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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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State Capitol in review - Dec. 2, 2015

Dec 02, 2015 4:47pm

In schools with high speed Internet access, teachers can post photographs and video clips of classroom projects online, where parents can see what their children are doing.

Students with...

State Capitol in review - Nov. 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015 5:05am

More than $703,000 in loans to about 800 former college students in Arkansas will be forgiven under a global settlement between state attorneys general, the federal Justice and Education...

View from the bottom rung - Nov. 14, 2015

Nov 14, 2015 10:12pm

One of my favorite comedians is Dick Van Dyke from the golden age of television. The comedian plied his trade back when writers had the talent to create a successful comedy show without morphing...

View from the bottom rung - Oct. 31, 2015

Nov 02, 2015 9:44am

Hit by a train, or hard driving rain? Not been posting much on social media of late, and still run into friends who miss my occasional politically oriented letter to the little paper across the...

State Capitol in review

Oct 14, 2015 9:45am

The value of produces exported by Arkansas companies went down by 4.1 percent last year, but the long-term trend for exports remains positive.

In 2014 Arkansas sent $6.9 billion worth of...

Legislative digest - Oct. 14, 2015

Oct 14, 2015 9:44am

A report delivered to us this week explains how our state is seeing many positive benefits from the Health Care Independence Act, commonly known as the Private Option. But that same report claims...

Another perspective - Oct. 10, 2015

Oct 10, 2015 4:05am

“All I know is what I read in the papers,” said humorist Will Rogers.

In a democracy it is essential that the people have access to trustworthy information. With the creation and expansion...

View from the bottom rung - Oct. 3, 2015

Oct 03, 2015 4:05am

The last load of cotton

Is hauled to the gin

The last field of corn


State Capitol in review - Sept. 23, 2015

Sep 23, 2015 9:30am

There have been numerous reports of good news across Arkansas in the past few weeks. Enrollment is going up at college campuses and universities.

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville...

View from the bottom rung - Sept. 19, 2015

Sep 21, 2015 8:50am

You may not have noticed but certainly it must have come to the attention of Mr. Kenneth Fry, Editor of the Press Argus-Courier: The, “View From The Bottom Rung” column, which has run for some...

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