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[COMMENTARY] The rigged investigation that blew up in NBC’s face

Posted by   /  December 11, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) As we well know, President Trump calls any news story he disagrees with fake news.  First, it should be noted there is a wide difference between an inaccurate story and one that is out and out fake. In the […]

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One in 100 Scottsdale residents willing to take “truth serum” about their high school days, survey finds

Posted by   /  November 18, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer n the heels of a backlash from a survey stating Glendale and Tempe are among the 10 most dangerous suburbs, comes another survey finding Arizona is among “normal” states. Nerdwallet, a financial research company, and Movoto, a real estate-oriented service, are the two recent sources of such information as […]

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Do you think I could get elected?

Posted by   /  November 9, 2018  /  2018 Elections, By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A sizeable number of newcomers to politics were elected across the nation Tuesday, prompting me to believe I could be a winner too. In that vein, I am submitting a list here of the top 10 reasons you should vote for me in the next election, when I […]

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My would-be interview with Bill Cosby and his theft of property from my alma mater

Posted by   /  September 25, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Given the sentencing of comedian Bill Cosby today for sex crimes, I thought it was worth reposting my column from Nov. 25, 2014.) After an appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre just west of Denver in the 70s, our group laughed all the way home over stories Bill […]

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First Lady’s spokeswoman, who disappeared from the Arizona Legislature, warned by feds about tweet

Posted by   /  September 21, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s longtime spokeswoman, violated the Hatch Act with a tweet containing the acronym for President Trump’s campaign slogan, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) says the tweet was found to be in violation of the Hatch Act, and the Administration was ripped for “repeated” violations […]

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2 frozen heads in Scottsdale

Posted by   /  September 11, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Science  /  No Comments

Lawsuit against cryogenics company reminds me of my uneasy tour of the ‘life extension’ facility By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A cryogenics company tasked with preserving the body of a prominent scientist in Scottsdale only froze his head, reports The New York Post. Kurt Pilegram, said he was “shocked, horrified and extremely distressed” when the […]

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News from Neighbor States / Sept. 3, 2018: Cities increasingly marketing themselves as “smart cities” — hyper-connected, sensor-equipped communities — in their latest economic development pitch to attract workers and businesses.

Posted by   /  September 3, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Regional News  /  No Comments

DENVER: The race to become “smart cities” ‘A cloud descending’: UTAH business leaders warn of economic toll from U.S. trade wars with Canada, China and beyond Not a sitcom: CALIFORNIA university hits up professors to house students NEW MEXICO: UNM hit with emails after cutting sports Small aircraft crashes, sparks wildfire near RENO

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[OPINION] A two-pronged strategy to deal with Trump’s ‘fake news’ cries

Posted by   /  August 16, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

How to become a friend of your community By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) ou could say the news media’s reaction to President Trump’s daily expression of hatred of “fake news” and the dogs who produce it has been a very slow knee jerk one. Only […]

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[OPINION] The M-word: Just how low will you go, Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence?

Posted by   /  August 14, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Writer Short and sweet: Oh, the shame of boycotting the name of a dying public servant. President Trump Monday signed the John S. McCain Defense Authorization Act, which honors — or was supposed to honor — Arizona’s senior senator, who is struggling against brain cancer. In signing the bill […]

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It is time to knock off all the unhealthy nastiness and chill out

Posted by   /  August 8, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 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 – 1966 The brilliant late physicist […]

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