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State Capitol in review - July 1, 2015

Jul 01, 2015 8:54am

Flooding due to recent heavy rains has focused the legislature’s attention on the need to improve oversight of the patchwork of levees throughout Arkansas.

Two joint legislative committees...

Letter: Keith Greene

Jul 01, 2015 8:53am

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State Capitol in review - June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015 9:42am

During the three-day special session the legislature enacted 12 bills. Some acts are duplicates because they began as identical versions of Senate or House bills.

Act 4 moves up the date of...

Legislative digest - June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015 9:41am

Every session the legislature explores ways to make our roads and highways a safer place for you and your family. Each year close to 500 people die on Arkansas roadways. So this week as many of...

Another perspective - June 6, 2015

Jun 06, 2015 4:05am

A child molester is defined as any older child or adult who touches a child, 13-years-of-age or younger, for his or her own sexual gratification. To meet the medically accepted definition of a...

State Capitol in review - June 3, 2015

Jun 03, 2015 1:43pm

The legislature completed a special session after voting to issue $87 million in bonds for a proposed industrial development project in south Arkansas that would manufacture the next generation of...

View from the bottom rung - May 30, 2015

May 30, 2015 4:05am

There’s bad news and there’s good news. Bad news is that my storm refuge had a foot of water when I checked it after a week of gully washers. Good news is that I pumped it down to four inches...

Another perspective - May 23, 2015

May 23, 2015 4:05am

Crazy conspiracy theories have swirled around Barack Obama like no other politician before him. A Public Policy Poll indicates that 26 percent of American voters are so unhinged from reality that...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Kevin Bell (right) presented Cody Bell Memorial Scholarships to (from left) Faith Jones, Chloe Bauman and Dylan Kinney.</p>

VBHS seniors get scholarships

May 16, 2015 4:05am

Van Buren High School hosted its annual scholarship night Tuesday in the Commons Area at VBHS.

Scholarship recipients from the Class of 2015 who received more than $7 million were recognized...

Letter: Reflection on years at Butterfield Trail Middle School

May 16, 2015 4:05am

There are quiet, unassuming people that come into your life that play a significant part in your growth as a person. These people lead by phenomenal example and tireless dedication. My life was...

View from the bottom rung - May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 4:05am

So many distractions hardly time to put pen to paper - at least in the imitable style my many fans expect of me. That would be my sis Pluma, matriarch of Mountainburg.

Yet before style there...

State Capitol in review - April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015 9:31am

After a 19-day recess, the legislature officially ended the 2015 regular session April 22 when it completed a few housekeeping measures and adjourned sine die.

The legislative session began...

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