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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Tax Reductions and Penalties in the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 10. 10% off personal income for those who have visited the Grand Canyon 17 times 9. Citizens who have toured Moscow would be penalized 1% of personal income. 8. Home mortgage deduction would be doubled for millenials living with parents. 7. Parents of millenials may deduct 25% of personal […]

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Thanksgiving, embarrassing times

Posted by   /  November 4, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There are a couple of Thanksgiving days for which I was not thankful. One of those was when Thanksgiving Day traditionally featured an NFL game. I can’t remember whom the Detroit Lions were playing that day, but it was one of the first games where TV used sideline microphones, […]

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Camelot laid to rest? [UPDATED]

Posted by   /  October 26, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer ore than 3,000 top-secret files related to the murder of President John J. Kennedy will be released today. The documents were previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act with 88 percent of them released to the public since the late 1990s. Whatever details are released are […]

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[ANALYSIS] For a few minutes, you’re a member of the U.S. House

Posted by   /  October 10, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Not as an excuse for the continuing gridlock in Congress, but let’s try to walk a mile in the shoes of those politicians when it comes to reaching an agreement to keep from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. Perhaps a family situation could serve as an analogy. Your […]

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From the Rose Law Group Growlery: My kitchen drawer from Hell

Posted by   /  October 4, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Another in a series of articles about the pleasures and vagaries of retirement) Upon retirement, I became a house-husband. It’s been an eight-year lesson about what most wives go through preparing thousands of meals. “Now, you know what it’s like,” said my bride of 44 years, after I commented […]

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[Q&A] Here’s the ‘Story of the Year’ and the reporter who broke it

Posted by   /  October 2, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Rachel Leingang (whose name is pronounced a couple of ways) covers the governor’s office and statewide elected officials, as well as the Corporation Commission and energy/environmental issues for Arizona Capitol Times. Originally from North Dakota, She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Tweetable: Par for the Course

Posted by   /  September 28, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Sports  /  No Comments

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Rose Law Group Reporter Joke of the Year: A slice of the pie

Posted by   /  September 25, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer In our lifetime, we’ve heard hundreds of jokes but over time, most fade from out memory banks. Not this one, which I heard years ago, but keeps returning to make me laugh again. Roy was a WWII veteran, who served in southern Germany and received two Purple Hearts for […]

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WARNING: Do not mess with my sense of world order: From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  1 Comment

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer I am one of those routine-oriented people (much to the dismay of my bride, who is spontaneous and adventuresome). So, when something turns my obsession for order on its head, well, I become an unhappy camper (although I don’t camp). Part of my routine in semi-retired life is to […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Foodie Celebrations

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

(This week alone has heralded National Cheeseburger Day, Arizona Restaurant Week and National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Stay tuned for National Pancake Day Sept. 26. The media obsession with foodie stuff, however, has left out some important such acknowledgments.) 10. National Pumpkin Pie Year 9. National Pumpkin Pie Alamode Year 8. Honoring Restaurants with Transgender Restrooms […]

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