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Guest Column: Why we need Donald Trump
A good question, worth exploring! First let's define our government as it exists today.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Column: Ashley Madison fallout: We don't really need to watch this
Watching the Ashley Madison hack go down is like watching an ex break up with her new boyfriend: you want to watch the downward spiral, but you feel guilty for doing so.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Guest Column: A different view of Planned Parenthood
Nearly everything News Editor Alan Choate wrote in his Aug. 16 column on Planned Parenthood was wrong. I know because I picketed PP for years in a big city and collected a lot of their own literature.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Guest Column: Zoning change sets Kingman's course toward bankruptcy
The City Council has voted to bankrupt the City of Kingman.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Column: This gun sale loophole needs to be shut down
I support the Second Amendment. I believe people should be allowed to own firearms and I believe they should be permitted to buy as many as they want, with 50 billion rounds of ammunition to go along with those guns if they feel that's what they need to feel safe after the sun goes down.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Column: Linear expectations in a non-linear world
My fellow reporter Hubble Ray Smith sits at the desk right behind me, and every time we see an article on student loans he reminds me of how he went to junior college in California for free.
Monday, August 17, 2015

Guest Column: EPA mandates are bad news for Arizona
"We'll be put out of business." That's how the Environmental Protection Agency's newest regulation was described by the CEO of Arizona's largest rural electricity providers, the Arizona Generation and Transmission Cooperatives.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Column: The flags of our grandfathers
I own a Japanese battle flag my grandfather received from a losing general who surrendered to him in the jungles of Burma after The Bombs fell in 1945.
Friday, July 31, 2015

Column: Raids on Arizona's road funds must stop
In addition to the economic setback our state will suffer from the recent I-10 bridge collapse, Arizona's infrastructure will continue to deteriorate, making our roads and highways less safe for Arizona families.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Guest Column: Some inconvenient truths the county wants to hide
The Board of Supervisors will vote Monday to confirm or reject a property tax increase.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Change in industrial park management long overdue
It is clear changes need to be made in the management of OUR airport and industrial park.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

House stands opposed to Grand Canyon watershed designation
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment that would prohibit public land management agencies from carrying out declarations under the Antiquities Act in counties where there is significant local opposition.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Guest Column: PTO issue just business as usual for county supervisors
Although this article briefly touches upon the discussion around Finance Director Coral Loyd's statements, it was probably one of the more important moments in the entire meeting.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Guest Column: County won't have a tax hike
It is budget time for Mohave County government.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Guest Column: On Kingman Crossing, we are being misled
June 16's paper has an article that reads "The Big Picture." Nothing could be further from the truth.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Guest Column: In White House, black deaths matter sometimes
We're all grieving over the Charleston church shootings by a young white man who used money given him by his parents to purchase a gun.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Column: 'Great big globs of greasy, grimy, gopher guts!'
There comes a time in every man's life when he has to stand and fight or lose everything.

For me, that time is now.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Guest Column: Here's to the young ones - our future
This is an incredible time of year as spring has definitely sprung and many of us look forward to more outside activities and exciting adventures.
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Guest Column: In Mohave County, a tale of two budgets
"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times."
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Column: An open letter to the couch donator
I wanted to thank you for your recent addition to our desert landscape.
(22 comments)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Column: Raising taxes no way to make money
If I may be so bold as to venture an opinion ...

It may be true that no one ever asks how much the room tax is when they check into a motel. That point was made when the Kingman City Council was contemplating raising the local rate.
(3 comments)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Column: A blast from the past
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," said George Santayana, poet and philosopher. Could Mohave County be repeating the past?
(7 comments)

Friday, November 13, 2009


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