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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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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...

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...