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Miner Editorial | Kingman Unified School District taking steps in the right direction

Schools try their best to give every student the chance of having a great education and being prepared for the future. Although sometimes the funding isn’t fully there, they do try their best to make sure every student receives a proper education.

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Miner Editorial | It’s not a bad thing to be known for something

Cities and towns across America have given themselves monikers “the hometown of” or “the ______ capital of the world.” Kingman has a small corner in this realm because we like to let outsiders know we are the hometown of Andy Devine.

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Daily Miner Editorial | A brighter Kingman

For minor inconveniences of travel, the work being done will do nothing but benefit the City and its residents.

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Miner Editorial | We need to protect the water we have

Central Arizona Project’s Board of Directors has canceled its plans to purchase farm leases and water rights from the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District. If the sale went through, this would have meant CAP transferring about 5,000 acre feet of water annually from Mohave County to Central Arizona.

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Miner Editorial | Sports betting: A pool of revenue for Arizona

It’s game on for legal sports betting in Arizona after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 1992 Congressional act that lawyers argued was a violation of the Tenth Amendment anti-commandeering doctrine.

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Miner Editorial | Honoring journalists who have died to deliver truth (#WithoutNews)

Today, Monday June 4, 2018, journalists and news advocates around the world are pausing to remember those who have given their lives in pursuit of covering the news and freedom of the press.

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Miner Editorial | Think critically about where your votes are going

Requiring a supermajority vote of Council can be a blessing for some issues, but a hindrance for others. Discussions at the last few Council meetings are a prime example.

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Miner Editorial | Memorial Day: It’s not just a barbecue day

The sun is shining, the weather is perfect, the bratwursts and hamburgers and skewers are on the grill

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Miner Editorial | They be small, but they be mighty

The Daily Miner would love to see these tiny homes become a reality.

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Miner Editorial | Smokey’s right. Preventing fires is up to us

The early results are in and and it is apparent that fire season is upon us. Whether within the city perimeters, out in the desert, or in the mountains, the danger is real and it is up to us to make sure more devastating fires don’t become part of our lives.

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Miner Editorial | What it takes to be a good Samaritan

Medical professionals generally use 104-degree body temperature to measure heatstroke, and death can occur when body temperatures reach the 107-degree range. Even on an 80-degree day it’s 109 in 20 minutes inside a car.

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Miner Editorial | Red light cameras or not, something has to be done

The Daily Miner Editorial Board supports the rationale behind these cameras being installed. With the amount of accidents on Stockton Hill Road alone, measures have to be taken to protect the citizenry.

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Miner Editorial | Councilman Stuart Yocum needs to resign and Council needs to lead

Seven members of our community have been chosen, via the ballot or as a political appointee, to lead the City of Kingman. These seven, City Council, are the face of Kingman. Their desires to make Kingman a better place to live led them to their seats.

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Miner Editorial | It’s important to know there’s more to the teachers’ walkout than raises

While the spotlight has been shining bright on teachers during the largest-ever strike in Arizona history, there is more to their demands than money for themselves.

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Miner Editorial | Cleaning up the desert takes more than hardworking volunteers

Small groups of volunteers have taken it upon themselves to clean up the desert.

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Miner Editorial | It’s prudent to protect our guests

The traveling and summer vacation season has begun with plans being made to bring visitors into our homes at one time or another.

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Miner Editorial | Internet literacy is important for all ages

How important is it to be internet literate? The short answer to that is quite clear: very important.

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Miner Editorial | We dare to fly

When taxpayer money is spent there is an expectation that there’s a loud bang for the buck will come with it.

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Miner Editorial | Arizona’s education system must improve, and that starts with teacher salaries

When Arizona became a state in 1912, Congress provided the state government with 10 million acres of land.

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Miner Editorial | Seizing the opportunity was the right play

City Council gave unanimous approval for City Attorney Carl Cooper and Interim City Manager Jim Bacon to move toward finalizing a development agreement with Kingman Regional Medical Center regarding the construction of the Interstate 40 and Kingman Crossing Boulevard interchange.

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Miner Editorial | A public information officer can make all the difference

There are times when the Daily Miner hears criticism from its website and social media readers that there was not enough information provided in stories about traffic accidents and shootings.

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Miner Editorial | Listening to young people is important

Individuality is a blessing.

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Miner Editorial | No need to demonize gaming

Globally, video games generated $108.9 billion in 2017. There are 2.2 billion gamers worldwide.

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Editorial | Don’t let politics ruin friendships

The political time in which America finds itself today is perilous because there does not appear to be any discourse.

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