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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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From the governor - April 9, 2014

Apr 09, 2014 9:58am

We marked the one-year anniversary lst week of the detrimental Pegasus pipeline breach in Mayflower. The pipeline, owned by a subsidiary of Exxon-Mobil, ruptured and spilled more than 200,000...

View from the bottom rung - April 5, 2014

Apr 05, 2014 4:06am

For years now philosophers and historians have warned that the American experiment has reached its apogee – that the great and shining “City on the Hill” has grown jaded and old and that as...

State Capitol in review - April 2, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Arkansas Board of Education approved waivers for 75 school districts that had canceled classes because of snow and ice. The state requires 178 days of instruction but the waivers could limit the...

Letter: ‘Yes’ vote urged on jail tax

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

If I understand the situation, and I believe I do, most of those arrested and sent to jail are released almost as quickly as they get there. As with children, if there are no negative consequences...

Another perspective - March 29, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” Horace Mann is recognized as the “Father of...

State Capitol in review

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

The 2014 election season began last week with the opening of filings at the Capitol and contined through noon Monday for 265 federal, state, district and nonpartisan judicial positions. Each of...

Senate update - March 5, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

The largest highway construction program in state history got off to a good start when the highway commission opened bids for a $52.7 million project in northwest Arkansas.

The project is...

Legislative digest - March 5, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

By the end of the third week of this fiscal session, the governor signed more than 200 appropriation bills into law.

Arkansas’s budget process is very unique and as a result can often lead...

Another perspective

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

President Obama is so disliked in Arkansas that even most Democratic politicians try to disassociate themselves from him. It is hard to pinpoint the cause for such intense hostility. Obamacare is...

Letter: As proposed, sales tax opposed

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

I would like to comment on the article regarding the sales tax election in Alma that appeared on the Feb. 22 front page. There was much talk in the article about...

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