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State Capitol in review - May 4, 2016

May 04, 2016 8:49am

The appropriation for Medicaid services was one of first three measures enacted by the legislature during the 2016 fiscal session.

Not long after the spending bill became law the Senate...

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Legislative digest - March 9, 2016

Mar 09, 2016 10:37am

The director of the Arkansas Department of Health has updated legislators on what the department is doing to monitor the Zika virus and prevent an outbreak in our state.

Zika is a virus that...

View from the bottom rung - March 5, 2016

Mar 05, 2016 5:06am

Moving on: Repentance and redemption:

Two months into a new year and time to move along. At this stage, the aging process just keeps picking up speed and time’s a-wasting. From somewhere a...

Legislative digest - March 2, 2016

Mar 02, 2016 10:37am

In 1980, when President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week, he wrote “The achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built...

Letter: Thanks for helping at Field of Dreams

Feb 24, 2016 11:57am

On behalf of the City of Van Buren and the Field of Dreams, I would like to express our appreciation to the 75 plus volunteers from First Assembly, Van Buren Boys and Girls Club, VBHS softball...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016 11:56am

In spite of objections from the state attorney general, the Arkansas Supreme Court allowed nine death row inmates more time to prepare legal arguments against the state’s lethal injection...

Legislative digest - Feb. 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016 11:55am

In the beginning of the 20th century, only 25 percent of families lived in a suburb. Today, two out of three residents live outside of metropolitan areas. As a result, access to driving has become...

View from the bottom rung - Feb. 20, 2016

Feb 20, 2016 5:05am

Latest word from the scientific community is that the earth and moon are “genetically” related. Oh not genetically related as in the human biological process, rather, the building blocks of the...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016 10:13am

The number of inmates in state prison units continues to increase, as does the number of parolees who are released early for reasons such as good behavior.

As the parole board’s workload has...

Legislative digest - Feb. 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016 10:12am

Black History Month is an annual celebration during the month of February to highlight the achievements by black Americans. The event grew from a weeklong celebration which historian Carter G....

Another perspective - Feb. 13, 2016

Feb 13, 2016 5:05am

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” is the official position taken by the National Rifle Association. This view has been soundly discredited by Mother Jones...

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