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Bella Vista Village Must Recognize Changes

Subscriber onlyWriter Nancy Brennan (Public Viewpoint, March 28) asks us to recall why we moved to Bella Vista. She lists things like the seven lakes and golf courses, marinas, clubhouses, tennis courts and pools and all the rest along with the beautiful natural features of the village. She also mentions low property taxes. So I recalled some of the reasons we relocated here. Continue reading...

Death Penalty Losing Any Effectiveness

Subscriber onlyLike many Arkansans, we experience a mix of emotions when it comes to the death penalty. Continue reading...

Keep Investigating The Questions

Subscriber onlyIn response to Rod Greig's viewpoint regarding contradictions throughout the Bible, I share with him that the Bible can indeed be difficult to understand and appear contradictory, but where one sees contradictions, it is often not digging into the context where challenges arise. While all 66 books that make up the Bible are ordained by God, they are written by man. And just as today there are multiple viewpoints of the same event, we find that also in the Bible. While I see a partly sunny day, you might see it as partly cloudy. Continue reading...

Commentary: Is There A Better Future For Fayetteville's College Avenue?

Subscriber onlyFayetteville has, in a way, evolved into a tale of two cities over the last few decades. Continue reading...

Harrison Battles Foe Of Racism

Subscriber onlyOur fellow Arkansans in Harrison have had a tough bout lately. Continue reading...

Public Viewpoint: Who Will Show Up When Tontitown Residents Need Help?

Subscriber only So who will show up when the citizens of Tontitown have a fire or medical call? The Tontitown Area Volunteer Fire Department or the Tontitown Public Safety Department, which still isn’t set up yet? Someone needs to put the fire out! In the beginning the fire department was working with the city to make it part of the city in two years. That wasn’t quick enough for some members of the City Council. I asked a few questions and heard of a few things the last few days. Continue reading...

Commentary: Jailing Of Kids Happening Too Much, Group Says

Subscriber onlyMany children who end up in juvenile detention don't need to be there. Prevention or alternative treatment would be better for incarcerated children and for the rest of us. Continue reading...

State Failing Communities Via Prisons

Subscriber onlyThe most infamous reaction to Arkansas' penchant for burdening local jails with state inmates -- and paying far less than it costs to house them once the state eventually gets around to writing a check -- was by a sheriff in Pulaski County. Tommy Robinson, grew so weary of the state's inattention to his county's overcrowding that he loaded up 18 state inmates, drove them to the state prison in Pine Bluff and chained them to a fence outside the penitentiary. He also marshalled a group of about three dozen deputies to surround the Pulaski County jail to ensure the state didn't return those prisoners. Continue reading...

Commentary: It's Time for Setting Foreign Policy Priorities

Subscriber onlyDriving down the highway, I listen to a radio commentator in his best belligerent tone berating the Obama administration over Crimea and Ukraine. Continue reading...

Commentary: Healing Can Be Viewed As Good

Subscriber onlyThere's a story in John's gospel where Jesus and his disciples come across a man born blind. The disciples fall into a theological debate of blame. Whose fault is it that he is blind? His fault or his parents? Blaming the victim. It's not uncommon. Continue reading...

A Political Storm Passes Over

Power Of Anti-Obama Sentiment Not As Strong In 2014

Subscriber onlyA very, very good thing for our state's Republicans is clearly coming to an end. Continue reading...

The missing link?

Genesis of a universe

Subscriber onlyWith Easter Sunday a week away and the latest remarkable revelations about the origins of the universe under active discussion worldwide, it seemed appropriate to share my recent movie experience in a packed Fayetteville theater. Continue reading...

UA's Coach Richardson Deserves Honor From Hall of Fame

Subscriber onlyGetting in to a "Hall of Fame" should be old hat by now to Nolan Richardson. By his own count, he's already been enshrined in several of them, including the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. But the honor announced last weekend made even the old warrior pause and reflect on a life full of accomplishment, praise and glory. Continue reading...

Commentary: Nation Offers Many Job Opportunities

Subscriber onlyDespite all of the bad news about unemployment and the economy, there are still well-paying jobs available. Whether these are occupations you would be hesitant to engage in may certainly be a consideration. Continue reading...

A letter to Cargill

Subscriber onlyWhile a single voice raised in the court of public opinion can prompt change, I’ve found even greater power from voices lifted in unison. Continue reading...

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