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Another perspective - May 21, 2016

May 23, 2016 9:19am

Prohibition went into effect in January of 1920. It is sometimes referred to as “the noble experiment.” President Herbert Hoover described the effort to prevent the manufacture and sale of alcohol...

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State Capitol in review - July 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015 10:39am

When the state fiscal year ended on June 30, lottery scholarship revenue showed a decline for the third consecutive year.

Lottery ticket sales in Fiscal Year 2015 were $409.2 million. Most...

State Capitol in review - July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015 9:28am

Arkansas churches and religious organizations will be invited by the governor to a conference in late August at which he will ask their help in meeting two urgent needs – recruiting additional...

Legislative digest - July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015 9:24am

Workforce development was a major focus in our most recent legislative session. We passed several bills which will help to ensure that our workers have the skills they need for a rapidly changing...

View from the bottom rung - July 11, 2015

Jul 11, 2015 4:06am

When things go wrong

And things pile on

It’s easy enough to cuss


State Capitol in review - July 1, 2015

Jul 01, 2015 8:54am

Flooding due to recent heavy rains has focused the legislature’s attention on the need to improve oversight of the patchwork of levees throughout Arkansas.

Two joint legislative committees...

Letter: Keith Greene

Jul 01, 2015 8:53am

After reading an article in the Alma Journal published Wednesday, June 17, I offer these thoughts to the citizens of Alma.

The pay proposal for the position of fire chief is not a new event...

Another perspective - June 20, 2015

Jun 20, 2015 4:05am

Does the U.S. economy do better under Democratic or Republican presidents? The Republican party has been very successful selling its free market, low tax, trickle-down and deregulation ideas to...

View from the bottom rung - June 13, 2015

Jun 13, 2015 4:05am

Hitler: you’ve heard of him of course. He lived within the lifetime of your parents or grandparents and his name is still tossed about in hotly contested no holds barred politics, right up there...

State Capitol in review - June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015 9:42am

During the three-day special session the legislature enacted 12 bills. Some acts are duplicates because they began as identical versions of Senate or House bills.

Act 4 moves up the date of...

Legislative digest - June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015 9:41am

Every session the legislature explores ways to make our roads and highways a safer place for you and your family. Each year close to 500 people die on Arkansas roadways. So this week as many of...

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