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Mike Masterson

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An unnecessary bill

Subscriber onlyRep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, may have good intentions in wanting to exempt academic research data as it's being gathered by state universities from provisions of the state's Freedom of Information Act. Continue reading...

An interesting plan

Subscriber onlyEvery so often I meet those with innovative ideas generated in the public interest that not only seem likely to work but save a ton of our tax money in the process. Continue reading...

Quality or quantity?

Subscriber onlyVisiting with a friend over breakfast the other day, the subject of quality versus quantity of life came up over eggs and crispy bacon. Continue reading...

Tenacious turmoil

Troubles continue

Subscriber onlyAll the smoke endlessly billowing from the conflicted community of Tontitown appears to have erupted into flame with the announcement of a state police investigation into activities of the newly elected Mayor Paul Colvin and a city councilman. Continue reading...

The Gearhart legacy

Subscriber onlyCapable, caring leaders, the ones who actually listen to others and make decisions in the overall best interest, are increasingly difficult to find in our increasingly conflicted society. Continue reading...

Victory celebration

Subscriber onlyThere were plenty of back slaps, lots of applause for a job well done, and who knows how many hugs as hundreds of happy folks celebrated their surprising victory at the Inn of the Ozarks following their 21-month battle with Southwest Electric Power Company. Continue reading...

Question of legacy

Buffalo fallout

Subscriber onlyI was privileged last week to speak to a room of welcoming members of the Bella Vista Kiwanis Club at their breakfast session that began even before the sun peeked above the hills surrounding the Concordia subdivision. Continue reading...

Goff deserves clemency

Subscriber onlyNow that Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson stands poised to take his oath of office in a couple of days, I'm using today's space to appeal yet again for him to review the travesty of a conviction in Carroll County nearly 20 years ago. Continue reading...

Godspeed, Miller

Subscriber onlyIt saddened me deeply to learn Friday that a man and friend I've greatly admired and cared about for 20 years had departed this strange world we are told began, so appropriately in his case, with "The Word." Continue reading...

Clean water at stake

Tale of two rivers

Subscriber onlyI suspect the legal and ideological debates between agriculture and regulators over animal waste seeping into designated scenic rivers in Northwest Arkansas will continue for decades. Continue reading...

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