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Council takes look at smoking ban

May 03, 2016 12:18pm

In a fast-moving meeting, the Maumelle City Council heard a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking at parks in the city.

Smoking is already banned in city-owned buildings, but the...

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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...

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...