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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...

Between The Lines: Impact of Mayflower Oil Spill Lingers

Subscriber onlyLife changed dramatically a little more than a year ago for people in a small Arkansas town. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Rush On Health Care No Shock

Subscriber onlyMonday's nationwide rush to sign up for federal health care shouldn't have surprised anyone. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: As NW Arkansas' Population Grows, So Does Its Political Clout

Subscriber onlyContinuing urbanization of Northwest Arkansas should mean increasing political clout for the region. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Deadline To Apply For Obamacare Coverage Comes March 31

Subscriber onlyThe deadline is now just days away for Americans to sign up for health insurance coverage or face a penalty at tax time. Continue reading...

Dearth Of Choices Drives Voter Crossover

Subscriber onlyIf ever there were a year for crossover voting, this is it. Continue reading...

Between the Lines: 'Sunshine' Vital For Arkansans

Subscriber onlyThere is one issue voters of any political stripe should agree upon. It has to do with the accountability of government, which is as important at the local level as it is in higher office. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Motorcycles Roar and Cash Registers Ring

Subscriber onlyEven on the low side of the estimates, Bikes, Blues and BBQ, the annual motorcycle rally in Fayetteville, brought in $69.4 million to the local economy and attracted at least 300,000 attendees in 2013. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Legislature Pushes 'Private Option' Over Finish Line

Subscriber onlyFive switched votes in the Arkansas House of Representatives saved the insurance plan known as the "private option." Continue reading...

Local County Elections Feature More Republicans, But Fewer Contested Races

Subscriber onlyLocal ballots for the 2014 elections confirm a continuing political trend in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Filing Period Shows GOP Strength In Arkansas

Subscriber onlyIf you're curious about just how much the political landscape has changed in Arkansas, check out the filings for office that closed on Monday. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Benton County's Ambulance Issue Lingers For 2014

Subscriber onlyBenton County residents will be asked to pay a voluntary ambulance tax to pay for rural emergency medical service. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Election Filings Influence Private Option Debate

Subscriber onlyJuxtaposition of two events -- an ongoing legislative session and the opening of the filing period for this year's elections -- could prove costly for the state's citizens. Continue reading...

Commentary: Can UA's FOIA Move Change Perception, Reality?

Subscriber onlyThat old saw about perception being reality must be ringing in someone's ears over on the University of Arkansas campus. Continue reading...

Commentary: Changing Politics Revives Interest in Lt. Governor’s Post

Subscriber onlyEven as the 2014 race for lieutenant governor got a little more crowded last week, Arkansas lawmakers set about leaving the office vacant the rest of the year. Continue reading...

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