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The Fonz and the Fixer: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photoable

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

 

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Last Words

Posted by   /  April 9, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, QUOTES  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Some of the well-known Arizona people quoted here are still living but we think their dying words and those of the deceased would be or were something like: 10. “I’ll rebound.”Charles Barkley 9. “Wonder if Nixon will speak to me?”Barry Goldwater 8. “Willard is responsible for this.”Evan Mecham 7. […]

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[OPINION] Arizona cats are back in the bag

Posted by   /  April 5, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Humane Society drive to protect wild cats goes to the political litter box By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I am an avid lover of cats, big and small, domestic and wild. I’ve had at least a dozen in my life and have grieved at […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top10 words frequently used by media and politicians

Posted by   /  April 3, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Robust: The hearty meals served in the Senate Dining Room Optics: View of legislation as seen through lawmakers wearing glasses Pushback: Public officials shoving reporters aside Double down: Letting the chips fall where they may on a political gamble Probe: A directive by the Justice Dept. to certain officials to see a proctologist Obstruction of […]

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Secret money in Arizona is a monster, says a retiring lobbyist

Posted by   /  March 31, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Report: Arizona led the pack in dark money spikes just four years ago (Editor’s note: in a little-publicized 2016 report titled “Secret Spending in the States, the Brennan Center for Justice analyzed dark money spending in America. The findings still reverberate today. By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer nly last week the Arizona Legislature put […]

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What would you do if a dying loved one wanted an experimental, possibly deadly, medicine?

Posted by   /  March 24, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  was joyous when I read the Goldwater Institute’s ‘right-to-try’ legislation passed the U.S. House last week and I trust most people, if faced with a personal situation involving a terminally ill loved one, would support the patient’s desire —right — to try an experimental (not approved by the Federal […]

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Just asking: Rose Law Group Top 10 Questions for the Week

Posted by   /  March 22, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 10. Who made/sold all those red shirts worn by teachers protesting at the Capitol? 9. Will school crossing guards walk out? 8. Did ASU Coach Herm Edwards throw up when he took a ride in a jet fighter? 7. Can Tucsonians really go on with their lives after another […]

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McCain and a high school friend of mine remind us of an awful war — and its heroes

Posted by   /  March 14, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump trashed POWs’ stature as heroes By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer March 14, 2018 Forty-five years ago on this date, John McCain stepped off a plane and into freedom. He was released after nearly six years in a prisoner of war camp in Hanoi, Viet Nam after his […]

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Did I hear you say you’re leaving me?

Posted by   /  March 10, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery Even with expensive hearing aids, I still struggle to make out what people are saying. Some people joke that being mostly deaf is a blessing when it comes to being chewed out by one’s wife. It’s no blessing because she becomes a very frustrated spouse, suffering from “double-talk,” having […]

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Could a former Arizona Capitol staffer replace Trump’s close advisor, Hope Hicks?

Posted by   /  March 1, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Among names reported by national media to replace Hope Hicks in the West Wing is Stephanie Grisham, former Arizona House spokeswoman, who left that job to become a mouthpiece for First Lady Melania Trump. If Grisham were named to replace Hicks, she would bring some baggage to the Oval […]

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