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Sales Tax Holiday Planned

Jul 29, 2015 12:57pm

Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2.

Clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 per item will qualify for the exemption. Keep in...

Pervasive Parenting

Jul 29, 2015 12:57pm

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Normalizing Relations with Cuba

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

In recent months, President Obama has announced steps toward restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba. He has called on Congress to, among other things, relax travel and trade restrictions with the...

Knives are Important

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

“Mary gave him a bran-new “Barlow” knife worth twelve and a half cents; and the convulsion of delight that swept his system shook him to his foundations. True, the knife would not cut anything,...

History Minute

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

Wyatt Earp was one of the most famous and controversial lawmen of the Old West. He was known for a quick gun and a quick temper as much as his dedication to principle. One incident in 1871 in...

“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...


Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

It is hard to believe it has been 47 years since that awful day when an ominous dark cloud came over the mountain. I want to share the story that I wrote after the tornado. I have used it before...

Narrowing academic achievement gaps priority for Arkansas educator

Apr 22, 2015 4:07am

Individual public schools received a letter grade, from A to F, on school report cards issued by the State Education Department.

The legislature mandated the letter grades in Act 696 of 2013...

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...

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