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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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Holiday shoppers encouraged to ship gifts early

Dec 02, 2014 8:47am

The holiday shopping season is here, and consumers looking to send gifts to loved ones are encouraged to send their packages early to ensure delivery by Christmas Day.

As the U.S. Postal...

Steve Barnes | The state’s prisons, by the numbers

Dec 02, 2014 11:39am

At precisely 10 o’clock on the morning of November 24, the Arkansas Department of Correction had 18,177 inmates. Well, technically; 2,477 of them were on hold, as it were, in county jails across...

Ken Bridges | Grantland Rice Trophy big hunk of hardware for 1964 Razorbacks

Dec 02, 2014 9:43am

For the Arkansas Razorbacks, the 1963 season had been a disappointment, with the team ending with a 5-5 record. Afterward, Coach Frank Broyles and the team began plotting a comeback for next...

Lighting ceremony to kick off holiday celebrations at Capitol

Dec 02, 2014 8:24am

The 76th annual state Capitol Lighting Ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Secretary of State Mark Martin said Monday.

The ceremony will begin after the annual Little Rock Big Jingle...

Steve Barnes | There’s always more wine

Nov 18, 2014 12:04pm

“The sky is not falling,” insisted Jessica DeLoach, who immediately allowed that, “Maybe I’m being a bit naïve.”

Not about the weather, for it was a starlit night, the temperature at mid-...

Steve Barnes | Recommendations for ASP Commission

Nov 04, 2014 12:57pm

Memorandum for: Arkansas’s Next Governor

Date: Post-Election day

Subject: Arkansas State Police Commission

Sir:

You have not asked for this memo and quite probably have no...

Five tricks for a tooth-friendly Halloween

Oct 28, 2014 11:12am

Most little boys and ghouls will dress up and ring neighborhood doorbells hoping to collect a large stash of candy this Halloween. After trick-or-treating, Delta Dental encourages parents to pay...

Ken Bridges | Texas Hunts have Arkansas roots

Oct 28, 2014 7:41am

In the late 1970s and through the 1980s, millions of people would tune in weekly to watch Dallas, a night-time soap opera about the tawdry scandals and business dealings of a Texas oil family. At...

Stevs Barnes | Embargo on Cuba

Oct 28, 2014 10:44am

There’s time, admittedly not much, but time remaining in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate campaign to add an issue to the agenda, or at least propose one. It hasn’t come up because no one has brought it up,...

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...