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Claire Whitley

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The Meaning of Christmas: Christmas Angels bring a homeless couple home

The road has been long, but Shellie and Bill have made it home at last

For Diane Pherigo, local Realtor, that July day started just like any other

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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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Nominations open for 34th annual 'Women Making History' award

It’s time to start nominating local women for the 34th annual “Women Making History” award.

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Watch: A Christmas Wish Comes True - Kids get their Dad

The sun was shining almost as bright as the smiles on the children’s faces at Santa’s Hualapai Wonderland in the Hualapai Mountain Park Saturday.

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Column | Making mole hills out of mountains

No one asks to be harassed. No one wants to be assaulted.

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Kingman leaders tell us what they're thankful for

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

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Kingman Cancer Care Unit annual Arts and Crafts Fair is more than a fundraiser, it’s about community

A few months, a year, even a few years can pass, but when vendors and shoppers see each other at the Kingman Cancer Care Unit’s 42nd annual craft fair, time won’t matter.

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UPDATE: Kingman High School Marching Band makes State Championships

KHS is going on to the state championships

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Make room for the band, Kingman Bulldogs are off to state

Kingman High School’s Marching Band Exhibition was a platform to show off marching and musical talents

The wind was biting and the event was starting late. Mohave High School’s bus had broken down on the way.

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If the walls could talk: Lee Williams High School’s production of ‘The Loft’ opens 7 p.m. today

Ever wondered what the walls of your home would say if they could speak? Would they tell stories of other families from across the decades?

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Kingman High School’s first production ‘Noises Off’ opens

"That’s what it’s all about, doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s - that’s the theater. That’s life."

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'Only the Brave' explores the brotherhood of firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire

June 30, 2013. An unassuming day in history for most of the U.S. But for people in Arizona that day in 2013 was one of great loss.

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Column | Too familiar with cancer

October is cancer awareness month, and I can’t help but reflect on the effects these deadly diseases have had on my family and me.

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Off the Rails Wine Festival hopes to bring in barrels of people this weekend and in the future

A Route 66 Wine Festival is making its debut appearance downtown this weekend.

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A new youth center in Kingman is creating a safe place for young people

A new youth center that focuses on peer interaction is set to open in northern Kingman the first Friday of November.

For Pastor Bob Peet, it isn’t about religion. It’s about giving youth a safe place.

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Kingman City Council moves forward with 2 interchanges, 1 project proposal

In a special meeting Tuesday, Council tackles the interchanges discussion

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City Manager to stay until end of contract

KINGMAN – City Manager John Dougherty will get to continue working until the end of his contract after a 4-3 vote failed to put him on administrative leave.

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Torched: Diving into the mind of the Kingman area arsonist

When only 20 percent of arson cases result in an arrest, what do we really know about the local firebug?

Fire is a beautiful, destructive force. In a manner of minutes, an entire forest can be aflame or an abandoned house could be engulfed. Some fires are accidents, some are not.

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Dougherty responds to social media claims

The decision to not renew City Manager John Dougherty’s contract was based on his self-evaluation, an aggregate council evaluation and an “inability to adequately achieve the performance measures and expectations set forth by the Council,” Mayor Monica Gates wrote in an email to the Daily Miner.

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Computers and building your own

Computers are everywhere.

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Councilmember Lingenfelter explains city manager decision

KINGMAN – After an executive session Sept. 19, Kingman City Council voted not to renew city manager John Dougherty’s contract. This decision, which came after a shocking performance evaluation earlier in September, was not surprising to Dougherty.

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Night out at the distillery includes cigar and cocktails

It was a brisk Saturday evening outside the Desert Diamond Distillery, though the chill didn’t deter people from enjoying cocktails and cigars on the patio.

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Column | Zipping around the fair gave memories for a lifetime

This was my first Mohave County Fair, and I have to say, it was quite the experience.

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Column | Don’t Let ‘Women Aren’t Supposed To’ Stop You

For millions of years, gender roles have existed in society. And there has always been those who rebel against those roles.

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Millennials appear to be missing from the religious landscape

The religious landscape is being shaped by millennials, and it is showing a decline

People are no longer identifying with religious affiliations, Christianity is declining and younger adults, or millennials, are shaping that landscape

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Column | It isn’t ‘just a headache’

Globally, there are only 15 percent of people who are affected by migraines.

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Column | A Lost Art: Funding Creativity

A few weeks ago, I saw something that deeply perturbed me.

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After Arizona Town Hall, keeping the momentum is key

KINGMAN – The GenK Arizona Town Hall Community Collaboration Session was fruitful, according to those who were at the Last Chance Readout Monday.

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In the Shadow of the Moon: Solar Eclipse 101

Monday will be the first time in almost 100 years a solar eclipse has passed over the entire U.S.

According to NASA’s website, the last time a total eclipse touched the U.S. was in 1979

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Column | Politics Don’t Matter When No One Is Alive To Hear

Left, right or center – liberal, conservative or moderate – politics do not belong anywhere in tragedy.

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Column | Sex raises questions, so answer them

I remember the first time I had “the talk” at school.

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Downtown workgroups seeks to raise its charm

With monthly events and numerous things to do downtown throughout the year, it seems as though downtown should be thriving and bustling.

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Don’t ignore depression signs

Mental health illnesses are not a joke, especially when it leads to someone committing suicide.

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Column: When one DTO leaves, another is ready to take its place

Drug trafficking organizations have been deeply rooted in American history.

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Column: Art is powerful, even more so than words

Visual art comes in all shapes and sizes.

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'Kingman Flower' art show opens Friday

Wildflower season has produced several beautiful works of art, from photos to watercolors to quilted lilies.

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Editorial: After a year, Barbie and Ken get another update

In February of 2016, one iconic body changed dramatically.

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Mohave County Judge Steven Conn retires after 40 years

The "Casablanca" fan waited until the last possible minute to give up his bench

People might describe his bench attitude as sarcastic, but the Honorable Judge Steven Conn said he just likes doesn’t like to be overly serious.

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Editorial: This Idaho girl isn’t handling the heat well

It’s gonna be over 100 degrees again today.

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Hoover Dam turns into a runway

When most people see the Hoover Dam, they don’t think high fashion.

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For the Marinos, photography is about capturing moments

It’s a passion, an art and a business for the husband and wife team

Life is full of happy accidents.

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Editorial: Let’s Make Sure Tourist Dollars Don’t Slip Through Our Fingers

Tourist. A word that, for many, means long lines, gawking outsiders and obstructed pathways.

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Editorial: Three things I learned from classic movies

Entertainment media can be very influential, especially on young people.

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Column: We Should Be Marketing to the Millennials

The Millennial generation is the biggest in U.S. history – yes, even bigger than the Baby Boomers.