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Editorial: Say "no" to campus carry

State Senate gets chance to shoot down Collins’ bill

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Charlie Collins, sure as shootin', wants more guns on university and college campuses. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyScenarios for concealed handguns In Samuel Totten’s guest column on Feb. 25, he makes many good points in his arguments against faculty and staff members carrying guns on college campuses. Continue reading...

The governor and LR schools

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson nominated on Monday a former religious preschool operator from Mountain Home to run the Little Rock public schools. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Senate panel sets sights on Collins' campus carry bill

Judiciary Committee gets turn on Collins’ campus carry bill

Subscriber onlyThe Senate's Judiciary Committee is the most likely barrier to legislation that would allow concealed carry on the state's college and university campuses. Continue reading...

Editorial: Lots of upraised thumbs a good sign for region

Lots of upraised thumbs a good sign for region

Subscriber onlySpeaker of the House John Boehner gave a thumbs up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress Tuesday. President Obama gave it a thumbs down, but the prime minister gave it anyway. It just goes to show how people can see the same event from very different perspectives. Continue reading...

Commentary: Country becoming ungovernable.

Shakeup needs to happen to get federal system on track

Subscriber onlyThe American republic has limped past being dysfunctional and stumbled into being ungovernable. Even if you hate the government, this situation should concern you because it means big problems aren't being addressed, while new ones are being created. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyWouldn’t hydrogen be great? The news article “Study reviews risks of fuel-laden trains” in the Feb. 23 edition of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had some alarming data that did not get the attention it deserves. Continue reading...

Commentary: Bills by Hester, Hendren attack environmental protections

Bills by Hester, Hendren attack protections for environment

Subscriber onlyWhenever politicians migrate back to the capital city, the citizenry of our fair state needs to be reminded of the old saw, "Nothing is safe while the legislature is in session." Alas, long dreamed-of power to satisfy long-suppressed desires is bursting forth in our state Legislature, where one party rules the roost and both houses. These folks are salivating as if they are in a free candy store, introducing bills with wild abandonment to consequences. Continue reading...

Editorial: Charges difficult but needed against sexual assailants

Charges difficult but needed against sexual assailants

Subscriber onlyCritics of higher education often complain about the ivory tower syndrome at college campuses. The folks at colleges and universities live in their own insulated world, we're told, and spend their time teaching from a less-than-real-world perspective. Continue reading...

Commentary: Too funky for Fayetteville?

Subscriber onlyWill Rogers steal some of Fayetteville’s funkiness? Continue reading...

Editorial: Governor's reforms provide hope for court interventions

Governor’s reforms provide hope for drug courts, diversion from prison

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to halting ex-inmates' unwelcome return to Arkansas' prisons -- unwanted by them, their families and by the taxpayers of the state -- state lawmakers are beginning to understand a major resource toward that end has been overlooked or undervalued. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Debate over how to pay for Arkansas' highways continues

Debate over how to pay for Arkansas’ highways continues

Subscriber onlyThe argument really hasn't changed much. Continue reading...

At the courthouse

Subscriber onlyWashington County Judge Marilyn Edwards undoubtedly enjoyed calmer days before two former county employees filed unrelated lawsuits alleging the judge and higher-ups in her administration violated their civil rights. Continue reading...

Filling Mike Beebe's Shoes

New governor measure up to predecessor

Subscriber onlyMike Beebe is a hard act to follow as governor. Following a bad governor, though, would have been much harder. Continue reading...

Editorial: Springdale right to create Arvest Ballpark overlay district

Springdale right to create development rules near ballpark

Subscriber onlyAlderman Mike Overton's comment the other night at the Springdale City Council was the most ridiculous articulation of oratorical denunciation we've ever witnessed. Continue reading...

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