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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...

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View from the bottom rung - Nov. 29, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 10:14pm

Nov. 11, 2014:

As an unseasonably cold draft sweeps southward from the Arctic cooling the hot ash-fall from recent political eruptions, global warming again heats up the debate moving in to...

Letter: Thanks from Morrison family

Nov 22, 2014 4:45pm

We wish to thank the many people who stood by us through the illness of Mildred Morrison with prayers and encouragement.

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State Capitol in review - Nov. 19, 2014

Nov 19, 2014 10:29am

Lawmakers and Department of Correction officials signed off on a new set of rules to reduce overcrowding and the number of paroled inmates who get in trouble and return to prison.

One new...

Legislative digest - Nov. 19, 2014

Nov 19, 2014 10:27am

This year is one of those where we are set to review more than just one budget proposal. Arkansas law requires the governor to submit a balanced budget proposal to the General Assembly before...

View from the bottom rung - Nov. 1, 2014

Nov 03, 2014 10:50am

Ever feel like the hounds of hell are nipping at your heels? No? Well wait a minute son, it’s bound to happen ere the tides of life cease to ebb and flow. Somewhere at some time on the trail ya’ll...

State Capitol in review

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

The Arkansas Supreme Court weighed in on two voters’ issues last week. The court struck down the voter ID law that was put into place by the legislature.

Also, the justices ruled that voters...

Legislative digest - Oct. 22, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

We have heard from many of you this week voicing concerns and asking questions about what our state is doing to protect the public from the Ebola virus. We want to take this week to pass along the...

View from the bottom rung - Oct. 18, 2014

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

Autumn 2014: My eighth year in Arkansas after 55 years in the once great State of California. I say “once great state” because, measured from the economic downturns of the 1930s California was the...

State Capitol in review - Oct. 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014 11:41am

The Arkansas Supreme Court is considering the Arkansas alcohol measure that is scheduled to be on the November ballot. Opponents say the petition to expand the sales should have been turned in on...

Letter: Vote Freeman

Oct 15, 2014 11:40am

Lest we forget, Van Buren’s Mayor Bob Freeman served over 20 years in the armed forces, helping provide freedom for our nation, state, county and the people of Van Buren. He asked for one more...

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