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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...

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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...

MILES OF MEMORIES by Brenda Miles | The average woman – who is she?

Oct 20, 2014 3:11pm

Unless you have had your telephone disconnected or have been vacationing in outer Siberia, you know this is an election year in Arkansas. We have a Governor’s race and an especially heated one for...

Steve Barnes | Putting on the show

Oct 13, 2014 5:10pm

You were wondering how long it would take to put on the show?

It took eleven days from Beverly Carter’s disappearance, seven days from the arrest of a suspect, six days from his first plea...

Steve Barnes | Who has the momentum in statewide elections?

Oct 07, 2014 7:50am

Which candidates in Arkansas, which party, has the momentum in the contests for statewide office? It used to be called “Big Mo” but in our species never-ending quest for abbreviation, it’s now...

Pryor’s mobile office coming to town

Oct 07, 2014 7:28am

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will continue its statewide tour to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving...

Steve Barnes | Explaining American politics to Canadians

Sep 30, 2014 9:09am

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — “Tell us about your Senate race,” asks my friend John Marino. His wife, Sharon, nods encouragement. Immediately the other couple, the Hanafelds, Donna and Erwin, join in. “...

Ken Bridges | $64,000 Question and Harris’s role

Sep 29, 2014 5:23pm

Oren Harris had led a life of dedication and integrity that led him into public service. The one-time El Dorado lawyer would find that integrity tested as a member of Congress. In 1959, Harris and...

Steve Barnes | Chickens are expected to roost

Sep 23, 2014 11:03am

That fluttering noise — chickens coming home to roost?

The nest, so to speak, was the State Capitol; the feathers, this day, belonged to school superintendents, local board members, patrons...

Bob Moos | Don’t take any chances. Get your flu shot this fall

Sep 02, 2014 9:09am

The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you’re an older adult.

About 226,000 Americans will land in the hospital this year as a result of the flu and its complications, and anywhere...

Steve Barnes | The pain of the bumblebees

Aug 26, 2014 11:47am

The little television set in the corner of my office is always tuned to one or another of the cable news channels unless there’s an especially good baseball game underway. But this is an even-...