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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...

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Editorial| Think Before You Shop, Spend And Give

Nov 25, 2014 9:24am

Despite our best attempts to keep Christmas madness corralled until after Thanksgiving, it arrives even earlier this year than last, which was earlier than the year before.

So we bring to...

Nate Strauch | Organizational assault

Nov 25, 2014 9:19am

Writing about rape, as a man, is a fool’s errand, but it’s one I feel compelled to undertake. Men are imprisoned for rape at a 99-1 ratio to women, according the United States Bureau of Justice...

Steve Barnes | Best governor Arkansas never had

Nov 24, 2014 4:37pm

The refrain shared by the friends and admirers of Bill Bowen was wistful yet quite sincere, that he was “the best governor Arkansas never had.”

I’m not altogether certain. Oh, he would have...

Ken Bridges | Arkansas Methodists play key role in orphanage

Nov 24, 2014 2:13pm

In the wild pioneer days of Arkansas in the late 1800s, tragedy was common and families could easily be torn apart by a sudden twist of fate. The most vulnerable in society, the children, were so...

Sherman Frederick | Liberals cringe as Obamacare architect caught telling truth

Nov 19, 2014 11:35am

For those who would like to see Obamacare scrapped and replaced — which is most Americans, according to the latest polling — Jonathan Gruber is the gift that keeps on giving.

For President...

Steve Barnes | Crimson Tide rolls in election

Nov 10, 2014 7:17pm

November 4, 2014, will be remembered as the worst night for Democrats in Arkansas since President Lincoln decided to humor his wife with an evening at the theater, which brought about a...

Ken Bridges | Herman Davis remembered

Nov 10, 2014 7:15pm

Herman Davis went from deep poverty in a remote corner of Arkansas and became the most decorated Arkansan of World War I. He was born just outside what is now Manila in Mississippi County in 1888...

Ken Bridges | Think this election was bad? Gaze upon 1872

Nov 04, 2014 5:00am

Many elections have been accused of being the dirtiest and most negative in state history, but none can top the disaster of the 1872 election, which tore the state apart.

By the early 1870s...

AEDC chief says microbreweries aid a city’s ‘cool’ factor

Nov 03, 2014 5:42pm

FORT SMITH — Arkansas craft beer is in a favorable position with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Creation of manufacturing jobs and improving the state’s “quality of place”...

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...