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Ken Bridges | Pryor challenged by mother on hursing homes

Oct 20, 2014 3:19pm

“What are you going to do about it?” implored a mother to her son one day. The year was 1969, and US Rep. David Pryor was being confronted by his mother about a serious problem facing an aunt in a...

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Ken Bridges | Owens never quit inventing

Oct 13, 2014 3:00pm

America started a new love affair as the twentieth century dawned. The affair took place in darkened rooms filled with strangers and a flickering light and made millions laugh and cry and fall in...

Nate Strauch | Putting the ‘err’ in ‘Teacher’

Oct 08, 2014 6:21pm

Back in my home state of Colorado, there’s been a ton of hullabaloo recently over teacher-led protests in a Denver suburb. People are angry because a school board member said she favored slanting...

Sherman Frederick| This land is not really our land

Oct 08, 2014 6:22pm

“This land is your land, this land is my land” goes the freedom anthem of the last century written by Woody Guthrie.

It’s an idea worth embracing again, because somewhere along the line, the...

Ken Bridges | David O. Dodd and the hangman’s noose

Oct 07, 2014 7:28am

It was a freezing cold day in Little Rock in January 1864. The hangman’s noose hung over a rickety wagon in a makeshift gallows. A large crowd had braved the bitter weather to witness the sad...

Nate Strauch | Crime and punishment

Oct 01, 2014 11:15am

When we’ve been bad little boys and naughty little girls — or rather, when we’ve been caught being bad or naughty — the government has two main ways it likes to get even: it takes our money or it...

Editorial | You Have To Vote To Win

Oct 01, 2014 11:13am

Many of us are growing weary of election season, as political ads take over the TV and radio airwaves and “who are you voting for” debates dominate coffeeshop conversations.

We are tired of...

Rachel Rodemann • Times Record Governor Mike Beebe, right, chats with Sebastian Cunty Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the U.S. Marshals Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Ground broken for U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

Sep 24, 2014 5:18pm

FORT SMITH — A ceremony to break ground on the estimated $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum was held Wednesday along the Arkansas River in Fort Smith, an event attracting a boisterous crowd of more...

Nate Strauch | You’ve been U2ed

Sep 24, 2014 1:30pm

I don’t know if most people like the band U2, but suffice to say that many people do. They’ve sold more than 150 million records, and Bono’s mom couldn’t have bought more than, like, a few hundred...

Sherman Frederick | For the love of a good dog

Sep 24, 2014 1:31pm

I’ve always liked the saying that goes: “Lord, help me be the person my dog thinks I am.”

It’s a lofty thought, isn’t it? For no matter how ordinary our day may have been, and regardless of...

Ken Bridges | How Le Petit Roche became Little Rock

Sep 22, 2014 5:55pm

On March 2, 1819, the Arkansas Territory was created, with the capital at the small outpost at Arkansas Post. Arkansas Post was the first European city founded in what would become Arkansas, but...

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