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Steve Brawner: Why Supreme Court races matter: Lake View

Feb 09, 2016 7:34am

How important are the two Arkansas Supreme Court races on your ballot March 1? Two words provide the answer: “Lake View.”

In a case that drug out over 15 years, the Lake View school district...

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Steve Brawner: Still want to elect justices?

Feb 02, 2016 8:50am

There are times when the work of journalists doesn’t really change much, and there are times when it might help. This might be one of those times when it helps.

I’m referring to the Arkansas...


Feb 02, 2016 8:31am

Dear Editor,

It’s time Maumelle face the fact that we have a growing problem with our deer population. The deer are over-populated and a risk to property and safety. Sure we all enjoy the...

Kenneth Bridges: Conger led colleges in Searcy, Arkadelphia and Conway

Feb 02, 2016 7:48am

John William Conger was born in Jackson, Tenn., in 1857. His father was an architect. He earned a bachelors degree from Union University in 1878, followed by a masters degree in 1885.

One of...

Brenda Miles: Remembering when the music died

Jan 26, 2016 8:14am

A nice reader wrote: “You include old 50’s song lyrics in your column often you must be an old rock ‘n roll fan. So, tell me, when do you think our music was born and when did it die?” The birth,...

Kenneth Bridges: Witte gets history’s view

Jan 26, 2016 8:12am

Some people are fortunate enough to have lives that are a front-seat to history. Respected University of Arkansas law professor Albert Witte was one such man.

Witte was born in Pittsburgh,...

Steve Barnes: Making way for highways

Jan 26, 2016 7:42am

No new taxes? Check.

No new fees? Check.

Governor Hutchinson had made that clear from the beginning, from the first days of his tenure, and in sticking to his guns on a highway...

Ken Bridges: The Great Train Robbery and Anderson

Jan 18, 2016 4:26pm

Modern moviegoers often go to the movies looking for newer and more dazzling feature for their movies, looking for clever computer-generated graphics, stirring soundtracks, stereo surround sound,...

Steve Barnes: Bumpers’ legacy transcends party lines

Jan 18, 2016 4:05pm

Two were there to celebrate the life of the third.

David Pryor: state representative, U.S. congressman, governor, U.S. Senator.

Bill Clinton: governor, president of the United States...

Tom Hastings: Cruzing for love

Jan 18, 2016 3:55pm

“We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out!”

—Ted “Aspirational War Criminal” Cruz

OK, carpet bombing is bombing an...

Stevc Barnes: Bumpers and Me

Jan 12, 2016 7:56am

My trade put me in the passenger’s seat alongside Dale Bumpers, late a governor and U.S. Senator of Arkansas. A few memories from the journey:

1969: Winthrop Rockefeller, the first...