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[ANALYSIS] There’s no rest in the quest to be the best, but hitting .300 ain’t bad

Posted by   /  February 9, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Education, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer hen I was in high school, my dad told me he didn’t care what career I chose, “just try to be the best.” When I didn’t try or fell short of best, I paid psychological and physical prices. I was reminded of all that reading the story of Peter […]

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[OPINION] Knee-jerking on opioids at the expense of patients and doctors

Posted by   /  January 26, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

If you’re a pain patient, the state is your second opinion By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) In just three days, the Arizona Legislature has passed a package of laws as a prescription for opioid abuse. Three days. The extent of that abuse, given flaws […]

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The cat that made me grumpy

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Health Care, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Wednesday’s story about Grumpy Cat winning near-3/4 million in a copyright infringement case reminded me of my experience in a cat house. I’m always angered by news stories about abuse of cats. Especially when I risked life and limb to rescue one of the many cats my wife […]

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

Posted by   /  December 29, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Not as an excuse for the gridlocks 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 the government open for business. Perhaps a family situation could serve as an analogy. Your family agreed early […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Quotes of 2017

Posted by   /  December 27, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske| Senior Reporter/Writer 10. “Don’t say I’m thinking about it; let’s use the word ‘dangle.’ ” Sen. Jeff Flake to his press secretary about whether he might run for president.  9. “He’s dangling while I’m thinking about it.” Joe Arpaio  8. “Nope, ESPN has not called.” Todd Graham  7. “You’re paid to win the game.” Herm […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 List of Recent Fake News Stories

Posted by   /  December 13, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Trump tweets and takes credit for Amazon selection of Bisbee for its new headquarters   Sheriff Joe Arpaio will run for Sen. Flake’s Senate seat   Workers on Loop 202 extension discover remains of Jimmy Hoffa   Bobby Hurley resigns to become Suns head coach   Undisclosed Regents report […]

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Most people in Scottsdale eat when they’re hungry? Time to stop surveys before they get out of control

Posted by   /  December 5, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A couple of years ago, there was quite a backlash from a survey that stated Glendale and Tempe were among the 10 most dangerous suburbs. And there was one that found Arizona as among “normal” states. Only this week, WalletHub says Phoenix […]

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After a quarter of a century, Arizona still trying to get a handle on private land issues [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  November 30, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer “This land is your land, this land is my land . . .” ~ Woody Guthrie (STATE CAPITOL)— The Study Committee on Private Land Acquisition Wednesday recommended to the full Legislature extension of the study for another two years and “full disclosure” of conservation easements, property owners and appraisals […]

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[Q&A] Here comes the judge — back to the Legislature

Posted by   /  November 28, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

His sanity questioned, Bill Brotherton seeking a seat in the Arizona House By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A specialist in loading up Republican bills to confuse or kill them, former lawmaker Bill Brotherton has decided to again run for the Arizona House of Representatives from District 30. A Democrat, Brotherton served in the House […]

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Speaking softly and no longer carrying a big stick

Posted by   /  November 28, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer One afternoon after classes got out at my university, several of us headed to the golf course for a few holes before the sun went down. After a couple holes, we noticed two guys and a woman about to catch up with us, so we stopped to let them […]

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