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Community View | Panhandlers are making shopping dangerous

On a recent shopping trip to Bashas’, I was approached twice by people wanting money or a “handout.” After refusing, I continued on my way to do my business.

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Community View | The 2 most important words you will write in 2018 – “Billy Sipe”

I will be writing in “Billy Sipe” for Division 6 Superior Court Judge and here is why.

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Guest Column | Poll workers deserve more pay in light of supervisors’ salaries

Federal law says there are only two kinds of employees, common-law employee or independent contractor. Both poll workers and county supervisors are common-law employees, as you can see from the quotes from the IRS website.

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Community View | End the discrimination

We have recently seen many articles written about prejudice. Kingman social media is discriminatory and the community remains silent.

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Guest Column | Progress isn’t a dirty word

The root of the word progressive is PROGRESS. It’s not a dirty word.

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Community View | Spend a day refelecting on peace

In Kingman, this year’s formal observation of the International Day of Peace Sept. 21 will be held at Locomotive Park from 10 a.m. - noon. Bring your own peace signs and a lawn chair. Use search engine and enter: international day of peace for further ideas and information.

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Community View | KAMMA wants Kingman to prosper

This letter addresses the unfair and even malicious portrayals of the Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association (KAMMA) and others which have recently appeared in the press and social media regarding our support of the Rancho Santa Fe Interchange, the associated access to the Kingman Airport Industrial Park and the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT).

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Community View | Don’t understand capitalism? How wealth is created?

You’ll feel relieved to know you don’t have to read Adam Smith or even a book about him to understand how capitalism, a purely amoral economic system, creates wealth.

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Guest Column | Where are we headed and can America be taken over without a shot being fired?

In 1963 our government reviewed a document, “Communist Goals for Taking over America.” It contained 45 specific techniques to do so; I will list only a partial list at random of what is in that document.

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Guest Column | Common sense is key in the ‘war on opioids’ abuse

When facing any crisis, it is a good idea to use common sense about the methods and tools we are using to combat it.

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Guest Column | Esquibel’s take on Kingman racism is political correctness

Don’t look for race problems where there are none. I am an avid reader and one thing I know – there are always left-wingers trying to split up our country.

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Community View | Kingman’s interfaith dialogue has brought more peace to the community

For someone who had legally immigrated to this "land of the free" 47 years ago and has lived in Kingman since 1977, I find it surprising that a debate would now begin about the future of Muslims in America.

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Guest column | Pre-K benefits are only short term

In other words, by the end of the third grade, all benefits from the publicly-funded pre-K program were gone.

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Community View | Social media is a tool for bullying

Our society actively and vigorously condemns the cowardly act of bullying and is working toward its elimination in the lives of both children and adults.

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Community View | Why is a utility monopoly trying to cast a shadow on us?

On July 19 the Arizona Corporation Commission will decide if UniSource gets to impose unreasonable fees on rooftop solar power in Kingman and Lake Havasu City.

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Community View | Arizona isn’t taking the step for Equal Rights

It’s true that in 1912, Arizona was one of the few states that granted the right to vote to women prior to nationally authorized suffrage.

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Community View | The disease of mass shootings

We all are to blame, no exceptions.

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Community View | Game cameras wouldn’t be needed if hunting basics were utilized

I just want to re-enforce that there would not be a need for the cameras if a guide knew how to read a track.

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Community View | Proficiency is answer to nuisance properties

The city needs to find a more proficient manner to expedite the removal of nuisance properties in our neighborhoods.

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Community View | Opioid numbers don’t tell the whole story

I understand opioid pain medications are a serious problem for a few people.

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Community View | Democrats are destroying our democracy

We get the honor of watching the destruction of the greatest democracy the world has ever known.

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Community View | Marijuana battle up in smoke

Who can remember “Reefer Madness?” Yikes. That stuff was practically turning people into zombies!

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Community View | Political division ended what was a blossoming friendship

If I had it to do over again, I would try to not let that happen.

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Community View | ‘When you cross the line into illegal, you tend to get into legal trouble’

Vic Riccardi’s crime is an interesting story.

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Community View | Route 66 Gateway Arch: It’s not rocket science, just get it done

In regard to The Route 66 Gateway Arch, it seems that again we are inundated with a whole flock of confusing information.

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Community View | Fill your heart this holiday season with calls to friends and family

I am a former Kingman resident and this is a departure from guns and politics.

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Community View | The war against America, Americans and American values

What is really being done to us is a war. This war is being soft pedaled by those who disseminate what is sold as news. War has been declared on America and legitimate American citizens.

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Community View | Animal acts in circuses are antiquated and belong in the past

Simply put, animal acts in circuses are antiquated and belong in the past

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Community View | Taking back Golden Valley Improvement District control from Mohave County government isn’t the answer

A small group of citizens began a petition-signature drive to take back control of GVID.

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Letter | Sales tax increase brings up questions about a property tax

Regarding our increasing sales tax: The majority of people who are impacted by this type of tax are the fine citizens of Kingman.

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Answering questions about residents’ water lines would have been easier

The recent decision to terminate the city’s contract with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) effective next June takes away a great solution that many Kingman homeowners have used to protect themselves against high repair and replacement costs should the residential water or sewer lines on their property fail (Council cancels contract with water line warranty company, July 11).

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Mohave County, we have a problem, a budget problem

Mohave County has a problem … a budget problem for fiscal year 2017-2018.

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Why not stay in Kingman

I recently read in the Daily Miner an article on tourism in our community.

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Who asked the voters about a retirment benefit plan?

The county supervisors are in a frenzy because the elected official retirement plan is underfunded.

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So long, Kmart. Another change in the making

Kmart is closing. Oh, say it isn't so. I hate to see yet another chain store head to the chopping block.

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Community Viewpoint: The Constitution contains the answers for those unhappy with election

I am beyond sick and tired of listening to a bunch of sore losers and crybabies about Trump not being a legal president because he did not win the popular vote!

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Time to end circus cruelty - to do otherwise is inhuman

These hapless animals are starved, beaten, subjected to electric shock, solitary confinement, and all manner of abuse.