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Column: Submachine guns are not for children
It doesn't matter how old we get. It doesn't matter how often we can honestly say, "Been there, done that." It doesn't matter how cynical, jaded, or hardened we get, sometimes something happens that just knocks us to our knees.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Column: Millenials: Nothing to fear here
Millennials get a bad rap. Every time I see my generation depicted in the media, the headlines ask, "Is this our future?" and call us "the worst generation," as if we're all hell-bent on destroying everything our parents built.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Guest Column: Train blasts overdone - and unsafe
Most of us are well aware that Kingman came into existence, in a large part, due to the trains. However, when Kingman got its start, there were only a few trains a day, not one every 15 minutes.
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Column: Let's stop feeding the 'black dog' of depression
I Tweet. I Facebook. I Instagram. I LinkIn. I (insert social media network here). I am wired, so when something like the death of Robin Williams is announced, you can imagine how much my feeds blow up.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guest Column: Airport's needs not being met by current management
"Kingman has a diverse economy with a strong industrial base and large industrial park."
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Column: Don't smile for your mugshot, and other advice for the arrested
First of all, don't smile when you get your mugshot taken. Not only do you look like a straightjacket is in your immediate future, but the judge likely has a copy.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Guest Column: Follow the Bible's plan for marriage
Steve Chapman's column about "The Myth of Traditional Marriage" is interesting.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Now is the time for a farewell to kings
When the country, many years ago, was starting to fill in, anyone with an ability found that the opportunity was there to apply their trade, as the demand for services was there in abundance.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Farm drinks water, but loses money
There has been a lot of print about the farm at Red Lake, so it must be time for a farm report from Long Mountain.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Column: Who shall live? Who shall die?
When I was a young journalist, if anyone had told me I would write about more than one psychotic murderer...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guest Column: A big part of Kingman history is quietly going away
Something is about to go missing in Kingman.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Guest Column: Mexico boycott and unintended consequences
Boycotts of private companies may be effective in getting them to pay attention to certain issues important to their customers. A large enough outcry can have an effect on the company's bottom line.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Column: Human vs. ants? Advantage: Ants
Want some advice on killing ants that tunnel into your yard? Don't try anything natural. Don't try anything that's safe to use around children and pets. Don't try to be humane.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Guest Column: Don't worry about the scary bears
This is a true story, written by my daughter Clara, about me, a bear and my dearly departed father, Bob.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest Column: Who's telling the truth? We'll see
The wool over our proverbial eyes is mysteriously being lifted.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest Column: This American's dream is turning into a nightmare
Some days I think I'm living in a dream. Make that a nightmare.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Column: Murders, mercy and unequal justice
I've written too many murder stories to count in my career. I've interviewed too many victims' relatives and I've heard too many excuses for why people do the evil they do.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Column: Handicap parking cheaters among us
I received an interesting email a few days ago from a very nice woman, Carol Costa, who explained a concern she had.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hobby Lobby: Only the lawyers are happy
For the sake of argument, let's say one day I'm shopping at my favorite specialty store, Snobby Hobby, and I hit it off with one of the managers.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Guest Column: Taliban release shows Obama's plan
I read the Panama City News Herald diatribe in the Miner ["Don't forget: Bergdahl is a soldier," June 9].

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Guest Column: Sharing health costs does us good
Society - what is it? The dictionary defines it as a group of people joined together because of some interest in common.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Guest Column: I am proud of Kingman's police
Recently there has been criticism for the acquisition of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle by the Kingman Police Department.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Guest Column: Meriam Ibraham forgotten victim in war on women
I have watched the hypocrisy in Washington, D.C., over the past few weeks as first lady Michelle Obama comes out with her "Bring our girls home" sign concerning the 300 or so school girls who were kidnapped by the ruthless Boko Haram group in Nigeria.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Guest Column: Tale of ill health fell on deaf ears at animal shelter
I was hospitalized after having a stroke on Memorial Day. After spending 10 days in KRMC, I learned that my and my son's dogs were missing.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Guest Column: Help is available for genetic, serious liver condition
What is hemochromatosis? It is a genetic blood disorder that causes the liver to hold iron and causes cellular damage.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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