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Community View | Voters of Mohave County

The voters of Mohave County have a decision to make in the upcoming general election that is critical in maintaining the integrity, professionalism, productivity and respect of the Superior Court.

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Community View | Let Kingman grow, vote ‘no’ on Prop 413

The citizens of Kingman are being asked by Kingman Citizens for Responsible Taxation to reject a 1 cent sales tax that was approved by Kingman City Council and would help build Santa Fe Parkway, AKA Rattlesnake Wash, interchange off of Interstate 40 and future I-11 in addition to the Kingman Crossing Interchange.

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Column | Watch for falling fall fests

Autumn in East Texas is usually ushered in by a yearly “cold snap,” meaning we have a few days in late September or early October when the daytime temperature drops below 90 and we don’t have to handle our seatbelt buckles with fireplace tongs.

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Community View | Don’t give in to road rage

This older man was on his motorcycle, driving the speed limit, as I was, when I noticed a white car coming up very fast behind us in my rear view mirror, weaving in and out of cars, and at times, getting so close to cars it made me cringe.

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Column | How Democrats learned to stop worrying and love federalism

Suddenly, some Democrats have realized that they are not fated to rule forever – and that powers handed to the federal government by Democrats can be turned against Democrats, too.

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Community View | Zoning of South Kingman

I observed the deliberations of the City of Kingman Planning and Zoning Commission this month concerning the change of zoning for those areas south of Andy Devine Avenue in downtown Kingman and came away shocked at the language used in the discussion pertaining to this area.

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Column | After Saudi visit, ‘freedom’ just another word for home sweet home

Like millions of Americans, I often took my incredible freedoms for granted – until I visited Saudi Arabia.

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Community View | Lingenfelter misrepresented opinions and actions

Travis Lingenfelter, one of our City Councilmembers, recently chose to attack me personally regarding the upcoming Sale Tax Initiative, Proposition 413.

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Column | Should US-Saudi alliance be saved?

Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of “severe punishment” if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Column | Kushner and Trump: A hit with the Saudis

It pays to be friends with Jared Kushner. You can get away with murder. Or so thinks Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

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Column | A civics test to graduate high school? Absolutely

It was an inspiring lecture. One of my finest. And then, I brought up D-Day. Spend enough time in the classroom and you learn to read students’ faces. They say so much.

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Community View | A citizen’s response to Councilmember Travis Lingenfelter

Councilmember Lingenfelter, you say Doug Angle and Raid 2.0 cohorts don’t want to debate because they would be clobbered, and you challenged Angle or someone from Raid 2.0 to a public community debate, which the response was crickets.

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Column | Do you have an irrational fear of Halloween?

My son Gideon will not be trick-or-treating this year. It’s not because of any fear of ghosties and ghoulies, mind you. We decided last year that his advancing age meant 2017 would be the last hurrah for the door-to-door begging.

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Guest Column | Democrats know they can always count on the media

This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in preparation for a 2020 presidential run, decided to fight back against President Trump’s brutal nickname for her: Pocahontas.

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Column | Dietary scientists, make up your minds

Say it ain’t so: Alcohol in moderation is bad for us again!

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Column | Nov. 6 is the day conservatives go on strike

Republican incumbents are getting nervous as Election Day approaches, and for good reason.

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Guest Column | With friends like these

Was Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and then his body cut up with a bone saw and flown to Riyadh in Gulfstream jets owned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman?

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Column | The selfie destruction of our country

What now? Forget civil discourse. Never mind empathy. So long to compassion.

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Column | Trump goes full Trump in yet another Pennsylvania rally

With his second U.S. Supreme Court confirmation in the bag, President Donald Trump took a victory lap around this city by the lake on Wednesday night, skewering “radical” Capitol Hill Democrats and the “dishonest” media, even as he exhorted supporters to vote in next month’s midterm election.

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Guest Column | Vote ‘No’ on Prop 413, protect Kingman’s future

Doug Angle and Kingman Residents for Responsible Taxation (aka, RAID 2.0) are spreading toxic misinformation and telling people to vote against Home Rule Option and the City’s 1 percent dedicated funding.

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Community View | Celebrating Recovery: One fight at a time

According to a recent survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 21.5 million American adults aged 12 and older battle a substance-use disorder.

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Guest Column | A tribute to teachers

With school back in full swing, I’d like to say a few words about teachers, without whom none of us would know what in the heck to do with the word “whom.”

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Column | What do we have in common?

We Americans are in the midst of a serious division regarding our own character: Was America and the West founded on fundamentally good and eternal principles, principles we’ve sometimes failed to live up to, of course, but principles worth fighting for?

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Community View | Re: Transgender recruiting plans include your kids

I am writing in response to the column that was published Sept. 20 by Michael Shannon titled, “Transgender recruiting plans include your kids.”

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Failing U.S. Citizenship

“If younger generations don’t know why and how America is such a great nation, we are doomed!”