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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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State Capitol in review - Feb. 19, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 10:37am

The fiscal session began last week. The main purpose of the session is to approve budgets for state agencies. but non-budget bills can be considered. First to have a non-appropriation bill...

State Capitol in review - March 19, 2014

Mar 19, 2014 9:15am

Legislators talked last week about looking at different ideas during the 2015 session on how school districts make up for snow days. The Arkansas Board of Education has received requests from 75...

Legislative digest - March 19, 2014

Mar 19, 2014 9:14am

In our fifth week of the fiscal session we passed the last batch of appropriation bills and the Revenue Stabilization Act which balances the state’s $5 billion in general revenue.

Now as we...

Letter - Just a note

Mar 19, 2014 9:10am

For quite some time, I have needed to write this note. There is a young man named Bryan who works daily for CV’s grocery on Pointer Trail. It is evident that...

Another perspective - March 15, 2014

Mar 15, 2014 4:05am

Jesse Owens, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Hank Greenberg and Billie Jean King are a few of the sports stars that inspired hope for a better America. But it took a courageous baseball player whose...

State Capitol in review

Mar 12, 2014 9:11am

The Joint Budget Committee recommended a do pass on the Revenue Stabilization Act and sent identical versions of the bill to both the House and the Senate. It will be taken up this week and when...

Legislative digest - March 12, 2014

Mar 12, 2014 9:10am

In the fourth week of the fiscal session, the House approved the funding mechanism for the private option and now a $5 billion balanced budget has been drafted and is ready for a vote.


Tribute to America

Mar 12, 2014 9:09am

There are no powers to good words until they bear action and from such a womb is born hope. Trepidation is our loud and haughty opponent. The days of its encroachment are numbered. The fruits of...

Thanks to street department

Mar 12, 2014 9:08am

To the employees of the Van Buren Street Department, I want to personally thank the driver of the truck No. 14 who on March 3 spread sand at 6 N. Eighth Circle.

I have lived for almost 38...

State Capitol in review

Feb 26, 2014 10:15am

As you know we are in fiscal session. While debating the budget issues, the biggest controversy is the appropriation bill for the Arkansas Private Option. It passed the Senate last week but after...

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