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Jim Kimmel of Kimmel Vineyards in Potter Valley, Calif., pours his 2012 Illuminate Red Blend during a luncheon Wednesday at Little Rock’s One Eleven at the Capital Hotel. The table wine is priced for grocery store sales in the $10 range. (Photo Courtesy of Bryan Clifton)

California winemaker offers lower price points

Mar 24, 2015 7:29am

With the array of wine choices on store shelves, family farm vintners like Jim Kimmel of Potter Valley, Calif., have to step out of the Golden State every now and then to make their presence known...

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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...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Remembering the life and words of Miller Williams

Jan 06, 2015 1:24pm

One critic called him “the Hank Williams of American poetry,” which Miller Williams took to be the highest compliment. Miller Williams, a Hoxie native, was one of the most celebrated writers to...

Bob Moos | What to know about Medicare in 2015

Jan 06, 2015 8:15am

The New Year always brings a few changes to Medicare. Here’s a brief rundown of what to expect in 2015.

The best news is that there are no changes in Medicare’s Part B premium and deductible...

Steve Barnes | Pryor’s morning after

Dec 29, 2014 5:05pm

The morning after J. William Fulbright’s crushing defeat in 1974 I encountered one of the senator’s aides and, to my surprise, found him in good spirits. The old man was fine, too, he smiled. “If...

Brenda Miles | Christmas at Big Mama’s Chapter 4

Dec 22, 2014 6:11pm

Christmas morning found Caleb and me and Old Jake at Big Mama’s place. I carried in the chicken and dressing I had made at home and was just about to send Caleb out to Luby’s Cafeteria in town for...

Steve Barnes | Jeb Bush for president?

Dec 22, 2014 6:11pm

Jeb Bush gave his party a Christmas present the other day. Some of its faithful will regard it as a pony, others a bag of switches. Bush confirmed he was running for president of the United States...

Joi Whitfield and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor were recently engaged. (Courtesy photo)

Pryor to wed Whitfield

Dec 16, 2014 11:21am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said last week that is engaged to marry Joi Whitfield of North Little Rock.

Pryor had taken Whitfield to dinner at Ted’s Diner on 14th Street in...

Steve Barnes | What Asa said and what Asa will do

Dec 16, 2014 10:21am

What politicians say can be important. Where they say it, meaning to whom they say it, can be just as important. Note, also, at what they don’t say, or skip over. In two speeches over three days,...

Brenda Miles | Christmas at Big Mama’s Chapter 3

Dec 16, 2014 11:23am

After dinner, we laughed again at all of Mama’s stories and she laughed louder than us all. Since she’d entered her 80’s, and that was almost 10 years ago, she’s become awful forgetful at times...