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Travis Rains

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Digitally addicted? Putting down electronics is possible, just ask students in Kingman

Phone and social media usage isn’t a major problem during school hours, but Victory said that inappropriate postings outside of that window can affect students when they get back to school.

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Miles to represent Kingman at AAED symposium

Multiple Arizona cities are preparing for the economic boom that could come with the further construction of Interstate 11, and Vice Mayor Jen Miles says that Kingman is one of them.

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P&Z Commission discusses outdoor screening, tiny homes

Tiny homes are becoming popular throughout the U.S., and the phenomenon has recently made its way to Kingman.

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Council approves archway construction contract

“It’s bed tax supplemented by bed tax,” Bacon said of the project’s funding.

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Market conditions holding back Kingman Airport and Industrial Park, director says

There’s more going on at the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park than meets the eye.

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Grant funds could help with Kingman’s roads

Bill Shilling told City Council at last week’s regularly scheduled meeting there are potential projects Kingman could embark on which could receive Community Development Block Grant funds for 2018.

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Brill announces 4th District candidacy

Dr. David Brill of Prescott has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, an office currently held by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Prescott).

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There is increasing evidence linking REM sleep problems and dementia

At the end of the study, AAN found that 32 individuals of the 321 who participated developed dementia, with 24 developing Alzheimer's Disease.

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City to focus on strategy for EDD

In addition to providing thoughts on how Kingman can work to develop a successful economic development department at Tuesday’s Council meeting, Interim City Manager Jim Bacon also laid out areas of emphasis for the City to focus on within its strategic plan.

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Delivery drones could be on their way to Arizona

Starship Technologies' drones are capable of delivering packages of up to 20 pounds to homes within a two-mile radius.

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Horseshoe players rehab court at Heidenreich center

Not much stops the games from happening other than rain and doctor appointments," the group said.

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Kingman Economic Department underway

An economic development organization that sets clear goals sets itself up to be successful, Bacon said.

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Ordinance ratifying transaction privilege tax action sent to attorney general’s office

Attorney Carl Cooper has sent the necessary and relevant paperwork to the attorney general’s office

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ATM ‘jackpotting’ makes its way to the U.S., hasn’t yet affected Kingman

Hitting the Jackpot

Reports of ATM “jackpotting” have been circulating around the globe for years, but now it seems the newest form of technology-based thievery has made its way to the U.S.

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Lingenfelter questions KAA’s appropriation of funds

As tensions and legal fees continue to rise in the legal battle between the City of Kingman and Kingman Airport Authority, Councilman Travis Lingenfelter is asking if KAA could better serve the community by using those funds for airport improvements rather than for legal fees.

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First Friday kicks off with scavenger hunt

First Friday, a Kingman tradition consisting of arts and crafts shows, live music and stores staying open late, will kick off February with a First Friday Social Media Scavenger Hunt at 5 p.m. on Friday.

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CEO changes at Kingman Chamber of Commerce

Former chief executive officer of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, Gregg Martin, left the chamber’s employment but will continue to serve the community in his new role at UniSource Energy Services.

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Empty seats for city's public outreach on fees

No residents were in attendance at Council Chambers come time for the meeting’s commencement.

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Council ratifies increased Transaction Privilege Tax

City Council at a special meeting on Tuesday ratified the decision to increase the TPT.

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Kingman residents don’t need to look far for vacation destinations

Finding time to use vacation days in the midst of busy schedules can be a challenge, but today, National Vacation Day

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Kingman home and apartment vacancy rate low, competitive

Finding rental properties in Kingman for both apartments and homes can be a stressful endeavor, even though there are numerous properties, because of the shortage of vacancies and the speed of which they are filled after previous tenants have left.

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Approximately 100 Kingman residents undergo cataract surgery annually

Clearing things up

As people age, there’s a high chance for cataracts to develop within the eyes of those in their 60s, 70s and 80s, evidenced by the more than 4 million people who undergo the most common surgery performed in the U. S. – cataract surgery.

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Residents, business representatives heard on TPT

The future was the primary concern for 31 Kingman residents and business representatives who spoke at Tuesday’s public forum, as both proponents and opponents of the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) rate increase believed the increase will help or hinder, respectively, the city in the years to come.

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Packets pulled for City Council election

As of Tuesday, four Kingman residents have pulled election packets to run for City Council.

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Kingman City Council seeks citizen input on tax increase at public forum

City Council will hold a public forum at 5:30 p.m. today in the hopes of receiving additional public input on the Transaction Privilege Tax