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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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[OPINION] Ghosts of yesteryear need return to Congress

Posted by   /  August 3, 2018  /  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 on the Hill for U.S. Senators, George for Barry Goldwater and I for Gale McGee. Those were days when statesmanship, not […]

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Food for thought: Facebook makes me throw up

Posted by   /  July 26, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Pets and kids are one thing, last night’s dinner is quite another. Food channels are extremely popular for would-be chefs or folks simply bored with what they’ve been eating.  Unlike skilled food preparers, most cooks come up with their own recipes, then […]

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Ballot issues pamphlet won’t include amount of tax revenues in education funding proposal, panel decides

Posted by   /  July 26, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A Republican-dominated legislative committee decided Wednesday that voters don’t need to be told that if they approve a business-backed tax-limiting measure the state could be foregoing more than $5.2 billion a year in revenues. There is no dispute that the constitutional amendment being pushed […]

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