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Another perspective - Jan. 31, 2015

Jan 31, 2015 5:06am

Clint Eastwood likes to tell one sided stories. At the Republican National Convention in 2012, he pretended to have a conversation with President Obama by talking to an empty stool. The theme of...

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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...

‘Private’ option surrenders state health care system control to federal government

May 17, 2014 12:51pm

Recently, the Arkansas Hospital Association ran an ad in this paper that made several false claims about the Arkansas Obamacare “private” option. We would like to set the record straight.


View from the bottom rung - May 17, 2014

May 17, 2014 12:41pm

A cynic might say “miracle of miracles, Ol Van attended church on Easter weekend!”

Let me explain how that happened. For six years the old outlaw was a hard riding member of a four piece...

Supports jail tax

May 17, 2014 12:40pm

This letter is to confirm that the Van Buren Police Officers Association Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 52 has voted to endorse the proposed tax to fund the new Crawford County Jail. We as a...

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