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EMTs, paramedics see so much in society and do much more

“It doesn’t happen very often but that’s truly the rewarding part of it; to see an actual difference with what you’re doing,” Herrera said.

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Vibrant downtowns stem from community efforts

First Friday events, the Welcome Arch, efforts of Kingman Main Street and the Economic Development Department are all working to make downtown Kingman a vibrant place to socialize and do business, and Lani Lott, of Arizona Downtown Alliance, a coordinating program with Main Street America, says making downtown a priority is the first step to achieving that vibrancy.

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Fire district to select recruitment firm for chief

The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District is looking at hiring a recruitment firm in its search for a new fire chief to replace Wayne Eder, whose was fired in May.

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ACC candidate hopes to bring back judicial code of conduct

Arizona Corporation Commission hopeful Rodney Glassman cannot stress the importance of integrity enough. Glassman said the lack of integrity is one of the biggest issues the ACC currently faces. “Most of what people see is the indictment, drugs in hotel rooms and rate increases,” Glassman said.

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Intelligent design in state superintendent debate

Three of the Republicans hoping to be state school superintendent want students exposed to and taught “intelligent design,’’ but not necessarily as part of the science curriculum.

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Rare jaguar seen in Arizona mountains feared dead

A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died. Tucson-based Northern Jaguar Project obtained a photo of a jaguar pelt and provided it to the Arizona Daily Star, the newspaper reported.

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Zinke has ‘no intention’ of revisiting Grand Canyon uranium mining ban

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has “no intention to revisit uranium mining” in and around the Grand Canyon, his spokeswoman said, after outdoorsmen’s groups launched a campaign urging him to keep a 20-year mining moratorium in place.

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Arizona reboots talks on drought plan while rest of Colorado River Basin watches

Water managers in Arizona again are trying to strike a deal that would help prepare the state for future cuts to its water supply if Lake Mead drops below specific levels, which could come as early as 2020.

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Nevada man faces Arizona terror charge after bridge blockade

The nature of the terrorism charge was not immediately clear. Records showed that Wright was being held at a jail in Kingman pending arraignment July 5 in Mohave County Superior Court.

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Lane closure on Stockton Hill Wednesday, Thursday

The right lane of southbound Stockton Hill Road between Airway Avenue and Gordon Drive will be closed from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. Thursday to allow for preliminary work on an upcoming waterline project.

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Pipe rehabilitation at Surrey Heights subdivision

The Public Works Department’s Wastewater Division is partnering with Hoffman Pro Pipe in rehabilitating 1,200 linear feet of 8-inch wastewater conveyance pipe located in the Surrey Heights subdivision with work scheduled from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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Anderson Ford partnering with WAHS for pet adoptions

$25 for every adoption between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday

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Library’s summer reading program expands beyond books

“I’ve been coming for years and I love it,” Forman said. “The socialization … it’s nice to meet new people. We’ve done earrings with beads and safety pins. I sent some to (family in) St. Louis. We’ve done book markers and Bible wreaths. They do a lot.”

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Ducey to refuse debate with primary challenger

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t debate his Republican foe, with an aide calling Ken Bennett a “fringe’’ candidate despite the fact he was elected secretary of state in 2010. But he will have to face him in August, at least on the ballot, if not on TV.

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Motorcycle rider crashes into bighorn sheep on SR 260

Arizona Game and Fish Dept. was called to assist with removal of the bighorn sheep

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High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.

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Arpaio seeks investigation of his defeat in 2016 election

Joe Arpaio is seeking an investigation into his claim that the U.S. Justice Department meddled in his unsuccessful 2016 campaign for sheriff in metro Phoenix.

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Report: Uber driver streaming "The Voice" just before Arizona crash

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" just before the vehicle struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March, according to a published report.

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Border officials arrest 2 men, seize meth worth $370,000

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say its agents have arrested an American and a Mexican in two separate smuggling attempts that collectively resulted in the seizure of some 123 pounds (56 kilograms) of methamphetamine worth about $370,000.

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Pretrial set for suspect in Walleck Ranch Park shooting

The pretrial conference for Timothy Joseph Bell, the 19-year-old California resident charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-dangerous instrument, has been continued to 10:45 a.m. July 11 in Mohave Superior Court before Judge Richard Weiss.

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One person killed jumping from runaway semi-truck on I-17

“As the truck approached a curve, the driver and passenger both jumped from the moving truck,” Lee wrote in an email. “The runaway truck continued for approximately a 1/4 mile before overturning onto its right side in the median.”

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Gregory appointed as Mohave County court commissioner

Kenneth Gregory has been appointed as court commissioner for Mohave County Superior Court to fill the newly created position starting in early July.

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Mohave County Supervisors OK tentative budget, pay increases

Although it’s hard to make a crystal ball prediction on how the 4 percent increase in projected revenues for 2018-19 may affect future budgets, County Manager Michael Hendrix said he is pleased there is no need for a property or sales tax increase next year.

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Lonesome Dick brings rockabilly stylings to Metcalfe Park

Rockabilly band Lonesome Dick will return to Metcalfe Park for the third Concert in the Park presented by Sounds of Kingman at 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Lab testing is more than a machine spitting out answers

A lot of doctor appointments include the need to conduct further examinations to determine your condition. The doctor may ask for a blood, urine or stool sample and send it off to the lab for testing. Another scenario may be when you have an organ removed, or just a piece of it, so medical professionals can test to see what is going on inside the body.

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