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View from the bottom rung - Aug. 23, 2014

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

That time of year again. This morning withered, bent but not broken, I awoke to bushels of happy birthday wishes scrolling up the screen of this amazing space age cyber gadget one year older than...

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Legislative digest - June 25, 2014

Jun 25, 2014 9:21am

Most of us, at one time or another, have experienced a lengthy wait at our local Department of Motor Vehicles office while waiting for our number to be called in order to renew our tags.

But...

Legislative digest - June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:51pm

It has been said that historic buildings do not belong to us, but to our forefathers and our descendants. That saying could very well apply to our state Capitol. This week, architects and...

From the governor - June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:51pm

On June 13, 1989, Gov. Bill Clinton signed an executive order creating the Keep Arkansas Beautiful program. It began as a statewide litter-prevention and recycling initiative. Since then, the...

State Capitol in review - June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:51pm

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has adjusted its budget to better prepare for and react to icy roads. The budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 shifts $18 million to hire...

Another perspective - June 7, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:50pm

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act was passed in 1986 and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. It was a legislative response to a nationwide problem of patient dumping by...

View from the bottom rung - May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 4:05am

Don’t ya just love the way cocky little Tommy Vietor addressed Fox News anchor, investigative journalist and interviewer Bret Bair? Called him “dude” he did. “Hey dude that was two years ago.” Ah...

From the governor - May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 11:19am

Since the founding of our democracy, the ideal of community service has been an integral part of our national character. As Thomas Jefferson said, “A debt of service is due from every man to his...

State Capitol in review - May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014 11:19am

The deadline for applying for Academic Challenge Scholarships is June 1, and the applications are available online at the website of the state Higher Education Department.

That address is:...

From the governor - May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014 10:02am

College costs have risen four times faster than the annual rate of inflation in recent decades. No one is more aware of this than today’s students and their parents. Sticker shock, mixed with the...

State Capitol in review - May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014 10:01am

The main news from last week in government was the campaigns, the Supreme Court ruling that voter IDs would be required for this election and the lower court judge ruling that the ban against same...

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