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Letter: Terrorists don't represent Islam
Peace be with you. This is a common greeting among Christians, Muslims and Jews.
(13 comments)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: Time to end the death penalty
As much as I try to stay out of those subjects that are sensitive to many, I've got go with my opinion on this one.
(7 comments)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: The people's sheriff is leaving
On July 12 at the retirement celebration of Sheriff Tom Sheahan, I had the privilege of seeing greatness at its finest.
(3 comments)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Letter of thanks: Academy awards kudos for help
The Kingman Academy Tiger Booster Club would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the local businesses and individuals who supported our recent golf tournament.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Letter of thanks: A blast in Valle Vista
The Valle Vista 4th of July Committee extends a big thank you to the raffle prize donors, the hole sponsors and the volunteers for their hard work.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Letter: Kill them the old-fashioned way
In regards to the recent execution of Mr. Wood, I don't think he was concerned about the suffering of those he killed in 1989 or about the grief he caused their family.
(18 comments)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Letter: The advantages of death by heroin
There is a safe and humane execution method for jurisdictions that have laws authorizing application of capital punishment.
(8 comments)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Editorial: Cliff's notes on the hole story
It was one of those days when the phone wouldn't stop ringing, so when the first thing I heard after mumbling "Newsroom, this is Rich" was "How's the redesign coming?", I panicked.
(2 comments)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Editorial: It's past time to kill the death penalty
Joseph Wood's 90-minute gasping execution last week added to the pile of stories about the death penalty gone wrong - stories that, so far, haven't had much impact beyond the immediate news "hit" of an unusual event happening.
(32 comments)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Farm drinks water, but loses money
There has been a lot of print about the farm at Red Lake, so it must be time for a farm report from Long Mountain.
(15 comments)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Now is the time for a farewell to kings
When the country, many years ago, was starting to fill in, anyone with an ability found that the opportunity was there to apply their trade, as the demand for services was there in abundance.
(2 comments)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guest Column: Follow the Bible's plan for marriage
Steve Chapman's column about "The Myth of Traditional Marriage" is interesting.
(11 comments)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kingman Letters: Animals Need a Break From the Heat
As I drive around Kingman, I have noticed a lot of horses in an area where there is no shade at all.
(20 comments)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kingman Letters-Who caused this border mess?
We sure are hearing a lot about all of these kids who are coming up to the U.S. from Central America.
(19 comments)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Column: Who shall live? Who shall die?
When I was a young journalist, if anyone had told me I would write about more than one psychotic murderer...
(1 comments)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letter: Gosar responds: I'm not a liar
I was extremely disappointed in the column published on July 13, 2014, titled "Guest Column: Who's telling the truth? We'll see."
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letter: Charged up about batteries
You know, folks, I think that I'm going to need some storage space and I may even need to hire some help.
(7 comments)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letter: The financial crisis is coming
It's not like I care whether all of you folks drop dead of heart attacks, or rush to your secure phone to Valerie Jarrett or whomever else informed and ruthless dissent is reported nowadays.
(20 comments)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Letter of thanks: With this thief, who needs DNA?
Cornerstone Baptist Church would like to thank the Mohave County Sheriff's office, Deputy Giraldie, and the community at large for their recent help recovering our stolen property.
(1 comments)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Letter of thanks: Swanty, theater made MIKID's day
This is a huge "Thank You" to Martin Swanty Hyundai and the Kingman Cinemas.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Guest Column: Mexico boycott and unintended consequences
Boycotts of private companies may be effective in getting them to pay attention to certain issues important to their customers. A large enough outcry can have an effect on the company's bottom line.
(24 comments)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Guest Column: A big part of Kingman history is quietly going away
Something is about to go missing in Kingman.
(18 comments)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Letter: Bergdahl's social promotion
PFC Bergdahl was given what amounts to a social promotion while he remained a deserter.
(20 comments)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Letter: The president's diabolical scheme
President Obama has concocted a diabolic scheme to ignite the passions of the general population to make immigration reform the top priority issue for implementation.
(52 comments)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kingman Letters: Is there something in the water?
The latest Arizona Republican to engage in political self-destruction, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is particularly troubling this time around, not so much for the distinctly unsavory ideas put forth under the various pseudonyms Falcon9 and Thucydide, but because they are simply incorrect.
(18 comments)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Column: Human vs. ants? Advantage: Ants
Want some advice on killing ants that tunnel into your yard? Don't try anything natural. Don't try anything that's safe to use around children and pets. Don't try to be humane.
(13 comments)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Letter: Insurance bill hurts quite a bit
The other day, I was writing checks for all of the bills. The check I wrote that really hurts is the check for my supplemental insurance company.
(10 comments)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Letter: A hearty "amen" to that
Yes, Mary Hazlip, you can get a very large "Amen!" [June 26].
(16 comments)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Letter: Think of what we have lost
I was editing my novel when it occurred to me that although the intent was historical fiction, it could be seen as a historical lament.
(16 comments)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Letter: Ward erred with Mexico vacation
While Congressional leaders, including U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, are pushing for the release of the U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been rotting in Mexican jails for over 100 days, and other concerned elected officials like Sen. Ted Cruz are trying to expose and stop the illegal aliens invasion of hundreds of thousands who are flooding our southern border with the help of the Mexican government, our Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward is having a great time in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
(22 comments)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Letter of thanks: Restaurateur left holding the bags
On the morning of Jan. 27, my husband and I arrived in Kingman to board an eastbound train to Nebraska at 2:30 the following morning.
(3 comments)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Letter of thanks: Support was there when needed
There is no way we can thank you enough for all the help and support we have received from some wonderful people here in Kingman.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Letter of thanks: Memorial for a memorable man
Thank you to those who attended the great memorial for Richard J. Ferguson, a retired manager who helped start up the Kingman plant of American Woodmark in 1987.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Letter of thanks: Garage doors look old/new
My house is one of the 80-year-olds in downtown Kingman.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Letter of thanks: Declaration on 4th appreciated
Many thanks to the Brown Drilling Company for their whole page tribute to our Declaration of Independence. I hope everyone read it.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Editorial: Just call him 'Sideshow Boehner'
You know, when Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that the GOP congressmen intended to sue President Obama, I thought it was a throwaway sideshow moment, something to feed to the members of his party itching for impeachment proceedings while not looking completely bonkers.
(8 comments)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Editorial: AP style makes Arizonans racists
Page 5 of Tuesday's Miner carried a lengthy Associated Press story about the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the Arizona "cannot deny driver's licenses to young (illegal) immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy."
(11 comments)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest Column: This American's dream is turning into a nightmare
Some days I think I'm living in a dream. Make that a nightmare.
(34 comments)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest Column: Who's telling the truth? We'll see
The wool over our proverbial eyes is mysteriously being lifted.
(26 comments)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest Column: Don't worry about the scary bears
This is a true story, written by my daughter Clara, about me, a bear and my dearly departed father, Bob.
(2 comments)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Letter: Minding our own business
In Alan Choate's column (July 6) he writes there is a rule we should all follow: "Employers, an employee's sex life and reproductive decisions are none of your business. And for the most part, their health care choices are none of your beeswax either."
(20 comments)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Letter: Big problem, simple solution
So often we are faced with huge problems that have complicated solutions. Childhood hunger, at first glance, is one such problem.
(14 comments)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Letter: Nothing's changed
Alan, the last I checked, I could go into my local drug store and buy contraceptives.
(15 comments)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Letter: Recycling hoops and the third degree
For years now, my friend and I have been taking paper, plastic and aluminum cans for recycling at Bulldog Disposal.
(10 comments)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Column: Murders, mercy and unequal justice
I've written too many murder stories to count in my career. I've interviewed too many victims' relatives and I've heard too many excuses for why people do the evil they do.
(4 comments)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Letter: A peace offering for Lori
The June 30 "Thanks" letter from Lori Gabriel-Dane, whom I considered my polar opposite, was an eye-opener to be sure.
(25 comments)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Letter: The invisible hand at work
While in our travel trailer in Seattle, the refrigerator failed.
(5 comments)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Column: Handicap parking cheaters among us
I received an interesting email a few days ago from a very nice woman, Carol Costa, who explained a concern she had.
(34 comments)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Letter: He's not your socialist slave
For all the people who support socialism, and you come and challenge me about the failure of the capitalistic system, here is my answer. Let's not confuse corporatism with true free market.
(41 comments)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hobby Lobby: Only the lawyers are happy
For the sake of argument, let's say one day I'm shopping at my favorite specialty store, Snobby Hobby, and I hit it off with one of the managers.
(66 comments)

Sunday, July 6, 2014


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