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Traveling nuns bring message of empowerment, listen to stories in Arkansas

Sep 15, 2015 8:33am

Visiting Arkansas has been an eye-opener for a group of Catholic nuns making a 13-day, seven-state tour in advance of Pope Francis’ U.S. visit later this month, according to Sister Simone Campbell...

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Phi Beta Sigma conclave to focus on young black men’s futures

Jun 23, 2015 7:41am

The future of boys and young men of color will be the topic of panel discussions at the 101st international conclave of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, set for July 15-19 in Little Rock.


Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right, speaks at a news conference Wednesday on the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act as Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, looks on. Hutchinson said he wants lawmakers to make changes to the controversial bill, which reached his desk Tuesday. (Dale Ellis photo)

Hutchinson says he wants changes to ‘religious freedom’ bill

Apr 01, 2015 1:51pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he wants the state Legislature to make changes to a controversial bill on legal protection for religious beliefs.

Hutchinson spoke to reporters in a news...

VA Secretary says land transfer approved for North Little Rock Veterans Home

Mar 31, 2015 8:22am

VA Secretary Robert McDonald informed Congress last week that his department plans to move forward with a land transfer needed for Arkansas to construct a Veterans home in North Little Rock.


Sponsor drops bill to end importation of California wine

Mar 31, 2015 7:50am

The sponsor of a bill that could end imports of California wine into Arkansas said Monday he has dropped the bill.

On Thursday, the House approved House Bill 1934 by Rep. Dan Douglas, R-...

Kenneth Bridges: Rector’s family connections important for state’s sixth governor

Mar 24, 2015 7:03am

Henry M. Rector had a fiery temper that matched the politics of the years leading to the Civil War. As the sixth governor of Arkansas starting in 1860, Rector would lead the state as the war began...

Ken Bridges: Jones designed his own success

Mar 17, 2015 8:52am

Fay Jones spent his life building and creating, bringing elaborate and stylish building designs to life. In the process, the Arkansas native became one of the most respected and innovative...

Ken Bridges: Fulton lived big in short life

Mar 10, 2015 11:44am

William S. Fulton accomplished much for Arkansas in his short life. He served as the fourth territorial governor and the first U. S. Senator. Through Fulton’s leadership, he made the difficult...

Ken Bridges: Twitty’s roots not in Conway, but Helena

Mar 05, 2015 5:15pm

Conway Twitty began his performing career in Helena during World War II while still a child. From these early days, he would eventually sell more than 50 million albums and become one of the most...

Matthew Pate | Pear-ish the thought of spring

Feb 11, 2015 1:25pm

As I let the dogs out to do their morning business, I saw the first harbinger of spring. The row of quince beside my back gate has begun to bloom. The blossoms are a deep rosy pink. They’re always...

Ken Bridges | Founding of Philander Smith part of Arkansas Renaissance

Feb 09, 2015 3:56pm

In the 1870s, in spite of the pain of Reconstruction, a Renaissance began to occur for Arkansas as some of the most important colleges in the state were born. Part of this flowering of knowledge...