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Kingman recently lost a community-minded citizen and U.S. Marine Corps veteran David Bekeart.
Despite Arizona voters defeating a well-funded effort in 2008 to allow small-dollar loans to exceed our state’s interest rate cap of 36% plus fees, a persistent group of online high-cost lenders never lost their appetite for trapping cash-strapped Arizonans in debt.
To the misinformed: Social Security we pay into; it’s not socialism.
My wife, Frances, and I had COVID-19 in December, 2020.
The Veterans Administration often receives a bad rap for its delivery of medical services.
“There’s not a big appetite to do things that actually don’t do anything to fix the problem,” said Republican Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).
So, an insane immigrant from Syria shoots 10 people and the Democrats’ answer is to start banning guns and disarming citizens.
In regard to “impact fees,” the approximate $8,400 fee for building an 1,800-square foot home is a high price to pay to live in the City of Kingman.
When I keep reading these far-right issues like Michael Reagan's column, anti-mask recalls, opening businesses just months away from ending the sickness and death, it’s past time to stop the big lies.
As someone in their 20s studying Parks and Recreation Management, I often read about the conservation champions of our past.
At 66 perhaps it’s time for me to stop caring about the debt.
Voting is vital to our American democracy and is the right of all Americans.
Now that the Democrats have control of both houses of Congress, citizens have high expectations that Dems must do what is necessary to solve the many crises we have been left with, after too many years of Republican control.
The statements made by the Lake Havasu Patriots at the last county supervisors meeting were riddled with false conspiracy theories like “Kamala Harris will make Obama vice president,” calling people clowns and “liberal creeps,” and blatantly partisan, paranoid and extremist statements.
We know about the outlandish political myths like QAnon, but how about the conventional ones?
Well, Arizona has entered the slippery slope leading to a socialistic/communistic state.
For over a year now cattle have been roaming our streets and yards in Vista Bella.
I am writing to express my gratitude to our local librarians for all they do to better our community.
If the Mohave County Board of Supervisors concentrated more on reality rather than their own brand of conspiracy, the number of COVID cases and COVID deaths might actually be stifled.
Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3% increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments in 2021.
Mohave County logged 312 infections in two days, over 200 dead, and as of now an American is dying every 30 seconds while doctors and nurses are begging you to wear masks, distance and understand that with three more months with rising cases we are overwhelming their ability to provide health care to any of us for any reason.
World AIDS Day was Dec. 1. This is a time to think about our residents with HIV who call Mohave County home.
I’m aware how much the county has been given in the CARES Act and being retired and barely scraping by each month and certainly living without many of the everyday living items, I’m wondering what county programs and moneys are available to me.
Both a child and grandchild of mine, one in Texas, one in New York City, asked me yesterday about being given a Sharpie to mark ballots.
The political hit piece that was portrayed by liberal cartoonist Garry Trudeau in Sunday's "Doonesbury" comic against President Trump was highly offensive and disgusting.
Tuesday (Nov. 3) will be the day to vote for those running for government offices and it is our right to decide who we want in those offices.
Because of the vast corruption in our Congress, public entities and institutions, the U.S. seems about to go the way of the Roman Empire.
If you don’t usually file a tax return, or didn’t file a return for 2018 or 2019, you might not know you could qualify for an economic impact payment.
All you hear about is this stimulus check; how they are working to help out us citizens.
Everybody is so concerned about the spread of COVID-19 that everybody is paranoid, wearing masks and gloves all the time. Sanitizing and social distancing are our new “norm.”
There is no reason the government should be operating the mail service, or Amtrak or the Tennessee Valley Authority or millions of acres of federal land.
After the president refused to accept a loss in the next election that has people outraged, now a few (very few) GOP lawmakers have assured that there will be a peaceful transition of power in the next election.
In the wake of Ruth Ginsburg's passing, I expect an even more disruptive election in November.
On Friday. Sept. 18 a neighbor was providing a ride to Kingman Regional Medical Center for a medical procedure.
Saturday, Sept. 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
About the upcoming election, we are concerned that California residents who have relocated to Arizona will support the far left and Democrats.
Socialism equals communism is a major Trump campaign slogan.
At 71 and a Vietnam vet, I have never seen our great country as divided as it is now and all because of one man.
On July 29 the members of the Scholarship Committees of Meadview Quail and Kingman Morning Glories selected 17 high school seniors each to receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Congratulations to each of them.
I have to wonder if anyone else wants to see a good old-fashioned debate right here in Mohave County?
Finally someone has done something about a problem that has bothered me for the longest time.
Thank you for printing the story about the death penalty.
I’d like to express appreciation to “Stone Soup” cartoonist Jan Eliot.
I, for one, am grateful to Mayor (Jen) Miles for having the common sense and fortitude for mandating masks as our COVID-19 numbers keep going up.
I was sorry to note that Mayor Jen Miles found some of my comments (June 21 Community View, Kingman Miner) to be inflammatory and she was disturbed. Certainly not my intention – far from it.
I used to wake up sick around midnight, so I started taking medication for my heartburn.
What a fantasy – “Greet every visitor with a smile.”
For the past several years I have been a volunteer at Kingman Regional Medical Center and it has been very rewarding. Recently though I have had some health issues which required several trips to the Emergency Department.
Kudos and thanks to the City of Kingman Water Department for the quick response to repair a break in the waterline in front of our home.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a new class of rules, regulations and laws.
The coronavirus has caused both a catastrophic health crisis and an economic one, pushing thousands of families into poverty and hunger in Arizona.
After spending the past four weeks (is it only four? It feels like 20!) homeschooling my kids between the other demands of daily life I have been left with two things: A renewed love for our public schools, and a growing suspicion towards all of these homeschool voucher programs and online learning pushed by special interest groups in Arizona.
A big thank you to not just the health professionals during this coronavirus crisis, but also to the grocery store, pharmacy and essential store employees doing their best for the customers in dangerous circumstances.
The people of America should all stop going to the stores and getting more than what they need!
Here in Kingman, we require a statewide, and local lockdown of the residents.
There are few times when the masses can really take advantage of capitalism, that freedom-loving system where the people actually choose what products succeed and which ones fail, and which service is best will get more-and-more people using the good service and force bad service providers to change or fail.
Reading and understanding the Bible can be a daunting and onerous undertaking. Even when translated into modern English, it can still be difficult to comprehend.
Many years ago our justice system was really strong and victims got compensated.
As the decade comes to its grand finale, it’s absolutely necessary to recognize our incredibly generous and compassionate community.
The Kingman Arizona Social Club would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to those that supported our Charity Benefit and Sale for our Disabled American Veterans, the Kingman Police Department K-9 Unit, and the Mohave County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Outreach Program (POP) would like to express our gratitude to the organizations, volunteers and our community for supporting our Second Annual Candy Crawl.
The Route 66 Kingman Street Drags were the best thing that came to Kingman in years.
In his Letter to the Editor Can You Afford a New School Bond (Kingman Daily Miner Oct. 23, 2019) Larry Kersich makes a good argument for voting against the school bond.
Well it is that semi-annual time of year when teacher/schools/education needs more money. (Daily Miner, June 13, 2019).
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A roller skating rink for Kingman?
On behalf of the Desert Willow staff, we would like to extend a warm thank you to the Grandview Pool lifeguards.
On Aug. 3 a deranged gunman killed 20 people in an El Paso Walmart and wounded dozens more.
Not sure about your story and the thought that (U.S. Sen. Martha) McSally cares one bit about a hard-working soul, as she has not ever done real hard work.
No other community has, in my opinion, more thoughtful, careful four-wheel operators than this place.
If the breccia pipes on the North Rim are mined the foreign company (Canadian) would dump the ground-up waste back into these 1,000-foot to 2,000-foot “pipes” that bottom out in the Redwall Limestone formation which feeds the Colorado River.
It is nice to see shoutouts in the media with regard to Kingman.
Please tell me that we can block the rap concert in Kingman, set up by Republican headquarters in Bullhead City.
The one thing we all complain about is paying taxes.
I hope you and the public will hear me.
A census citizenship question is much more important than the liberals are letting on; they’re fearful others will figure out what’s really going on.
This July 4th, I write my Declaration of Independence from fossil fuels.
My father was a Jewish immigrant from Warsaw, Poland. He was a decorated hero in WWII.
As a retiree who takes regular medication for epilepsy and thrombophilia (blood clots), I am beyond frustrated with the cost of prescription drugs under Medicare Part D.
The rise of mesa came upon me fast, coming off heights, down to the swift run, the Colorado, just before the sun climb over eastern rise.
The founders knew enough to fear any type of Democracy, which is why we have the Electoral College. Yes, we all vote but do we all vote with the same mentality, ideology and outlook?
I don’t have a problem with background checks, but I don’t understand why charges you were never found guilty of show up and make you look like someone you are not.
This letter is directed to TB Blake.
In Response to Mr. T. Allen: I don’t know what universe you are from because this one has a God.
I just had a once in a lifetime surgery experience with a surgeon by the name of Dr. A. Khan at the A.I.M.S Surgery Center in Kingman.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as though there isn’t and die to find out there is.
All of these people getting arrested probably does not have to happen if the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office would be more proactive instead of reactive.
I would like to recommend one of your advertisers, Old Time Home and Mobile Home Maintenance and Landscaping.
I have heard on the news that there have been two children who have died in a hot car.
I firmly feel that respect should be a two-way street, which means both parties should receive it. Plain and simple fact. Hint! Hint! To the mental health clinics and the legal departments as well.
Sally, you nailed it! I wrote a verse to a song that goes:
What is it with you people and the president’s tax returns?
NO, Satan has not taken over.
We raised over $4,000 that will go directly toward scholarships for graduating seniors in the Kingman area.
Because of the people at One Stop Auto Body, I’m happily driving around with a very sharp looking car.
Hats off to T&R Collision Repair for being a living example of the love and charity of Kingman’s Christian Community!
How many Americans would give up homes and careers and all their savings for a chance to serve in Congress, to hold pride of place in the American experiment in self-government, and one day maybe to end up in the history books?
If you, Mr. Bernie Sanders, and any of your other progressive socialist Democrat buddies can introduce me to just one man, woman or child who is a living, breathing slave from the time Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, I will hunt down and find a slave owner to pay those reparations.
Christianity has been the primary defender of human rights and dignity for more than 2,000 years.
Feeling sorry for 50 murdered Muslims in New Zealand is getting way out of hand.
There has been a tremendous amount of talk about needing a wall at our southern border, and I for one do not believe that a wall is the answer.
Just thinking ... To qualify for a CDL license, you must take and pass a drug test.
Around “International Women’s Day” this year, something happened in, of all places, Great Britain.
It’s sad to learn that when people no longer want their pets, many of them are just dumped in the desert, on the city streets or next to an on-ramp on the freeway.
Several years ago, I watched a Holocaust denier debate with a Holocaust survivor.
We can learn a lot from the past if we will only pay attention to it.
Arizona and, especially, the City of Kingman have lost a true icon. His love for the City of Kingman and its residents, combined with his concern for its future, were foremost on his mind.
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will significantly revise a crucial environmental safeguard
It would honestly appear that our society has truly regressed from having the ability to show respect for one another or to apply “common sense.”
Let me first commend you for publishing the article by Michael Shannon in your Dec. 17 edition.
On Dec. 18, Martin Swanty and Cody Swanty donated a $500 check to the Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 for the food baskets program now in full swing.
John Micek’s good Monday, Dec. 3 column points out the illogic and impropriety of Trump’s infantile attacks on judges who follow the law and our Constitution by not rubber stamping some of his executive orders.
In reference to the article “Students want ordinance to protect LGBTQ members:”
The decisions we make today determine how global warming will affect us tomorrow and in the future.
In the words of the late, great George Carlin, “I do not torture animals, and I do not support the torture of animals, such as that which goes on at rodeos: cowardly men in big hats abusing simple beasts in a fruitless search for manhood. In fact, I regularly pray for serious, life-threatening rodeo injuries.
This past November, voters, more specifically young voters, turned out in full force at Arizona State University to make their voices heard.
Many thanks go out to the Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 for the great breakfast and all who served on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
When will our schools do something about the constant cases of bullying?
Supposedly they ran on health care, but now we hear that their first order of business is going to be getting the president’s tax returns, impeaching Kavanaugh and widening the two-year-old Russia probe.
A few days ago I had a mishap on my motorcycle in the parking lot of the Powerhouse in downtown Kingman. I was at the mercy of a few wonderful folks who I will designate as “Good Samaritans.”
Connie Allen wrote a very nice opinion Tuesday on Free Range cattle. I also wrote one back in August of 2015.
Michael Nelson in his Oct. 30 Community View “Vote with your conscience,” shows an ignorance and confusion that seems more prevalent these days.
Thank you for your article entitled, “Evolution remains public school standard” in the Oct.23 edition of The Daily Miner.
It concerns me to know that the passage of Proposition 127 would cause Arizona’s energy cost to nearly double. I am disabled due to epilepsy and I don’t have an income. We survive on Social Security and VA compensation, so we would not be able to pay a higher energy bill.
Mutt Matchers & Friends would like to thank Mike at Hooch’s for all he does for the non-profits in the Kingman area. Our dog rescue had the month of September at Hooch’s.
President Trump, you tell us how rich you are and how much you want the Mexican wall. You also said your people could build it in one year and cheaper than the government.
I like to think things are picking up in Kingman, and I would imagine the rest of the state is seeing similar trends. Unfortunately, if Prop. 127 passes, it will create unemployment and undue stress on small businesses. I don’t want to see either of these things happen.
The issue of Prop 413, the TPT initiative is really simple. Repeal the Aug. 15, 2017, 1 percent sales tax increase and mandate that all future sales tax increases be placed on the ballot for the vote of the people.
Four things stand out amongst the many statistics set forth by Travis Lingenfelter in his Oct. 14 op-ed piece.
City Council members and City zoning department have shown they are on a quest to increase the population without regard to safety or proper placement and planning of roads and homes.
Nurses take care of people – it’s what we do.
The rule of law is one of the most important reasons why this country is as great as it is.