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[OPINION] The United States Senate: Don’t hold your breath

Posted by   /  July 25, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Rose Law Group associate George Seitts and I had the distinct privilege back in the 70s of working for U.S. Senators, George for Barry Goldwater and I for Gale McGee. Those were days when statesmanship, not fruitless partisanship, existed. […]

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Committee approves ASU bonding request for additional electrical generation

Posted by   /  July 25, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL) — After tabling it last month, the Joint Committee on Capital Review on Tuesday gave a “favorable review” to a proposed $21M bonding request for an additional natural gas turbine for electrical generation on the ASU campus. ASU needs state approval of the project because additional power […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Possible New Jobs for Sean Spicer

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

10. Professor of Statistics, specializing in crowd counting 9. Representing O.J. Simpson on his release from prison 8. General Manager, Philadelphia Phillies (32 wins 61 losses) 7. Director of Arizona Campaign to Legalize Haboobs 6. Cruise Director, “Retracing the Journey of the Titanic” 5. Curator, Political Wax Museum 4. Author: “Sean with the Wind” 3. […]

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Now a professor, journalist looks back on career covering Arizona news for ‘The New York Times’

Posted by   /  July 19, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Education, Featured News, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer ernanda Santos is a Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the award-winning author of “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.” She is a veteran journalist who worked for The New York Times […]

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There’s no rest in the quest to be the best

Posted by   /  July 16, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Economy, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

Is 1 success for 3 tries good enough? From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer hen I was in high school, my dad told me he didn’t care what career I chose, “just try to be the best.” When I didn’t try or fell short of best, I paid psychological […]

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Slippery slope? Citing race, crime, addiction disease, Oregon moves to decriminalize hard drugs

Posted by   /  July 11, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer regon, which first approved physician-assisted suicide and decriminalization of marijuana, continues on its path as the nation’s most liberal state with a move to decriminalize six controlled drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and the so-called “date drug” ecstasy. The first of the two bills now headed to the governor’s desk […]

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Why do we keep repeating ourselves? Really, why do we do that?

Posted by   /  July 5, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer From the Rose Law Group Growlery Welcome to a lunch I had recently with a friend. Friend: Can you believe the stuff that’s going on in Washington? I mean, really, can you believe it? Pretty crazy. You’d think they could get their act together and do something for the […]

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Thoughts on this Independence Day: Were you born too late?

Posted by   /  July 4, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer I know I don’t belong And there’s nothing that I can do I was born too late And I’ll never be like you ~ From “Born Too Late,” The Poni-Tails, 1986 Originally published Oct. 28, 2013 Fifty years ago come Nov.22, I parked my car at work, got out, […]

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Food for thought: Thoughts about restaurant news coverage

Posted by   /  June 30, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Economy, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer year-and-a-half ago, I wrote: “Open any Valley newspaper and your bound to find everything from The Race to Become the Best Pizza Joint in Town to the opening of three new quiche lorraine drive-thru restaurants. “We are hooked on food and news about […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Early Signs You Might Be Watching Too Much TV

Posted by   /  June 28, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

10. You’ve memorized every word of a commercial touting a cure for toenail fungus. 9. All the button names are worn off the remote, except for “Power off.” 8. Your kids keep singing the theme song to “Flipper.” 7. You go shopping and wonder why everything is not $19.95. 6. By your side is a […]

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