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In search of equality

Ballot measure an exercise in resistance reduction

Subscriber onlyLast year's Fayetteville campaign for the Chapter 119 anti-discrimination measure was a full-on battle to establish a beachhead for expanding protections for gay and transgender people in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Beyond the line of duty

Lowell officer sets a strong example for everyone

Subscriber onlyThe story, which appeared in the newspaper just a few days ago, bears repeating. A Lowell patrol officer stepped in, on his own time and his own dime, to help a stranded traveler last week. Continue reading...

Better ordinance, better chances

Out-of-town meddling only hurts in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyI won't be surprised if the Fayetteville gay rights ordinance passes on Sept. 8. That's with or without the boost the measure will get from the state law banning such ordinances. Continue reading...

Cooler heads, for now

Subscriber onlyThe latest round of tensions between North Korea and South Korea was a threat not only to peace in the region but also to relations among the world's major powers. Fortunately, both sides have backed down. Continue reading...

Sing along

Subscriber onlySomebody the other day said the presidential race could come down to Donald Trump on one side and Hillary Clinton on the other. Say it isn't so. Say it can't be so. Continue reading...

A search for answers

Because questions keep piling up

Subscriber onlyHere some of us thought things were looking up when it comes to holding kids in Arkansas' juvenile lockups. Maybe that's because of all the good news coming out of Danville these days. Continue reading...

NWA Letters

Subscriber onlyIf history hasn’t taught us that secular societies are bad for our health, maybe we should look back at recent times, the 20th century. Continue reading...

Survivor

The rough terrain of a no-spouse lifestyle

Subscriber onlyBrace yourselves. There is a very good chance this is going to get ugly, quick. How ugly? Very, very ugly. Continue reading...

Concrete solution

Pick less costly option on Senior Walk

Subscriber onlyCall it ego. Call it vanity. Call it a desire to be recognized for an accomplishment. Call it a wish to be remembered beyond our fleeting days on this planet. Continue reading...

The lady and the Trump

Subscriber onlyDespite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties' presidential nominations next year. Moreover, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each make their own parties nervous. Continue reading...

Let 'em into the fight

Subscriber onlyThrough nine brutal weeks of the Army's Ranger School, 94 soldiers--brothers-in-arms all--witnessed history, when they weren't too exhausted to notice: the first two female candidates to complete the rigorous training required to wear the black-and-gold Ranger tab. Continue reading...

NWA Letters

Subscriber onlyYou didn’t vote for Danielle Weatherby. You might not even know her. But she is the unelected, unaccountable New York lawyer who co-wrote Ordinance 5781 for Fayetteville, pretty much the same Chapter 119 Fayetteville voters already repealed. Continue reading...

The revelation

The perils of lying, cheating and the Internet

Subscriber onlyHuman beings can be such dogs. Except that's not really fair to the canines, most of whom know what loyalty is and don't hesitate to show it. Continue reading...

In government we trust?

Exemptions to open government don’t serve public

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas likes to go out to eat. Just check out the next time a restaurant opens how crazy the immediate reaction is. Continue reading...

'Option' on the table

Hutchinson offers ideas on insurance program

Subscriber onlyThe future of Arkansas' "private option" insurance plan for the poor is far from settled. Continue reading...

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