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Hillary tops readers’ choice

Jul 29, 2015 6:00am

The Democrat wanted to know who readers would vote for if the presidential election were tomorrow and why. Seems like very few of you wanted to play, but those who did all picked one candidate:...

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Other Voices War and peace in brief

Jun 06, 2013 10:08am

It may surprise some of my more conservative readers, but I couldn’t be more indifferent about the fate of pending gun control legislation now before Congress. My indifference comes from a couple...

Random Ramblings It is in the giving that we receive

Jun 06, 2013 10:08am

Volunteers are the backbone of our community. There are volunteer firefighters, hospital volunteers, volunteers in religious and civic groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H clubs, volunteers at...

Opening up the primaries

May 30, 2013 4:07am

Opening up the primaries

Just two weeks ago, Republican House Speaker Davy Carter was considered to be a top prospect to replace incumbent Gov. Mike Beebe, a term-limited Democrat.

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Other Voices Budget news mostly good, some bad

May 23, 2013 12:56am

There was good news and bad news about the federal government’s finances this week. Let’s start, and end, with the good news.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week estimated that...

Shoffner’s troubles highlight need for qualified officeholder

May 23, 2013 12:29am

The arrest of state Treasurer Martha Shoffner on federal extortion charges was not a complete surprise, although the process and new allegations were unexpected.

Shoffner had endured...

A board asks chancellors to support proposed tuition-fee hikes

May 23, 2013 12:28am

Board asks chancellors to back tuition-fee hikes

By Roy Ockert

A committee of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees will make...

Decoration Day is becoming a lost tradition

May 16, 2013 3:43am

In Van Buren County, we mostly still call it Decoration Day, but elsewhere the final Monday is May is generally marked as Memorial Day.

Whatever the name, the day, which falls this year on...

There’s a hole in the bucket — and the overpass

May 01, 2013 11:49pm

Remember that old folk song, “There’s a Hole in the Bucket”?

In the song, “Henry” tells his “dear Liza” about a hole in their bucket, and no matter how she asks him to fix it, he always...

Other Voices Worse than a Kreelon invasion

Apr 24, 2013 6:03pm

In the 1997 sci-fi comedy “Men in Black,” Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) tells his partner, Agent J (Will Smith), an important thing about humanity: “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky,...

House Call

Apr 24, 2013 6:11pm

Q: Is there a difference between being sensitive to gluten and having celiac disease?

A: Gluten is a substance found in cereal grains, especially wheat. It gives dough its elastic texture....

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