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Celebrate Our National Parks

Apr 18, 2014 10:51am

National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage, is an ideal time to spotlight the fun and educational adventures you and your family can experience while...

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Humanitarian Relief: Making The World Better

Nov 15, 2013 4:19pm

While disagreements abound in the international community, the worldwide response to tragedy always brings us together. The best of humanity is on display when we reach out to people in need...

Geography A Factor In 2nd District

Nov 13, 2013 7:05am

Republican Tim Griffin’s announcement last month that he will not seek a third term as 2nd District congressman created a bit of a scramble in Central Arkansas as both parties prepare to campaign...

ROTC Program Gets Reprieve But Still Must Prove Itself While On Probation

Nov 12, 2013 8:00am

The Reserve Officer Training Corps programs at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro and 12 other institutions have been given a reprieve, not a free pass from closure. In notifying officials at the...

A Life That Made A Difference

Nov 10, 2013 8:05am

We never fully understand the impact our lives can have on those around us. The life and ministry of Johnny Jackson — a Southern Baptist minister in Arkansas — was a major influence on mine.

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Timing Not Right For Rankin

Nov 07, 2013 2:23pm

For months, Beth Anne Rankin wrestled with whether or not to run, again, for Congress, even though she had lost twice before. In the end, she said no.

“It’s just hard to let go,” she said in...

Stalemates, Not Shutdowns, In State’s Future?

Nov 06, 2013 8:05am

Could there be a state government shutdown, considering the federal government shutdown was so much fun? It wouldn’t go that far, but the way state law is written could help create extended...

State Prisons Reach Capacity, Causing Ripple Effect In County Jails

Nov 05, 2013 8:05am

County jails are beginning to fill up in many parts of Arkansas, a logical consequence of the Arkansas Department of Correction reaching its capacity for housing inmates.

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Committee’s Task: Cut Deficit, Drama

Nov 03, 2013 8:05am

Twenty-nine members of the Senate and House met for the first time Wednesday to try to do what Congress has been unable to do for a while — govern responsibly and undramatically on a deadline but...

Arkansas Best, Teamsters OK Five-Year Contract

Nov 03, 2013 7:05am

Arkansas Best Corp. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ratified a national five-year labor agreement for the less-than-truckload carrier’s operations. The contract will take effect on...

Obamacare’s Problems Are More Than a Broken Website

Nov 01, 2013 4:06pm

Recent reports indicate that fewer than 200 Arkansans have signed up for health care coverage through the exchanges. Insurance company executives have blamed Healthcare.gov, the federal website,...

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