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Update: Crews search Lake Havasu for teen last seen going underwater

Isaiah Benz, 16, of Canoga Park, California, has been identified as the deceased victim located on the lake bottom in the south basin of Lake Havasu on Monday, June 21.

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Boy dies after crash on Lake Havasu

A 16-year-old California boy has died after suffering critical injuries when his personal watercraft collided with a boat on Arizona's Lake Havasu last weekend.

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Radio club invites public to Field Day in Kingman on June 26-27

The Hualapai Amateur Radio Club will hold an American Radio Relay League annual “field day” event on Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, in the parking lot of Mother Road Harley-Davidson, 501 Beverly Ave.

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Witness tells of horror as truck rams into Arizona bike race

Bicyclist Tony Quinones had only just shaken hands with a fellow cyclist and wished him good luck in this weekend's community race in an Arizona mountain town when a truck sped into a crowd of bike riders.

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19-year-old accused of firing at people across Phoenix area

An Arizona teenager suspected of killing one person and injuring a dozen others during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix told police he believed people were after him because of his involvement in another shooting, according to court documents released Friday.

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Gov. Ducey signs $100M wildfire funding plan

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill rushed through in a special legislative session that provides $100 million in funding this year to battle wildfires, react to the damage they cause and to create a new force of more than 700 state inmates to clear brush.

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Witness tells of horror as truck rams into Arizona bike race

Bicyclist Tony Quinones had only just shaken hands with a fellow cyclist and wished him good luck in this weekend's community race in an Arizona mountain town when a truck sped into a crowd of bike riders.

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Update: Crews search Lake Havasu for teen last seen going underwater

Isaiah Benz, 16, of Canoga Park, California, has been identified as the deceased victim located on the lake bottom in the south basin of Lake Havasu on Monday, June 21.

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Fort Mohave man arrested

Andrew William Welsh, 19, of Fort Mohave, was arrested on a charge of unlawful flight from law enforcement as well as two outstanding arrest warrants by Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release.

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Pujols HR, Dodgers send Diamondbacks to 17th straight loss

Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and passed Mel Ott for 14th on the career runs list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended the Arizona Diamondbacks' losing streak to 17 games with a 9-8 victory Sunday.

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Larson romps to yet another victory for Hendrick Motorsports

Kyle Larson won his fourth race in seven days then finally headed home to sleep in his own bed.

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Rahm birdies last 2 holes to win US Open at Torrey Pines

Whether it was destiny or karma was of no relevance to Jon Rahm. He won the U.S. Open on Sunday at Torrey Pines, the perfect time and the perfect place to become a major champion.

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Rants and Raves | June 20, 2021

Let us know what’s on your mind in 40 words or less. Submit Rants and Raves at kdminer.com/rants-and-raves or email editorial@kdminer.com. If your rant/rave is about a specific story please mention the headline.

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Column | Can you overdo being world’s greatest Dad?

My new supervisor anticipates being a first-time father in a few months.

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Editorial Cartoon | June 20, 2021

Editorial Cartoon | June 20, 2021

Reader Poll:

Is the ongoing drought and record-setting heat in the West related to climate change?

  • Yes 48%
  • No 52%

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Reader Poll:

Is the ongoing drought and record-setting heat in the West related to climate change?

  • Yes 48%
  • No 52%

60 total votes

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Bidens’ dog, Champ, dead at 13

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family’s two dogs, had died “peacefully at home.”

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Biden promotes milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days

President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office.

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Biden objects to raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure

The White House made clear Friday that President Joe Biden was opposed to letting the federal gasoline tax rise at the rate of inflation to help pay for an infrastructure package that a bipartisan group of 21 senators is trying to craft.

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DeVries was chief of the Kingman Police Department for nearly 17 years, and will pass the torch to former deputy chief and now Chief Rusty Cooper.