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BRENDA BLAGG: The Clinton years

Supporters mark Arkansan’s election to presidency

Subscriber onlyIn every sense of the word, there was a reunion in Little Rock last weekend as people from Arkansas and elsewhere gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Clinton presidency. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Lacking competence?

State’s fight to kill inmate tied up in court rulings

Subscriber onlyArkansas' latest effort to execute an inmate got stymied last week. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Poll reflects state's conservatism

Answers on death penalty, marriage reveal strong lean

Subscriber onlyThe latest Arkansas Poll reaffirmed how conservative the state's electorate is. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: From Russia, with no love

More details reflect serious threat of interference

Subscriber onlyBreaking national news has certainly refocused attention on just how much influence Russia had on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Getting detoured

No-tax-increase philosophy may hamper highway efforts

Subscriber onlyThere is a reason Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said "no" to a raid on the state's general revenue to fix state highways. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Finding solace

Unnerving gun legislation awaits final set of training rules

Subscriber onlyConcealed carry of weapons on public college campuses moved a shade closer to legality in Arkansas this week. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Shutting off the tap

Lawsuit, changing attitudes signal end of cash handouts

Subscriber onlyOnce again, the Arkansas Supreme Court has necessarily corrected the state's Legislature. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Is the time right now?

Nation’s sorrow should lead to gun law changes

Subscriber onlyIt is impossible to understand what happened in Las Vegas. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Six decades of ... progress?

Remembering Central High crisis not just memories

Subscriber onlySixty years have passed since nine black Arkansas teenagers braved the taunts of a racist mob just to go to school. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Growing interest

A final rush to become Arkansas’ peddlars of marijuana

Subscriber onlyApplicants have shown up by the hundreds to get in on Arkansas' newest business opportunity. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: All in with CHIPS

Program’s funding could get lost among Congress’ debates

Subscriber onlyTime is running out for a critical federal program that serves 120,000 Arkansas kids. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Deferred no more

Trump, Sessions pull plug on child immigrants

Subscriber onlyUnfortunately, the Trump administration on Tuesday moved to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Say it ain't so ...

Trump’s pardon of Arpaio defies concept of accountability

Subscriber onlyThe president of the United States pardoned an 85-year-old former Arizona county sheriff, an old man the president praised as a "patriot" who was just doing his job. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Confederate complications

Mostly ignored statues now reflecting national divide

Subscriber onlyThe comparison might sound a bit trivial, given the weight of debate over the lingering images of the Confederacy in this state and nation. But here goes, nonetheless. 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...

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