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Regional News for 5/30/20

Posted by   /  May 30, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Coronavirus, Courts/Law, Regional News  /  No Comments

Supreme Court rejects challenge to California limits on church services By Mark Sherman | Associated Press A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the […]

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Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

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By Blake Freas/Cronkite News Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week – they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. “The fact that this has taken so long, it’s sad,” said Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans, one of several local leaders who said […]

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A letter to Phoenix Police: Journalists are essential, not an ‘unlawful assembly’

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CNN reporter Omar Jimenez is arrested during a live broadcast./ Source: CNN/Twitter Opinion: Phoenix should recognize the essential role of the media and respect their work, just as our journalists respect the work of police. By David Bodney Editor’s note: On Thursday night, a downtown Phoenix protest led to pepper spray and multiple arrests by police. On […]

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Arizonans won’t be learning which nursing homes have residents who have contracted COVID-19, at least not from the state

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star In a 23-page order late Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury acknowledged that Arizona law “recognizes liberal inspection of public records.” And he said the information being sought is definitely newsworthy. But the judge also noted the materials are being gathered by […]

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Rose Law Group’s New Economy (Virtual) Power Lunch Season 1 Episode 10

Posted by   /  May 29, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Coronavirus Task Force, Featured News  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group hosted the tenth episode of The New Economy (Virtual) Power Lunch today. RLG Founder and President Jordan Rose and RLG Co-Founder and Partner Court Rich engaged with another panel of local leaders who shared their insights on COVID-19’s impact on our state. This week, we heard from the best of the best in the retail and real […]

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Expect more jobs, workers to exit California, New York, Illinois after COVID pandemic

Posted by   /  May 29, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Coronavirus, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Andy Warren, president of Maracay Homes, said the focus on remote work because of COVID-19 should lead more companies and workers in high-cost locations such as California to relook at how and where they do business. “Why be in California,” Warren said during a New Economy (Virtual) […]

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Asset forfeiture reform bill falls victim to shortened legislative session

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A Navajo County Sheriff’s Office deputy makes a traffic stop near Holbrook, Arizona on Nov. 22, 2016, in an effort to find and seize drugs along Interstate 40. Navajo County uses forfeiture money to partially fund the salaries of its drug task force. /Photo by Emily L. Mahoney /Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting By Jeremy […]

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For-rent homes business model sees boost from COVID-19

Posted by   /  May 29, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Coronavirus, Featured News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Darryl Berger’s business model of developing for-rent single-family subdivisions was born out of the Great Recession and its wave of foreclosures. Now, Berger’s company, BB Living, is seeing a significant boost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Berger said March and April were two of the strongest months that […]

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Reps. Ruben Gallego, Tom O’Halleran blast deal that led to improper masks being sent to Navajo Nation

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Defective face mask By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic  Several of Arizona’s congressional Democrats are denouncing a $3 million contract given to a former Trump administration official who has provided substandard or defective respirator masks to the Navajo Nation, calling for an investigation of the matter. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., who chairs a House […]

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Downward trend in Arizona COVID-19 cases ‘is not here yet’

Posted by   /  May 29, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Alison Steinbach and Stephanie Innes | The Republic Arizona is not yet seeing a downward trend in positive COVID-19 cases, Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday. “You can possibly see the beginning of a downward trend,” he said, pointing to a graphic of COVID-19 cases per day. “The trend is not here yet…This is something […]

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