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Column: Just because you're online doesn't clear you of responsibility
My generation saw social media take off, and people started having to balance online lives with real life - and sometimes, people are brazen when behind the keyboard.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Column: When it comes to raising chickens, I'm a dodo bird
My unplanned foray into chicken farming started off as a favor for my daughter. Shawnee bought four chicks, which presumably would grow up and lay farm-fresh eggs.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Guest Column: Kingman Crossing promises are really just a trap
Most of us are familiar with the Hans Christian Andersen fable, "The Emperor's New Clothes," where two weavers promise the Emperor a new suit that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, either stupid or incompetent.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Guest Column: Kingman needs new development to thrive and prosper
The Kingman Golden Valley Association of Realtors and the Board of Directors continue to encourage the community to be aware of upcoming matters of importance that may directly impact the community.
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Guest Column: How smoking messed things up at work and at home
At age 13 I wired my parents' house for sound." So began my most successful resume ever.
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Guest Column: Be aware of reality, please
Considering everybody has their own opinions, their own viewpoints, their own perceptions about everything regardless of where they are on the scale from the far left to the far right, everybody seems to have misconceptions about a lot of things.
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Guest Column: Gov't as a drug addict
A while back, I mailed in my 2014 tax packet to the CPA who does my taxes.
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Guest Column: When at the VA, try being kind and patient
I was at the new V.A. for a blood draw this morning. Nice new facility. Every employee I looked at smiled and greeted me warmly. I was very pleased by the facility and employee attitudes.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Guest Column: Mayor, manager winging it on Kingman Crossing
I'm perplexed as to who or what could be developed in Kingman Crossing and why the city of Kingman staff is such a relentless proponent of the project.
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Column: Divided GOP could win White House ... for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton surprised absolutely nobody on Sunday when she formally declared her intention to run for president.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Column: Divided GOP could win White House ... for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton surprised absolutely nobody on Sunday when she formally declared her intention to run for president.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Guest Column: Friendly Kingmanites saved the day
In other letters to the editor, it has been said that Kingman people are friendly and kind. Amen.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Guest Column: CON decision continues rape of GVFD taxpayers
In the continuing saga of the financial rape, yes I said rape, of the Golden Valley taxpayers by the Golden Valley Fire District's Board majority and its fire chief, Thomas O'Donohue, the Arizona State Department of Health Services has granted GVFD's request for a Certificate of Necessity for a ground ambulance service.
Sunday, April 5, 2015

Guest Column: GVFD citizens benefit, and that's all that matters
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) awarded ambulance service, called a Certificate of Necessity (CON) to Golden Valley Fire District. This was in spite of the administrative law judge's extremely negative recommendation and a very vocal, small contingent of opponents including two Board members, Rhonda Brooks and Jack Hommel.
Sunday, April 5, 2015

Column: Forced to defend Arizona Sen. Sylvia Allen
Google "Crazy Arizona Lawmakers" and you get 495,000 results. I know. That's insane, right?
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Guest Column: Original intent: Is it gone forever?
As I see it as I look back when I was experiencing the childhood years, people were focused on everything involving original intent.
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Guest Column: That sound you hear is the New World Order
We lost control of our government some time ago, and now with Obama, it is just more in the open.
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Guest Column: Fishery fix a big win for Mohave County
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Column: A non-plan approach to federal lands
It's time for another trip to the Lollygagging Legislators file, reserved for lawmakers who waste the public's time on political grandstanding instead of getting some real work done.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Column: Saying goodbye to the real McCoy
Judge Kathy McCoy has been the magistrate of Kingman Municipal Court for more than three decades.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Guest Column: Simple test will answer vaccine question
In response to Arden Druce's timely letter about government mandated vaccinations, I must agree wholeheartedly and add these comments of my own.
Sunday, March 22, 2015

A look at redundant put-downs: Life as a 'liberal socialist'
Name-calling is a rite of passage for most kids in school. No matter how bully-free your environment is, friends and classmates will still call each other names. Some are playful and for the most part innocent, like "scaredy-cat" or "slow-poke."
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Guest Column: Be concerned about Kingman Crossing
Wake up, Kingman! The Mayor and City Council are trying to overturn your vote!
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Guest Column: Parolees being put in difficult situations
I am going to make this quick and to the point. Mohave County, state and city employees should review some of their own policies.
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Priorities should include keeping kids, automatic weapons apart
Yet children - children - can legally fire an automatic weapon in Arizona well before they reach middle school.
Friday, March 6, 2015


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