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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...

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Matthew Pate | Silence of the carrots

Dec 03, 2014 2:31pm

‘Tis the season for culinary exploration. At least around the extended Pate household, that’s when Mother and I usually trot out at least one “experimental” dish alongside the perennially prepared...

Nate Strauch | The partisan divide of tragedy

Dec 03, 2014 2:30pm

What is it about the wiring in our brains that leads us to politicize tragedy? How can we be personally certain what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and why do our partisan proclivities determine the...

Brenda Miles | Christmas at Big Mama’s Chapter 1

Dec 02, 2014 8:33am

Joe Bill and Stella, Jimmy Ed and Martha Sue, Jerry Don and Lou, and Caleb and me arrived all during the morning of Christmas Eve. We all hugged and helped one another transport suitcases and...

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.

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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...