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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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Trump to visit state for GOP fundraiser

Jun 25, 2015 11:09pm

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will speak at a fundraising dinner for the Republican Party of Arkansas in Hot Springs next month, the party announced Monday.

Trump will be the...

All rescue crews attending training at DeGray Lake gather for a photograph.

County crew brings home trophy from fire boat school

Jun 04, 2015 4:45pm

Arkansas Fire Boat School represents the largest inland marine boat training event in the Southern Region. Among 33 total boats across 17 Arkansas counties and one crew from Mississippi, Van Buren...

EPA clarifies rules on small bodies of water

Jun 04, 2015 4:23pm

The Obama administration last week issued new rules clarifying which small bodies of water fall under federal anti-pollution protection over strong objections from Republicans in Congress.

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Arkansas’ favorite names

May 21, 2015 2:24pm

The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names in Arkansas for 2014. Emma and Mason topped the list.

The top five boys and girls names for 2014 in Arkansas...

Board names state’s endangered places

May 21, 2015 2:18pm

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas’ 2015 list of Arkansas’ Endangered Places is comprised of an early 20th Century commercial building, a rooming house where prominent black business...

House Call

May 21, 2015 2:12pm

Q: My wife complains I use too much toothpaste. Is there even such a thing?

A: A lot of people do use more toothpaste than is needed. A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is actually enough for...

Number of foreign-born in county rises

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Like most of the United States, Van Buren County saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.

From 2000 to 2012, the number of Van Buren County residents who...

Governor to call special session

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he plans to call state legislators back to the Capitol later this month for a special session to consider a bond issue for a potential “superproject” in southern...

Century farm program opened

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program. The program recognizes Arkansas’ rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have...

River system upgraded to ‘corridor’

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System was upgraded last week from a “connector” to a “corridor” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, filling in the last dotted line on the U.S....

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