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Matthew Pate | Pear-ish the thought of spring

Feb 11, 2015 1:25pm

As I let the dogs out to do their morning business, I saw the first harbinger of spring. The row of quince beside my back gate has begun to bloom. The blossoms are a deep rosy pink. They’re always...

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Dr. Ken Bridges | McRae grows into governor’s role

Aug 12, 2014 9:00am

Thomas Chipman McRae grew up surrounded by the chaos of the Civil War and the desperation of Reconstruction. As the oldest of five children, he led his family through difficult times. Btu he would...

Agritourism growing in state

Aug 12, 2014 8:45am

Agritourism is growing in Arkansas as more farm owners open their gates to tourists and form a spiderweb-like network among several state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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Dr. Ken Bridges | We all scream for ice cream

Jul 22, 2014 6:19am

Summer in Arkansas means long, hot days and starry nights. It is a time for kids staying up late chasing fireflies in their back yards and jumping into whatever puddle of water they can find to...

Opinion | Arkansas Governor and AG’s Photography Law Out-of-Sync with Their Priorities

Jul 17, 2014 2:27pm

Over the past several years, law enforcement has utilized new cutting-edge technologies to apprehend the most violent of criminals – murders, rapists and abductors. One such innovation, known as...

Sherman Frederick | Scary thought: Obama trying to fix immigration

Jul 16, 2014 2:16pm

President Barack Obama will unilaterally fix America’s immigration mess. And if Congress doesn’t like it, then “sue me,” he says.

Nice talk from a guy whom Americans rate the worst president...

Nate Strauch | The fruits of impeachment

Jul 16, 2014 2:14pm

There’s an old political truism, used semi-exclusively by whichever party finds itself currently in the minority, that serves as three simple words of bitter reminder: “Elections have consequences...

Steve Barnes | Creature comforts mean a great deal

Jul 15, 2014 1:31pm

We installed a new water heater the other day. Suddenly foreign policy came home again to Arkansas, sending me back to an afternoon in Washington some 40 years ago, in the mid-1970s.

The...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Garner leaves a lasting legacy

Jul 15, 2014 8:18am

William Carl Garner was a good-natured and gracious man, but through his many years of hard work became the man who put Greers Ferry Lake on the map and became the heart of the north-central...

Nate Strauch | ‘Supreme’ for a reason

Jul 09, 2014 1:57pm

I don’t know about you, but my social media exploded in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to permit Hobby Lobby’s moral objections to federal contraceptive mandates. Facebook became a...

Dr. Ken Bridges | Carr races to two Olympic Gold Medals

Jul 08, 2014 7:10am

Bill Carr was once the fastest man in the world. And it all started in Pine Bluff.

William Arthur Carr was born in Pine Bluff in 1909. His early life was not unusual. He, like so many boys,...