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The goal: Make construction sexy again

Posted by   /  September 5, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Economy, Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  Legislative committee examines problems, solutions for construction labor shortage in Arizona By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL) – The lack of construction workers has and continues to pose serious problems in the building trades, costing the industry increased overhead, delays in completing projects and, in some cases, the inability to even bid […]

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Throwing up on Facebook: From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

Posted by   /  September 5, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Pets and kids are one thing, last night’s dinner is quite another. Food channels are extremely popular for would-be chefs or folks simply bored with what they’ve been eating. Unlike skilled food preparers, most cooks come up with their own recipes, then seek to become known as skilled by […]

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For Men Only: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Ways You Can Tell You’re in ‘Manopause’

Posted by   /  August 30, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

Valley hormone specialist Dr. Angela DeRosa tells KTAR men go through “manopause.” Here are 10 symptoms she didn’t mention:  10. Addicted to online photos of Porsches. 9. “Irritable? Hell, no. Bug off!” 8. You no longer take off your shirt in front of your dog. 7. You know what ED stands for. 6. A triple […]

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Scottsdale reporter lets go of it

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Another in a series of interviews with reporters who bring you the news By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer elissa Fitro is an award-winning news reporter for Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA, covering Scottsdale and the Town of Paradise Valley. Independent Newsmedia has newspapers in four states, including a daily print product and several weeklies in […]

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The good and bad news about cancer in Arizona

Posted by   /  August 27, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Despite its low cancer rate, Arizona was ranked 32nd in the nation in the quality of overall healthcare By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer You are unusual if you haven’t been touched by cancer. This year about 564,800 Americans are expected to die of cancer —more than 1,500 people a day. Cancer is the second […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Previously Unreported Arizona Sports Quotes

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, QUOTES, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

10. “No, I never inhaled AstroTurf.” – Jake Plummer 9. “I never got a chance to tour the Smithsonian.” – Matt Williams 8. “When I was stocking grocery shelves, I sometimes turned it into lunch.” – Kurt Warner 7. “I will be Arizona governor someday.” – Charles Barkley 6. Chip is not short for chipmunk, you […]

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Elvis and Nixon buddies in heaven?

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine. ~ Elvis Presley Yesterday marked 40 years since the death of music icon Elvis Presley. When the news wire machine rang five bells, I knew something big had happened. Such was the case […]

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With Trump, political correctness hits critical mass

Posted by   /  August 16, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer ven politically liberal people realize when liberalism goes too far. Such is the case with political correctness. I couldn’t address the subject any better than did Buz Williams, a retired Long Beach, Calif., police officer and Prescott resident, who wrote about it in […]

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The show begins at 9 pm AET— Arrogant Eastern Time

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer This might seem petty, but worth it to point out eastern coast uppityness. Fox Sports tells us the Diamondbacks game with the Astros begins tonight at 9:40 EST pm. Doing some quick math, we know the game gets underway at 6:40 pm Arizona […]

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Friends across barbed wire and politics

Posted by   /  August 12, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

“No Japs allowed, you SOBs killed my son.” By Tom Brokaw | The New York Times (Editor’s note and comments: I first covered Sen. Al Simpson when he served in the Wyoming Legislature. We have been friends since and over those many years, I’ve appreciated his good heart and progressive views as a conservative. I […]

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