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Tyson shows leadership for workers' treatment

Subscriber onlyIt's impossible to overstate how important Tyson Foods is to the economy and culture of Northwest Arkansas. The commitments they make to protect workers' rights have a significant impact on the quality of life of thousands of residents of our community, and far-reaching implications for poultry workers nationally. As the leader in the industry, Tyson also influences its competitors, and can model the kind of fair labor practices worker justice advocates seek concerning sustainable, sufficient livelihood for all. Continue reading...

'Bad bills' prolific during 91st session

Subscriber onlyAfter two weeks of gleaning good bills from the more than 1,100 signed into law from the 91st General Assembly, now is the time to focus on some of the bad bills. Continue reading...

Tough times, good times for teachers

Subscriber onlySchool districts are on the final stretch of another school year, and it is a good time to appreciate and encourage our educators. For that matter, anyone who works in situations that are sometimes challenging may often need moral support. Continue reading...

The old gears are grinding, need oil

Subscriber onlyThe old gears are grinding and probably need oil. I'm talking about the wheels and gears in my head when I'm trying to understand more than I have capacity to fully grasp. What I'm trying to figure out is this: Is economic growth always a good thing? Or, could it be bad? Continue reading...

Rain and mockingbirds are sure a good thing

Subscriber onlyI was drinking my first cup of life-giving brew and it was a very still morning, too early for the birds and the rain had just ended, when I noticed a tiny little sound. I thought about it for a second or two and then I knew I was sure enough right! I could hear the grass growing! Now don't get to thinking I am making this up. Some folks never can hear it, and some of us are just super sensitive to sounds pertaining to our business! Continue reading...

Our Gracie got her voice back, and so should you

Subscriber onlyIt is a terrible thing when fear makes you lose your voice. It happened to Gracie. Continue reading...

More 'good' bills from 91st session; many adjustments

Subscriber onlyAs promised, here are some more of the good bills that have been made into law. As of April 13, 1,113 Acts have been signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Continue reading...

Letter To The Editor

Subscriber onlyGridlock was agony Continue reading...

A home for David

Well-known sportswriter had a haunted life

Subscriber onlyMy oldest professional relationship, going back to April 1977, has come to an end with the death of sportswriter David Lanier. Continue reading...

Hal Urban and character education

Subscriber onlyDr. Hal Urban is a speaker, teacher, and author of several books, including "Life's Greatest Lessons, Choices that Change Lives," "Positive Words, Powerful Results," and "Lessons from the Classroom, 20 Things Good Teachers Do." Continue reading...