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Ralph Shaffer | Death on the Back Nine

Sep 17, 2014 1:25pm

The golf analogy - describing aging as the back nine of life - has become an obsession with Internet writers and my email companions who finally realize they are getting old. I’ve seen the same...

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Steve Barnes | Veterans deserve better

Jun 24, 2014 9:32am

“I feel stronger every day,” Sen. John Boozman told me on his first full day back in harness, 48 days after a trip to the emergency room, and subsequently the operating room, saved his life. His...

KEN BRIDGES | A true wonderboy, Hugh Critz, saves the day at Arkansas Tech

Jun 24, 2014 9:30am

Arkansas began the twentieth century with a renewed dedication to higher education. Colleges across the state were quickly established by the state legislature, including Arkansas Tech University...

EDITORIAL | E-cigarettes and teen smoking

Jun 24, 2014 9:25am

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported good news in its National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: cigarette smoking by American juveniles has dropped to its lowest level in 22 years....

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.

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...