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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Maybe it’s crazy

Subscriber only“Do you really believe that?” Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Vessel of grace

Soderquist demonstrated exceptional leadership

Subscriber onlyWhen people speak of Don Soderquist, descriptions usually involve words like this: Continue reading...

Between the lines: Taking a vote

State botches inmate report to county clerks

Subscriber onlyThousands of people may have been incorrectly removed from Arkansas voter registration lists. Continue reading...

Two cheers

For the new school standards

Subscriber onlyTHE BASIC test of any exam for Arkansas’ students is whether a parent, teacher, or concerned citizen can see at a glance how this state ranks nationally. For why have a race to the top if Arkansas’ team is the only one circling the track? It’s not immediately clear if updated standards for English/Language Arts coming this fall meet that essential test: to provide a basis of comparison with other states’ performance. Which means that these latest standards for our schools merit only an Incomplete at best. But if that’s disappointing news, just wait’ll next year, when doubtless the standards will be revised still again. School standards in this state can be as changeable as its weather. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyProfits drive hasty efforts to market GMO Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: On the Buffalo

Drilling to start

Subscriber onlyHarbor Environmental of Little Rock will get the state contract to drill beneath at least one of the massive waste lagoons at C&H Hog Farms. Continue reading...

Art Hobson: America's unexamined gun problem

Firearms backers resist research on their favored weapons

Subscriber onlyGun violence kills far more people in the U.S. than in any other developed nation. Our per-capita firearm homicide rate is 20 times that of other industrialized (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) nations. It's a heavy toll: Some 30,000 firearms-related homicides and suicides annually in the U.S. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Fund the study

In Benton County, it’s no time to get chintzy

Subscriber onlyIf a government-hired consultant examines an option not ultimately selected by decision-makers, does that mean examining that option was a waste of taxpayer dollars? Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyLimiting emissions will improve childrens' health Continue reading...

Brummett online: About those leaks …

Subscriber onlyThere are three ways to look at the email leak from the Democratic National Committee. Continue reading...

New teeth

The process begins

Subscriber onlyI'm reclined nervously in the dental chair at Integrated Dentistry in Mountain Home staring into the glowing dental light. Dr. Derrick Johnson has just applied the topical stuff that dulls sensation in the rear gums on both sides to ease any discomfort from the numbing injections he'll soon administer before removing four upper molars. Continue reading...

No limits on abuse

Subscriber onlyPlace me squarely in the camp that believes protecting the elderly and most dependent among us in nursing homes far outweighs the desire of the group calling itself Health Care Access for Arkansans to limit the amount of legal damages such facilities must pay to residents they victimize through neglect or abuse. Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyWhy Cruz is the unsung hero at GOP Convention Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyStop rewarding irresponsible behavior Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyBeware of incremental Continue reading...

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