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Steve Brawner: Why did Key replace Kurrus?

Apr 27, 2016 11:47am

Reporters have biases, and I’ll admit to mine: Two of the government officials I like the most are Johnny Key, the state’s education commissioner, and Baker Kurrus, the soon-to-be-former Little...

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Steve Barnes: Former Arkansans, in Iowa, New Hampshire

Feb 08, 2016 3:24pm

The announcement was terse, almost astringent, and it came fairly early in the evening. As delivered by Twitter: “I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support.”...

Steve Barnes: Anti-abortion witch hunts at work

Feb 02, 2016 9:09am

There is much news about one of the most controversial issues of our day. Since it competes with the noise that invariably accompanies any discussion of it, especially in a presidential election...

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...