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The right to try apricot pits, and the death of a friend

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Seventeen states including Arizona have approved “right to try” laws, giving terminally ill patients access to experimental and unapproved drugs as a last hope of survival. In April, The U.S. House this year approved a national version of right to try. Related: Judge throws out California law allowing life-ending drugs   […]

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Most people in Scottsdale eat when they’re hungry. Time to stop surveys before they get out of control

Posted by   /  May 15, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A couple of years ago, there was quite a backlash from a survey that stated Glendale and Tempe were among the 10 most dangerous suburbs. And there was one that found Arizona among “normal” states. WalletHub in December declared Phoenix 116th among “safe” cities, while Tucson scored the worst at […]

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[COMMENTARY] Be nice and knock off the saber-rattling

Posted by   /  August 11, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) 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 – […]

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JFK: The murder that just won’t go away

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

President Trump could play a role in further revelations By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  was born few short months after the Japanese assassinated Pearl Harbor. But I am much more a child of the 60s. The decade was my most memorable and a large influence on what I am today. A classmate was a […]

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