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Pryor speaks out

A corrupt system

Subscriber onlyIf you're anything like me, you've wondered why nothing's been achieved in Washington since the nation sent a majority of Republicans to control the House, Senate and Oval Office. Continue reading...

Early tax relief

Before the big tax/budget fight

Subscriber only"One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results." --Milton Friedman Continue reading...

At War with Ourselves

Subscriber only"We all have a responsibility to figure a better path forward. This is not a liberal or conservative issue; this is about the fabric of our humanity. It is not a time to argue or politicize, but a time to act."-- Singer/songwriter Brian Kalinec Continue reading...

How Amazon took Seattle

Subscriber onlySEATTLE -- I live in the city that hit the Amazon jackpot, now the biggest company town in the United States. Long before the mad dash to land the second headquarters for the world's largest online retailer, Amazon found us. Since then, we've been overwhelmed by a future we never had any say over. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: The governor says no

Highway advocates continue search for funding

Subscriber onlyIn Arkansas, all roads lead to a shortage of money for Arkansas' highway system. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyCourtrooms, Medicare coverage raise concerns Continue reading...

Immersed in Azure

Back to the beach

Subscriber onlyWe in the Natural State are fortunate to live only a day's drive from what many Americans believe are the finest beaches in the country. The white sugary sands and translucent green waters of the Florida and Alabama gulf coasts offer ambience that is much different than the beaches I experienced working in cities along the California and New Jersey coasts. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Ahead of the crisis

Springdale needs to build additional fire stations

Subscriber onlyBeing a fire chief is akin to being a professional worrier. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyHogs’ future isn’t bright with Bielema, Long Continue reading...

MASTERSON ONLINE: Of Tomcats and Angels

Subscriber onlyThis has become my fall for visiting two of the world’s finest national interactive and immersive museums. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The Republican clean-up crew

The GOP’s difficult working relationship

Subscriber onlyThe much-maligned GOP "establishment" protects the president far better than he gives it credit. Arkansas provides a good example. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Mind your Manor

Fayetteville needs collaboration on public housing

Subscriber onlyMaybe the Fayetteville Housing Authority is on to something. Housing for poor folks doesn’t typically get a lot of attention in local governments, but the local board that oversees Fayetteville’s public housing has, unintentionally, managed to wake people up by proposing the sale of one apartment complex into private hands and the construction of new public housing units at another, but through a funding program that raises suspicions among some folks. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyIn modern world, is Electoral College obsolete? Continue reading...

NWA Letters

Subscriber onlyThe health of America's children, economically disadvantaged families and women who are pregnant are all dependant upon the vital CHIP program. It is critical that Congress extend this program for another five years. Continue reading...

Gary Smith: Spicing things up

Spoiler alert: Flavored fall coffee not everyone’s cup of tea

Subscriber onlyIn the great Pumpkin Spice War currently being waged, I've decided to stay neutral. Continue reading...

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