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Legislature Focuses on Flooding

Jul 01, 2015 4:06am

Flooding due to recent heavy rains has focused the legislature’s attention on the need to improve oversight of the patchwork of levees throughout Arkansas.

Two joint legislative committees...

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“Blackberry Winter” and Old Habits

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

People are funny as we are all creatures of habit. I know that I am. Although I am right handed I always put my left shoe on first, left earring in first as well as put my left hearing aid in...

Act 22 Will Save 100 Million Dollars

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

After a 19-day recess, the legislature officially ended the 2015 regular session on April 22, when it completed a few housekeeping measures and adjourned sine die.

The legislative session...

Pervasive Parenting

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

As many parents and educators know, this time of the year is all about testing at school. That means that we are trying to hold our children up to higher standards and in turn hold our teachers...

114 Bills Referred for Study

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

This week we convened in the Chamber for a brief time to officially adjourn for the 90th Regular Session.

Although the pace of our work will be slowing down, we are far from completing our...

Pervasive Parenting

Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

Everyone knows by now that Konner is the “apple of my eye,” or at least one of them. He is the “silver lining” to my cloud. I’m not trying to “beat around the bush” about it, I’m “head over heels...

Sine Die adjournment for the Regular Session

Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

The House will reconvene in the chamber on the 22nd for our official Sine Die adjournment for the Regular Session. Sine Die is a Latin term meaning “without day”. We will take up any unfinished...

Mary’s Meanderings

Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

Grandma’s Quilt By: Bernice Roberts

My grandma has a crazy quilt; but it’s a story quilt to me,

For every piece that’s in it has it’s history,

She starts up in the corner and she...

Fight the Fast Growing Drug Problem by Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. The agency...

What is the “right to refuse service”?

Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

One of my favorite haunts in Las Vegas is Larry’s Great Western Meats. An old-fashioned butcher shop. When I’m feeling especially decadent and carnivorous, that’s where you’ll find me.

I’m...

To Generate or not to Generate

Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

For most folks, an emergency generator can be the single most expensive item in their preparations. A decent one, with enough power to run all the things you deem critical, will run in the...

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