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Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I read it and I still don't believe it. However, it came from the one media source that I still consider the most reliable and unbiased – The Associated Press.It seems that a man convicted of murder and sentenced to 56 years in prison is suing the state of Connecticut, claiming the prison banning pornography violates his constitutional rights.

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

It's been 50 years since I was in the 6th grade. I say that because that was probably the best school year I recall as a young boy growing up in the Arkansas Delta.

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 3:34 PM

If you picked your profession solely for personal gain, then you probably selected it for the entirely wrong reason.

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Just when I think politics can't stoop any lower or get any dirtier, another two years comes around and the politicians roll up their sleeves, put the boxing gloves back on and start fighting again. Of course, in Helena-West Helena and Phillips...

Updated Oct 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM

A news reporter is like a contemporary historian charged with the responsibility of recording events of a community. In my most recent book, Diary of a State: 1860, I republished newspaper accounts from several Arkansas newspapers from 1860 for the...

Updated Sep 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Sometimes I get so angry that I cannot speak but rarely do I become so enraged that I can't put my organized thoughts together on paper. That was almost the case this time as I sat down to write my Random Thoughts for the week. Well, I think I am...

Updated Sep 18, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Do you really want to know who the most discriminated group of people in America really is? Well, I'll tell you – it's our seniors.

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Way back in 1994, Don Henley of the Eagles wrote one of the most powerful politically incorrect songs that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. It also may be one of the best three and half minute sermons you will ever hear.

Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 11:51 AM

My favorite time of the year is rapidly approaching. Hopefully, within the next six weeks or so, the temperatures will begin to drop into the cool 70s and the greens of summer will fade into the gold and browns of autumn. There is something in the...

Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 4:18 PM

What is the proper function of a community newspaper?

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM

As I sit down to draft this editorial during my second-year anniversary of living in Helena, I look around and see how far we have come in that short time as a community. I moved here in the nick of time to witness the Civil War initiative blossom...

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