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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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Q&A with Senior Reporter Phil Riske; a decade with Rose Law Group Reporter

Posted by   /  September 9, 2019  /  Featured News  /  No Comments

By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Phil Riske Recognized for his excellence in journalism, Phil Riske left retirement behind and kicked off the Rose Law Group Reporter (RLGR) ten years ago, working with Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president to produce a  news source for Arizona readers, and beyond. I’ve worked […]

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Happy anniversary to Phil Riske and Rose Law Group Reporter

Posted by   /  September 6, 2019  /  Featured News  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter Ten years ago Rose Law Group Reporter came into being when award-winning journalist Phil Riske came out of retirement to help Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president, with a “little project because I’m a news junky and you’re an incredible talent,” Rose said. Congratulations to our Senior Reporter/Writer, Phil […]

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Damn if they didn’t do it again

Posted by   /  August 22, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Two years ago, I wrote a cranky column about my favorite grocery store upsetting me greatly by changing the aisles, making it hard to find what I usually buy. I told the manager not to do that again. Well, they did.  So as I again deal with mental trauma, […]

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My hands on a gun

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There has been plethora news over past months about guns and separately about suicide. I begin today with a day 38 years ago when I had to act to prevent what I thought could be a fatal shooting. I was reminded of that scary situation upon recently reading an […]

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I have 2 dads — both Hall of Fame inductees by Phil Riske|Senior Reporter/Writer

Posted by   /  June 16, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Sports, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer On this Father’s Day, I again won’t get to send cards or call my fathers. They are both gone, dying a year apart. So, I celebrate by telling you about them. Inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Hall of Fame 1983Began his football coaching career in 1948, and he retired […]

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[COMMENTARY] Arizona: The continuing search for a brand

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Off-Beat News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer An Arizona legislator joked recently it was a shame some of his colleagues were “sour” on a bill to make lemonade Arizona’s official state drink. Four senators jokingly proposed amendments to change the state drink to sun tea, margarita or Jamaica, a drink created from hibiscus flowers. Lemonade lost […]

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Would someone please answer these Top 10 nagging questions?

Posted by   /  April 7, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Nothing is more maddening than something that leaves you begging for an answer. So, someone please help me out with these: 10. When a commercial states, “Not available in all states,” doesn’t that mean not available anywhere? 9. Why doesn’t the IRS send thank you notes when we pay […]

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Bringing about national togetherness with a simple kiss

Posted by   /  March 24, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Economy, Employment Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer As politicians decry the polarization that is the current state of the nation, I wondered what I — one person — could do to better understand the divisions in our thinking and take action to narrow the differences that plague the American citizenry. I came up with this list […]

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Drink up, Arizona, it’s lemonade, not milk

Posted by   /  March 1, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer The Arizona House on Thursday ignored the state’s dairy industry and voted to make lemonade the state drink. The bill (HB2692) came at the request of a Gilbert student who wants Arizona to join 27 other states that have adopted state drinks. They are, according to Wikipedia: Alabama      Conecuh […]

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