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Claire Whitley

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MCC turns community eyes to the sky

M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. The nearest galaxy that can be seen in the Northern hemisphere, and now, it can be seen with the nearly seven-foot-tall, high-powered telescope at Mohave Community College.

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Discover The Root of Connection: Artists in residence are exploring language and human connection at the ArtHUB’s autumn show

There are many types of language. Humans communicate verbally, non-verbally, by “giving vibes” and even by staying silent. There is a language of images, emotions and actions. With so many ways to give and receive messages means there are so many opportunities to connect with each other.

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10 safety tips for holiday travel

The holidays are a time of year for family, and for plenty of people that means traveling. It’s important to keep safety the top priority as families gear up to hit the road.

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A night out at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts

The event will feature an excellent assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic wines and beer, various cheeses, fine foods and a silent auction.

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Take a historic walk through Kingman, and meet some historic people

Over 136 years of history rests in the streets of Kingman. Some of the history is mild. Miners and ranchers who went about their everyday life, military men traipsing through on camels, Charles Lindbergh staying at the Hotel Beale.

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Lee Williams pays tribute to family, military in ‘Do Not Go Gentle’

Family. A short, simple word that can contain so much complexity.

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Gaming event to collect pet food donations for Mutt Matchers

It’s time to break out the controllers and pack a bag of pet food.

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Cancer survivors, supporters raise awareness with a walk

A mile can make all the difference. Especially after surviving cancer.

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An ‘upgraded bean bag toss’ turned community fundraiser

Tournaments don’t have to be regulated to be held at the end of a sports season.

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Cordelia Kay blasted apart expectations and created a legacy

The Lady Miner of Mineral Park

In the 1870s, it wasn’t unusual to find gold, silver and turquoise in northwestern Arizona.

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Food Bank seeks donations, volunteers for holiday season

The holidays are quickly approaching, especially for the Kingman Area Food Bank. “Oct. 22 is the first day we start handing out Thanksgiving meals,” said Cathy Walker, executive director.

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Friendly competition between firefighters and police during fundraiser for St. Jude

The Air methods helicopter made an impressive figure in the Home Depot parking lot at 3860 Stockton Hill Rd. Wednesday evening.

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Just who is Andy Devine?

The man behind the street name, the festival, the rodeo and the “dual-tone wheeze”

A series of questions is often asked by visitors to Kingman: Was Andy Devine a person? Why is there a street named after him? There’s a festival and rodeo named after him, too? Who was he? And the answers are generally given: Yes. He was from here. Yes, every September. He was an actor.

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Kilimanjaro to Kingman: Minister from sister church in Tanzania visits America, makes friends

“Next time we’ll invite our friends to visit us,” Emmanuel said.

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Kingman Area Food Bank keeps on giving – and needs you to give too

The food bank is always accepting food and cash donations and looking for reliable volunteers.

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Community Health Improvement Plan committees take their first steps, community involvement welcome

The first quarterly meeting for the Community Health Improvement Plan Wednesday, Aug. 22, provided updates on the three main priorities laid out in the CHIP: mental health, substance abuse and healthy living.

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Massacre at Skeleton Cave: A four-hour battle turned into 54 dead Yavapai Native Americans

The Battle of Salt River Canyon, known as the Skeleton Cave Massacre, was the first principal engagement during the Tonto Basin Campaign under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Crook of the United States 5th Cavalry.

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Community stakeholders plan to reduce obesity in Kingman by 3 percent

Obesity is a problem that faces most of the United States, and Kingman is no different.

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To Broadway and back again

Shai Weaver has dreamed of being on Broadway, and now she can say she’s done it, and she plans to do it again. Lee Williams’ Weaver has returned for her senior year after spending two weeks in New York City working with the best Broadway has to offer.

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Nearly a century’s worth of Hollywood films have taken place in Kingman

There is something about this area and something about Kingman. That something is immortalized in films dating back nearly a century.

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Sacha Baron Cohen makes a joke of Kingman

The last five minute segment of the episode, which had Dick Cheney signing a supposed waterboarding kit, was called “Healing the Divide” and featured Kingman

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You’re invited to crash the wedding at 2nd&Oak

From the street, it looks like any other house downtown.

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Substance abuse among top three health challenges

According to data gathered by the Community Health Assessment, Mohave County ranks worse than peer counties for most kinds of substance abuse.

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Under the influence: How much is too much when it comes to driving under the influence?

In its most basic form, a DUI is driving under the influence of anything. Whether it is alcohol from a party or sleeping medication that hasn’t quite worn off yet, impaired driving can be lethal. “Impairment is impairment,” said Rusty Cooper, deputy chief of Kingman Police Department. “It can lead to being hurt or killed.”

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Mental health is the number one health priority

Mental health is, by and large, the biggest concern of the Kingman community. It’s a need that cannot be ignored.

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ACC candidate hopes to bring back judicial code of conduct

Arizona Corporation Commission hopeful Rodney Glassman cannot stress the importance of integrity enough. Glassman said the lack of integrity is one of the biggest issues the ACC currently faces. “Most of what people see is the indictment, drugs in hotel rooms and rate increases,” Glassman said.

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Virginia Statler has reached 100 years old, and her family is still counting

Born in Kansas in 1918, Statler moved to Kingman in 1928 to be with her mother, Lena Ussery Hickman. Statler went to school in the Little Red Schoolhouse here in Kingman, before she left in 1932 to finish her schooling in Prescott.

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Fly baby, fly: 28th annual Kite Day Extravaganza

It was a bright sunny day, perfect for flying a kite.

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Being a mother isn’t easy, but at least these mothers have a generation or two of support

A mother is someone who will laugh and cry with you, help and guide you and always support you and love you. Without our mothers, we wouldn’t be here. Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It’s painful, it’s emotional, it’s stressful, and it is one of the most important jobs.

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Secretary of State candidate seeking to preserve integrity of the office

Steve Gaynor said he wants to make sure the integrity of elections is preserved, regardless of party affiliation. Every single one of the 15 county elections should be well run, and each county election is just as important as the last one.

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Born and raised Kingmanite Virginia Black Doyle was a model, an artist, an actress, a singer and a certified Rosie the Riveter

In a span of 100 years, so much can happen. The Allies won not one, but two world wars, the civil rights movement began and ended, women won the right to vote, humans were sent to space, and one Kingmanite who showed the world beauty and grace was born here.

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Mohave Museum of History and Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this week

On April 27, 1968, the “most unusual small museum in America” was officially dedicated by Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall. Friday marks the Mohave Museum of History and Arts’ 50th anniversary.

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Behind The Motorcycle: An invention from around the world

From inventions like simple flint tools to hunt and farm, which advanced humankind by leaps and bounds, to airplanes which have advanced to the point of circling the world in a matter of hours instead of days. One of those boggling inventions is the motorcycle.

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Pastoral Association hosts ecumenism discussion, potluck

The Kingman Unified Pastoral Association will host Dr. Lowell Almen at 5 p.m. today to be speak on religious discussions and agreements with a variety of religions. Almen will be at Grace Lutheran Church (2101 Harrison Street).

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Kingman and the Lone Eagle: When Charles Lindbergh came to visit

The year is 1927. It’s a misty morning in late May and an unassuming mail pilot was about to make history.

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Mohave County Gemstoners welcome agate expert

McMahan, author of “Agates, The Pat McMahan Collection,” has spent much of the past 26 years collecting agates.

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Hualapai Mountain just barely missed having a national astronomical observatory

The year is 1956. The National Science Foundation is in search of another peak to place a National Astronomical Observatory. An aerial reconnaissance produced 150 possible sites, which was later narrowed down to five, and then two.

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Women Making History: Some of Kingman’s finest are being awarded for their contributions to the community

The Women Making History project honors women in a wide variety of areas.

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Fay Logsdon’s impact on the local education system should not be forgotten

Logsdon was born in 1907 in the Arizona Territory town of Prescott.

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Column | Dismantling the domination of deterrence theory

Deterrence theory became widely popular in the 1970s, and it has had an enormous impact on contemporary crime control policies, particularly in the U.S.

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State Sen. Steve Farley is in the gubernatorial race

“I’m an insider who is like a mole for the citizens,” Farley said. “I want people to take advantage of that.”

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Column | Art brings a community together and creates icons

The installation of public art is almost always controversial.

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Column | Feds’ attitude toward pot should go up in smoke

Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.

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Gubernatorial candidate highlights education, health care

Gubernatorial candidate Garcia’s background is a familiar one.

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Understanding where the family came from can help ground those who feel lost

Finding your roots

Discovery is what leads people to the Mohave County Genealogical Society.

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A step back in time, a chance to see early life in Kingman

Who were the Bonellis?

It’s a rather unassuming home on the corner of Spring and Fifth streets, the stone facade a stark contrast to the white picket fence, yet the Bonelli House holds a key to early life in Kingman.

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Finding the common word: Interfaith Harmony Week begins today

“None of you has faith until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself.”

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Jailed: Behind the scenes at the Mohave County jail

In custody deaths aren’t taken lightly

The first successful suicide attempt at the Mohave County jail in 14 years happened April 2016. Luckily, staff were just around the corner and revived the inmate.

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Jailed: Behind the scenes at the Mohave County Jail

What it takes to run a jail

Don Bischoff, captain at the Mohave County jail, said there is a misconception or miscommunication about what goes on in a jail.

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Jailed: Behind the scenes at the Mohave County Jail

The intake process, from arrest to general population

It all starts with an arrest.

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