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BRENDA BLAGG: Another pleads guilty

Lawmaker admits to felonies involving state money

Subscriber onlyAnother Arkansas legislator is out because of misdeeds in office. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: A tempered victory

Road for opponents to hog farm remains long

Subscriber onlyThat highly controversial hog farm in the Buffalo National River's watershed has been denied a state permit for its continued operation. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: This week's outrage

President could learn a lot from Civil Rights Trail

Subscriber onlyHow is this for stark juxtaposition? As the president of the United States was reportedly demonstrating his racist leanings, Southern states were banding together to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Rolling the dice

Casino backers use highways, roads as enticement

Subscriber onlyGive backers of a proposed new constitutional amendment credit. Continue reading...

Election hinges on Cotton’s future

Subscriber onlyWhat might 2018’s midterm elections hold for Arkansas? Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Did the tide turn?

Jones victory offers little certainty for Democrats

Subscriber onlyThe election last week of a Democrat in ruby-red Alabama to the U.S. Senate suggests to some that political upheaval is coming in 2018. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Trying a different route

Highway leaders toss out possible funding approach

Subscriber onlyState highway officials have come up with an alternative plan to fund needed projects. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Time to CHIP in

Federal funding for insurance program still at risk

Subscriber onlyThe clock continues to tick toward demise of a critical federal program that helps insure children and pregnant women in Arkansas and all over the country. Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Bielema, Long winners

Off-field student achievements deserve commendation

Subscriber onlyThe conversation has already changed. The focus now is on who the next head football coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks might be. Continue reading...

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...