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Inaugural members of Economic Development Commission selected

 

KINGMAN – An assortment of issues were handled during Tuesday's Kingman City Council workshop and regular meeting, which lacked much of the drama and contention that has so frequently colored the sessions for more than a year.

Here’s a snapshot:

Sales Tax Report

Finance Director Tina Moline reported city sales tax collections are up 5.9 percent over the last year. She noted that highly visible building activity has translated to a 22 percent sales tax increase in the construction arena.

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KINGMAN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the lead federal agency that manages environmental investigations and cleanup at a former Department of Defense (DoD) training area in the former Kingman Ground-to-Ground Gunnery Range, known as former skeet ranges MRS03. The Gunnery Range is a former World War II training range located on about 75 acres parallel to Highway 66 in Kingman, Arizona.

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KINGMAN – From the be careful what you wish for file: The Kingman City Council did not want the Kingman Airport Authority using tax dollars to defend itself against the city’s attempts to take over the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park and has since blocked the KAA from those assets.

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MOHAVE COUNTY - A new video featuring the top three officials in the Mohave County Sheriff’s office has gone viral on social media. Sheriff Doug Schuster takes the lead role in lip-synching Johnny Horton’s Battle of New Orleans song released in 1959.

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KINGMAN – After years of planning and multiple project reconfigurations, an addition to the Mohave County Courthouse in downtown Kingman could go vertical early next year.

Officials are reviewing plans for construction of a four-story structure that will provide 66,400 square feet of new space next to the historic courthouse.

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Petition seeks to give voters say in controversial increase – now and in the future

 

KINGMAN – Representatives of the Kingman Citizens for Responsible Taxation committee have submitted petitions proposing repeal of a portion of the sales tax package approved by the City Council last August.

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 45 rounds fired at officers; bump stock used on AR-15-style rifle

 

KINGMAN – One of three men suspected of a number of armed robberies and burglaries in the Kingman area allegedly fired 45 rounds at Kingman Police officers from an AR-15-style rifle before he was shot in the face Sunday night outside of Dollar General on Andy Devine Avenue.

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MCSO: Robber was wearing body armor

 

KINGMAN –Deputy Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper said the alleged armed robber who suffered a gunshot wound after trading gunfire with officers Sunday night might have shot himself in the face.

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