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Legislative digest - July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016 9:16am

A recent national survey found that families will spend an average of $630 this year to get their children ready to head back to school.

That estimate includes what families plan to spend on...

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View from the bottom rung - April 30, 2016

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

I’m surprised to find that many people do not read their local newspaper. Well, not actually surprised perhaps, rather amazed. In my extended sojourn upon this rocky sphere, it has been the case...

State Capitol in review - April 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016 9:09am

As soon as this year’s fiscal session of the legislature convened, the tension began to build.

On the first day of the session the Joint Budget Committee endorsed the spending bill for the...

Legislative digest - April 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016 9:08am

This week we have two important updates from the Capitol.

The first is the action taking during our first week of the fiscal session. The second update we want to share with you is a new...

View from the bottom rung - April 16, 2016

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

It’s true, there’s no place like home. I can attest to that coming off a 7,000-mile loop that took Ms. Sunshine and me west to Kingman, Ariz., then northward to Lake Meade, to Las Vegas and ever...

State Capitol in review - April 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016 8:45am

The conclusion of the three-day special session on Medicaid sets the stage for a dramatic vote in the fiscal legislative session that begins today.

I voted against the Medicaid expansion...

Letter: Clean Line issue

Apr 13, 2016 8:44am

Once again, it is necessary to update the public on the real story behind the Clean Line transmission line project. Clean Line executives are, as always, telling half the story. The other half is...

Letter: Ocker replaces monument

Apr 06, 2016 1:43pm

Early in March the Ocker Monument company of Van Buren replaced the left side stone of a marker that displayed the names of Alma citizens that had contributed to the upkeep of the Alma Cemetery...

View from the bottom rung - April 2, 2016

Apr 02, 2016 4:06am

March 13, 2016:

Welst here I be resting my weary bones at Santa Rosa, N.M. After a hectic few days preparing for this little excursion that will take me and my chauffeur, social adviser and...

State Capitol in review - March 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016 9:08am

Thousands of Arkansans have found lost valuables, money and keepsakes through the state auditor’s office, which has the mission of trying to connect lost and unclaimed property with its rightful...

Letter: Alma mayor proud of city employees

Mar 23, 2016 9:08am

During the past two weeks I have heard from several citizens many good compliments about the professionalism that the fire, police and street departments of the City of Alma displayed at a recent...

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