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Another perspective - July 30, 2016

Jul 30, 2016 4:05am

“IMAGINE YOU WINNING $422 MILLION, Current Annuitized Jackpot, Drawing Wednesday!” This was the encouraging message on the home page of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. At the bottom of the page...

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State Capitol in review - July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016 9:16am

The Arkansas Correction Department has acquired new supplies of a lethal drug used in executions.

The department’s supply of the drug had expired, holding up the state’s efforts to execute...

Legislative digest - July 13, 2016

Jul 13, 2016 12:05pm

Parks enrich all of our lives. Franklin Roosevelt once called our national parks the outward symbol of the great human principle.

As our nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of our...

State Capitol in review - July 13, 2016

Jul 13, 2016 12:03pm

Arkansas state government ended its fiscal year with a surplus of $177 million.

When he announced the surplus, the governor said that he intended to propose further income tax reductions...

View from the bottom rung - July 9, 2016

Jul 09, 2016 4:05am

The word is levity: Lightness of mind, character or behavior. lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness.

Other synonyms are frivolity, flippancy, triviality or giddiness? Try saucy,...

State Capitol in review - July 6, 2016

Jul 06, 2016 9:06am

Even after a state Supreme Court ruling, the protocol for carrying out the death penalty in Arkansas remains uncertain.

In a split decision, the court ruled against eight inmates on death...

Legislative digest - July 6, 2016

Jul 06, 2016 9:06am

According to the Center for Disease Control nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men reported experiencing sexual assault at some time in their lives. Over a third of victims report being assaulted...

Another perspective - July 2, 2016

Jul 02, 2016 5:05am


The World Health Organization (WHO) provides an “Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol Fact Sheet.” It explains the linkage between domestic violence and alcohol: “Alcohol...

State Capitol in review - June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016 9:08am

The Legislature enacted an evaluation method for teachers and principals with passage of Act 1209 of 2011. A pilot project was used in 11 school districts in 2013 and put in place in all Arkansas...

Legislative digest - June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016 9:07am

Directors with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission updated members recently on the impact Chronic Wasting Disease now has on our deer population.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal...

Letter: Congregation thankful for pastor’s leadership

Jun 15, 2016 9:26am

When Pastor Robert R. Shelton decided to give up his traveling evangelism and put down some roots, he pastored a church at Branch until God sent him to us at First Baptist Church of Alma in May of...


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