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Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 9:36 AM

This week is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community. President Barack Obama chose this week to unveil a series of federal initiatives designed to model a new framework for prisoner reentry in the United States. The initiatives are being touted as important steps to alleviate the devastating consequences of mass incarceration.

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Folk and bluegrass music are to Mountain View and Stone County residents what the blues and rock and roll music are to the people of Helena-West Helena and Phillips County folks – steeped in pride, tradition and culture.

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Another Wild Hog Festival has come and gone. Bikers from all around came for what was one of the most beautiful weather events this city has seen in recent history. Perfect skies and perfect temperatures provided the environment for a great...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

President Barack Obama’s visit to Britain, including a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22, underscores the vital partnership between that nation and the United States. The visit also highlights the complementary...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the university’s food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

I’m getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 10:06 AM

The marijuana legalization question on the ballots in about a dozen states this fall may be a simple yes or no proposition. But today’s conversation about marijuana is more complicated than you’d think, especially compared to the mostly one-sided...

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

The Orange County, California district attorney convened a committee of legal experts to respond to a jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the office. Men and women were being sent to prison, some for life, based on the unreliable testimony of...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 11:10 AM

The first time I ever saw Joyce in a school setting she was sitting cross-legged on the floor conversing with a fellow teacher while cutting out items for a bulleting board for her classroom. Thirty-six years have passed and now she sits alone on...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Spot on. Those were the first two words that came to mind following Federal Judge Brian Miller's address at the 80th annual Phillips County Chamber banquet Tuesday evening at PCCUA. He began his keynote speech right off the cuff.

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