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SBIR Road Tour visiting Arkansas

Mar 29, 2016 8:09am

The state’s science and technology entrepreneurs have a rare opportunity to meet with leaders of the $2.5-billion SBIR federal funding program when the 2016 SBIR Road Tour visits Arkansas next...

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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...

Nate Strauch | Vestige of an embargone era

Feb 04, 2015 7:37am

If you’re not familiar with names like Yasiel Puig, Jose Fernandez, Aroldis Chapman and Jose Abreu, it’s safe to say you’re not much of a baseball fan. Each of those 20-somethings is arguably the...

Lee H. Hamilton | Can we have a regular Congress?

Feb 04, 2015 7:30am

You probably didn’t notice, but the Senate passed a milestone a couple of weeks back. Before 2015 was a month old, senators had already had a chance to vote up-or-down on more amendments than they...

Matthew Pate | Help wanted none found

Jan 28, 2015 1:50pm

I live in Pine Bluff. Despite its considerable problems there’s a lot to like about my hometown. The part I like best is my hundred year-old house, not far from Lakeside United Methodist Church....

Nate Strauch | American gripers

Jan 28, 2015 1:49pm

When I was a kid just past the age of enjoying G.I. Joes, I stumbled upon a great book called “Marine Sniper,” a 1988 nonfiction tome about the Vietnam War career of Carlos Hathcock — at the time...

Nate Strauch | Free college isn’t a solution to any problem

Jan 21, 2015 1:14pm

Most of the backlash to President Obama’s proposal to make community college free for all students centered around that four-letter word at the heart of the matter. Pundits pointed out, correctly...

Lee Hamilton | It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress

Jan 21, 2015 11:36am

It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of...

Matthew Pate | When might defeats right

Jan 14, 2015 12:03pm

Last week Islamic terrorists with historic ties to al-Qaeda stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French newspaper. In the ensuing melee 12 people were murdered.

This is not the...