Jo Pitzl The Arizona Arizona same-sex couples can begin marrying immediately, after Attorney General Tom Horne announced this morning he will not appeal the court ruling striking down Arizona’s marriage restriction. Horne said legal ethics dictated he drop any appeal of the 9th Circuit court’s ruling. Horne has issued […]

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        Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke – Rose Law Group Family Law attorney Kelly Mendoza warns against rumored divorce party

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        Huffington Post LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke and is asking for joint custody of their son. The “Precious” and “2 Guns” actress filed for divorce from the “Blurred Lines” and “Give It 2 U” singer Friday in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The 38-year-old actress and 37-year-old […]

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          APS customers’ bills to rise after Four Corners purchase

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic | azcentral.com After more than four years of negotiations, Arizona Public Service Co. will begin charging customers in January for its purchase of a larger stake in the Four Corners Power Plant outside Farmington, N.M. The average residential customer will see bills increase by an average of $2.54 per […]

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          Corporation Commission limits APS solar proposal

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic Arizona’s elected utility regulators didn’t approve a program for Arizona Public Service Co. to give free solar to 1,500 customers Friday, but the company will do it anyhow. The five Arizona Corporation Commissioners agreed that APS does not need additional solar power in any form, on rooftops or […]

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          Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Staff Hirings by Arizona Mine Inspector Joe Hart

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          By   2 days ago

          10: Mike Orr 9 Tracey Gold 8. Adam Silver 7. Nicholas Cave 6. Bat Masterson 5. Canary Wilson 4. Chris Rock 3. Neil Diamond 2. Nat King Cole 1. Brad Pitt

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          Is massive solar-wind tunnel in Arizona a pipe dream?

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          By Julia Pyper | Greentech Media Imagine a tower as tall as two Empire State Buildings that can produce as much energy as the Hoover Dam at a price competitive with natural gas. That’s what the startup Solar Wind Energy Tower is selling. Is it for real? If the experience of EnviroMission, another penny-stock company, […]

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          Citing health risks, Cuomo bans fracking in New York State

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          By Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas. Fracking, as it is known, was heavily promoted as a source of […]

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          SRP extends deadline for Chandler power line project

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          By Chris Coppola | The Republic | azcentral.com SRP says power lines are needed to address future power needs along Price Corridor in Chandler, home to numerous high-tech companies Utility will extend time to for landowners to respond to Jan. 9 If deals with reservation landholders can’t be worked out, SRP expects to move ahead […]

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          High-voltage power lines spark Surprise residents’ ire

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          By Richard Smith | Today Sarah Ann Ranch residents in southwest Surprise believed their concerns were being ignored about a high voltage APS line on 125-foot poles less than 250 feet south of the development. Their attempts to contact and discuss an alternative with APS, the Arizona Corporation Commission, developer D.R. Horton and the community […]

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          Citing health risks, Cuomo bans fracking in New York State

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          By Thomas Kaplan | The New York Times Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas. Fracking, as it is known, was heavily promoted as a source of […]

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            Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first

            A University of Texas study debunked some myths about long-term marijuana use,

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            The New York Time Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana’s medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug’s negative health effects. The grants awarded by the Colorado Board of Health will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and […]

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            Fact-Check Fail: ‘Arizona Republic’ flubs Mark Brnovich’s bogus medical marijuana claim

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Where does 25 equal 30, and 22.7 percent equal “most?” The Arizona Republic’s “Fact Check: Keeping Arizona Honest” column, of course. In Sunday’s paper, as a reader informed us this week, a fact-check completely flubs the evaluation of Mark Brnovich’s comment on TV last month about the state’s […]

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            Colorado sued by neighboring states over legal pot

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            By Trevor Hughes | USA TODAY The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, arguing state-legalized marijuana from Colorado is improperly spilling across state lines. The suit invokes the federal government’s right to regulate both drugs and interstate commerce, and says Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana has […]

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Seventh in a series of articles reviewing the 2014 news stories published by Rose Law Group Reporter that were most read and gained momentum during the rest of the year.) JANUARY 2014  FEBRUARY 2014 MARCH 2014 APRIL […]

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Sixth in a series of articles reviewing the 2014 news stories published by Rose Law Group Reporter that were most read and gained momentum during the rest of the year.) JANUARY 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 MARCH 2014 APRIL 2014 MAY 2014 Lead stories Apple’s sapphire glass plant in […]

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            Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize

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            By Donna Leinwand Leger | USA TODAY Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey released Tuesday found. University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, now in its 40th year, surveys 40,000 to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th and 12th […]

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            Before It Fades: 2014 and the news it brought us

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (Editor’s note: Fifth in a series of articles reviewing the 2014 news stories published by Rose Law Group Reporter that were most read and gained momentum during the rest of the year.) JANUARY 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 MARCH 2014 APRIL 2014  Despite spurts of development, the state’s economy was “stagnant, […]

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            Indian tribes permitted to legalize marijuana on their lands, but little interest

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            By Jeff Barnard and Gosia Wozniacka | The Associated Press Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. Some advocates said the announcement could open new markets across […]

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