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Those crazy legislators and their crazy bills

Posted by   /  February 13, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer It’s deadline time at the Arizona Capitol for lawmakers to submit their bills, several hundred of which will be dead on arrival. Here are examples of measures likely to be ignored by the speaker of the House and president of the Senate HB 2012—Appropriations: Light, Rail Tombstone to […]

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What is Jeopardy? Rose Law Group Reporter’s Notable Cartoonable

Posted by   /  December 31, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

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From babies’ butts to mothers’ lies : Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Off-Beat  Stories for 2018

Posted by   /  December 30, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer While the mainstream media reviews the top news stories of the year — stories you already know about — we thought we’d review some of the off-beat news we bought you, just so you recall a smattering of 2018 news had nothing to do with the White House or […]

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Rose Law Group Hero: A girl in Mexico tied her Christmas list to a balloon, and a man in Arizona filled it

Posted by   /  December 23, 2018  /  Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

The  Daily Beast A girl in Mexico attached her Christmas list to a red balloon, and an Arizona hiker who found the wishful missive reportedly wound up bringing the 8-year-old and her little sister presents. Randy Heiss was hiking near his ranch in Patagonia, Arizona when he happened upon a deflated red balloon in the […]

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The best doesn’t exist. A psychologist explains why we can’t stop searching.

Posted by   /  December 12, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Psychologist Barry Schwartz on the allure of a doomed mission. By Rachel Sugar | Vox Given that we live in a consumer culture where you can get anything — a T-shirt, fancy whiskey, blood pressure medication — delivered to your door within hours, it is surprisingly difficult to buy things. Do you want jeans? What […]

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Don’t be misinformed about the ‘Word of the Year’

Posted by   /  November 28, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

ith fake news and misinformation becoming so prominent online this year, Dictionary.com decided one noun deserved special recognition in 2018. “Our #WordOfTheYear2018 isn’t just any word. It’s a call to action. We’ll be sharing the tools to fight #misinformation all day today,” the site tweeted on Tuesday. Dictionary.com’s helpful definition of Misinformation goes: “false information that […]

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Phoenix ranks high in sin, says report

Posted by   /  November 26, 2018  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Adam McCann | WalletHub as Vegas isn’t the only “Sin City” in America. In other cities, bad things happen and stay there, too. From beer-loving Milwaukee to hedonistic New Orleans, the U.S. is filled with people behaving illicitly. No place is innocent. We all have demons. But at some point, we all have to […]

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Thanksgiving table talk: How to put relationships ahead of political differences

Posted by   /  November 20, 2018  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Trump, the recent election and other politically charged events could spark conversation — or arguments By Jon Murray | The Denver Post Is there a better time to pick a nit with your Trump-loving uncle over his misguided assumptions about Democrats — or perhaps to poke at your “woke” niece’s misconceptions about conservatives — than […]

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One in 100 Scottsdale residents willing to take “truth serum” about their high school days, survey finds

Posted by   /  November 18, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer n the heels of a backlash from a survey stating Glendale and Tempe are among the 10 most dangerous suburbs, comes another survey finding Arizona is among “normal” states. Nerdwallet, a financial research company, and Movoto, a real estate-oriented service, are the two recent sources of such information as […]

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Scrabble: The ‘death of the English language’?

Posted by   /  September 24, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

300 new words coming Yahoo Enertainment Hundreds of words that were previously off-limits to Scrabble players are now fair game. The newest version of Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary boasts 300 new words, including “OK,” ew, and “emoji.” “‘OK’ is something Scrabble players have been waiting for for a long time,” Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer […]

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