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Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Watching the 6 o'clock news the past few days, I have begun counting my blessings. New Yorkers and New Englanders are bracing themselves for one of the worst snowstorms in more than a century. National weather personnel are predicting high winds and more than two and a half feet of snow.

Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 12:33 PM

District 12's Representative Chris Richey worked behind the scenes on HB1113 with Rep. Nate Bell to reach a compromise that would have created a new holiday on Nov. 30, the date on which Patrick Cleburne was killed during the Battle of Franklin in...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM

With Arkansas in a crisis mode in literacy rates, failing educational system, a sub-par health system, and many countless other lists that Arkansas finds herself at the bottom of, our legislators have taken to more important priorities to waste...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 12:14 PM

Unless you are age 55 or older and male you probably don't remember when tackle football was allowed during school hours on school grounds.

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:33 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.

Updated Jan 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

These lyrics to Stephen Stills' tune, “Find the Cost of Freedom” are just as relevant today as they were when they were written some 45 years ago. A lot of blood has been shed and many bodies have been buried to preserve the liberty that...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

In a group dynamic, sometimes you have to sacrifice the ideal to achieve the acceptable.

Updated Jan 8, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Not a creature was stirring, or so it seemed, during the recent Christmas holidays. During the final two weeks of December, it seems that most activities in Phillips County came to a screeching halt. Unfortunately, that was not the case with...

Updated Jan 6, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Why is food fraud acknowledged but not addressed?

Updated Dec 31, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Sorry, but it will take more than the theatrical hype and the sensationalized headlines of the mass media to get me to turn over my hard-earned cash to watch “The Interview.”

Updated Dec 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Joe Cocker was not exactly a household name – at least not in the sense of Elvis Presley or The Beatles. However, to a generation of “Baby Boomers” his name was synonymous with the growing trend toward “Hard Rock” music.

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