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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Schooling the old guy

Subscriber onlyThey didn’t know me and I certainly didn’t know them. And I’m thinking I learned more from them than they learned from me. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: All thumbs, again

Drafts, quality of life, retirement, locks earn kudos

Subscriber onlyIt's been a little while, but we've dusted off our thumbs to give a few quick hits on some recent developments in the region's news. In some cultures, a thumbs up can be seen as an insult, but not here in the gold ol' US of A. Fonzie wouldn't have gone around insulting people. So we'll take the opportunity to offer our thoughts on a few recent developments: Continue reading...

Between the lines: Lawmakers wrapping up

Approval of $5.3 billion state budget getting close

Subscriber onlyState lawmakers are supposed to wrap up a $5.3 billion budget this week, leaving some interests in good stead and others still wanting. Continue reading...

Welcome, good news

Subscriber onlyCan you believe it? There’s good news out of the Legislature and the governor’s office. Legislative leaders have agreed with the Guv to restore a $1 million cut in the budget for the state’s libraries and another $1 million cut for old folks’ centers. It’s hard to think of a better way to demonstrate concern for both young and old, each of which should benefit by this investment in our libraries and other educational institutions. Continue reading...

Sympathy for the devil?

Subscriber onlyNo, I don’t quite feel sorry for Ted Cruz. But it’s rough, isn’t it? Apparently nobody likes him. Former House Speaker John Boehner, when asked by the Stanford Daily about the likelihood of Republicans uniting behind Cruz in a last-ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from taking the GOP nomination, called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.” Continue reading...

Testimony of pollution

Of serious concern

Subscriber onlyThe year's most significant meeting of the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission occurred last Friday in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Commentary: Greening a troubled planet

Movement toward change provides some home

Subscriber onlyScience has known since about 1990 that everything we hold dear is endangered by global warming. If we had taken the problem sufficiently seriously then, greenhouse gas concentrations would today be far lower than they are and we would be on the road to a healthy future based on clean energy. Instead, the fossil fuel industry and our own self-indulgence persuaded us our carbon-burning lifestyle was just peachy. Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyTeaching close Continue reading...

Mismanagement mess

Back at the office

Subscriber onlyAs the rains of malfeasance set in over the Benton County sheriff's office more than a year ago, the deluge has fallen in steady sheets. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Ex-sheriff gets a deal

Cradduck’s “no contest” wraps up controversy

Subscriber onlyYou had to figure the situation would work out this way. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: A new hope

Benton County, hopefully, starts recovery

Subscriber onlyBenton County has a new sheriff. Continue reading...

Mennonite blessings

Subscriber onlyMost of us probably envision those of the Mennonite and Amish faiths as private, hardworking, family-oriented, selfless and fully devoted to their congregational communities. What I've never associated with these kindly folks in ultra-conservative dress is a fully equipped and well-trained disaster search and rescue team. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Follow the money

Lawmakers should back electronic disclosures

Subscriber onlyA little more than a year ago, Jana Della Rosa came to suspect she was in an uphill struggle in her effort to require state lawmakers and those running against them to file campaign finance records electronically. Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyWithout natural law, tyranny not far away Continue reading...

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