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NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: Unemployment at a Record Low

May 25, 2016 11:35am

Unemployment in our state is now at a record low. Since we began tracking employment in 1976, we have never seen the unemployment rate below 4.1%. That is until last month.

The unemployment...

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REFLECTIONS: My Spring Allergies

May 18, 2016 4:07am

For the first time in several years I thought I had escaped IT. Last week it struck me with a vengeance—“MY SPRING ALLERGIES”. It is a

certain type of hedge that blooms that really gets me....

NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: A Balanced Budget Passed

May 11, 2016 11:35am

The House has wrapped up the state’s 4th Fiscal Session by passing a balanced budget with increases in funding to some of the most urgent needs.

We began this session with discussion and...

ON THE SQUARE: Spinning the Pumpkin

May 11, 2016 11:05am

The car show this year was great. Lots of people from all over the area showed up to display their prized possessions. This year’s addition of a cruise night, concert and burn out competition...

MARY’S MEANDERINGS: Through The Eyes of a Child

May 11, 2016 5:07am

The status of Women has changed dramatically in the last decade. Agree? And, we can only conclude that the perception children have on their MOTHERS DAY 2016 is much different from the one they,...

NEWS FROM THE SENATE: Turning the Tide of Prescription Drug Abuse

May 11, 2016 5:07am

More action is needed to fight the abuse of prescription drugs according to the Kaiser Health Foundation poll released in early May. The nationwide survey revealed that two-thirds of Americans...

HISTORY MINUTE: Pittman part 2

May 11, 2016 5:07am

Dr. Margaret Pittman was one of the great scientific minds of the past century. While she helped create vaccines for three diseases that once left millions dead in their wakes, the Arkansan...

REFLECTIONS: A SHOCKING STORY by brother Jim

May 11, 2016 4:07am

I love a thunderstorm. I love the sound of rain on a tin roof. Even the sound of sleet hitting the window when you’re snuggled warm in bed. When we lived at “Trails End”, located at the end of...

NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: $110 million needed to address the HTD needs

May 04, 2016 11:35am

This week, the Joint Budget Committee set aside days for legislators to present proposed changes to appropriations before a final budget is drafted. If adopted, these amendments will be before the...

ON THE SQUARE: Greenwood Guilt

May 04, 2016 11:05am

I believe it was Mrs. McConnell who read this story to my class in the fourth grade. It was about life in the future and it was kind of spot on. The story revolved around this kid who wakes to...

NEWS FROM THE SENATE: Honor Flight: A Tribute to our Veterans

May 04, 2016 5:07am

Airports are often the scene of teary sendoffs as loved ones say goodbye, but one recent morning at Ronald Reagan Washington-National Airport a plane full of Arkansas and Oklahoma veterans were...

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