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Brenda Miles: First love’s game — Part III

Jul 26, 2016 11:00am

“Once in awhile he won’t call, but it’s all in the game…” Tommy Edwards, 1958

Friday morning. The last full day of camp. How had it gone by so quickly?? Bob and I met at breakfast and I was...

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Kenneth Bridges: Gould spins trains into gold

Jun 20, 2016 10:14pm

The late 1800s was the age of the railroad. Trains steamed across the hills, valleys, and plains of a growing United States, steadily bringing distant communities closer together. Thousands of...

Steve Barnes: A word about Alabama

Jun 20, 2016 10:07pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —An attractive city it is, certainly from the Interstate, which permits a surface examination, nothing more than can be absorbed in the 10 or 15 minutes that unimpeded traffic...

Steve Brawner: School changed by two sisters and a cup of coffee

Jun 15, 2016 11:45am

Pea Ridge High School senior Tyler Cope, 17, was a waitress. Now, she’s a certified nursing assistant making $11 an hour. More importantly, she’s well on her way to a good-paying future in nursing...

Steve Barnes: Ali will always be the greatest

Jun 14, 2016 8:45am

I knew just enough about boxing to enter the ring once too often at the old Pine Bluff Boy’s Club, which is to say I had just enough sense to get knocked senseless in the very first seconds of my...

Kenneth Bridges: Happy birthday, Arkansas; state turns 180

Jun 14, 2016 8:26am

For 180 years, Arkansas has been a state. While Arkansans have long enjoyed their status as the twenty-fifth state, Arkansas had to jump over many political hurdles to reach statehood.


Steve Brawner: Casinos good bet to make ballot

Jun 08, 2016 12:06pm

Where Arkansans practice pure democracy – we make the laws rather than elected officials doing it – is in the ballot issues. This year, those led by citizens could be a lot more interesting than...

Bob Moos Don’t miss out on these savings on your prescription drugs

Jun 07, 2016 8:04am

If you’ve ever gone a day without your medications or cut your pills in half to make them last a little longer, there may be relief for you. People on a tight budget can get help paying for the...

Kenneth Bridges: Quitman’s college was short-lived

Jun 07, 2016 7:05am

“A full belly is little worth while the mind is starved,” wrote the nineteenth century southern novelist Mark Twain. More Arkansans realized in the 1800s that the path to future prosperity and...

Brenda Miles: The Ditch

Jun 07, 2016 7:02am

Note: This piece was inspired by my dear friend J.V. McKinney of North Little Rock, who wrote about his integrated baseball field in Forrest City.

It wasn’t really a ditch, but that’s what...

Steve Barnes: Hillary’s secrecy could lead to more problems

Jun 07, 2016 6:52am

We were lunching, a trio: two journalists and another native Arkansan, a veteran of Washington politics, including service to Bill and Hillary Clinton in their eight White House years, and who...