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Giddy anticipation is what the 12 students, one chaperone and the few parents from Emmanuel Christian Academy are feeling as the departure date nears for their trip to Washington, D.C.

By Shawn Byrne March 6, 2019
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Did you know our country was founded on anonymous speech?

By Shawn Byrne February 26, 2019
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A teacher’s assistant at Desert Willow Elementary School has been placed on suspension after a student’s mother claimed the assistant assaulted her child.

By Shawn Byrne February 20, 2019
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How the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District is managed could be in for a major transformation in the upcoming weeks or months.

By Shawn Byrne January 20, 2019
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Ingen Financial Forensics concluded that the Kingman Airport Authority wasn’t very good at keeping records, but there was nothing to indicate any kind of misappropriation of funds that took place prior to the City of Kingman taking over operations at the airport.

By Shawn Byrne January 16, 2019
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It’s a second consecutive “C” safety rating for Kingman Regional Medical Center.

By Shawn Byrne January 15, 2019
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No battle has to be fought alone
Southwest Behavioral and Health Services is here to assist

If national statistics bear out locally, one out of every four people in the Kingman area are currently battling some type of mental illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Shawn Byrne January 8, 2019
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Heroes deserve to be honored and never forgotten.

By Shawn Byrne November 27, 2018
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A former senior economist and senior budget analyst with the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee says a “yes” vote on Proposition 413 in the Nov. 6 election “will stifle the economic development of the City of Kingman and may result in significant harm going forward.”

By Shawn Byrne October 27, 2018
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It’s out with the old and in with the new for the Lee Williams football team as the Volunteers wrapped up the 2018 season with a 34-20 win over Mohave Friday at LWHS.

By Shawn Byrne October 27, 2018
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The depths of despair can be so deep and daunting that any thought, never mind an attempt, of climbing out of it is nearly impossible to fathom. There is good news. People and organizations stand ready to step up and help those who may be experiencing a mental health crisis, issues that come with addiction, or are just in need of a bottle of water.

By Shawn Byrne October 21, 2018
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Lee Williams appeared to have finally grabbed some momentum with a touchdown in the waning seconds of the first half after falling behind Coconino, 20-0.

By Shawn Byrne October 13, 2018
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When the pickup truck Danny Van Pool was riding in as a passenger was rear-ended while waiting for the light to change at North Bank Street on Valentine’s Day, the last thing he was thinking about was filing a complaint against a deputy with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

By Shawn Byrne September 30, 2018
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Prep Football: Big plays sink Lee Williams in season opener
Lake Havasu scores 3 TDs of at least 68 yards in 34-14 win

A new cliché making the rounds in sports circles is you either “win or learn.”

By Shawn Byrne August 18, 2018
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“We were able to do all that, and everyone is saying ‘we need more,’” Ducey said. “I agree we need more, but I want to make sure that these dollars flow to the right places and are getting to the teachers. We’re focused on results and outcomes in our classrooms.”

By Shawn Byrne, Vanessa Espinoza July 30, 2018
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Jim Mc Milon was busy on this day 45 years ago when 13 people, including 11 volunteer firefighters, perished in the Doxol explosion.

By Shawn Byrne July 5, 2018
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A former member of United Pentecostal Church was unhappy with the church at 2498 E. Northern Ave. continuing to use that name after it dropped its membership in February 2017 from the state and international associations.

By Shawn Byrne July 1, 2018
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His family will be the first to say their son and brother wasn’t living the best life. He was struggling with the demon of addiction and most likely was acting out in order to feed his dependency.

By Shawn Byrne June 18, 2018
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He isn’t Superman. He’s a Dad.
He’s loving, encouraging, and sometimes, even fair

“I knew I wanted to be a dad.” And that is exactly what Gabe Otero, 37, has become. While the single father of four does everything for the sake of his kids, he’s the first to acknowledge he couldn’t do it without them.

By Shawn Byrne June 17, 2018
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Somewhere along the trip of more than 53 laps around the bright yellow orb in the sky, I’ve been taught that “when it’s gone, it’s gone.”

By Shawn Byrne February 11, 2018
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I was working for an amenities company when the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino opened in Las Vegas in 1993.

By Shawn Byrne February 4, 2018
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Amid one board member pleading guilty, and another with the fire chief facing misuse of public funds and conflict of interest charges, more accusations flew at Thursday’s Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District Board of Directors meeting.

By Shawn Byrne January 21, 2018
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Ava is a transgender high school girl, who has yet to have any of the necessary surgeries.

By Shawn Byrne January 19, 2018
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Don’t be surprised if we hear about the dancing exploits of Adlee May Anderson sometime in the future.

By Shawn Byrne January 11, 2018
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My golden age of television isn’t the same as the mid-1950s through early 1960s era.

By Shawn Byrne January 7, 2018
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The ACLU of Arizona concluded that “many Arizona charter schools have unlawful or discriminatory enrollment policies” in a report the civil rights organization released Dec. 14.

By Shawn Byrne December 21, 2017
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Finding trash dumped in the desert around Golden Valley and Kingman is becoming more and more difficult because of one fateful day during the late summer of 2014.

By Shawn Byrne December 20, 2017
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It was one of the hardest lessons I ever learned.

By Shawn Byrne December 17, 2017
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There are times during the day when the short drive from Detroit to Airway avenues on Stockton Hill Road reminds me of Southern California (from sunrise to sunset mostly), but other than that there aren’t many triggers to bring me back there from here in lovely Kingman.

By Shawn Byrne December 3, 2017
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It was one of the hardest decisions he ever made.

By Shawn Byrne November 26, 2017
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Live in this part of the world long enough, people are going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or coyote.

By Shawn Byrne November 12, 2017
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He was of Cuban descent with connections to Italian friends in New York City.

By Shawn Byrne October 29, 2017
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Does your school meet the grade?
State issues report cards on local schools. KAOL test scores creep up; KUSD stays steady

Kingman Academy of Learning had two of its three schools drop a letter grade since the last time the Arizona State Board of Education issued them in 2014, and Kingman Unified School District had seven of nine drop a mark.

By Shawn Byrne October 23, 2017
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Historic World War II convoy to pass through Kingman
Military Vehicle Preservation Association convoy is preserving history for future generations, traveling to Los Angeles along Route 66

When the Military Vehicle Preservation Association 2017 Route 66 Convoy from Chicago to Los Angeles rumbles through Kingman Monday, don’t be alarmed. It’s not a time warp or a “Twilight Zone” episode.

By Shawn Byrne October 8, 2017
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Many years ago I had the pleasure of reading one of my all-time favorite books, Studs Terkel’s “Hard Times.”

By Shawn Byrne October 8, 2017
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KINGMAN – Hundreds, if not thousands, of bullets can’t make them give up hope.

By Shawn Byrne October 4, 2017
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A request for a special meeting of the Kingman City Council to place City Manager John Dougherty on paid administrative leave is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers, 310 N. Fourth St.

By Shawn Byrne October 1, 2017
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A Vigil for Orphan Pets Without a Home
Deuce, like millions of others, wants a forever home

Deuce currently resides at the Western Arizona Humane Society, and like millions of other animals around the country, he just wants to go home.

By Shawn Byrne September 28, 2017
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A group of residents is concerned about a Valle Vista Property Owner’s Association ballot that has a Friday due date for absentee voters.

By Shawn Byrne September 26, 2017
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Societies across the world have used scapegoats for centuries.

By Shawn Byrne September 24, 2017
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After returning from executive session to discuss city manager John Dougherty’s annual performance evaluation, Kingman City Council voted not to renew Dougherty’s contract at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

By Shawn Byrne September 20, 2017
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I’ve recently had the pleasure of some engaging reading on Facebook, which has pointed me toward getting an understanding of what ambassadorship is – honorable ambassadorship.

By Shawn Byrne September 15, 2017
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It’s been one of the most heart-wrenching weeks we’ve witnessed (not first-hand, but witnessed nonetheless) in some time.

By Shawn Byrne September 3, 2017
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The Kingman Academy High School football team shook off a slow start, scored 24 points in the final two-and-a-half minutes of the first half, and left Kingman High in the rearview mirror en route to a 48-6 win Friday night at KHS.

By Shawn Byrne September 2, 2017
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The Klu Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have no place in our society.

By Shawn Byrne August 20, 2017
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When the Mohave County Board of Supervisors meet Monday, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget will be decided upon.

By Shawn Byrne August 6, 2017
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It’s the start of another school year and that makes it as good a time as any to bring up cyberbullying and internet trolls.

By Shawn Byrne July 30, 2017
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When it registered with me this week that the ringleader, Omar Antonio Sanchez-Burgos, in MAGNET’s nine-person, multi-location raid Monday reportedly has connections to the Sinoloa cartel, I was stunned.

By Shawn Byrne July 16, 2017
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Each and every person has had, or knows someone who has had, to fight cancer.

By Shawn Byrne July 14, 2017
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Christy Brown was never promised that life would be fair.

By Shawn Byrne July 7, 2017

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