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Human rights survey: LGBTQ teens in Arizona feel unsafe in their communities

LGBTQ teens are at risk of high rates of depression, sexual assault and discrimination, according to a national survey released Wednesday by a human rights group. The survey of 12,000 youths – including 330 in Arizona – show many LGBTQ youths still suffer compared to those who are cisgender, leaders of the Human Rights Campaign said at a news conference in Phoenix.

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Attorney asks for Gosar Facebook suit to be tossed out

A congressional attorney is asking a federal judge here to toss out a lawsuit demanding that Rep. Paul Gosar be barred from blocking them – or anyone – from his Facebook page. Thomas Hungar, the general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, contends that the two people who filed suit have no legal standing.

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Despite cancer, McCain’s maverick ways press on in tweets

Sen. John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican voices to publicly rebuke Trump administration decisions.

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New Mexico national forest says no to geothermal drilling

Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development.

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Town drops appeal of overhaul ordered in discrimination case

One of two towns on the Arizona-Utah border that was found to have discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect has dropped its appeal of a court-ordered overhaul of its government operations.

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Sheriff’s office passes on ‘stupid-motorist law’ enforcement

This monsoon season, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will not enforce a law that permits some motorists to be billed for the cost of their rescue from flash floods because authorities worry people who can't afford the fine won't call for help.

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Prescribed fire planned on Goodwin Mesa

The Bureau of Land Management Kingman Field Office will be burning approximately 2,500 acres of grassland on Goodwin Mesa, about 50 miles southeast of Kingman.

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Doling out flood control dollars on county agenda

Mohave County Board of Supervisors are expected to divvy out more than $3.5 million of Flood Control District Tax Funds to the three county cities and one town during its regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

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Mohave Valley farmers speak on pros of fallowing

Keeping water in Mohave County was the outcry of residents at Wednesday’s public hearing of the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, but some local farmers explained their reasoning behind supporting fallowing programs in Mohave Valley.

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KUSD budget increase led to teacher raises

After the #REDforED mayhem all over the state of Arizona and here locally in Kingman, raises for teachers in the Kingman Unified School District was in the 2018-2019 school budget of $43.7 million that was approved at the school board meeting Tuesday.

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Thursday’s Cascades Tissue fire started in a dumpster

No injuries reported but damage done both inside and outside

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Man blocks US 93 on Pat Tillman Bridge

Man had barricaded himself in the vehicle

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Salmonella Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

Recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal has a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019

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Locals let it be known that Mohave County wants to keep its water at standing room only committee hearing

‘This is our water, and it’s our turn to grow’

Mohave County’s water dilemmas were the topic of discussion Wednesday afternoon, as residents and their legislators gathered for a public hearing at a meeting of the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources.

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Unemployment dips on strength of construction jobs

Arizona’s jobless rate dropped two tenths of a point to 4.7 percent last month, driven in large part by an unusually strong showing in the state’s construction industry.

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Calls begin for Prescott lawmaker who used racist language to resign

Citing his comments on immigrants and immigration, the head of the Arizona Republican Party is calling on Rep. David Stringer to resign.

CAP appeals recommendation on Quartzsite water lease deal

The Central Arizona Water Conservation District has fired back at the Arizona Department of Water Resources’ recommendation to cancel a water transfer from the town of Quartzsite to replenish groundwater reserves in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties.

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Secretary of State candidates trade barbs, ideas

Polling places were the hot topic at Wednesday’s Mohave Republican Forum when Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and her opponent, Steve Gaynor, were the keynote speeches for the meeting.

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Structure fire reported at airport

Fire reported at Cascade Tissue

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*Update* - Arrest made in missing $170,000 case

Kingman Police Department arrested Jeremiah G. Peacey, 39 of Kingman in connection to an ongoing investigation of a large amount of cash that was reported stolen June 5 from underneath a shopping cart at Walmart

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Forecasters see below-normal precipitation for monsoon season

The three-month outlook on precipitation probability from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows dark green areas in the Northeast and along the Atlantic Coast, where probability is 100 percent.

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Wildfires destroy Utah homes, prompt Colorado evacuations

Across the state, Colorado's largest fire has burned about 43 square miles over nearly two weeks.

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Arizona man convicted in 2015 Texas attack seeks new trial

The judge who presided over Kareem's trial had denied his first request for a new trial, saying Simpson did not reveal to the agent that he wanted to go to Texas to launch an attack.

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Prescott lawmaker has choice words on race, immigration

Republican Rep. David Stringer said that new immigrants – especially those from non-European countries – do not assimilate as easily as those who came a century earlier.

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Ex-Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks against gun violence in Ohio

"We must stop gun violence," said Giffords, a Democrat who was severely wounded in a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people.