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Sunday Feature: Media played around with cars that blew up reputations

Posted by   /  February 1, 2020  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Transportation  /  No Comments

Illustration: Phil Riske By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  All the news the Reporter has published about cars this week — the Barrett-Jackson show and Rose Law Group Renewable Energy and Automotive Investment Attorney, Eric Hill’s series on antique cars — reminded me of two fake car stories perpetrated by national media decades ago.  In […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Advertorial: Boston awaits the hammer.

Posted by   /  January 14, 2020  /  By Phil Riske, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

Former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch was fired Monday as Houston Astros manager for cheating in the form of stealing signs. Word out now is that Red Sox manager Alex Cora is next to go.

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2019 Story of the Year: The race toward a critical agreement

Posted by   /  December 27, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

No drought about it, Arizona, Pinal County at the water’s edge  By Phil Riske, Senior Reporter, Writer Arizona’s Colorado River drought plan is the most significant piece of water legislation signed in nearly 40 years, said Gov. Doug Ducey after the plan was worked out during seven months of negotiations and just days before a […]

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Bids due this week for downtown redevelopment of historic American Legion property

Posted by   /  December 16, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Bids are due Friday (December 20) for the potential redevelopment of the American Legion property in downtown Phoenix. The city of Phoenix owns the property which has long been home to American Legion Post #1. The post was one of the first American Legion locations in the […]

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Thanks but no thanks: When things go wrong Thanksgiving Day

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Hope your Thanksgiving is better than the Simpsons’. 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 […]

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I’ve assessed my chances for an open county office

Posted by   /  November 5, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Political newbies continue to chalk up wins across the nation, prompting me to believe I could be a winner too. Given developments in today’s politics, I am submitting a list here of the top 10 reasons you should vote for me in the next election, when I will be […]

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[OPINION] Listen up nasty people

Posted by   /  October 20, 2019  /  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 – 1966 The […]

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Sins of the father? I worked with whistleblowers in the David Petersen case

Posted by   /  October 11, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

There were no meetings in a dark parking building, such as in “All the President’s Men”; I gained information for many other stories about the Petersen case from two members of Petersen’s staff, sometimes through notes hidden on Capitol grounds and left for me to retrieve.  By Phil Riske | Senior reporter/writer One of the […]

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Damn if they didn’t do it again

Posted by   /  August 22, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Two years ago, I wrote a cranky column about my favorite grocery store upsetting me greatly by changing the aisles, making it hard to find what I usually buy. I told the manager not to do that again. Well, they did.  So as I again deal with mental trauma, […]

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My hands on a gun

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There has been plethora news over past months about guns and separately about suicide. I begin today with a day 38 years ago when I had to act to prevent what I thought could be a fatal shooting. I was reminded of that scary situation upon recently reading an […]

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