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State Capitol in review

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

The Arkansas Supreme Court weighed in on two voters’ issues last week. The court struck down the voter ID law that was put into place by the legislature.

Also, the justices ruled that voters...

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Letter: Thanks to volunteers

Apr 16, 2014 9:59am

The 11th annual River City Rumble high school softball tournament was held on April 4-5 at the Field of Dreams in Van Buren. It takes many hours of hard work to...

Letter: Save senior center

Apr 16, 2014 9:57am

I recently learned that attendance was down at the Senior Citizens Center in Cedarville and it may be closed.

It was at...

State Capitol in review - April 9, 2014

Apr 09, 2014 10:00am

Last Thursday, $54.3 million in state aid was authorized to go for building projects in 54 Arkansas school districts. The new funding puts the state well over the $1 billion mark in state money...

Letter: Harlem Ambassadors thank community

Apr 09, 2014 9:59am

On March 6, the Crawford County Optimist Club, Kiwanis of Van Buren and Alma Rotary Club hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks,...

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...

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 - 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...

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...

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