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Is the music dying in our schools?

Not if those at the grassroots level have anything to do about it

It was decades ago when Don McLean sang about “the day the music died” in his classic 1971 song, “American Pie,” and the lyrics remain as nostalgic today as they were back then.

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15 with disabilities get pink slips with Achieve’s closing

Fifteen people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lost their jobs and employment training when Achieve Human Services closed its Kingman office March 13.

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15 veterans get escort to final resting place Friday

Keep your eyes peeled for a small motorcycle convoy on Stockton Hill Road Friday morning – and don’t be afraid to show support.

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Kingman man arrested for stolen vehicle, meth

The drug busts keep coming.

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Man douses self, woman with kerosene and attempts to light them on fire

Kingman Police responded to the scene of a man trying to set himself on fire Monday afternoon.

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Overdose Antidote: Kingman Police first in state to implement life-saving program

It’s no secret heroin and opioid overdoses are a problem in Kingman and now the Kingman Police Department has a tool to fight it.

Kingman: AzGFD hosting public meeting Thursday

If you’re interested in seeing what the Arizona Game & Fish Department is proposing to the Commission as far as tags for this fall are concerned, then clear your calendar for Thursday afternoon.

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Kingman: 90 organizations in Mohave County touched by Smith’s generosity

Smith’s Food and Drug Stores announced that it has donated more than $14 million in 2016 to some 4,000 community organizations in seven western states where the company operates, including $432,923 to charities in Northern Arizona.

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Kingman: City plans construction after receiving flood control district funds

The Mohave County Flood Control District allocated funding to the city of Kingman this month in the amount of $606,888, and the city has big plans to put that money to use.

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Kingman: Windy conditions expected for the next few days

Hazardous wind conditions are expected in northwest Arizona for the next couple of days, but not strong enough for the National Weather Service to issue a high wind advisory.

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Kingman man accused of spitting on deputy, complains of neck trouble

Spitting landed a man in the slammer Saturday afternoon.

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*Update* - Kingman: Man with warrant out of Kingman forces lockdown at Bearizona, captured.

A wildlife park in northern Arizona is on lockdown as Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies search for a suspect who allegedly fired shots at law enforcement who were chasing him.

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Kingman: Higher Minimum Wage Challenges Business

While some employees got a boost in pay, businesses say they’re struggling

Although a higher minimum wage is a good thing for some employees, several area businesses are struggling to find a way to make it work financially.

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Arizona Supreme Court limits DUI law on taking blood samples

Mohave County case included the ‘unconscious clause’ and a warrantless blood draw

PHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona Supreme Court ruling March 9 said police can’t have blood samples taken from an unconscious DUI suspect without obtaining a search warrant or facing urgent circumstances beyond the natural dissipation of alcohol in blood.

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Adoptive Kingman area homes sought for desert tortoises

Arizona wildlife officials are looking for good homes for nearly 100 desert tortoises.

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Licenses & Permits

Mohave County issued the following building permits for the week ending March 17

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Boys and Girls Club of Kingman teaching agriculture and philanthropy

The kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingman are soon going to learn that food doesn’t come from the grocery store, that sometimes you have to take your hands off the cell phone and get them dirty if you want to eat.

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Rector death penalty trial postponed again until after June 2 status hearing

28-year-old Bullhead City man faces death penalty in case of Isabella Grogan-Cannella, 8

The May 1 trial date for accused child kidnapper and murderer Justin James Rector was postponed Friday by Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen to give both sides more time to prepare for the death penalty case.

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Kingman Mayor: City wants to keep developers providing cash assurances

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, a local subdivision developer asked the city to consider to bringing back the ordinance that allowed escrow agreements as a form of assurance for improvements, rather than the more costly bond process.

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Golden Valley man arrested with frying pan in hand

An alleged St. Patrick’s Day drinking binge landed a frying pan-wielding man in jail.

End of life bill sent to Gov. Ducey’s desk

State lawmakers sent legislation Tuesday to Gov. Doug Ducey that proponents say will give additional protection to medical professionals and hospitals from having to help people die.

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Milling project on El Trovatore Hill starts Monday

Motorists may experience delays due to asphalt milling on Andy Devine Avenue between 8th and Hall streets beginning Monday and continuing throughout the week, according to a city of Kingman press release.

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AYP, Harbor House operators, raise $10,000 running 200 miles

Arizona Youth Partnership’s “Raisin’ the Roof” relay team recently completed the RAGNAR Del Sol that started in Wickenburg and ended in Fountain Hills.

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Cats: Pet or Menace?

There are rules in the neighborhood that cat owners should follow

Lovable to some, nuisance to others, but not as loud or dangerous as dogs.

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Kingman’s JC Penney survives corporate downsizing

Shirley Birdell shops the JC Penney store in the Kingman Square shopping center about once a month and was glad to know the store has been spared from the corporate chopping block.