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Between The Lines: Crime, Punishment = More Prison Space

Subscriber onlyPrisons are among the most unpopular expenditures of public money, yet Arkansas may have to find a way to build a new one. Continue reading...

Commentary: Madison County To Tackle New Sales Tax Proposal

Subscriber onlyAnother Northwest Arkansas county has taxing issues. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Candidates 'Debate'; Public Loses

Subscriber onlyPolitical debates last week before the Arkansas Press Association weren't terribly enlightening, but they did give a little exposure to candidates who haven't gotten much. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Work Release Has Proven Its Worth

Subscriber onlyAttitudes change. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Voters Unmotivated For Pot Proposal

Subscriber onlyNot this year. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Trio Of Projects Offer Promise For The Future

Subscriber onlyA couple of immediate changes and the promise of another are good news for Fayetteville and Springdale. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Lawmakers Embrace Temporary Fixes

Subscriber onlyGov. Mike Beebe's addition of a third item to the special session agenda won't stop a new lottery game. It could stall it. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Lawmakers Get Call To Action

Subscriber onlyThe special session is on. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Help For Jails May Be Coming

Subscriber onlyGov. Mike Beebe has given some hope to county jails overcrowded with state prisoners. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Is 'Private Option' In Peril?

Subscriber onlyHere's hoping common sense will prevail when it comes to preserving Arkansas' "private option." Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Brat Shakes Up Republicans

Subscriber onlyVoters in Virginia last week ousted Eric Cantor as their congressional representative, but their votes did much more. Continue reading...

Between The Lines:

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton sure looks and sounds like a candidate. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Few Will Make Runoff Decision For All

Subscriber onlyThe primary elections are not over, although most Arkansas voters probably won't show for next week's runoff. Continue reading...

No Charges In UA Probe

Subscriber onlyLarry Jegley's perjury probe of University of Arkansas officials is over. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Region Maintains Growth

Subscriber onlyOne day last week, Northwest Arkansas supposedly reached a population milestone: 500,000 residents. Continue reading...

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