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Donating for the future: A donation of reference materials to Kingman High School library by the Charles Bodden Jr. Family

Several books have been donated to Kingman High School in memory of KHS graduate Paul Kalanithi

As a 1995 classmate of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, Melissa Caton remembers a Kingman High School valedictorian who was outstanding in his achievements, yet humble and friendly, and someone who went out of his way to be a kind human being.

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Mohave County resists water rights transfer to Central Arizona Project

Central Arizona Project’s proposed purchase of farms within the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District has raised a few eyebrows among local officials.

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Judge tells U of A scientists to surrender climate change emails

The University of Arizona has been ordered to surrender emails by two UA scientists that a group claims will help prove that theories about human-caused climate change are a false and part of a conspiracy.

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Gaven Timothy Robel arraignment Thursday

The case involving the death of inmate Ryan Couch went before the Grand Jury, Thursday.

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Mohave County Sheriff looking for progress

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster has a laundry list of goals for 2018 including pay raises and dog patrols

After a year in office, Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster can point to a few accomplishments and occasional setbacks, but overall he’s making progress in restoring the public’s faith in the sheriff’s department and boosting deputies’ morale.

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Give the gift of specialty plates

Santa Claus doesn’t need a personalized license plate, but for those not so easily recognizable, specialty plates would make a great last-minute gift, the Motor Vehicle Department suggests.

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Mohave County fire engines leave to assist on California fires

Resources for Mohave County that were dispatched Friday morning to California

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Who is Julie Gragg?

From teaching at Kingman Middle School to directing the Kingman Concert Band, Julie Gragg keeps her life full of music

Julie Gragg was busy on the computer in her cramped music room office at Kingman Middle School Monday night, preparing for the Kingman Concert Band’s rehearsal for Saturday’s “Musical Christmas Card.”

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Families help bring Christmas joy to 6,488 children overseas

Volunteers from the Northwest Arizona Area Team are celebrating the collection of 6,488 gift-filled shoeboxes that will remind children around the world they are loved and not forgotten.

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Flying J approved for repair shop

Flying J truck stop will be allowed to build a 10,000-square-foot truck repair shop at 3300 Andy Devine Ave., contingent upon a traffic impact analysis, under a conditional use permit approved by City Council Tuesday.

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Spike in flu cases could predict bad year for flu in Arizona

A huge spike in the number of flu cases could portend a particularly bad year for the flu in Arizona.

Suspicious fire burns part of Chloride VFW

A suspicious fire burned part of the Chloride VFW Hall early Wednesday, causing minor damage before it was extinguished by VFW staff, according to a report from Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District.

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PV Police Chief faces more serious repercussions after loss of gun

After further investigation, Prescott Valley Town Manager Larry Tarkowski decided to come down harder on Police Chief Bryan Jarrell for losing his gun.

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Moose Lodge’s warm clothing drive through January

During the months of November, December and January, the Moose Lodge will be accepting donations of all sorts of clothing and other items suitable for winter weather.

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Stuffing stockings for Veterans

Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory is once again collecting Christmas stockings for Veterans.

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Supreme Court reviewing landmark sports betting case

Arizona stands to make anywhere from $35.8 million to $178.9 million in sports betting revenue by 2023 if it was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Global Market Advisors.

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Detox center may be on horizon for Mohave County

A grassroots effort to bring an addiction detox center to Mohave County is gaining steam. Leading the charge is Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius.

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Major Southern California freeway closed amid wildfire fight

Authorities closed a major freeway Thursday as flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire jumped lanes and churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles as crews kept an eye on unpredictable winds.

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Poor health and high expectations for Medicaid

People on Medicaid are more prone to smoke, struggle with depression and obesity, or rate their own health as fair or poor. But that's not the whole story.

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Mohave County grand jury indicts inmate of 1st-degree homicide

Inmate Gaven Timothy Robel has been indicted of first-degree homicide of cellmate Ryan Wayne Couch

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Kingman High School hosting its Winter Showcase of three one-act plays

As Christmas approaches and the first semester ends, Kingman High School has one final theatrical performance before the holidays.

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El Trovatore construction begins Monday

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 11 through Dec. 19 raffic will be restricted to one lane on El Trovatore Hill.

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The Beale Street arch has lost some luster

Once envisioned as the grand welcome to historic downtown Kingman, the proposed arch over Beale Street has lost a little luster after a major sign company came back with a $260,000 price tag to build it.

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UniSource has awarded over $80,000 to Mohave County charitable organizations and education programs

UniSource Energy Services has given more than 30 grants to organizations throughout Mohave County

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Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation; more growth likely

Naturalization applications in Arizona jumped 48 percent over the past three years, to more than 19,000 last year, a number that advocates expect will continue to rise as immigrants look for reassurance in the current political climate.