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UPDATED: Angius testifies at Congressional Hearing in support of Hatchery

By HEATHER SMATHERS WASHINGTON – Mohave County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hildy Angius spoke to a Congressional subcommittee about the negative impacts a loss of funding to the federal Willow Beach Fish Hatchery is having on the tri-state. Angius, district 2, gave her testimony to the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. She asked

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FOIA officers not so transparent, after all

It turns out, FOIA officers aren’t that concerned with transparency, after all, despite what federal officials claim. The records are related to a request the American Civil Liberties Union requested from the Department of Defense’s Central Command. The new documents are the internal communications regarding that request, in which the ACLU was requested to pay exorbitant fees – some of

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Needles Middle schoolers study the Quraan, learn Arabic

By HEATHER SMATHERS NEEDLES, Calif. – Seventh grade students at Needles Middle School added the study of Arabic and Islam to their repertoire last semester.   Social studies students were asked to translate from Arabic into English on worksheets, while being able to look at the Arabic phrases that were hung up around the room.   The translation assignment was obtained

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Ullery all in for Mayor of LHC

By DAVE HAWKINS LAKE HAVASU CITY — Dr. Bill Ullery is pouring gas as he enters what should be a fiery Mayor’s race in Lake Havasu City. Pulling initial nominating petitions and candidacy papers on March 20, Ullery has begun his challenge of incumbent Mark Nexsen as expected. Ullery said he’s built 510 homes during his 25-year residency in Lake Havasu

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LHC woman accused of sex with minor

By DAVE HAWKINS LAKE HAVASU CITY — His father didn’t know why his friends were calling his son “Legend” until he learned the 16 year-old was having sex with the attractive mother of two other Lake Havasu High school students. Chatter among students about the teen’s relationship with Tammy Hankins, 42, made its way to School Resource Officer Joe Erhart

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GVFD critic has first day in court

By DAVE HAWKINS   GOLDEN VALLEY — A critic of the Golden Valley Fire District (GVFD) administration has pleaded not guilty to trespassing on district property. The trespass citation issued to Lovelle Barnett, 62, is the latest controversy in the politically volatile GVFD. Barnett claims she is innocent and her supporters contend she is the victim of retaliation for her

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Young Marines helping to shape kids’ futures

DAVE HAWKINS LAKE HAVASU CITY — Providing kids building blocks for clean and productive living is the mission of the Lake Havasu City Young Marines. Forty-seven Lake Havasu area youngsters are enrolled in the program, currently in its third year. “We take boys and girls ages 8 to 18 and show them that there are things in life other than getting into

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Manley sentenced to six years for manslaughter, DUI

By DAVE HAWKINS LAKE HAVASU CITY — Tears flowed over the faces of many who attended a heart wrenching sentencing hearing for a young Lake Havasu City woman who was legally intoxicated when the vehicle she drove struck and killed a bicyclist last summer. Jennifer Manley, 22, previously pled guilty to extreme DUI and manslaughter in the July 29 death of Sandra

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Broken cameras in county building uncovered during probe of missing money

By DAVE HAWKINS KINGMAN — Substandard performance of security system equipment previously in place at the Mohave County administration building in downtown Kingman is coming to light in the aftermath of a criminal investigation that failed to solve a missing revenue riddle in the Treasurer’s office. County Administrator Mike Hendrix and Risk Manager Bob Prince concede an extensive history of

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Missing Money Mystery in Mohave County

By DAVE HAWKINS KINGMAN — The Mohave County Treasury is short $1,000. The funds went missing on a Friday, last October 25th, and the discovery of the shortfall occurred the next Monday, on the 28th. Mohave County Sheriff’s Detective Lieutenant Randy McNally began a veritable “Whodunnit” criminal investigation on November 4, but was unable to determine what happened to the money. Treasurer

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Dogs kill former mayor’s husband

By DAVE HAWKINS BULLHEAD CITY — Each of the five pet dogs that injured the former mayor and fatally wounded her husband in their home in Bullhead City, Ariz. will be euthanized. Bullhead City police Captain Tad Appleby said former Mayor Diane Vick has asked that the animals be “put down” at the end of a ten day quarantine period.

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Murphy ramps up state bid

By DAVE HAWKINS BULLHEAD CITY —  Rick Murphy has left the Republican party to launch an independent bid to become the next Governor of Arizona. The Bullhead City resident has enjoyed success in radio station, computer software and other business ventures, but came up short in previous campaigns for Congress and a separate effort to convert Arizona to a vote

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