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Overhaul of Vocational and Tech Education Passed

Mar 25, 2015 4:07am

The Senate passed and the governor publicly endorsed legislation to overhaul the state’s system of vocational, technical and occupational education.

Legislative leaders have been working for...

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Going or Staying

Feb 04, 2015 4:07am

Whether you call it a Go-Bag, a Bug Out Bag or a Get Home Bag, the intent is the same; to survive when things get all shaken up. Each of us packs a bag of things we think we will need when either...

State Tax Cut Approved

Feb 03, 2015 12:08pm

Toward the end of our third week of the Regular Session, we passed a significant tax cut measure. With a vote of 95-2, the House approved a bill to reduce the income tax for middle class Arkansans...

Successes and Disappointments of Hunting Seasons Past

Jan 28, 2015 4:07am

The 2014-2015 hunting season is winding down. This is the time of year that I spend looking back at my successes and disappointments that occurred in the season that just ended. Every good hunter...

Suppertime Memories

Jan 28, 2015 4:07am

I always thought June was the month of Brides. It seems to me with all the dark cloudy days of December and January it must be January. This last week the Sunday paper listed seventy-two couples...

Room to Grow

Jan 28, 2015 4:07am

I just got off the phone with a parent seeking advice for her son’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). I felt the information was interesting, so I’d like to share a little bit with you.


History Minute

Jan 28, 2015 4:07am

As the twentieth century dawned, Little Rock residents looked at the continuing problems of crime and corruption in the city and decided they would not tolerate it any longer. Charles Taylor was...

Mary’s Meanderings

Jan 28, 2015 4:07am

I just finished reading the story … “History Minute: The “Hank” Williams Of Poetry” in the Democrat, of Professor and Poet Miller Williams, whom I had watched on television on January 20th of 1997...

Delivering Help to Veterans Living with Mental Illness

Jan 28, 2015 4:07am

Imagine answering the phone and the voice on the other end is a doctor telling you that your child is receiving medical attention at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health facility to treat...

The Trouble with Nature

Jan 21, 2015 4:07am

I read with interest the article about the geese problem at Jack Nolen Lake. It brought back memories of a duck problem the Hughart Family had. It seems that my brother-in-law, J.M., was visiting...

Progress with bills at the Capitol

Jan 21, 2015 4:07am

By the end of the first week of the 2015 Regular Session, House members filed over 80 bills. Bills that have been introduced impact everything from taxes to technology. It is becoming very clear...

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