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Testing issue another win for Hutchinson; critics complain of railroading

Jul 14, 2015 9:15am

After regular and special legislative sessions in which he boasted of getting everything he asked for, Gov. Asa Hutchinson got his way again last week on the issue of standardized tests — though...

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Steve Barnes | The future of the private option

Feb 16, 2015 8:48pm

The gentleman from Gravette, Jim Hendren, who sits for District 2 in the Arkansas Senate, and who helped Gov. Asa Hutchinson, his uncle, persuade fellow Republicans in the General Assembly to...

Ken Bridges | de Soto’s drive across Arkansas was final one for famed explorer

Feb 16, 2015 4:21pm

Part 1

When Europe encountered the Americas, it ushered in an age of adventure and exploration. It also ushered in an age of warfare in the New World as the European powers sought to divide...

Steve Barnes | Honeymoon in Session

Feb 10, 2015 10:35am

Go back a couple weeks, to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s inaugural: the previous Republican governor, Mike Huckabee, observed to a reporter that every governor can expect a honeymoon. And then joked that...

UALR names Fall 2014 Chancellor’s List

Feb 09, 2015 4:04pm

UALR recognizes those students whose academic performances have been superior at the end of each semester and in which the following qualifications have been met: At least nine hours for credit...

Brenda Miles | I wanted heart-shaped cookies

Feb 03, 2015 11:34am

Part III

Dusk turned to dark early and the snow started to fall again. That night Daddy closed the store early, telling Mama he’d sold out of eggs, bread, milk and coal oil. No one was...

Steve Barnes | Two documents in six days

Feb 03, 2015 10:36am

From the new Asa Hutchinson administration, two crucial documents over six days. The first: the governor’s long-awaited decision on the Private Option, or Obamacare — Arkansas-style. The second:...

Bob Moos | You’re old enough to qualify for Medicare. Now what?

Feb 02, 2015 6:04pm

The day you thought would never come is almost here. Your 65th birthday approaches. Wasn’t it just yesterday you were listening to your transistor radio and wondering what to do with your life?...

Steve Barnes | Only Taylor can save Taylor

Jan 27, 2015 9:46am

I have never met Jermain Taylor, to my knowledge have never been in a room with him, but I stood up for him once, in this space, about six years ago.

Taylor, the most accomplished...

Steve Barnes | Themes are at core of Hutchinson speech

Jan 20, 2015 8:00am

At exactly 988 words, not including the requisite ad libs, Governor Asa Hutchinson’s inaugural address on the Capitol steps was only a paragraph or two longer than a typical newspaper column....

Dr. Ken Bridges | Taylor played key role in early Little Rock

Jan 20, 2015 7:42am

As the twentieth century dawned, Little Rock residents looked at the continuing problems of crime and corruption in the city and decided they would not tolerate it any longer. Charles Taylor was...