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Claire Whitley

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Being a mother isn’t easy, but at least these mothers have a generation or two of support

A mother is someone who will laugh and cry with you, help and guide you and always support you and love you. Without our mothers, we wouldn’t be here. Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It’s painful, it’s emotional, it’s stressful, and it is one of the most important jobs.

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Secretary of State candidate seeking to preserve integrity of the office

Steve Gaynor said he wants to make sure the integrity of elections is preserved, regardless of party affiliation. Every single one of the 15 county elections should be well run, and each county election is just as important as the last one.

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Born and raised Kingmanite Virginia Black Doyle was a model, an artist, an actress, a singer and a certified Rosie the Riveter

In a span of 100 years, so much can happen. The Allies won not one, but two world wars, the civil rights movement began and ended, women won the right to vote, humans were sent to space, and one Kingmanite who showed the world beauty and grace was born here.

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Mohave Museum of History and Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this week

On April 27, 1968, the “most unusual small museum in America” was officially dedicated by Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall. Friday marks the Mohave Museum of History and Arts’ 50th anniversary.

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Behind The Motorcycle: An invention from around the world

From inventions like simple flint tools to hunt and farm, which advanced humankind by leaps and bounds, to airplanes which have advanced to the point of circling the world in a matter of hours instead of days. One of those boggling inventions is the motorcycle.

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Pastoral Association hosts ecumenism discussion, potluck

The Kingman Unified Pastoral Association will host Dr. Lowell Almen at 5 p.m. today to be speak on religious discussions and agreements with a variety of religions. Almen will be at Grace Lutheran Church (2101 Harrison Street).

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Kingman and the Lone Eagle: When Charles Lindbergh came to visit

The year is 1927. It’s a misty morning in late May and an unassuming mail pilot was about to make history.

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Mohave County Gemstoners welcome agate expert

McMahan, author of “Agates, The Pat McMahan Collection,” has spent much of the past 26 years collecting agates.

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Hualapai Mountain just barely missed having a national astronomical observatory

The year is 1956. The National Science Foundation is in search of another peak to place a National Astronomical Observatory. An aerial reconnaissance produced 150 possible sites, which was later narrowed down to five, and then two.

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Women Making History: Some of Kingman’s finest are being awarded for their contributions to the community

The Women Making History project honors women in a wide variety of areas.

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Fay Logsdon’s impact on the local education system should not be forgotten

Logsdon was born in 1907 in the Arizona Territory town of Prescott.

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Column | Dismantling the domination of deterrence theory

Deterrence theory became widely popular in the 1970s, and it has had an enormous impact on contemporary crime control policies, particularly in the U.S.

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State Sen. Steve Farley is in the gubernatorial race

“I’m an insider who is like a mole for the citizens,” Farley said. “I want people to take advantage of that.”

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Column | Art brings a community together and creates icons

The installation of public art is almost always controversial.

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Column | Feds’ attitude toward pot should go up in smoke

Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.

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Gubernatorial candidate highlights education, health care

Gubernatorial candidate Garcia’s background is a familiar one.

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Understanding where the family came from can help ground those who feel lost

Finding your roots

Discovery is what leads people to the Mohave County Genealogical Society.

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A step back in time, a chance to see early life in Kingman

Who were the Bonellis?

It’s a rather unassuming home on the corner of Spring and Fifth streets, the stone facade a stark contrast to the white picket fence, yet the Bonelli House holds a key to early life in Kingman.

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Finding the common word: Interfaith Harmony Week begins today

“None of you has faith until you love for your neighbor what you love for yourself.”

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Jailed: Behind the scenes at the Mohave County jail

In custody deaths aren’t taken lightly

The first successful suicide attempt at the Mohave County jail in 14 years happened April 2016. Luckily, staff were just around the corner and revived the inmate.

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Jailed: Behind the scenes at the Mohave County Jail

What it takes to run a jail

Don Bischoff, captain at the Mohave County jail, said there is a misconception or miscommunication about what goes on in a jail.

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Jailed: Behind the scenes at the Mohave County Jail

The intake process, from arrest to general population

It all starts with an arrest.

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Lee Williams High School is Miscasting a Concert

Students play the perfect role in raising money for AIDS/HIV research

Imagine your favorite play or movie. Now imagine everything just a little bit wrong.

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Deadline approaches for ‘Women Making History’ award

The nomination deadline is Jan. 19.

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Resolutions have a low success rate. So why do we make them, and how long have we been making them?

Changing for the New Year

It’s the first day of 2018. Plenty of people are up and at the gym or putting their phones down as they begin working on their New Year’s resolutions.

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A Lee Williams junior gets her shot in the Big Apple

Lee Williams’ Shai Weaver will get to experience every theater student’s dream at her Broadway internship this summer

Shai Weaver is still waiting to wake up from her dream.

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All hooves on deck: Kingman’s Healing Hooves offers opportunities for able-bodied and disabled horse enthusiasts

Kingman’s Healing Hooves offers opportunities for able-bodied and disabled horse enthusiasts

The swish of a tail, the long lashes on brown, almost black, eyes, and the soft, smooth, warm skin around the mouth and nose make up just small features of a horse.

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The Meaning of Christmas: Christmas Angels bring a homeless couple home

The road has been long, but Shellie and Bill have made it home at last

For Diane Pherigo, local Realtor, that July day started just like any other

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Kingman High School hosting its Winter Showcase of three one-act plays

As Christmas approaches and the first semester ends, Kingman High School has one final theatrical performance before the holidays.

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Nominations open for 34th annual 'Women Making History' award

It’s time to start nominating local women for the 34th annual “Women Making History” award.

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Watch: A Christmas Wish Comes True - Kids get their Dad

The sun was shining almost as bright as the smiles on the children’s faces at Santa’s Hualapai Wonderland in the Hualapai Mountain Park Saturday.

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Column | Making mole hills out of mountains

No one asks to be harassed. No one wants to be assaulted.

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Kingman leaders tell us what they're thankful for

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

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Kingman Cancer Care Unit annual Arts and Crafts Fair is more than a fundraiser, it’s about community

A few months, a year, even a few years can pass, but when vendors and shoppers see each other at the Kingman Cancer Care Unit’s 42nd annual craft fair, time won’t matter.

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UPDATE: Kingman High School Marching Band makes State Championships

KHS is going on to the state championships

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Make room for the band, Kingman Bulldogs are off to state

Kingman High School’s Marching Band Exhibition was a platform to show off marching and musical talents

The wind was biting and the event was starting late. Mohave High School’s bus had broken down on the way.

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If the walls could talk: Lee Williams High School’s production of ‘The Loft’ opens 7 p.m. today

Ever wondered what the walls of your home would say if they could speak? Would they tell stories of other families from across the decades?

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Kingman High School’s first production ‘Noises Off’ opens

"That’s what it’s all about, doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s - that’s the theater. That’s life."

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'Only the Brave' explores the brotherhood of firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire

June 30, 2013. An unassuming day in history for most of the U.S. But for people in Arizona that day in 2013 was one of great loss.

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Column | Too familiar with cancer

October is cancer awareness month, and I can’t help but reflect on the effects these deadly diseases have had on my family and me.

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Off the Rails Wine Festival hopes to bring in barrels of people this weekend and in the future

A Route 66 Wine Festival is making its debut appearance downtown this weekend.

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A new youth center in Kingman is creating a safe place for young people

A new youth center that focuses on peer interaction is set to open in northern Kingman the first Friday of November.

For Pastor Bob Peet, it isn’t about religion. It’s about giving youth a safe place.

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Kingman City Council moves forward with 2 interchanges, 1 project proposal

In a special meeting Tuesday, Council tackles the interchanges discussion

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City Manager to stay until end of contract

KINGMAN – City Manager John Dougherty will get to continue working until the end of his contract after a 4-3 vote failed to put him on administrative leave.

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Torched: Diving into the mind of the Kingman area arsonist

When only 20 percent of arson cases result in an arrest, what do we really know about the local firebug?

Fire is a beautiful, destructive force. In a manner of minutes, an entire forest can be aflame or an abandoned house could be engulfed. Some fires are accidents, some are not.

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Dougherty responds to social media claims

The decision to not renew City Manager John Dougherty’s contract was based on his self-evaluation, an aggregate council evaluation and an “inability to adequately achieve the performance measures and expectations set forth by the Council,” Mayor Monica Gates wrote in an email to the Daily Miner.

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Computers and building your own

Computers are everywhere.

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Night out at the distillery includes cigar and cocktails

It was a brisk Saturday evening outside the Desert Diamond Distillery, though the chill didn’t deter people from enjoying cocktails and cigars on the patio.

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Councilmember Lingenfelter explains city manager decision

KINGMAN – After an executive session Sept. 19, Kingman City Council voted not to renew city manager John Dougherty’s contract. This decision, which came after a shocking performance evaluation earlier in September, was not surprising to Dougherty.

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