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Dr. Ken Bridges | We all scream for ice cream

Jul 22, 2014 6:19am

Summer in Arkansas means long, hot days and starry nights. It is a time for kids staying up late chasing fireflies in their back yards and jumping into whatever puddle of water they can find to...

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Matthew Pate | A Samurai down in Old Mexico

Updated: Jun 12, 2014 11:23am

You might recall the old idiom, “Everything old is new again.” As I was recently organizing a shelf of DVDs I came across a boxed set of films that are among my favorites. They are a collection of...

MATTHEW PATE | Identifying Hippie Jackboots

May 29, 2014 10:39am

This past week voters in my home state of Arkansas exercised their franchise in the primary election. Beginning in 2014, voters are obliged to present a state-issued photo identification card to...

NATE STRAUCH | A plea for restraint(s)

May 29, 2014 10:39am

At the risk of being too controversial, let me stipulate something off the bat: Wearing a seat belt is a good idea. Each person in a moving vehicle should wear one because, hey, being alive is...

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Arkansas officers honored at country’s capitol

May 22, 2014 2:06pm

WASHINGTON – During a national memorial service for fallen officers last week, Vice President Joe Biden spoke of the bravery of two heroes from Arkansas who did not hesitate when duty called.

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Mark Eubanks, left, and Darron Berry of North Little Rock kiss after being pronounced married Monday at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock. (John Lyon photo)

AG seeks stay of marriage ruling; licenses issued to hundreds of same-sex couples

May 12, 2014 6:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state attorney general’s office on Monday requested a stay of a Pulaski County circuit judge’s ruling that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, but meanwhile gay...

Three counties added to federal disaster declaration after tornado

May 08, 2014 2:15pm

Pulaski, Randolph and White counties were declared federal disaster areas on Monday, eight days after an EF4 tornado killed at least 16 people in Central Arkansas.

The declaration expands on...

Obama views Arkansas tornado’s destruction

May 07, 2014 6:06pm

In his first trip to the state since taking office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday toured areas of Central Arkansas devastated by last week’s EF4 tornado and said he is impressed with the way...

President Barack Obama comments on the impact of the April 27 tornado during a visit to Vilonia on Wednesday. Looking on, from left, are Vilonia Mayor James Firestone, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock. (Chad Day/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Pool)

Obama views Arkansas tornado’s destruction

May 07, 2014 6:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — In his first trip to the state since taking office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday toured areas of central Arkansas devastated by last week’s EF4 tornado and said he is...

Special justices appointed to consider issue of judicial qualifications

May 01, 2014 9:32pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday appointed three special justices to the Arkansas Supreme Court to sit in for justices who recused in four cases involving disputes over the qualifications...

Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

Cotton seeks civilian defense cuts; Pryor says plan could hurt LRAFB

Apr 29, 2014 5:24pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, has co-sponsored legislation calling on the Pentagon to cut its civilian workforce by 15 percent over the next five years — a move Sen. Mark Pryor...