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Arkansas’s Bright Future

Jul 25, 2014 2:11pm

As a student, I looked forward to summer vacation when I had more time to explore my interests. I enjoyed participating in the Boys Club and church youth programs. One summer that I will always...

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Improving The Private Option

Feb 05, 2014 1:55pm

Change may be the key to keeping the private option insurance plan afloat in the upcoming fiscal legislative session.

Last week, I wrote about the effort underway from the architects of...

Investing In Colleges, Universities Is Critical To Improving State’s Economic Rankings

Feb 04, 2014 6:05am

Responding to my column last week about a report showing that the salaries of faculty members at Arkansas’ 2-year colleges rank below that of the state’s public school teachers, a University of...

Bank Of The Ozarks To Acquire Summit Bank For $216 Million

Feb 02, 2014 8:05am

Little Rock-based Bank of the Ozarks announced Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Summit Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary Summit...

Old Watch Repairer Makes The Most Of His Time

Feb 02, 2014 6:05am

BENTONVILLE - At Overstreet’s Jewelry, Ralph Overstreet’s 97-year-old hands are still repairing watches, just as they have been doing along the town square for more than 65 years.

He works...

Could The People Write The Budget?

Jan 30, 2014 4:52pm

Would Americans be able to write the federal budget if they had the facts? Jo Comerford, executive director of the National Priorities Project, thinks they should be given the chance.

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Saving Private Option

Jan 29, 2014 7:05am

The Arkansas General Assembly will kick off its third fiscal session in a little over a week and there is little doubt what will dominate the debate.

Committee meetings on the budget are...

College Faculty Salaries Ran At Bottom Of Southern States

Jan 28, 2014 7:05am

While Arkansas political leaders debate the future of the “private option” health-care plan, other problems go unnoticed and could be adversely affected by the outcome. One of those is highlighted...

Rushed Laws Lead To Election Glitches

Jan 26, 2014 7:05am

This year’s elections have run into a couple of snags because legislators forgot to dot some i’s and cross some t’s.

In one case, the state’s new law requiring voters to present a photo ID...

Back To Normal

Jan 24, 2014 5:23pm

In the movie “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray’s character finds himself reliving February 2 over and over. He quickly learns that he can get away with anything and throws caution to the wind only to...

The 41st Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade

Jan 24, 2014 1:46pm

Jan. 22 marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. This milestone is indeed a somber one for our country, but we must not be...

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