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Shawn Byrne

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Get to know a neighbor: Love’em or hate’em, we have to live with coyotes

Live in this part of the world long enough, people are going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or coyote.

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Column | Conspiracy theories remain alive and well

He was of Cuban descent with connections to Italian friends in New York City.

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Does your school meet the grade?

State issues report cards on local schools. KAOL test scores creep up; KUSD stays steady

Kingman Academy of Learning had two of its three schools drop a letter grade since the last time the Arizona State Board of Education issued them in 2014, and Kingman Unified School District had seven of nine drop a mark.

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Historic World War II convoy to pass through Kingman

Military Vehicle Preservation Association convoy is preserving history for future generations, traveling to Los Angeles along Route 66

When the Military Vehicle Preservation Association 2017 Route 66 Convoy from Chicago to Los Angeles rumbles through Kingman Monday, don’t be alarmed. It’s not a time warp or a “Twilight Zone” episode.

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Column | Roads and water system issues means it’s time to get busy

Many years ago I had the pleasure of reading one of my all-time favorite books, Studs Terkel’s “Hard Times.”

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Las Vegas survivor wants people to hope

KINGMAN – Hundreds, if not thousands, of bullets can’t make them give up hope.

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Vice Mayor calls special session to put city manager on paid leave

A request for a special meeting of the Kingman City Council to place City Manager John Dougherty on paid administrative leave is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers, 310 N. Fourth St.

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A Vigil for Orphan Pets Without a Home

Deuce, like millions of others, wants a forever home

Deuce currently resides at the Western Arizona Humane Society, and like millions of other animals around the country, he just wants to go home.

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Valle Vista residents concerned about ballot legality

A group of residents is concerned about a Valle Vista Property Owner’s Association ballot that has a Friday due date for absentee voters.

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Column | Today’s scapegoating not so different from ancient societies’

Societies across the world have used scapegoats for centuries.

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*Update* - City Council votes not to renew city manager’s contract

After returning from executive session to discuss city manager John Dougherty’s annual performance evaluation, Kingman City Council voted not to renew Dougherty’s contract at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

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Column | Emotional maturity is a requirement for leadership

I’ve recently had the pleasure of some engaging reading on Facebook, which has pointed me toward getting an understanding of what ambassadorship is – honorable ambassadorship.

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Column | Harvey teaches us to be nice to one another

It’s been one of the most heart-wrenching weeks we’ve witnessed (not first-hand, but witnessed nonetheless) in some time.

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Prep Football: Tigers pull away in 48-6 win over Bulldogs

The Kingman Academy High School football team shook off a slow start, scored 24 points in the final two-and-a-half minutes of the first half, and left Kingman High in the rearview mirror en route to a 48-6 win Friday night at KHS.

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Column | Let’s Unite Against Hate

The Klu Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have no place in our society.

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Column | It’s Rubber Meets The Road Time For County Supervisors

When the Mohave County Board of Supervisors meet Monday, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will be decided upon.

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Column | Internet trolls: They’re not worth the time

It’s the start of another school year and that makes it as good a time as any to bring up cyberbullying and internet trolls.

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Column: Feeling grateful for law enforcement this week

When it registered with me this week that the ringleader, Omar Antonio Sanchez-Burgos, in MAGNET’s nine-person, multi-location raid Monday reportedly has connections to the Sinoloa cartel, I was stunned.

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Local newspaper’s donation to Kingman Cancer Care Unit helps secure its future

Each and every person has had, or knows someone who has had, to fight cancer.

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Fire victim picks up the pieces after July 2 Butler blaze

Christy Brown was never promised that life would be fair.

A favorite place is better than a favorite memory

It’s always been one of my favorite places to go no matter where I’m at. I’ve been to and lived in a good amount of cities and towns in my life, and I can still tell you where to find it.

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Being crafty in the Hualapai Mountains

The Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair at Hualapai Mountain Park Sunday (June 4) had a steady crowd enjoying the day’s mountain climate.

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Editorial: Leadership: Without sensationalizing, it is important

We spend our lives looking for it.

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Column: Getting It Right Versus Being Right

It’s never easy being told you’re doing a lousy job, and it’s even worse when it’s done in public.

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Editorial: Pride, lies and hypocrisy

It was a fun-filled Friday (Thursday for us) learning all about the Women Making History this year.

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Editorial: Hang on to your wallet, they’re coming back for more

I shook my head in disbelief months ago when the Arizona Education Finance Amendment was passed by the voters last May.

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A New Weapon in the War on Varmints

You’re allowed to when your livestock is in danger, and you’re allowed to when your life is in danger.

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Column: Am I liking the governor?

I’m not supposed to like this guy. He’s done some things that have made me squint with concentration wondering what, exactly, was the catch.

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Column: It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and I’m not wearing Milk-Bone underwear

First of all, my apologies to Norm for hijacking one of his best quotes.

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Here’s to drinking ‘Cool Water’ for years to come

I’ve walked this earth the past 42 years with a peculiar habit going on in between my years.

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Column: Hanging our hats on the good things

We learned there is a lot we can hang our hats on here in Kingman. It’s one thing when we feel good about ourselves and where we live.

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Don’t let a good start go to the dogs

It’s a good start, and the expectation should be placed on those in leadership to keep it going.

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Editorial: I’m supposed to feel hope, aren’t I?

In my personal life, I had one of the greatest Decembers in the history of Shawn. The only other one that can compare, I reckon, is December of 1964 when I was born.

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Editorial: Christmas or not, this city always has a giving spirit

Merry Christmas, everybody. I hope today is turning out to be the loveliest of days for you and your families.

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Editorial: Kingman: My kind of town

"You’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.” That’s one of my all-time favorite sayings.

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Lee Williams has to hang on for 35-29 win

Lady Vols ‘Buffalo’ Tempe

Madi Arave scored on a breakaway layup and a free throw in the final moments as Lee Williams held off a fourth-quarter charge by Tempe for a 4A Conference non-region win Friday at LWHS, 35-29.

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Vols can’t catch up after slow start

Flagstaff shuts out LWHS 9-0 in first quarter

Going scoreless in the first quarter of a basketball game makes for a tough uphill climb to get back into the game.

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Lady Vols hang early, falter late in loss to Flagstaff

The Lady Vols basketball team gave Flagstaff a tough go of things through the first half of the 4A Conference Grand Canyon Region game Tuesday at LWHS, but the Eagles outscored Lee Williams 21-2 in the third quarter on the way to a 54-24 win.

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Vols take fifth at Pikes Invitational, Lee Williams’ Nic Verville tourney MVP

Nic Verville’s unbeaten trek through the 132-pound class led Lee Williams at the Wade Hendershott Peaks Invitational to a fifth-place showing in the 14-team event after going 5-2 in Flagstaff Friday and Saturday.

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Lee Willams posts 4-1 mark for third place

Lee Williams went 4-1 to take third place at the River Valley Shootout Friday and Saturday in Mohave Valley.

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Lady Bulldogs hold off Kingman Academy

Lee Williams 2-0 at River Valley Shootout

Despite going scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the fourth quarter, the Kingman High Lady Bulldogs scored five points in the final 31 seconds to hold off Kingman Academy Thursday at KHS, 49-37.

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Kingman boys lose in OT to Havasu; Lady Bulldogs, Vols and Lady Vols all fall

Brett Bergin’s shot on goal with four minutes left in the second overtime was denied by Lake Havasu’s keeper, and the Kingman Bulldogs fell to the Knights Thursday in Havasu, 2-1.

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Tigers strike back, beat Kingman by 12

Lee Williams opens Red Rock tourney 1-2

Ten days after losing to the Kingman Bulldogs by 21 points, the Kingman Academy Tigers returned the favor with a 69-57 win over the Bulldogs Thursday at KAHS.

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Cactus Shadows halts Lady Vols

Scottsdale Cactus Shadows showed up with intense defensive pressure and it was more than enough to put Lee Williams in a bind and a 59-31 4A Conference win Wednesday at LWHS.

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Volunteer grapplers off to fast start

Lee Williams got its season started in the right direction when the Volunteers grapplers went 3-0 at Wednesday’s four-team match at LWHS.

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Bulldogs need OT to get past Vols

For the first 73 minutes of Tuesday’s match between Lee Williams and Kingman at LWHS, the Volunteers seemed to have Kingman’s number.

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Sports Briefs: BMXers wrap up Grands with 3 racers earning a start in the Mains

A proud trio of Kingman BMX riders finished the 2016 Grand National Championships in Tulsa, Okla., riding in the very last race possible for each of them.

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Champion: Josh White wins coveted end-of-season race

Through a broken heart and broken bones this season, Kingman’s Josh White, 9, rebounded and took the USA BMX 9 Expert Race of Champions plate Friday in Tulsa, Okla.

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Natalie Casson makes history with Le Moyne College

Volleyball team celebrates first regular-season NE-10 title, NCAA bid

Senior Natalie Casson (Kingman High, 2013) has helped the Le Moyne College volleyball team to the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament for the first time in school history.

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