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Cutline1 Composite Photo By Dale Ellis State rep. Stephen Meeks, R-Greenbrier, who has nurtured a lifelong passion for astronomy, gazes up at the night sky, although earthbound glare from artificial lighting obscures most of the stars. This view, made from a composite, illustrates what the night sky above the earth reveals away from sources of artificial light. Meeks said, although there are areas in Arkansas that afford relatively clear views of the Milky Way, no place in Arkansas is free of glare, which he hopes to change through legislation meant to curb light pollution.

Meeks looks to the stars to promote science education

Dec 29, 2015 4:01pm

For millennia, humans have cast their gaze to the heavens seeking solace, guidance, spiritual direction, portents of future events, and clues to the origins of the cosmos and time itself. In a...

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ADEQ offers app for complaints

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3 Arkansas properties added to historic register

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Three Arkansas properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program...

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Phone companies can allow customers to block unwanted robocalls, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday in an opinion that attorneys general of 39 states, including Arkansas, had...

Governor overrides PARCC vote

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he is directing the state Education Department to withdraw from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers despite a recent vote by the...

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