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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...

Support Needed For All

Subscriber onlyI have frequently heard the statement "I always knew Robin Williams was in serious pain" since learning the news of the legendary actor passing away. I can relate with others' thoughts on this subject, as I often felt the same way about the late, great actor. Despite openly admitting his mental suffering and depression to various media outlets throughout his career, little stood in the way of his demise. How could a man so talented and adored be so isolated with pain so unbearable that life was not worth living anymore? If so many people could sense something was wrong with him, why didn't anyone do more to prevent his and others' self destruction? Continue reading...

How We See It: Early Voting Site Expansion Deserves OK from Quorum Court

Subscriber onlyAmong the many factors people who run elections must take into account for voters is the question of convenience. Some voters, of course, are motivated. They'll ford a river, evade lions, tigers and campaign workers, climb mountains and forge ahead through questions about their voter ID, but nobody's going to stop them from casting a ballot. Continue reading...

Commentary: Father-In-Law's Influence Chilling

Subscriber onlyFor the record, this wasn't the first time my father-in-law had gotten me to do something I didn't really want to do. Continue reading...

Commentary: Springdale Schools Off To A Great Start

Subscriber onlyThank you, stakeholders of the Springdale school system, for a great school opening. Continue reading...

Commentary: No Tests In Rogers, Bentonville? It Could Be A Good Thing

Subscriber onlyAll the cool stuff happens now that I am out of high school. Continue reading...

Commentary: Fayetteville School System Has History Of Embracing All

Subscriber onlyOne of the questions I've been asked repeatedly since I started as the new superintendent in July is: "Why did you leave a tenured faculty position to become superintendent of Fayetteville Schools?" Continue reading...

Protect Property Values

Subscriber onlyLet it be known I am one of the last who want to see our taxes raised. I don't want to spend a penny on anything unnecessary, but I also know value when I see it. I know we need another school, in Bella Vista -- if not today, in a few years. Continue reading...

Arkansas breaks the code

Gov. Mike Beebe got wound up Saturday night at the state Democratic Party‚Äôs Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. Continue reading...

Between the Lines: Pay More Attention To Candidates Than Ads

Subscriber onlyIt isn't even Labor Day yet. Continue reading...

How We See It: Activities Association Rules Get In Way Of Local Competition

Subscriber onlyThe top rule about rules should be that a rule should help. Continue reading...

How We See It: Shift Of Fines To Local Coffers No Reason To Change Law

Subscriber onlyLaw enforcement agencies always have to be on guard that their actions are not misinterpreted. Continue reading...

Commentary: Buckets Of Misplaced Charity

Subscriber onlyUnless you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks -- and even then, I imagine the icy images would have found their way under your slab -- you've likely heard of the "Ice Bucket Challenge." If you haven't -- maybe you're an Unfrozen Cave Man Lawyer, I'm not here to judge -- it's a bunch of people ostensibly trying to bring attention to Lou Gehrig's disease by dumping freezing water over their heads. For all its faults, at least that step in logic makes sense. Continue reading...

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