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<p>Columnist Neal Moore</p>

Moore on Maumelle

Aug 16, 2012 6:08pm

The new editor of the Maumelle Monitor asked me to write a regular column. Get this straight; I don’t get paid, so you get what you pay for. I’ve known Bill Lawson for several years and as any...

<p>Anne Russ</p>

If you choose hate, please educate

Aug 13, 2012 2:08pm

The late, great humorist Sam Levenson once said something to this effect: “Disliking people because they belong to a certain group is ridiculous when there are so many perfectly legitimate reasons...

<p>Roby Brock</p>

PrivacyStar to add 121 jobs in Conway

Aug 07, 2012 12:08pm

First Orion — parent company of PrivacyStar, a smartphone services firm — says it will add 121 new jobs in Conway as it moves to a new location in the Central Arkansas city. PrivacyStar, which was...

<p>Roy Ockert</p>

Unsuccessful search may eventually lead back to interim director

Aug 07, 2012 11:08am

I am withdrawing as a candidate for director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. I hadn’t actually applied, but it has become painfully obvious that there is something wrong with the...

Parents, the role they play in a child’s life

Aug 06, 2012 10:08am

It has been a week of sports and musical theater in my household. Our family has been watching the Olympics on television every night, while during the day our daughter rehearsed for The Rep’s...

Not enough money for too much road

Aug 06, 2012 6:08am

It doesn’t feel like it, but Americans have been paying less and less of one particular tax since 1993, and that trend will continue in the coming years. Members of Congress know they need to...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

Though blind, she sees a lot

Jul 31, 2012 2:07pm

There are times when, from her position as the governor’s special assistant for constituent affairs, that Barbara Duncan asks this question of callers who are seeking help: “Are you totally and...

<p>Roby Brock</p>

Arkansas jobless rate falls as labor force shrinks

Jul 31, 2012 1:07pm

Arkansas’ jobless rate fell in June to 7.2 percent as more workers exited the labor force and unemployment rolls. The 7.2 percent June unemployment rate was one-tenth of a percent lower than May...

Penn State to join schools struggling to afford athletics

Jul 31, 2012 5:07am

Bigtime collegiate athletic programs are on a collision course with reality, and the Penn State scandal will severely test one of the biggest money-makers.

The reality is that even the most...

AEDC director: For economic recruiting, ‘Cash is king’

Jul 24, 2012 10:07am

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Grant Tennille told state lawmakers that “cash is king” over any other economic incentive or tax policy. Tennille was giving a review of state...