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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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Harry King | Big 10 has brutal start

Aug 26, 2014 7:23am

Spotting the SEC and the Pac-12 both numbers and notoriety in the pursuit of a berth in the College Football Playoff, the Big Ten is in danger of falling further behind during the first two weeks...

Steve Barnes | Political notes from the road

Aug 19, 2014 7:11am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Believe it or not this town offers more than country music. It is home to what I am told (I have not had the opportunity to personally partake) is a stellar symphony orchestra,...

Steve Barnes | Sorting through the news

Aug 12, 2014 2:29pm

Back from the road, weeks away from the home front. A catch-up day or two invariably is necessary to sort through the backup, the anticipated and the unexpected.

If this was a surprise, it...

Steve Barnes | Annals of the cyber-age

Aug 05, 2014 7:42am

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Not terribly long ago I sat atop the hood of my car, parked on the side of a dirt road just south of Arkansas’s southern border, and, frantic to meet a deadline, prepared to...

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...