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State Capitol in review - May 4, 2016

May 04, 2016 8:49am

The appropriation for Medicaid services was one of first three measures enacted by the legislature during the 2016 fiscal session.

Not long after the spending bill became law the Senate...

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Letter: Reflection on years at Butterfield Trail Middle School

May 16, 2015 4:05am

There are quiet, unassuming people that come into your life that play a significant part in your growth as a person. These people lead by phenomenal example and tireless dedication. My life was...

View from the bottom rung - May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 4:05am

So many distractions hardly time to put pen to paper - at least in the imitable style my many fans expect of me. That would be my sis Pluma, matriarch of Mountainburg.

Yet before style there...

State Capitol in review - April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015 9:31am

After a 19-day recess, the legislature officially ended the 2015 regular session April 22 when it completed a few housekeeping measures and adjourned sine die.

The legislative session began...

Another perspective - April 25, 2015

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am

“Our Children’s Trust” is a non-profit environmental conservation and protection organization. Their mission “is to establish the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate for all...

View from the bottom rung - April 18, 2015

Apr 18, 2015 5:28pm

There’s just no placating some people. During the last four chaotic years of the Bush administration with political breezes kicking up dust like hard winds across the Sahara, comes a couple of...

State Capitol in review - April 15, 2015

Apr 15, 2015 9:41am

Among the most important economic development legislation approved this year are three new laws that dramatically restructure how Arkansas trains people for the technical job skills they need to...

From the governor - April 15, 2015

Apr 15, 2015 9:40am

Last week I signed into law three bills that form our workforce-training plan. Afterwards, a Little Rock television station ran a story about a fellow named Lawrence Aaron.

A student at...

Another perspective - April 11, 2015

Apr 11, 2015 4:06am

Obamacare has been a huge success by any measurement. According to a new analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services, there are 16.4 million newly insured people under Obamacare. This...

View from the bottom rung - April 4, 2015

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

Last time the loquacious old fellow dropped by t’was on his way down to the local space-port hoping to hitch an outward bound ride on a Mars One Spacecraft. Reason as indicated, to avoid taking...

Letter: VB Rehab provides great care

Mar 18, 2015 9:58am

Recently our grandson spent two months at Van Buren Health and Rehab. He was treated very well and taken great care of. We want people to know what nice treatment...

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