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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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Clinton returns to rally for Democrats

Oct 15, 2014 12:58pm

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will return to Arkansas for three days of campaign rallies starting Friday to once again urge voters to turn out for Democrats in the mid-term election.

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Nate Strauch | Who’s ruling?

Oct 15, 2014 12:52pm

Congress was not in session on Monday, October 6, 2014. No bills were passed. No votes lodged. No floor speeches speechified. Most of our elected representatives weren’t even in Washington, in...

Sherman Frederick | Ouch, Mr. President, these barbs will sting

Oct 15, 2014 12:53pm

Somewhere within the faculty lounge environs otherwise known as the Obama White House, a starry-eyed Obamatron puts down his pumpkin spice latte and says: “Dude, with friends like old man Panetta...

Ken Bridges | Owens never quit inventing

Oct 13, 2014 3:00pm

America started a new love affair as the twentieth century dawned. The affair took place in darkened rooms filled with strangers and a flickering light and made millions laugh and cry and fall in...

Nate Strauch | Putting the ‘err’ in ‘Teacher’

Oct 08, 2014 6:21pm

Back in my home state of Colorado, there’s been a ton of hullabaloo recently over teacher-led protests in a Denver suburb. People are angry because a school board member said she favored slanting...

Sherman Frederick| This land is not really our land

Oct 08, 2014 6:22pm

“This land is your land, this land is my land” goes the freedom anthem of the last century written by Woody Guthrie.

It’s an idea worth embracing again, because somewhere along the line, the...

Ken Bridges | David O. Dodd and the hangman’s noose

Oct 07, 2014 7:28am

It was a freezing cold day in Little Rock in January 1864. The hangman’s noose hung over a rickety wagon in a makeshift gallows. A large crowd had braved the bitter weather to witness the sad...

Nate Strauch | Crime and punishment

Oct 01, 2014 11:15am

When we’ve been bad little boys and naughty little girls — or rather, when we’ve been caught being bad or naughty — the government has two main ways it likes to get even: it takes our money or it...

Editorial | You Have To Vote To Win

Oct 01, 2014 11:13am

Many of us are growing weary of election season, as political ads take over the TV and radio airwaves and “who are you voting for” debates dominate coffeeshop conversations.

We are tired of...

Rachel Rodemann • Times Record Governor Mike Beebe, right, chats with Sebastian Cunty Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the U.S. Marshals Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Ground broken for U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

Sep 24, 2014 5:18pm

FORT SMITH — A ceremony to break ground on the estimated $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum was held Wednesday along the Arkansas River in Fort Smith, an event attracting a boisterous crowd of more...