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The Dealmaker: 8/21/2019

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Dealmaker  /  No Comments

The Dealmaker is a daily note of the day’s top real estate stories served just in time for lunch. Bon Appetit! Subscribe here to receive the Dealmaker to your inbox Jordan Rose among AZ Business Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Women.’ RLG Founder and President Jordan Rose is among previous ‘Most Influential Women” honorees receiving shoutouts in the lead-up to AZ Business Magazinecelebration of […]

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Lawyer Up: Should employers tolerate cannabis consumption on the job?

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Laura Bianchi | Merry Jane Should employees be allowed to smoke weed on the job, and what recourse do they have if they’re fired for failing a drug test? Our legal columnist breaks it down for you. Disclaimer: This column is written for educational purposes only. It does not provide specific legal advice and […]

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Existing-Home Sales Climb 2.5% in July

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Real Estate News Briefs  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) WASHINGTON (August 21, 2019) – Existing-home sales strengthened in July, a positive reversal after total sales were down slightly in the previous month, according to the National Association of RealtorsÒ. Although Northeast transactions declined, the other three major U.S. regions recorded […]

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Activists try to stop redevelopment of ‘historic’ business over owners’ objections. Again

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James Kirkikis / Dreamstime.com / Reason The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is suing to prevent Amoeba Music’s Hollywood location from becoming a 200-unit apartment building. By Christian Britschgi | Reason NIMBYs are suing to stop the redevelopment of a historic business over the objections of the business’s owners. Again. In July, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) sued Los […]

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Neighbor is out to disrupt self-storage: It’s like Airbnb for your stuff

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By Diana Olick | CNBC Got extra stuff? Got extra space? A new company is ready to make a match. Neighbor, based in Salt Lake City, connects homeowners online with people who need storage space. Its CEO says the barely 2-year-old company is already seeing 500% annual growth. “Currently there are more storage facilities in […]

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Arizona wages up 3 percent but bigger raises for workers seen in California, Washington

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona wages grew by 3 percent during the first quarter, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That gain is better than 2.8 percent gain in first quarter wages nationally compared to a year ago. Arizona wage gains trail California which saw a […]

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This water program has kept almost 10 million gallons in the Verde River

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

East Verde River Walk / File photo A community-based water offset program seeks to help sustain the Verde River and ignite a conversation about water sustainability. And it’s working. By Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic Framed in the foyer of Page Springs Cellars is a plaque certifying that Cornville winemaker Eric Glomski helped keep nearly 1.4 million gallons of water […]

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Payson council committee will scrutinize projects

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Hector Figueroa / Michele Nelson / Roundup By Michele Nelson | Payson Roundup In a 4-3 split vote, the Payson Town Council Thursday created a council subcommittee to review and oversee town projects. The subcommittee will receive reports from town staff, contractors and others and have the authority to hire consultants. Mayor Tom Morrissey will […]

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Mesa improving runways at Falcon Field with FAA grant

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Transportation  /  No Comments

Falcon Field / File photo By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The city of Mesa is looking to improve the runways at Falcon Field Airport. The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote on a $1.26 million contract with Combs Construction Company for the construction of two new exit taxiways connecting to a […]

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Mesa will pay off Sloan Park and Hohokam Stadium ahead of schedule

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Sloan Park, Mesa / Wikipedia AZBigMedia The Mesa City Council took steps today to pay off the remaining debt on its two Spring Training facilities — Sloan Park and Hohokam Stadium — ahead of schedule which will save the city millions of dollars in interest payments. With the completion of the sale of City-owned land in Pinal County, City […]

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