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Aaron Ricca

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Mohave County Democrats acknowledge work needs to be done

Mohave County Democrats have their work cut out for them.

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City public works clears out weeds

If you you have it tough at your job, spend a hot day in a weed-filled wash.

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Despite many obstacles women are moving into STEM fields in the workforce

Diana LaPier and Andra Goldberg are two of the few women to succeed in STEM-related fields and careers

Despite many obstacles in their way and people telling them they can’t, women are moving into STEM fields in the workforce.

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‘NASCAR In The Sky’ invades Kingman Airport Saturday

The Kingman RC Modelers Club will hold their 2017 Kingman RC Warbird Pylon Race beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday south of the Kingman Airport.

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Arnold Plaza awaits asbestos removal funding before serving vets

Arnold Plaza on Oak Street is one step closer to becoming a central hub of help for homeless and unemployed veterans.

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KPD's Junior Police Academy give kids 4 weeks of fun

The Kingman Police Department Junior Police Academy hit the paintball range for a fun-filled team building exercise Monday.

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El Palacio employee fired after alleged DPS snub

The Kingman El Palacio Mexican restaurant went into panic mode Monday afternoon after miscommunication turned into a social media firestorm with claims that the restaurant refused lunchtime service to two DPS troopers.

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Traffic delays on Airway and Beverly

Expect delays if you’re driving Airway and Beverly avenues this week.

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Getting Chili in the Pines

The only thing hotter than the continuing heat wave this weekend was the chili in the Hualapai Mountains.

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Kingman grown, Army approved

CW2 Kevin Burcham, who graduated from Kingman High School in 2003, pilots a UH-60 Blackhawk

A 2003 Kingman High School graduate paid a visit to his hometown in a way most can only dream.

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U.S. Army Blackhawks refuel in Kingman

Warrant Officer II Kevin Burcham, a 2003 Kingman High School graduate, piloted a Blackhawk helicopter into Kingman Airport.

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Photo: Carnival of family fun

Folks enjoyed a cool Friday night outside.

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Photo: Howl at the Moon 5K Run and Walk

People and dogs enjoy what’s left of the daylight before hitting the trail at the Howl at the Moon 5K run and walk.

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It isn’t simply a paradox, this teen is a published author

While most people think of authors as hard drinking, chain smoking recluses typing away furiously at their great American masterpiece, a Lake Havasu City author was getting through her first year in high school.

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Cross-country horseback rider finishing dad’s bucket list

Colt Romberger carrying flag for ‘Expedition Orange’ and fight against effects of Agent Orange

Cliff Romberger served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 and died in 2015 of a brain disease as a result of exposure to Agent Orange.

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Fishing for Smiles a Catch!

Almost everyone with a hook in the water at this year’s Fishing for Smiles event at the Dunton family’s Fort Rock Ranch got a bite at some point.

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Dog brings smiles to seniors at White Cliffs Senior Living

The newest resident of White Cliffs Senior Living home was laying on her back waiting for a belly scratch Monday afternoon.

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Fire destroys two mobile homes in Kingman

After fighting fire early Friday evening, KFD called back out just hours later for fire downtown

Two mobile homes were destroyed and two more threatened during a fire not far from the site of the fire that knocked out phone and internet service last month.

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Defense asks court to wait in Rector hearing

Between the defense needing more experts and the prosecution wanting a mental health exam, it was almost a repeat of Justin James Rector’s March status hearing.

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Two homes on fire in western Kingman

White and gray smoke filled the late afternoon western Kingman sky Friday.

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Kingman is a Rockin’ - Community group strives to put smiles on faces

It’s a craze that’s gaining momentum like a rockslide.

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Gosar pays visit to Kingman Municipal Court's Veterans Treatment Program

The Kingman Municipal Court Veterans Treatment Program got a visit from U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona Wednesday afternoon.

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Beer for a brother-in-law who gave everything in service

Most of the flags are down and the somber mood long gone.

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Kingman Photos: Run for the Wall

Escorts by local law enforcement agencies made for a smoother ride for Run for the Wall motorcyclists this year.

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Kingman Photo: Chillin' on Beale

Streets with newly applied blacktop harnessed the afternoon heat, but didn’t keep classic cars and car aficionados from motoring downtown to the Chillin’ on Beale block party Saturday night.

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Kingman Photos: Howlin' in the Hualapais

Saturday’s Howlin’ in the Hualapais, a Western Arizona Humane Society fundraiser, was a success.

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Lee Williams High School Class of 2017

The second-ever graduating class of Lee Williams High School endured strong winds Thursday night, but their excitement was stronger.

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Wikieup stabbing victim says it’s a miracle son is alive

Frank Dazzo must’ve had someone watching over him the day he was almost fatally stabbed by a Texas man on Mother’s Day.

Kingman, Kingman Academy, Lee Williams valedictorians headed for college

A new wave of academic achievers has finished high school and is slowly getting ready for the shift to college life.

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Why services were interrupted from Wednesday’s fire under investigation

The fire that disrupted cellphone and internet services Wednesday night and why communications were so easily knocked out is still under investigation.

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Kingman Academy High School's Graduating Class of 2017

The 2017 graduating class of Kingman Academy High School had the luxury of air conditioning for their ceremony Wednesday night.

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Fire shuts down internet, cell services Wednesday

A fire north of Interstate 40 near Kingman Regional Medical Center damaged a fiber optics line that affected cell phone service for Verizon and Sprint customers as well as Suddenlink internet customers Wednesday night.

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Local tattoo shop raises nearly $4,000 for Kingman High School’s music program

A local tattoo artist and musician fed up with the lack of money for local high school bands put her talents to use – and raised nearly $4,000 in the process.

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Kingman Academy High School students let KPD know how much it’s appreciated

Kingman Academy High School students showed their support for law enforcement this week.

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Fishing for Smiles registration Saturday

Sign-ups set the stage for the June 3 event

If you or your kids want to get out and fish, but don’t have the time or tackle, a chance to jump on board is coming up.

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Kingman Progressive Alliance strives for a nonpartisan voice in Kingman

It was the third meeting in as many months, and the Kingman Progressive Alliance continues to grow.

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Kingman Parks and Recreation has just the activity for adults and children alike

The City of Kingman Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to get you and your kids involved in its numerous activities this summer.

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Learning Railroad History On National Train Day

Ed Hall and his daughter, Krista, from Tampa, Florida, check out the assortment of model trains at the Kingman Railroad Museum during National Train Day Saturday.

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All Beauty College helped with proms, now will assist on grad night

The All Beauty College cosmetology school teamed up with the Kingman High School’s “S” Club to provide affordable haircuts and perms for two prom weekends in April.

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Democratic Party seeking ways to make inroads into Mohave County

The District 1 Mohave County Democrats held their monthly meeting at Calico’s Tuesday night, and the district is looking for more ways to bring the political minority’s presence into the public forum.

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Meals and snacks now part of Kingman Boys & Girls Club’s afterschool program

If there’s one thing kids need after a day of learning and running through the halls burning calories, it’s food.

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School Threats: Are Our Children Protected?

Local school districts explain they are doing everything to keep kids safe

Recent threats of violence at Kingman schools have some parents on edge, but district officials want to ensure the public that they’re ready to take action in the event of the worst.

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Mohave Arms Collectors get first new president in 11 years

Outgoing Mohave Arms Collector’s Association President Jerry Haworth handed the reins of leadership over to newly elected president Rick Mays at their April meeting.

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Kingman Middle School students glimpse into high school life

Kingman Middle School students got a dose of blue and gold May 2.

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30th Fun Run highlights cars and folks in Kingman

Last year it was rain. This year it was wind.

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After seeing the worst, Korean Vet was just treated to the best

Louis Shannon elevated by Honor Flight Southern Nevada with trip to Washington, DC

He’s seen the worst of what humans can do to each other.

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A Pedestrian In Kingman: Sights Seen When Without A Car

Two Thursdays ago, the transmission in my 2007 Ford Focus decided 160,000 some-odd miles were enough.

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KFD holding stakeholders strategic planning sessions Wednesday

The Kingman Fire Department is looking for community feedback and invites the public to their yearly community stakeholders strategic planning sessions May 3.

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Bug Bites: Prevention is key, but when they happen, knowing how to treat them can be vital

The desert is home to plenty of sharp and painful hazards.