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Keystone A Jumpstart For Economy

Dec 19, 2014 4:15pm

In a recent survey sent to more than 30,000 Arkansans, I asked what issues the new majority in the Senate should focus on in the upcoming 114th Congress. Participants told me that one of their top...

Survey Says …

Dec 05, 2014 12:00pm

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State Government’s Spare Tire

Jan 09, 2014 8:05am

There’s been a lot of talk these past few weeks about whether Arkansas ought to get rid of its current lieutenant governor, and probably not enough talk about getting rid of the office itself....

The Natural State Bowl

Jan 08, 2014 8:00am

With the Arkansas Razorbacks out of the bowl picture again, I’ve turned to the Arkansas State Red Wolves for my home state bowl fix the past two years. They did not disappoint with a thrilling win...

Private Option Debate Dominates Senate District 21 Campaign

Jan 07, 2014 8:05am

While the special election for the District 21 state Senate seat came about because of a lapse in ethics, that seems to be a non-issue in the campaign, which will wrap up next Tuesday. The...

Obamacare And Volunteer Fire Departments

Jan 06, 2014 5:07pm

As we’ve seen over the last few months, the Obamacare rollout has been a complete disaster. It seems like each day we learn of another problem with this unworkable law. Arkansans have seen their...

Taking A Look At 2013 Heroes

Dec 31, 2013 8:06am

Rather than look back at the top stories of 2013, let’s discuss a few people who made news because of their heroism. In some cases the heroism was a body of work, accumulated over many years and...

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 7.5 Percent

Dec 29, 2013 8:05am

Arkansas’ jobless rate remained unchanged from October to November at 7.5 percent. The number is well above one year ago when the state unemployment rate stood at 7.2 percent. U.S. unemployment in...

Toward A Less Angry America

Dec 29, 2013 8:05am

There’s a verse, Proverbs 22:24, that says in the King James Bible, “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go.”

The verse is both a warning and a...

Reviewing And Planning For The Future

Dec 27, 2013 5:36pm

The New Year gives us an opportunity to start fresh. It marks a time of year of optimism and change. While we reevaluate our own lives and make resolutions, business, community and government...

Connecting, Disconnecting By Phone

Dec 26, 2013 7:27pm

I finally committed to memory the name of the nice lady who takes my mail at the post office. It’s Deena.

Deena decorated her Christmas tree on Thanksgiving. Her home is the holiday...

New Coach’s Contract Should Allow ASU To Break Christmas ‘Tradition’

Dec 24, 2013 6:05am

Attending the annual news conference introducing Arkansas State University’s new head football coach has become almost as much a Christmas tradition as picking out a tree, putting up the lights...

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