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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Authorities to crack down on drunken driving over holidays

Dec 16, 2014 8:55am

City, county and state law enforcement agencies in Arkansas and across the nation will crack down on drunken driving over the coming holidays.

Agencies will step up enforcement efforts...

Ken Bridges | A Rose by any other name

Dec 09, 2014 6:18am

Uriah M. Rose was an attorney who believed in the importance of integrity, ethics, and education for himself and his fellow lawyers. Because of his work, Rose would impact not only the standards...