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Steve Barnes | Holding back the tide

Oct 21, 2014 8:48am

FAYETTEVILLE — It’s a win if Arkansas loses to Alabama by one point, especially in a drizzle that makes the pigskin as slippery as a hog slathered in Crisco. It’s a loss for ‘Bama if it defeats...

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Dr. Ken Bridges | UAMS has long history in Arkansas

Aug 04, 2014 4:04pm

\In the 1870s, medicine was in a miserable state in Arkansas. Few doctors were available and the remote locations of many farmsteads and small towns made it difficult for doctors to reach patients...

Steve Barnes | Happy Birthday Lauren

Jul 29, 2014 4:23pm

Dearest Lauren,

Something happened in the year since my last letter, something so predictable it was like the sun rising and yet so strange it was if it rose in the west: you grew. I’d guess...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Cross key in building Arkansas

Jul 29, 2014 8:23am

A man of insight, drive, and integrity, Edward Cross looked to serve and build the young state of Arkansas, as a lawyer, judge, and businessman. Cross became one of the most respected minds that...

Steve Barnes | Campaigning is a family affair

Jul 22, 2014 11:15am

It wasn’t stop-the-presses news, not “Breaking News” news on a television screen, which would have indicted it wasn’t news at all or had actually “broken” hours earlier. Indeed it was so...

McDaniel sues chiropractic ‘runners’

Jun 23, 2014 5:44pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to halt what he alleges is the deceptive marketing of chiropractic services to accident victims.

McDaniel filed the suit in...

Law enforcement agencies plan DWI, speeding, crackdown

Jun 23, 2014 4:58pm

Arkansas law enforcement agencies will increase sobriety checkpoints and patrols as part of a two-week crackdown on drunken driving and speeding that will begin Saturday, the Arkansas State Police...

KEN BRIDGES | 100 years later: One of state’s oddest legal arguments remembered

Jun 20, 2014 10:29am

What would have seemed like an ordinary election became one of the most bizarre legal controversies in state history – all of it over the office of lieutenant governor.

Between 1907 and 1913...

KEN BRIDGES | Schools faced with choice

Jun 12, 2014 10:22am

The decision had been sixty years in the making, but when it came, it was like an earthquake across the South. The Supreme Court handed down the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 4, 1954...

EDITORIAL | Don’t Look For Prison Crowding Solutions In Special Session

Jun 12, 2014 10:13am

The overcrowding in Arkansas’ prisons and jails is an important public-safety issue. It is too important, in fact, to appear as an afterthought in a special session this year.

Two possible...

STEVE BARNES | Government must satisfy veterans’ needs

Jun 05, 2014 9:27am

The first to die from Arkansas was Michael Vann Johnson Jr. of Little Rock. He was a medical corpsman 3rd Class, assigned to the 3rd Marine Detachment. “A big kid,” his sister was quoted as...