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Subscriber onlyUncommon wisdom A word to say how much I enjoyed Philip Martin’s column in last Sunday’s Perspective section : Mr. Martin is, I believe, mostly the movie critic, but he writes on other subjects as well. Continue reading...

Term-limits bill employs deceptive language

Subscriber onlyBenjamin Franklin once said that death and taxes are the only certainties in our world. If the esteemed founding father were around today, he would likely add fraud to the list. Continue reading...

Early Meeting Time Strains Participation

Subscriber onlyOne of the biggest obstacles, other than apathy, to local political participation is time. Many residents lead busy lives. When the ol' clock on the wall says it's quitting time, they're just glad to get home, hug the dog, pet the kids, kiss the spouse and settle in for a breather before it all starts over again the next day. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Increase In Latino Population Doesn't Equal Diversity

Subscriber onlyThe quote expresses a universal sentiment: Continue reading...

Commentary: Women To Take Majority On State's High Court

Subscriber onlyPolitical primaries in Arkansas have become somewhat ho-hum, now that we have a two-party system. Most of the interesting races will be in November. Continue reading...

City's Overflow Big Concern For NWA Water

Subscriber onlyPerhaps the fine folks at West Fork have gotten too comfortable with polluting the region's water supply. Continue reading...

The race to the bottom

Who cares what lawmakers think?

Subscriber onlyWAY BACK on Tuesday of this week, a state legislative oversight committee met to discuss the Arkansas Lottery and some bright new ideas its director has come up with for taking the suckers. Continue reading...

Don’t look to NATO

Subscriber onlyIn the small Baltic country of Estonia, the easternmost county, called Ida-Viru, has a population of 150,000. Of these 150,000, only 20 percent are ethnic Estonians, while upward of 70 percent are Russian. Continue reading...

But will he honor the deal?

Subscriber onlyTalks in Geneva on the unrest in eastern Ukraine have concluded with an agreement by the foreign ministers of the European Union, Russia, Ukraine and the United States for all sides to “de-escalate tensions and restore security.” . Continue reading...

NATO still a factor

Subscriber onlyIt wasn’t that many weeks ago in both Europe and in the United States that meetings were being held to discuss what the agenda might be for the coming NATO summit in early September in Wales. Continue reading...

For want of a shot

Rally from H1N1 long, painful

Subscriber only“Getting better is easy. All it takes is all you’ve got.” What started as a motivational saying on his nephews’ football camp T-shirts now has a totally new and unforgettable meaning for my brother, Josh Jones, a 37-year-old Batesville native and survivor of the virulent 2013-14 flu. Continue reading...

E. coli soars in Big Creek

Subscriber onlyNational Park Service water-quality tests conducted earlier this month along Big Creek near where it converges with the Buffalo National River showed harmful E. coli bacteria colonies soaring to about 30 times the number ordinarily found in that tributary of the country’s first national river. Continue reading...

LETTERS

Subscriber onlyA message more vital It seems our society as a whole looks forward to a holiday on the calendar, for it means time off from work, family get-togethers and just relaxing from daily responsibilities. Continue reading...

Commentary: Help Wanted For 500 Jobs

Subscriber onlyWhat would happen if an out-of-state employer was prepared to build a factory in Arkansas and pay 500 people a starting salary of $50,000 a year -- but was having trouble finding the employees? Continue reading...

Judicial Race Twist Mars Campaigns

Subscriber onlyJudicial races are, by their very nature, challenging for journalists to cover and difficult for voters to evaluate because the Arkansas Code of Judicial Conduct eliminates a lot of what judges do from the conversation. Continue reading...