Mike Masterson

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MIKE MASTERSON: What about vets?

Subscriber onlyI regularly receive messages from across Arkansas dealing with every imaginable circumstance. There are many Arkansans with legitimate issues and injustices to keep assertive reporters and columnists at their keyboards day and night. Continue reading...

Buddy and me

Slowly but surely

Subscriber onlyNeighbors across the street warned me the big black dog living in the fenced backyard beside us was vicious and mean-spirited. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Nutrients spilling over

Subscriber onlySince our state’s Department of Environmental Quality (cough) has decided to shirk its fundamental responsibility by using proxy groups without regulatory authority to simply monitor the ongoing contamination in portions of our Buffalo National River and its major tributary, Big Creek (both classified as impaired), I’ve decided to volunteer my assistance. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Costly lessons

Swindle in the court

Subscriber onlyFate might well have been involved when a lawyer named Swindle was admonished and fined over $16,000 for questionable actions in three cases. Continue reading...

Alienating base

Latest trend

Subscriber onlyI've written previously about what a foolish business plan it is for companies to needlessly alienate customers from all faiths and ideologies by publicly taking sides on political and social issues. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Lifetimes of stuff

Subscriber onlyI seriously doubt, in fact I am certain that, except for a few mementos and treasured items that touch them sentimentally, my grown children with homes of their own and lots of their own stuff don’t want it. They really don’t need to sort through things that are years old and probably considered somewhat dated. Plus, I don’t want to dump that responsibility on them. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Watchdogs' bias

Impaired Buffalo

Subscriber onlyIt's troubled me for years that our Department of Environmental Quality (cough) relies on the Big Creek Research and Extension Team, with an obvious agricultural bent toward protecting C&H Hog Farms, to authenticate any contamination leaking from that facility into adjacent Big Creek. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Justice for Janie

Subscriber onlyA father's obsession Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: The size of a lifetime

Subscriber onlyI read the other day that excited scientists with the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, Germany, appear to have discovered an effective way to predict the natural lifespans of organisms ranging from worms to flies and, yes, even you and me. Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Buffalo impaired

We were warned

Subscriber onlyWe've been warned for years by hydrogeologists, geoscientists and others who understand disease-causing bacteria and contamination of waterways. Continue reading...

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