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Guest Commentary: Challenge Helps By The Bucketfuls

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Chapter of the ALS Association is thankful to all of those who have joined forces with us in bringing much-needed awareness of this horrific disease, which is 100 percent fatal, 100 percent of the time. Not only has the awareness been sought after for eight-plus years since the ALS Arkansas Chapter was formed, but the donations from this energized event will markedly allow us to pay for more respite care grants, equipment grants, grants for food and gasoline for our pALS (people living with ALS) who are dying in our state. Continue reading...

How We See It: DWI Arrests Necessitate Quick Action

Subscriber onlyEvery legal effort needs to be made to expedite the judicial system's handling of Jo Lynn Jackson's case. Continue reading...

Cargill staying put

Root hog or die

Subscriber onlyCargill Inc., the multinational corporation responsible for placing the factory of up to 6,500 swine in the Buffalo National River watershed, has responded to sustained public outcries by saying it has no plans to abandon its grossly misplaced venture called C&H Hog Farms. Continue reading...

Commentary: The tragedy, and lessons, of Hiroshima

Subscriber onlyI was eleven on that August morning in 1945 when the bomb exploded over Hiroshima. It carried the explosive energy of 18,000 tons of TNT, an energy equal to the total conventional bomb capacity of 4,000 World War II heavy bombers. People still debate the effect of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs on the conduct of the war. Many of my friends will disagree, but my conclusion is that Hiroshima hastened the end of the war, saved many American and Japanese lives, and was far less horrible than the planned alternative, a long ugly battle following invasion of the Japanese mainland. I do think we should have waited much longer than three days before dropping the second bomb. Continue reading...

Another Dire Forecast Against Private Option Flops

Crying “Wolf!” Tunes the Public Out Before Real Challenges Arise

Subscriber onlyReal news broke last week. Insurance rates in the state's "private option" health care plan, on average, will drop. The drop is expected to be slight, but it's there. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Springdale Schools Set Example For Nation

Subscriber onlyA national publication recently highlighted some remarkable statistics about a local school district. Continue reading...

How We See It: Benton County Jail Should Offer Warm Foods

Subscriber onlyMore than once over the years, the Benton County Jail has been described by what it's not. Continue reading...

A lamentable situation

Subscriber onlyThe news of the day often delivers stories that sadden us. Continue reading...

How We See It: Liquor Store Ruling Strains Interpretation Of Law

Subscriber onlyDearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the union of this man and this woman in holy matrimony, which is an honorable estate not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently and soberly. Continue reading...

Commentary: Cutting Arkansas' Backup Governor

Subscriber onlyFor more than three years from 2003-06, your tax dollars were not spent very efficiently, and I was a beneficiary. Continue reading...

Newspaper Article Was Misleading

Subscriber onlyThe lead article in the Aug. 3 edition dealt with Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule concerning coal-fired plants. Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyWhat A 'No' Vote On Fee Doesn't Mean Continue reading...

Commentary: Arkansas Should Change Way It Elects Judges

Subscriber onlyArkansas needs to change its system of selecting judges, and we need to do it before the people who elect them lose confidence in their courts. Continue reading...

Guest Commentery: Teacher Corps Creates New Education Opportunities

Subscriber onlyArkansas Teacher Corps Opens Opportunity to Educate Continue reading...

How We See It: Benton County Made Right Calls On Investigations

Subscriber onlyNobody yet knows whether Ben Lipscomb, city attorney for Rogers, did anything illegal, unethical or wrong. A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate a scenario -- the details of which remain publicly sketchy -- in which he may have portrayed himself as a police officer. Continue reading...

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