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Brenda Blagg: Trump's dark vision

President’s focus on the “carnage” of nation

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump is president. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Separate the unequal

State lawmakers should split King, Lee observances

Subscriber onlyArkansas just celebrated another of those dual holidays, claiming to honor both Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: On the road to recovery

Ozark Regional Transit regroups after blaze

Subscriber onlyPublic transportation isn't regularly on a lot of people's minds. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: A full plate

Arkansas lawmakers, governor face a busy session

Subscriber onlyLeaders of both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate on Monday called for civility from their members as the 91st Arkansas General Assembly convened. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Corruption on the menu

Neal’s guilty plea starts unraveling a mystery

Subscriber onlyNews this week that state Rep. Micah Neal pleaded guilty to a kickback scheme is doubly distressing. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Pot future still hazy

Lawmakers, national policy to impact medicinal marijuana

Subscriber onlyArkansas' adventure with medical marijuana is beginning, complete with roadblocks expected to be set up in Little Rock and maybe in Washington, too. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Cuts top governor's list

New year presents Hutchinson opportunity for change

Subscriber onlyBefore we blink, the Jan. 9 start of the 2017 legislative session will be upon us, promising all manner of conflict and presumably a lot of cooperation, too. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Two for the roads

NW Arkansas’ role on highway panel grows

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson last week doubled Northwest Arkansas' representation on the state Highway Commission. Continue reading...

Electoral College formally stamps Trump's ticket to Washington

Subscriber onlyThe election is finally over. Donald Trump will be the next president. Continue reading...

Money move set aside

Cities get to breathe easier, at least for now

Subscriber onlyWashington County Quorum Court didn't pull the road millage out from under the county's cities after all. Continue reading...

Effort to appoint justices rolls out

Subscriber onlySerious groundwork for a 2018 Arkansas ballot issue has begun. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Rough road ahead

County official’s money grab takes cities by surprise

Subscriber onlyWe city residents in Washington County appear to be at war with ourselves. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Viva la Cuba

Hutchinson, farmers see possibilities in island nation

Subscriber onlyThe death of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary, has understandably sparked new questions about future U.S. relations with the island nation. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Student counsel

UA classmates push for more safety surrounding scooters

Subscriber onlyA scooter safety awareness effort begun on the University of Arkansas campus needs to be extended to all of Fayetteville and beyond. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Republicans in charge

State’s shift was years in making, but it’s in full force now

Subscriber onlyCould it really have been all that long ago when Republicans were but a token minority in the Arkansas Legislature? When the only Republican in major office in Arkansas was the late U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt? Continue reading...

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