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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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Kenneth Bridges: Glover plays key role in high education

Jan 11, 2016 1:50pm

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Arkansas education was still in a very primitive state. One man in particular brought higher education to thousands of Arkansans in an unparalleled...

Roy Ockert Jr. Composing newspaper story has become much easier

Dec 30, 2015 10:34am

When I wrote my first story for a daily newspaper, it was for The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs’ morning publication, in June 1962. I had just finished my junior year in high school, had been...

Steve Brawner: Oil exports last obstacle to spending bill

Dec 22, 2015 8:48am

After the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, Americans are simultaneously eager to smash the Islamic State and wary of another major ground war in the Middle East. Some presidential candidates have...

Steve Barnes: Trump’s comments appalling

Dec 13, 2015 8:06pm

There was a reverse — no, perverse — irony in Donald Trump’s demand that all Muslims be prohibited from immigrating to the United States. Upon that podium, being his bloviating and gesturing self...

Lee Hamilton: Sadly, Congress seems okay with being weak

Dec 09, 2015 10:11am

Not many people outside of Capitol Hill paid attention last month when the congressional leadership released next year’s legislative schedule. Its headline feature is a strikingly long summer...

Steve Barnes: Departing from sentencing guidelines leads to frustration, budget concerns

Dec 07, 2015 3:21pm

Members of a criminal justice task force did not expect to see the man who appointed them, but there he was, Governor Hutchinson, not just dropping by, and bringing with him a new sense of urgency...

Kennenth Bridges: Murton puts spotlight on Arkansas prisons

Dec 07, 2015 3:02pm

Sometimes, an individual has to pay a high price for principles. For Tom Murton, his principles dictated fairness for the least sympathetic in society, prison inmates. However, Murton’s brief but...

Steve Barnes: Together as one, we give thanks

Dec 01, 2015 11:54am

It was the gentlest of disputes, the most congenial of church-state confrontations.

The Rev. Karen Akin of Little Rock’s Second Presbyterian Church suggested that attendance this year was up...

Lee Hamilton: Members of Congress need to spend more time on Capitol Hil

Nov 30, 2015 4:43pm

When Paul Ryan became House Speaker a few weeks ago, he made it clear that he has no intention of spending too much time in Washington. His wife and children are in Wisconsin, he pointed out, and...

Kenneth Bridges: Scipio Africanus Jones a leader

Nov 30, 2015 4:39pm

Scipio Africanus Jones was a leader in the civil rights community in Arkansas in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His work as an attorney not only saved innocent men from being executed but won...