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MIKE MASTERSON: Pass the salt

Confusing contradictions

Subscriber onlySunday I wrote about an Associated Press story which said readers and media members surveyed are equally unhappy with lost media credibility. Unfortunately, the loss of credibility and trust is not limited to the media. Continue reading...

ART HOBSON: Resisting religious extremism

Liberal policies more likely to reduce abortions

Subscriber onlyHumankind received stunning good news on May 28 when Ireland voted to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion. The vote had been expected to be close, but the margin turned out to be an overwhelming 2-to-1. It bodes well for Ireland's future that the vote for repeal was highest among the youngest voters, and positive in every age group except 65 and older. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyGuns at county facilities won’t make anyone safer Continue reading...

NWA Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyGuns at county facilities won't make anyone safer Continue reading...

Hope floats

But it could sink one day

Subscriber onlyTHE ONGOING effort to keep kids in failing schools persists. Which is why it’s always described as “ongoing.” Oh, for the day when it’s stopgoing! And families can send their children to schools that give them a future without having to jump through hoops—or fear lawsuits. Continue reading...

The break-up

Subscriber onlyBreaking California into three states is no longer just a kooky idea being pushed by one rich guy. Now it’s a kooky idea that millions of Californians will face on the ballot in November, with less than five months to study how such a profound change might fundamentally change their lives and fortunes. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Lost faith, trust

Media surveys

Subscriber onlyAn Associated Press story the other day reported on a pair of surveys which showed most journalists want the same thing the public desires from them--factual news stories reported with context and minus the spin and thinly veiled political agendas. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Shooting straight

Panel backs options for armed school employees

Subscriber onlyTim Helder, the level-headed sheriff of Washington County, earns our nomination for model Arkansas sheriff. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyOdor from poultry plant returns to downtown Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: How deep and wide?

Subscriber onlyThe unholy relationship between some lobbyists and lawmakers to betray the trusting taxpayers was never more apparent than the recent plea bargain struck by lobbyist Milton Cranford, affectionately known to recipients of his largesse as “Rusty.” Continue reading...

Guest commentary: Northwest Arkansas can shape housing future with bold action

Growth puts pressures on affordability

Subscriber onlyCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art is now such an integral part of the region's landscape that it is easy to forget what a transformative move it was by our entire community. The museum's mission to increase access to world-class art in the heartland would not have been possible without the daring, can-do spirit of our many regional partners. Northwest Arkansas has always been a place for doers, dreamers and discoverers who think big and act boldly. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Presuming innocence is not naive

Cynicism should not be mistaken for wisdom

Subscriber onlyI have spent a lot of time in federal courthouses lately. I read more than my share of court documents, too. The experience has taught me something. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Acknowledging realities

U.S. attorney’s priorities apply common sense

Subscriber onlyThe rhetoric as well as the implementation of immigration policy from Washington, D.C., erodes the United States' self-expectation for managing to be compassionate while respecting the rule of law. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyStudy of water behaviors a must in dam debate Continue reading...

NWA Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyStudy of water behaviors Continue reading...

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