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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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Top 10 Branding Slogans for Arizona

Posted by   /  July 18, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Five years ago, the state hired a consulting firm to come up with a slogan and possibly a logo to overcome various economic and image problems at the time.  Remind me where I can find what the PR folks came up with. If Arizona is still waiting for some […]

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IHMMTM (I had my Metamucil this morning)

Posted by   /  July 7, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer It took me months to decipher all the abbreviations in my daughters’ text messages. Texting and e-mail shorthand are the way a generation younger than I communicate. So, I thought maybe it’s time we senior citizens had our own shorthand: ATD: At the doctors BFFBGU: Best friend fell but got up […]

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Let no question go unanswered: From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

Posted by   /  July 5, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Nothing is more maddening than something that leaves you begging for an explanation. So, I’ve made my list of Top 10 Things That Need Explaining: 10. When a commercial states, “Not available in all states,” does that mean it’s not available anywhere? 9. Why doesn’t the IRS send us […]

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I ran like a scared rabbit after threat over news story

Posted by   /  July 2, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Related: Annapolis newspaper victims had no time to escape With only small-town reporting under my belt at the time, I took a radio news job at KKAM in Pueblo, Colo., a steel town called “The Pittsburg of the West.” It was also where an arm of the Denver mafia […]

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