Serving
Mohave County
May 2024
Volume 24 Issue 3
COMPLIMENTARY

MCC pioneers new real-world approach to education

MCC pioneers new real-world approach to education

Mohave Community College (MCC) is pioneering a new approach to education, focusing on real-world experiences and cross-disciplinary collaboration to better prepare students for the workforce. The initiative, led by MCC Electrical Technology Instructor Michael McKenzie and Carpentry Instructor Dan Underwood, aims to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom instruction.

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NPS phases out ‘Trailer Village’ at Cottonwood Cove

The National Park Service (NPS) has set into motion a plan that will see the gradual phasing out of a longstanding trailer park on the shores of Lake Mohave. The Trailer Village at Cottonwood Cove, which has been a fixture in the area since the early 1970s, is set to be completely phased out by 2043. The decision was made as part of a new lease agreement between the NPS and Lake Mead Mohave Adventures— a company that oversees the majority of commercial operations within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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Proposed bill would consolidate control of Mohave County public schools

A controversial bill proposed by two Mohave County legislators would implement a pilot program consolidating control of the county’s public school districts under a single elected official.
House Bill 2717, sponsored by State Reps. John Gillette (R-Kingman) and Leo Biasiucci (R-Lake Havasu City), would transfer many powers held by local school boards to the Mohave County School Superintendent’s office for a 5-year pilot program starting in 2025. The bill would also implement a similar consolidated administration pilot program in neighboring La Paz County.

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Arizona residents brace for fallout from University of Arizona’s financial problems

Arizona residents brace for fallout from University of Arizona’s financial problems

The size of the university’s financial problems has become increasingly alarming in recent months. Initial reports of a multimillion-dollar shortfall have ballooned, with the latest estimates suggesting a deficit potentially exceeding $140 million. It appears this is not simply a one-time budget gap but a deep-seated structural problem with the university spending far more than it brings in each year.

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Alabama court ruling sparks fears for future of IVF in U.S.

In a pivotal moment for reproductive rights and the future of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States, a Republican senator’s recent blockage of legislation designed to federally protect access to IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies has ignited a national debate. This legislative effort, spearheaded by Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, comes in the wake of a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling that declared frozen embryos to be children under state law, a decision that has since led to the cessation of IVF treatments by several clinics within the state​​​​​​.

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Beyond Self-Extinction

By Winslow Myers Good that defensive anti-missiles worked against Iran’s barrage. Still, two elements were more suited to the playground than to international politics: face and revenge. One side bombs the other, and the...

Topock Marsh gets $25M upgrade for drought resilience

TOPOCK — Significant upgrades are in the works for the Topock Marsh situated within the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, funded by a substantial federal investment targeting drought mitigation and ecological preservation...

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