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View from the bottom rung - Aug. 23, 2014

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

That time of year again. This morning withered, bent but not broken, I awoke to bushels of happy birthday wishes scrolling up the screen of this amazing space age cyber gadget one year older than...

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View from the bottom rung

Jan 27, 2014 10:54am

Checking my Facebook account Jan. 5 there was a note from my Minnesota daughter reporting clear skies with a wind chill factor of minus 32 degrees and a forecast of minus 60. I figure a local high...

State Capitol in review

Jan 22, 2014 10:57am

Gov. Mike Beebe presented a balanced budget proposal for next year that projects more than $5 billion in general revenue spending. The proposed budget calls for an increase in spending next year...

Legislative digest - Jan. 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2014 11:50am

On Feb. 10, we will be convening for the Fiscal Session of 2014. This will be only the third time in the state’s history that we have met solely for the purpose of the budget and appropriations....

State Capitol in review

Jan 15, 2014 11:49am

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr will resign as of Feb. 1, according to a statement he issued. He was fined by the Ethics Commission for violations of state ethics laws and regulations concerning campaign funds...

A Robin Hood Christmas

Jan 11, 2014 5:05am

Conspiracy theories are not usually a part of my digs, but have to admit some are a bit more “interesting” then others. Yes most of us grew up with them as part of our Christian heritage which...

State Capitol in review

Jan 08, 2014 9:45am

A package of tax cuts took effect at the new year that over time could save Arkansas more than $161 million a year. The major tax reductions are:

• Act 1459 which is to reduce the state...

Legislative digest - Jan. 8, 2014

Jan 08, 2014 9:44am

Some gym owners report seeing a 30 to 40 percent increase in traffic in the month of January. And most of those crowding in just signed up as part of their New Year’s resolution.

If you are...

Wise Men light display

Jan 08, 2014 9:44am

I would like to take the opportunity to extend a special thank you to APAC-Central (formerly Arkhola) for the reconstruction and the lighting of the display of the Three Wise Men at the Van Buren...


Jan 08, 2014 9:42am

The family of Hazel “Frisky” Pitchford would like to extend their appreciation for all of the calls, cards, prayers and food given in her memory.

Buster, Jean and family

Hazel, Bill...

State Capitol in review

Jan 02, 2014 10:13am

In November of 1998, the tobacco settlement agreement involved major tobacco companies, 46 states and five territories. Tobacco companies make annual payments nationwide. Overall, they have paid...

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