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A Turning Point In Fight Against Prescription Drug Addiction

Jul 22, 2016 5:05am

I recently received a letter from an Arkansas mother who described the heartache she is experiencing because addiction is tearing apart her family. With two sons struggling with addiction, she has...

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EDITORIAL: Still Not Too Late For Flu Shot

Jan 24, 2016 6:06am

The weather of the past week notwithstanding, it’s been a mild winter and a mild flu season as well.

That’s the good news, and it’s especially good compared to last year when Arkansas saw...

Helping Arkansas Veterans

Dec 31, 2015 12:44pm

Veterans and military issues make up about half of the requests my office receives each year for help navigating the complex bureaucracies of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the...

2015 In Review

Dec 27, 2015 6:04am

As we close the book on another year and celebrate the excitement and promise of a New Year, I want to highlight some of the Senate’s accomplishments in 2015.

Under new Republican leadership...

The Season Of Giving

Dec 18, 2015 2:01pm

Like many Arkansas households, my home is filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season. My wife Cathy enjoys decorating our home and baking cookies, and I always look forward...

Fighting Terrorism

Nov 27, 2015 6:05am

The barbaric acts of terrorism carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization in Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon are an assault on democracy, our freedoms and our way of life....

Thanksgiving Message From General Society Of Mayflower Descendants

Nov 25, 2015 1:10pm

On this Nov. 26, as you carve the turkey, and look around the table at your loved ones, there are important lessons you can teach both young and old about our American Thanksgiving holiday.


Editorial: Education The Key In Battle Against Smoking

Nov 16, 2015 4:16pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had two pieces of excellent news Thursday: Only about 17 percent of American adults smoke cigarettes, and those smokers are smoking less — on average...

Honor Their Sacrifice By Preserving Their Stories

Nov 06, 2015 3:11pm

Richard Parkins earned a Bronze Star for his heroic service during WWII. He doesn’t volunteer this information because he doesn’t believe his actions justified this recognition, but if you ask the...

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Oct 23, 2015 12:05pm

During a recent trip to Walmart, I was introduced to the new method to process debit and credit card payments. Instead of swiping my card, I had to insert my card in the payment terminal. That’s...

SSDI Must Be Reformed

Oct 09, 2015 11:30am

More than 140,000 Arkansans rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a program intended to provide a safety net to workers who develop a serious, long-term disability. In fact,...

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