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BRUMMETT ONLINE: A little prudence, please

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton has always been committed to the noble purposes of public service. It’s a Methodist thing with her. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Competing prescriptions

Voters may face two pot-related measures in November

Subscriber onlyArkansas voters may yet see dueling ballot proposals to allow medical marijuana in this state. Continue reading...

Hoyt Purvis: The challenges ahead

Trump, Clinton face different obstacles

Subscriber onlyThe unprecedented nature of the presidential campaign has many dimensions and sub-themes. The campaign has already been marked by a series of extraordinary developments, with more undoubtedly ahead. Continue reading...

Justice, meet Mercy

The Naramore trial is over

Subscriber onlyTHIS EDITORIAL is dedicated in loving memory to Thomas Naramore, 17 months old. His ordeal is over and so is the criminal prosecution of his father that followed his sad death. For this was a trial in more than one sense of the word: not only by law but by public opinion. Continue reading...

Another child

Subscriber onlyAnother image of a child made international news the same week as the Naramore trial did locally. It came from Aleppo in Syria, where 5-yearold Omran Daqneesh, caked with dust and blood, was pulled from the rubble left behind after an airstrike by Russian planes, or maybe by their Syrian allies trying to stave off rebel forces still trying to overthrow Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship. Does it matter? Not so much as the life of one child. Continue reading...

Look out!

Subscriber onlyThis summer, city sidewalks are clotted with people gazing in store windows, dodging bikers and skateboarders, and . . . bumping into each other. Or colliding with lampposts. Or tripping over curbs. Or wandering into crosswalks against the light. Or, in one case we witnessed, stumbling over a startled beagle’s rump, mid-tail-wag. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Finding Naramore innocent was right decision

The right decision

Subscriber onlyThe jury took two hours Friday to finally decide Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore was innocent of the charge of negligent homicide in the death of his 17-month-old inside the family's superheated Toyota Avalon on July 24, 2015. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: County judge wanted

Drama precedes election in Washington County

Subscriber onlyIt's still hard to fathom just how dramatic the race for the next Washington County judge has turned out this year. Continue reading...

Lowell Grisham: Stop flying that flag

Rally organizers should discourage Confederate display

Subscriber onlyI am a son of the South. A fifth-generation Mississippian. My ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. I grew up in a town where we honor our Confederate soldiers with two statues and a famous stained-glass window. I grew up with the old Confederate soldier Col. Rebel as the mascot for my high school and my college athletic teams. Continue reading...

Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyCourt facility logically should be near jail Continue reading...

Others say: A shot at growth

Subscriber onlyLast week's declaration of a public health emergency on Puerto Rico is a reminder of just how badly the commonwealth still needs federal help. The unchecked outbreak of Zika -- more than 10,000 reported cases -- will potentially cost Puerto Rico millions of dollars it doesn't have and make restoring economic growth that much harder. Continue reading...

A changed nation

40 years later

Subscriber onlyForty years have vanished from the rearview mirror since my year as an Alicia Patterson fellow roaming the highways and back roads searching in a 24-foot Coachman motor home for the mood of America. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: It's a contest

GOP, Democrats set for battle in Washington County

Subscriber onlyThere will be a race for Washington County judge. At least, that's the situation right now. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Reach out, look within

Community relations require constant attention

Subscriber only"We treat everyone with as much respect as they will let us." Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyChange at United Way a reason for sadness Continue reading...

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