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Saving Simba

Subscriber onlyRest assured, I grew up realizing boys can be rowdy boys. Yet I cringe when reading stories like the one about Micaeleb Prather. Continue reading...

What was that?

Subscriber onlyIt's a safe bet you've noticed just how detached and impersonal life has become since cell phones and social media began inundating our daily lives over a decade ago. Continue reading...

Fun with regulators

Subscriber onlyIn light of all I read about promulgating endless regulations to further restrict individual liberties, here are my suspicions how a morning in the life of Washington, D.C., bureaucrats might go. Continue reading...

Controller grounded

Subscriber onlyI wasn't sure whether to drop into a tailspin or weep at one man's predicament after reading about the Springdale air traffic controller arrested at his weekday morning work shift. Continue reading...

Fluoride fracas

Subscriber onlyLike many others, I watched the turmoil unfolding in Eureka Springs over adding the fluoride to the drinking water in that city of 3,000 or so independent minds. Continue reading...

Waiting to be vaporized

Subscriber onlyThe hype surrounding vaporized hog waste in the Cargill-supplied C&H Hog Farms (it's a factory) in the Buffalo National River watershed has lots of folks waiting and watching for the Plasma Energy Group of Florida to show what it claims it can do. Continue reading...

Wrong, then right

Subscriber onlyBorrowing from another who writes opinions: Boy was I wrong. Yet what I mistakenly wrote in Sunday's column, sadly enough, quickly came to pass. Continue reading...

Ice cream citations

We all scream

Subscriber onlyChildren found fishing with a relative, picking up trash, or wearing their life vests on the water could find themselves in a sweet position any kid would relish. Continue reading...

We're all outlaws

Subscriber onlyHave you noticed lately that some people are quick to accuse others they have never met of being "criminals"? Continue reading...

Cargill selling off

Subscriber onlyWell, slice my pork chops thick and fry my bacon crispy, a Brazilian-based protein producer has agreed to purchase Cargill's U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. Continue reading...

Middle of nowhere

The station that wasn't

Subscriber onlyWhenever I write about events that can't be rationally explained, it's inevitable some readers will respond with compelling stories of their own. Continue reading...

Dissing Mr. Franklin

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: The original version of this column was published nine years ago. Continue reading...

Extend that ban

Subscriber onlyNow comes an amended proposal from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas environmental groups that would turn a ban on all future medium and large hog factories in the Buffalo National River into one lasting five years. Continue reading...

A legal lesson

Subscriber onlyMan, oh man, did former City Attorney Ben Lipscomb teach the city fathers in Rogers an exasperating and expensive lesson on what they don't want in a city attorney. Continue reading...

And little goats eat ivy

Subscriber onlyThose with time on their hands over the next two weeks might want to mosey over to Fayetteville's Wilson Park for a bit of poison-ivy-eatin' greedy goat ganderin' (sorry, couldn't resist). Continue reading...

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