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What you need to know about millennials and politics

HeadCount, a voter registration group that targets young people, went to the Slightly Stoopid concert in Mesa, Arizona, to register voters. /Natalie Griffin/News21

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By Elizabeth Campbell, Natalie Griffin and Amber Reece | News21 (Editor’s note: This story was produced by the Walter Cronkite School-based Carnegie-Knight News21 “Voting Wars” national reporting project.) Millennials get a bad rap when it comes to voting. They’re labeled narcissistic, self-absorbed and apathetic. (Just look at their nicknames: the selfie generation, generation me, the […]

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Tom Galvin, Rose Law Group land use attorney with an emphasis on water law, provides analysis of the precarious state of Lake Mead and Lake Powell water levels

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By Thomas Galvin, land use attorney at Rose Law Group, with a focus on water law; candidate for the CAP board in 2016. At a recent briefing, Thomas Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Ted Cooke, general manager of the Central Arizona Project (CAP), provided a stark assessment of the Colorado […]

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Target decides to refund more than $90 million for fake Egyptian cotton sheets; Kathryn Honeker, Rose Law Group Class Action Department chair, comments

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Business Insider Target is offering customers millions of dollars in refunds after discovering that it sold fake Egyptian cotton sheets. The sheets were manufactured by Welspun India, a global textile company that’s a key supplier to many US retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, JCPenney, and Macy’s, Bloomberg reports. Welspun’s shares have fallen 20% after the […]

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Adam Martinez, Chairman of Rose Law Group real estate litigation department provides insight into Arizona Court of Appeals broker liability for a wrongful death lawsuit

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Arizona Real Estate Brokerage Not Liable for Agent Car Accident By Adam Martinez Chair of Rose Law Group Real Estate Litigation Department Today, the Arizona Court of Appeals handed down a decision upholding a trial court’s dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit against an Arizona brokerage (Santorii v. RE/Max Professionals, 1 CA-CV 15-0211). The lawsuit […]

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Raven Golf Club not downsizing, owners say

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(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Raven) By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The owners of the Raven Golf Club plan to keep the 164-acre course near South Mountain at 18 holes. A real estate group had floated the idea of reducing the Raven down to nine holes and build some new homes on […]

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Federal judge won’t stop freeway, opponents to appeal

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By Paul Maryniak Ahwatukee Foothills News A federal judge Friday rejected an effort by an Ahwatukee citizens group and the Gila River Indian Community to stop the controversial South Mountain Freeway. In a 35-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa said the tribe and Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children failed to prove the freeway […]

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Congratulations to Jordan’s brother-in-law, Trevor Rose, who is the Executive Producer of the new “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party” and the “Amber Rose Show”!

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Congratulations to Jordan’s Brother In Law, Trevor Rose, who is the Executive Producer of the new Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg show: “Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party” a weekly series in which Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg throw a joint dinner party. On top of that he is also an Executive producer for “The Amber […]

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Rose Law Group taps Kapteyn to head intellectual property department

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Rose Law Group is announcing Jeremy Kapteyn as the chair of the firm’s intellectual property law department. At RLG, Mr. Kapteyn will lead intellectual property matters involving cannabis industry-related technical innovation and branding in Arizona’s first intellectual property practice concentrating on IP issues in the cannabis industry, according to a press release. Prior to joining […]

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    Florence to appeal mining permit

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    By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Southwest Value Partners in its fight to prevent the mine from opening in the middle of a master-planned family community.) The Florence Town Council voted unanimously in a special meeting Monday to appeal the state environmental agency’s issuance of a permit for Florence Copper […]

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    News21 investigation: Voter fraud is not a persistent problem

    Kim Franzen registers to vote at a farmers market in downtown Phoenix. Franzen said she supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. /Courtney Columbus/News21

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    By Sami Edge and Sean Holstege | News21/Cronkite News (Editor’s note: This story was produced by the Walter Cronkite School-based Carnegie-Knight News21 “Voting Wars” national reporting project.) Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent […]

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    Zillow report shows home values still going up after 48 consecutive months

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    With rising home prices across the country, affordability remains an issue By Britt Chester | inman Zillow’s recent Home Value Index (ZHVI) revealed home values increased 5.1 percent over the past year. The current median home value in the United States is $187,300 as of July. The increase in home values has been steady since […]

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    Maracay community sells 100 homes in 7 months

    Maracay Homes’ Center Pointe Vistoso community in Tucson has been selling at a rapid rate. /Photo by Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.)

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    By AZ Business Magazine Maracay Homes’ Center Pointe Vistoso community has sold an average of one new home every 48 hours (100 homes in 200 days) since opening just under seven months ago. The success of the community, located in the Tucson, Arizona, suburb of Oro Valley, offers a vivid snapshot of the national housing […]

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    Michael Phelps strikes real estate gold in Scottsdale

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    By Melissa Allison | Zillow It’s a great place for retiring with the fiancee and baby Now that he’s officially retired from the summer games, Michael Phelps is joining the snowbirds with a mansion of his own in Scottsdale, AZ, a place known more for its golf courses than its pools. The human fish had […]

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    Tucson among metros plagued with surging vacancies

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    REALTORMag There’s a growing number of vacant properties for sale in a handful of U.S housing markets, due to economic issues or just over-building. The following housing markets have the highest home owner vacancy rates, as of the second quarter, according to new Census Bureau data. The home owner vacancy rate reflects only the portion […]

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    Phoenix Elementary School District touted as attraction for homebuyers

    Phoenix Elementary District, located in Phoenix, went from being ranked 49 out of 50 to being ranked 31. This is an improvement of 18 rankings in its area. It consists of 16 schools ages Pre-K through 8th.

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    By Kelsey Ramírez | HousingWire It’s no secret that good school districts can improve home prices, and are highly valued by many homebuyers. Neighborhoods with at least one good elementary school have greater home values as well as higher home price appreciation over the long term compared to homes without good schools, according to the […]

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    Phoenix among easiest cities to get a mortgage

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    By John W. Schoen | CNBC It’s tough to get a mortgage if you have a less-then-great credit score, and some lenders will ask for more money down than others. But a lot depends on where you live, according to a report Wednesday from the Urban Institute. Since the housing bust in 2007, lenders have […]

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      Florence residents pleased with their neighborhoods, but not town

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      By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder An online survey of Florence residents, which approximately 675 people have taken, has found that 71 percent of rate their neighborhood as an “excellent” place to live, but only 18 percent rate Florence itself that highly. Karalea Cox, who is helping town staff gather information for a “strategic plan” […]

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      Open house seats draw hopefuls – and millions in funds – before primary

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      By Jessica Suerth | Cronkite News Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona’s 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday’s primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014. Analysts attribute the relatively high funding to the large number of Republicans – seven candidates at […]

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      Changes in ACC duties proposed [VIDEO]

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      Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin would like to see some of the commission’s duties spun off to other state agencies. Tobin discusses his ideas on Ch. 8’s Horizon.

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      State Supreme Court upholds law aimed at Libertarian candidates

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a law that its proponents admitted is designed to help elect Republicans by keeping Libertarians from siphoning away votes. In a unanimous ruling, the justices acknowledged that the new law increased the number of signatures a Libertarian is required to get […]

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      Government agendas for week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2016

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      Cities and Towns 8-31 City of Phoenix Council Meeting  9-1 City of Phoenix Zoning Adjustment Hearing  9-1 City of Phoenix Board of Adjustments Meeting  9-1 City of Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Public Hearing  9-1 Town of Fountain Hills Special and Regular Council Meeting 8-29 City of Goodyear Council Work Session  8-29 City of Goodyear […]

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      Florence to appeal mining permit

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      By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Southwest Value Partners in its fight to prevent the mine from opening in the middle of a master-planned family community.) The Florence Town Council voted unanimously in a special meeting Monday to appeal the state environmental agency’s issuance of a permit for Florence Copper […]

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      [COLUMN] Roberts: Bob Burns fires up his light saber, subpoenas APS

      Bob Burns is reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in his fight against APS :Photo- Wikimedia

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      By Laurie Roberts | The Republic Bob Burns is reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns channeled his inner Obi Wan on Thursday and issued subpoenas to Arizona Public Service and its powerhouse parent, Pinnacle West Capital Corp. This, in a […]

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      States start to approve steep increases in health premiums

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      By Louise Radnofsky and Stephanie Armour | The Wall Street Journal Obama administration looks to ease consumer concerns about rising rates with analysis showing tax credits would blunt impact for some The first handful of states have released approved 2017 rates for people who buy health insurance on their own and the results so far […]

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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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        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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        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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        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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          Changes in ACC duties proposed [VIDEO]

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          Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin would like to see some of the commission’s duties spun off to other state agencies. Tobin discusses his ideas on Ch. 8’s Horizon.

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          Florence to appeal mining permit

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          By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Southwest Value Partners in its fight to prevent the mine from opening in the middle of a master-planned family community.) The Florence Town Council voted unanimously in a special meeting Monday to appeal the state environmental agency’s issuance of a permit for Florence Copper […]

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          [COLUMN] Roberts: Bob Burns fires up his light saber, subpoenas APS

          Bob Burns is reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in his fight against APS :Photo- Wikimedia

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          By Laurie Roberts | The Republic Bob Burns is reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns channeled his inner Obi Wan on Thursday and issued subpoenas to Arizona Public Service and its powerhouse parent, Pinnacle West Capital Corp. This, in a […]

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          Arizona Corporation Commission’s Robert Burns subpoenas APS, Pinnacle West

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Commissioner Robert Burns issued subpoenas to APS and Pinnacle West. He wants to know if they got involved in the 2014 commission elections. Burns said voters should know if utilities are helping the elections of their own regulators. Utility regulator Robert Burns on Thursday issued subpoenas to Arizona Public […]

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          State drafts tougher standards for uranium mine dust control

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          By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has completed drafts of new, more stringent air quality permits for three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon and the agency will hold a public hearing in Flagstaff next week to get public feedback about them. The new permit proposals come after […]

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          Hopi Tribe lawsuit versus Snowbowl dismissed

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Remaining claim against Arizona Snowbowl dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior Court judge
By Katherine Locke | Navajo=Hopi Observer
The Hopi Tribe's lawsuit last claim against the city of Flagstaff over the use of reclaimed water at the Arizona Snowbowl was dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior Court Judge Mark Moran. 
The remaining claim by the tribe filed in 2011 said the city's decision to sell treated wastewater to Snowbowl caused a public nuisance and negatively impacted people and plants. Moran said Aug. 13, the tribe failed to show they suffered a special injury, which is required to claim that snowmaking caused a public nuisance. 
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A holding pond located on the southeastern slope of the Peaks known as Nuvatukya’ovi or Dook’o’oosłíídor just above Sunset chair lift at Arizona Snowbowl at approximately 10,000 feet./Katherine Locke:NHO

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          Hopi Tribe lawsuit versus Snowbowl dismissed Remaining claim against Arizona Snowbowl dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior Court judge By Katherine Locke | Navajo=Hopi Observer The Hopi Tribe’s lawsuit last claim against the city of Flagstaff over the use of reclaimed water at the Arizona Snowbowl was dismissed Aug. 13 by Coconino County Superior […]

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          Stronger wind, solar standards sought

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          Regulator: Arizona should double renewable power By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona’s top utility regulator thinks it is time for the state to consider doubling its requirements for solar and wind energy and simplifying the rules for utilities to comply. Utilities such as Arizona Public Service Co. would be required to get 30 percent […]

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          SRP to scope potential closure costs at state’s largest coal-fired power plant

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          By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Salt River Project has issued a requests for proposals to examine a potential closure of the Navajo Generation Station — a big coal-fired power plant on Navajo Nation land in northern Arizona. The request is part of an overall look at the plant’s operation that is being conducted […]

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            What cannabis businesses need to know about intellectual property protection

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            By Marsha Durr, Rose Law Group law clerk, and Jeremy Kapteyn, chairman of Rose Law Group Intellectual Property Law Department Marijuana has created quite a buzz in Arizona this year. In June, petition signatures were submitted to the secretary of state for approval to put legalization of adult use of marijuana on the November ballot. […]

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            Laura Bianchi, partner and director, Rose Law Group Corporate/Business Transactions Department, interviewed by ‘The Cannabis Reporter’

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            By Snowden Bishop | The Cannabis Reporter Making inroads in the Cannabis Industry; Attorney Laura Bianchi explains how entrepreneurs navigate legal road blocks The cannabis industry is a new frontier, rich with opportunity for ambitious prospectors. But even the most savvy entrepreneurs face unprecedented challenges when it comes to navigating  the new legal landscape. Pioneers have paved inroads […]

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            Eloy council delays decision on proposed pot facility

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              Site annexation a possibility as Eloy hears from interested party (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the property owner.) By Tanner Clinch | Casa Grande Dispatch The Eloy City Council has delayed a decision on annexing 14 acres that might be used for a marijuana growing operation. The council voted unanimously Monday to wait for […]

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            The people will have their say

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic The marijuana legalization effort will appear on the November ballot, despite a legal battle mounted by opponents to get it tossed. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry dismissed a lawsuit brought by 13 individuals and groups, including Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, the Arizona Chamber of […]

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            Director of Roselaw Group’s Medical Marijuana Department, Ryan Hurley comments on the verdict is in, the court says DOJ cannot raid MMJ businesses

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            By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Social Media Coordinator The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the case of United States v. McIntosh, which specifically affects providers of medical marijuana in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, all of which have legalized medical marijuana. With this […]

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            How legalizing marijuana could affect ASU athletics

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            By Doug Haller | The Arizona Republic In less than three months, Arizona residents likely will vote on Proposition 205, deciding whether to legalize recreational marijuana use. No matter which direction this goes, not much is expected to change within Arizona State athletics – at least in the short term. Just last week, the Drug […]

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            Proposition 205 sparks ‘green rush’ for medical-marijuana licenses

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            By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic For weeks, Bill Myer studied images of Phoenix neighborhoods, pored over zoning maps and drove the streets in search of property that could house a new medical-marijuana dispensary. Myer, of Phoenix, already owns a dispensary in Glendale, but with state officials poised to award a second round of licenses since […]

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            Calif. marijuana vote attracting lender notice; credit unions’ mortgage biz exploding

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            By Rob Chrisman | Mortgage News Daily Loan officers are very interested in guidance on things like Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact. What would happen if an originator offered a discounted commission structure to one person and not another – is that a violation? What if real estate agents did that? If a lender can’t […]

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