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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top10 words frequently used by media and politicians

Posted by   /  April 3, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Robust: The hearty meals served in the Senate Dining Room Optics: View of legislation as seen through lawmakers wearing glasses Pushback: Public officials shoving reporters aside Double down: Letting the chips fall where they may on a political gamble Probe: A directive by the Justice Dept. to certain officials to see a proctologist Obstruction of […]

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Secret money in Arizona is a monster, says a retiring lobbyist

Posted by   /  March 31, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Report: Arizona led the pack in dark money spikes just four years ago (Editor’s note: in a little-publicized 2016 report titled “Secret Spending in the States, the Brennan Center for Justice analyzed dark money spending in America. The findings still reverberate today. By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer nly last week the Arizona Legislature put […]

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What would you do if a dying loved one wanted an experimental, possibly deadly, medicine?

Posted by   /  March 24, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  was joyous when I read the Goldwater Institute’s ‘right-to-try’ legislation passed the U.S. House last week and I trust most people, if faced with a personal situation involving a terminally ill loved one, would support the patient’s desire —right — to try an experimental (not approved by the Federal […]

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Just asking: Rose Law Group Top 10 Questions for the Week

Posted by   /  March 22, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 10. Who made/sold all those red shirts worn by teachers protesting at the Capitol? 9. Will school crossing guards walk out? 8. Did ASU Coach Herm Edwards throw up when he took a ride in a jet fighter? 7. Can Tucsonians really go on with their lives after another […]

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McCain and a high school friend of mine remind us of an awful war — and its heroes

Posted by   /  March 14, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump trashed POWs’ stature as heroes By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer March 14, 2018 Forty-five years ago on this date, John McCain stepped off a plane and into freedom. He was released after nearly six years in a prisoner of war camp in Hanoi, Viet Nam after his […]

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Did I hear you say you’re leaving me?

Posted by   /  March 10, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery Even with expensive hearing aids, I still struggle to make out what people are saying. Some people joke that being mostly deaf is a blessing when it comes to being chewed out by one’s wife. It’s no blessing because she becomes a very frustrated spouse, suffering from “double-talk,” having […]

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Could a former Arizona Capitol staffer replace Trump’s close advisor, Hope Hicks?

Posted by   /  March 1, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Among names reported by national media to replace Hope Hicks in the West Wing is Stephanie Grisham, former Arizona House spokeswoman, who left that job to become a mouthpiece for First Lady Melania Trump. If Grisham were named to replace Hicks, she would bring some baggage to the Oval […]

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Arizona Olympic Games locations and events: Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10

Posted by   /  February 25, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 10. Organ Pipe Half-pipe 9. Sedona Crystal Lifting 8. Bisbee Hippie Heptathlon 7. Yuma Prison Breaking 6. Lake Havasu Synchronised Swimming 5. Picacho Peak Cactus Climbing 4. Tucson Basketball Betting 3. Glendale Curling 2. Flagstaff Snowbowling 1. Miami Copper Frisbee Throw

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Remaining faithful in marriage and grocery shopping

Posted by   /  February 23, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A study published last month by researchers from Washington University found shoppers don’t just choose one store when it comes to grocery shopping. “People aren’t as store loyal as we thought, Clearly, people are polygamous. The majority of people are shopping at six grocery stores,” the study stated. Despite […]

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News from Neighboring states for Feb. 22, 2018: A big shift to town homes continues in metro Denver

Posted by   /  February 22, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Regional News  /  No Comments

Housing shortage pushes metro Denver buyers toward new homes, but builders can’t keep up Lawmakers back giving developers parts of Utah Lake for an island subdivision — in exchange for fixing the polluted lake’s many problems New details emerge for Sphere Las Vegas project near Strip New Mexico: Belen High student in custody for school […]

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