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Legislative digest - Feb. 18, 2015

Feb 18, 2015 10:49am

House committees have been hearing an increasing amount of proposed legislation as we now enter our sixth week of the regular session.

This week we began to address overcrowding in our state...

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Legislative digest - Feb. 11, 2015

Feb 12, 2015 11:58am

In less than a month’s time, this General Assembly has tackled tax cuts, healthcare, and made significant advancements in education.

On Friday, Gov. Aas Hutchinson signed a bill to lower...

View from the bottom rung - Feb. 7, 2015

Feb 09, 2015 10:50am

Amateur musical entertainment is a robust enterprise here in northwest Arkansas, endless small town and small time venues featuring different genres of music where friends and neighbors across the...

Another perspective - Jan. 31, 2015

Jan 31, 2015 5:06am

Clint Eastwood likes to tell one sided stories. At the Republican National Convention in 2012, he pretended to have a conversation with President Obama by talking to an empty stool. The theme of...

View from the bottom rung - Jan. 10, 2015

Jan 10, 2015 5:06am

The report is out on the CIA’s intelligence gathering methods in the aftermath of 9/11, a controversial program which attempted to gain timely information from captured terrorists, of other...

Letter: Ruth Whitaker blessing for area

Dec 24, 2014 9:47am

At this time of the year, we all stop to count our blessings and I am thankful for everything that my life has been blessed with. But, a few weeks ago, the...

State Capitol in review - Dec. 24, 2014

Dec 24, 2014 9:45am

First, I want to wish all of you a very happy, safe and blessed Christmas.

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson selected State Rep. Allen Kerr as the next state insurance commissioner and Brig. Gen....

State Capitol in review - Dec. 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014 11:28am

A new federal grant will provide $15 million each of the next four years to expand the Arkansas Better Chance Program, aimed at providing pre-K schooling for more children. The money will allow an...

View from the bottom rung - Dec. 13, 2014

Dec 13, 2014 4:24pm

Another year done gone, this column “View from the Bottom Rung” has been running awhile now and it never ceases to amaze how it got here. Granted, others may also hold the same opinion but from a...

State Capitol in review - Dec. 3, 2014

Dec 03, 2014 11:02am

A federal judge ruled last week that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. However, the court stayed its decision awaiting appeal that is before the Arkansas Supreme Court....

Letter: Thanks for road

Dec 03, 2014 11:01am

The trustees of the Lipscomb-Nelson Cemetery, Mary Kelly, Cindy Jones and Tom Kelly, want to thank Crawford County Judge John Hall and the Crawford County Road Department crew for supplying gravel...

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