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Between the lines: Few pigs, sooiee

State gives ban on farms near Buffalo River a five-year try

Subscriber onlyThere will be no more medium and large hog farms permitted in the Buffalo National River watershed for at least the next five years. Continue reading...

Beyond the line of duty

Lowell officer sets a strong example for everyone

Subscriber onlyThe story, which appeared in the newspaper just a few days ago, bears repeating. A Lowell patrol officer stepped in, on his own time and his own dime, to help a stranded traveler last week. Continue reading...

'Option' on the table

Hutchinson offers ideas on insurance program

Subscriber onlyThe future of Arkansas' "private option" insurance plan for the poor is far from settled. Continue reading...

Between the lines: A road to nowhere

Shrinking cash to cities, counties no winner for state

Subscriber onlyHighway funding talk last week slipped into some politically dangerous territory. Continue reading...

Between the lines:

Trump defies predictions in crowded GOP field

Subscriber onlyAnyone who follows presidential politics must acknowledge Donald Trump's meteoric rise in the polls. Continue reading...

Hospital a healthy development

Springdale prepares for new Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas has scored another important addition with the announcement that Arkansas Children's Hospital will build a 24-bed facility in Springdale. Continue reading...

Between the lines: On their own terms

Group seeks to shorten lawmakers’ eligibility for office

Subscriber onlyHere we go again. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Dysfunctional government

County officials, Quorum Court at odds over approach

Subscriber onlyWashington County government seems to be going through a dysfunctional phase. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Task force served a purpose

Common Core retained, panel still helped calm criticisms

Subscriber onlyCommon Core education standards just don't appear to be quite the problem they were being made out to be. Continue reading...

It's all publicity

Poke from ‘Daily Show’ nothing but good news for Eureka Springs

Subscriber onlyMoney can't buy the kind of publicity Eureka Springs got last week from "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Continue reading...

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