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NWA editorial: Thursday's thumbs

In tumultuous times, a lot of good news still happens

Subscriber onlyThis so far has been a week that just makes you go ... wow! The week's events in Charlottesville point out the wounds of a war that ended 152 years ago are still unhealed, and that wrong-headed ideas reasonable people extinguished years ago still burn in the minds and hearts of others. Pray for our country. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyBentonville protesters don’t know who they protest Continue reading...

One big crime scene

Call it a state park and they will come

Subscriber onlyConstruction began recently on a state park featuring a replica of an old railroad depot in Arkansas City that, at a cost of $890,000 to the state’s taxpayers, should have everything to commend it except the authenticity that only time can bestow. It should also serve as a textbook example of why it’s better to preserve historical sites than have to reproduce them years later. Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Game plan for Democrats

Subscriber onlyThese are lean times for Arkansas Democrats, and the 22nd annual Clark County Clinton Day Dinner drawing partisans from all over Southwest Arkansas was stressed for a keynote speaker this year. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Guns stay home, for now

Concealed carry coming to campuses, but not yet

Subscriber onlyConcealed carry weapons are coming to Arkansas' college campuses, but their lawful carry will be delayed somewhat. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: The news from Charlottesville

Shed light on freedom in response to vile messages

Subscriber onlyWhat happened in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday displayed a readiness to express hatred, eagerness for confrontation and a willingness to commit violence. The ideas espoused, protected by the First Amendment as they should be, are repugnant and deserving of condemnation by fellow Americans. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Sky full of drones?

Flying high

Subscriber onlyThose unmanned aerial vehicles we call drones began appearing in our skies a decade ago to a drizzle of public interest that has built into a thunderstorm. Continue reading...

Frank Broyles

When an entire state stops

Subscriber onlyThey say the Beatles came along at just the right time. Elvis had been taken off the market by the U.S. Army, and when The King returned, he was talked into doing those (mostly) bad movies. The public had just found out that Jerry Lee Lewis had secretly married his 13-year-old cousin, and even Dick Clark dropped him from his guest list. Enter four lads from Liverpool who were more than willing to fill the void. They went big-time, fast. Continue reading...

Trump puts the world at risk

Subscriber onlyWhat ever happened to Theodore Roosevelt's admonition to "speak softly and carry a big stick?" Oh, that's right, Donald Trump doesn't spend much time studying history or anything else. Continue reading...

What stocks say

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump takes economic indicators seriously, except when he doesn't. He's boasted that recent stock market highs endorse his leadership; before the election, he said it was all a bubble. In the same way, before he took office, low unemployment was a phony number that meant nothing; now it's a sure sign of success. Continue reading...

Lowell Grisham: In line and waiting

Deferred action program’s future leaves many in limbo

Subscriber onlyMy friend Jonathan plans to return to the Apache reservation for the fourth time this fall to continue the Christian mission work he has been doing to help overcome high rates of depression and alcoholism within the tribe and to tutor education and faith development. He has a gift for inspiring. With his infectious smile and boundless energy, Jonathan can make people believe in their best possibilities. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyLibertarian Kochs have reasons behind their activities Continue reading...

Greg Harton: What the doctor ordered

Gov. Hutchinson fills prescription for mental health care

Subscriber onlyIt was outstanding news late last week when Gov. Asa Hutchison opted to create four, not three, regional crisis centers for the mentally ill that will give local law enforcement agencies an option other than jail when they have to take someone in need of treatment into custody. Continue reading...

A new level

Subscriber onlyIt fell upon increasingly bedraggled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain why it’s perfectly appropriate for a U.S. president to vow a response of “fire and fury like the world has never seen” in a kind of tit-for-tat, bluster-for-bluster war of outlandish rhetoric with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. America’s top diplomat called it a “strong” message that the dictator “would understand because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language.” Continue reading...

War of words

They can lead to real wars

Subscriber onlyTHE SECRETARY of state could’ve been talking about his boss, too. Talk about louder and more threatening. Whatever happened to American presidents speaking softly and carrying a big stick? Continue reading...