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Circle records building development continues discussion

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(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents owners of the development) By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A Scottsdale development firm looking to build a 19-story apartment building on the Circles Records property near downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row area continues to push for the project and a property tax break even as opponents dig in their […]

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Pinal Partnership making leadership changes, Harold Christ to serve as president and CEO; organization positioned for further growth

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(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Pinal Partnership to Have New President, Executive Director and Chair of the Board Florence, AZ: Pinal Partnership is experiencing exciting changes in the coming months. Sandie Smith has served as president and CEO of the organization since 2008. Her leadership and knowledge have built […]

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New poll has O’Halleran leading Babeu

KAET Horizon host Ted Simons (left) questions O'Halleran (center) and Babeu.

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By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch A new poll has former state Sen. Tom O’Halleran leading Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu by seven points in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District race. The poll was released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and showed O’Halleran, the Democratic nominee, earning favor with 45 percent of those surveyed. […]

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

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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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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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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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    Cash sales lowest since 2007; 29% in Arizona

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily The all-cash share of residential sales dipped below 30 percent in June, the first time this has happened since 2007.   CoreLogic said on Tuesday that cash accounted for 29.3 percent of home sales during the month, a decrease of 2.5 percentage points since June of last year. On […]

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    Pending home sales fall 2.4% in August

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    Economist cites run-up in prices in recent years, shortage of for-sale homes By Josh Mitchell | The Wall Street Journal The number of homes in the U.S. that went under contract fell in August to the lowest level since January, the latest sign the housing market lost momentum in recent months. An index of pending […]

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    Billionaire Bob Parsons buys Scottsdale center for $73M

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Billionaire GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is buying more real estate. A real estate group headed by Parsons has bought a Class A Scottsdale shopping center for $72.5 million An arm of Parsons YAM Properties has bought the Sonora Village shopping center at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and the […]

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    Housing inventory issues stifle pending sales

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Pending home sales were unable to sustain the slight upward tick experienced in July and resumed their downward trend in August, declining by 2.4 percent. It was the third time in four months that pending sales have failed to exceed the previous month’s numbers. The National Association of […]

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    A Phoenix twist: A celebrity who can’t sell his home

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    By Luke Stangel | realtor.com Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson is having a hard time finding a buyer for a pair of Mediterranean mansions in Phoenix. He’s spent the past two years trying to sell a 7,800-square-foot mansion at 11809 S. Montezuma Court, initially listing the home for $2.4 million before renovating the interior […]

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    Low down payment mortgages can compete in today’s market

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    By Brena Swanson | HousingWire Despite the growing prominence of low down payment mortgages, first-time homebuyers believe they need to put 20% down to compete in today’s market, but it’s not true given current market conditions, according to real estate agents across the country. Redfin conducted a survey between Sept. 15 and Sept. 18, receiving […]

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    Growth issues on ballot, population to play heavily in Peoria election

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    By Philip Haldiman | Independent Newsmedia Population growth is forcing residents to pay close attention to their ballots for this year’s general election, Nov. 8. The city’s population is about 162,000, based on a mid-decennial census conducted in 2015, a growth of about 5 percent from 2010 to 2015. Additionally, the city has seen the […]

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    Phoenix ranks among top homebuilding markets

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    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix ranks as the 10th most active homebuilding market, according to a new report. There were close to 9,800 new homebuilding permits taken out in the Phoenix metro area during the first half of 2016, according to an Austin-based startup called LawnStarter. Continued:

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      Government agendas for week of Oct. 3 – 7, 2016

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      Cities and Towns 10/5 City of Phoenix Formal Council Meeting 10/6 City of Phoenix BOA Meeting 10/4 Buckeye City Council Meeting 10/5 City of Chandler Planning and Zoning meeting 10/4 Apache Junction City Council Meeting 10/3 Avondale City Council Meeting 10/4 Carefree Town Council Meeting 10/3 Casa Grande Study Session Council Meeting 10/3 Casa Grande […]

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      Growth issues on ballot, population to play heavily in Peoria election

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      By Philip Haldiman | Independent Newsmedia Population growth is forcing residents to pay close attention to their ballots for this year’s general election, Nov. 8. The city’s population is about 162,000, based on a mid-decennial census conducted in 2015, a growth of about 5 percent from 2010 to 2015. Additionally, the city has seen the […]

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      State won’t require counties to give voters extra day to register

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The attorney general’s office will not order Secretary of State Michele Reagan to tell counties to give voters an extra day to register to vote despite the deadline this year falling on a holiday. In a letter to House Minority Leader Eric Meyer, Assistant […]

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      Dark money reshaping state politics; Arizona spending jumps to $10M in 8 years

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      Several governors are using nonprofits to get themselves elected and promote their agendas once in office — without ever having to disclose where the money came from. By Alan Greenblatt | Governing Like all politicians, Rick Snyder understands the importance of raising money. Since taking office, the governor of Michigan has gathered funds for all […]

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      Flake to introduce bill proposing to fix ADA lawsuit problems

      Caruso Center owner Paul Caruso is working at making his Crows Landing Road shopping center compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including putting up new signs. One lawyer has said, ‘The only thing that motivates (some businesses) is the fly swatter.’ dnoda@modbee.com

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      By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to introduce a bill this week in Congress that would change the Americans with Disabilities Act. The bill would provide a “notice and cure” provision that would create a temporary pause in litigation for up to 120 days before a lawsuit can […]

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      New poll has O’Halleran leading Babeu

      KAET Horizon host Ted Simons (left) questions O'Halleran (center) and Babeu.

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      By Kevin Reagan | Casa Grande Dispatch A new poll has former state Sen. Tom O’Halleran leading Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu by seven points in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District race. The poll was released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and showed O’Halleran, the Democratic nominee, earning favor with 45 percent of those surveyed. […]

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      Alzheimer’s hits home for Tempe mayor and his family

      The Mitchell family: From left are former Congressman Harry Mitchell, Allyson Mitchell, Sophia Mitchell, Marianne Mitchell and Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell./ Special to the Tribune

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      By Shelley Gillespie | East Valley Tribune Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell had a very personal reason for seeking “Dementia Friendly City” status for the city. His mother Marianne has suffered a 12-year decline, with Alzheimer’s disease progressively robbing her of her memories and functionality. To Mitchell’s family, which has seen Marianne deteriorate, the loss has […]

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      Lane, Littlefield square off in mayoral debate

      A view of Mayor Jim Lane during the mayoral debate on Sept. 27. /Photo by Melissa Fittro

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      By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale mayoral candidates Tuesday, Sept. 27 fielded questions for over an hour on local issues at a debate held at the Doubletree Hilton Resort, 5401 N. Scottsdale Road. Mayoral candidates are incumbent Jim Lane, running for his last term; and challenger Bob Littlefield who previously served 12 years on […]

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        Naming a trust as Roth IRA beneficiary; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, comments

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        By Small Business Tax Strategies | Business Management Daily Whom should you name as the beneficiaries when you convert a traditional IRA to a Roth? Usually, it’s the kids or grandkids. Strategy: Designate a trust as beneficiary instead. This way, you don’t have to worry about teenagers squandering the funds. As beneficiaries of the trust, […]

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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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          As wildfire risk grows in the West, so does home building

          Dean Fox snapped a photo of his home before it was consumed Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, by the Canyon Creek Complex fire near John Day.

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          By Chris Kirkham | The Wall Street Journal Along a scrubby mountain range on the northern rim of Los Angeles, a developer is planning to build a 188-unit luxury community in one of the state’s highest-risk wildfire zones. In the hills of San Diego County, 150 miles to the south, builders are planning a project […]

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          Regulator gives APS more time on subpoena over political donations

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          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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          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

          A family takes a morning run along trails in Scottsdale's 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

          A September 2010 study included conceptual designs for a Desert Discovery Center in Scottsdale, including this image of potential desert pavilions. /Photo: Scottsdale

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          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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          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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          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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          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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            [IN-DEPTH] DES director forwards email designed to ‘blow up’ pro-marijuana arguments

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            By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The head of the state Department of Economic Security sent a message to all of his employees on a state-owned email list with a link to a story with arguments against Proposition 205. In an email sent Sunday, Tim Jeffries forwarded a political argument by […]

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            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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            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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            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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            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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            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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            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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