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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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[COMMENTARY] Be nice and knock off the saber-rattling

Posted by   /  August 11, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older / Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long / And wouldn’t it be nice to live together / In the kind of world where we belong ~ Beach Boys – […]

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The grammar hammer will smash the chances of being an executive or lawyer

Posted by   /  August 7, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Education, Rose Law Group  /  2 Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer he Judge: “Counsel, this court does not accept briefs with “BTW, LOL, pls dismis,” or “irregardless.” he verdict: Expediency and shortcuts in grammar are looming as a serious degradation of American literacy, despite the findings of a YouGov poll. Twelve percent of […]

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JFK: The murder that just won’t go away

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

President Trump could play a role in further revelations By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  was born few short months after the Japanese assassinated Pearl Harbor. But I am much more a child of the 60s. The decade was my most memorable and a large influence on what I am today. A classmate was a […]

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The final ripoff: Paid obituaries

Posted by   /  August 1, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Call this an “obitchuary.” They’re going to get you one last time when you check out. A high school classmate died recently, and her friends wondered why hometown newspapers hadn’t published her obituary. Looking into it, we were told an obituary would […]

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Crime, economic development, rural living most on the minds of Pinal County residents, says newspaper editor/reporter

Posted by   /  July 28, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Another in a series of interviews with journalists who bring you the news. Joey Chenoweth, county editor, Casa Grande Valley Newspapers, Inc., PinalCentral.com Born in San Jose, California, moved to Glendale attended Northern Arizona University, and graduated in 2012 with a Journalism and Political Science degree, with a business […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Reasons Tallest Home in the World hasn’t sold

Posted by   /  July 28, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Real Estate, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

A 10-story-high Prescott mansion billed as the world’s tallest home has been for sale for months, with no takers. Here’s why: 10. Jimmy Johns can’t deliver there. 9. Buyers fear nosebleeds. 8. Where in the hell do you place For Sale and Open House signs? 7. Uber has a large “High Altitude” surcharge. 6. Pilots […]

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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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