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Gov. Ducey to lawmakers: Back off plans to repeal $32 vehicle fee

Gov. Doug Ducey signaled that state lawmakers should back off plans to repeal or reduce a new $32-a-vehicle registration fee to pay to operate the Highway Patrol.

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Kingman Railroad Museum spreads locomotive knowledge to younger generations

“Trains are just magical,” Spurlock said. “If we can get younger children access to them, hopefully that love of trains and hobby will continue.”

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Wallace murder trial starts out with testimony about footprints

Sheriff's officers recount tracking the footprints from a nearby road to the travel trailer home of murder victim known as "Veteran Johnny."

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Lee Williams High School students want an ordinance to protect LGBTQ members

Acceptance. The simplicity of the action can mean so much to someone.

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Winter water temperatures bring additional safety concerns

The National Parks Service reports the water temperatures at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave can drop to about 45 degrees in the winter months. The Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau says on its website that Lake Havasu has an average water temperature of 59 degrees in December and 50 degrees in January.

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Democrats gather toys for foster children served by CASA Council

More than 800 foster children are living in Mohave County and the number is growing by the day, said Beverly Siemens, president of CASA Council.

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Assault charges dismissed against substitute teacher at Telesis

Mohave County prosecutors this week dismissed assault charges against a substitute teacher at Telesis Preparatory Academy.

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Jury selected for Buddy Wallace first-degree murder trial

Judge dismisses several prospective jurors for religious beliefs, police bias, medical reasons and financial hardships.

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Kingman police utilize grants to better serve community

The department has also received a substantial grant in the amount of about $136,000 from the Department of Homeland Security for its bomb robot. KPD’s robot is two generations old, DeVries said, and a new robot can cost as much as $300,000 or more.

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More than 2,000 permit-tags for spring javelina hunts remain

State wildlife officials are offering another opportunity to obtain permit-tags for javelin hunts

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Latest court ruling gives airport back to Kingman, but not legal fees

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Moss ruled Tuesday that the City of Kingman will take control of Kingman Airport Authority, and also that any legal fees incurred by KAA in defending its lawsuit against the City do not have to be repaid.

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*Update* - Bomb threat at Smith's Food and Drug canceled

Caller claims bombs planted in Smith’s, demands cash

Smith’s Food and Drug was evacuated around 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, when a bomb threat was called into the store

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Dept. of Revenue holds unclaimed property auction

The Arizona Department of Revenue will hold an unclaimed property auction from dormant safe deposit boxes at 11 a.m. Friday at Sierra Auction, 3570 Grand Ave., in Phoenix.

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Jimmy Dean sausage recalled

CTI Foods LLC, an Owingsville, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and poultry sausage links products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials

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Arizona gas prices 40 cents above national average, but on the decline

While the national average is around $2.41 a gallon for regular gas, Arizona is closer to $2.80, according to GasBuddy.com.

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Report on Council rezone decision at Kingman’s Planning and Zoning meeting

That public hearing will not take place at this month’s meeting, rather staff will provide a report on actions taken by Council Tuesday regarding the issue.

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Rep. Ugenti-Rita calls vehicle license fee ‘sneaky’

Calling its enactment “sneaky," a veteran lawmaker wants to repeal a new $32-a-vehicle fee on every car, truck, motorcycle and trailer that is being used to balance the state budget.

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Author Ronnow writes novel about surviving electrical shutdown

In "Twilight's Last Gleaming," North Korea and Iran join forces with a goal of shutting down America's electrical grid and its national infrastructure.

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Input from businesses to help develop chamber’s strategic plan

The survey asks businesses to provide some of the biggest challenges faced today, things that get in the way of success, and ways the community can improve quality of life.

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Bullhead City motorcyclist dies after collision with car

Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a Bullhead City motorcyclist is dead after a collision with a car.

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Mohave Republican Forum holds annual Christmas Party

The Mohave Republican Forum is now accepting reservations for its annual Christmas Party and Installation Banquet set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Calico’s Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St.

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Dolan Springs group to raffle Joshua tree-dotted land as fundraiser

You can own a piece of land with spectacular scenery in this rural town for as little as $20 and contribute to a worthy cause at the same time.

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ACA enrollment steady even with no penalty, higher premiums

The penalty for not having mandated medical insurance has been eliminated, and premiums for plans through the Affordable Care Act have increased from the start of the program, but it hasn’t affected enrollment in Arizona, an insurance executive said Friday.

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Airport Advisory Commission meets at new time Monday

The Airport Advisory Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Monday in Council chambers, 310 N. Fourth St.

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