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He’s baaaaack!

Posted by   /  June 8, 2020  /  By Phil Riske, Education, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Probably to your relief, the Rose Law Group Reporter sent that crabby old Grammar Cop on a two-year sabbatical. Well he’s baaaaack! With a quiz. Just in the past couple of months, he spotted numerous grammatical slip-ups and wonders how you would do in a right-wrong quiz, which in […]

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Who funds the Arizona Mirror? Not a source with a political agenda, says Phil Riske, senior reporter/writer

Posted by   /  May 27, 2020  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Opinion: What this dustup teaches us about free speech and the press By Robert Robb | Arizona Republic  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published only as a point of discussion. Readers may respond through the Comments box at the end of our stories.) How do you define ‘the press’ in the digital age? It’s a point Citizens United […]

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The coronavirus could turn your brain to ‘mush’

Posted by   /  April 14, 2020  /  By Phil Riske, Coronavirus  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter, Writer With the world spinning crazily from the impact of COVID-19 — one could easily justify complaining about the utter lack of socialization and conveniences. It is, nevertheless, a time for positivity because constant complaining can mess with your brain as much as the pandemic can. For years now, […]

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My HOA smokes weed

Posted by   /  March 4, 2020  /  By Phil Riske, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer One of the nice things in my subdivision each spring is the blooming of wildflowers. They’re beautiful and enhance the neighborhood. Spring means, however, my annual battle with my home  owners association [HOA] over wildflowers—ah, I mean weeds. As the wildflowers begin to bloom this week, I’m reminded that I […]

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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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