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Joe Yates: Benton County's first Republican senator

Subscriber onlyForgive me this week if I don't rail on about what is going on down in Little Rock at the 91st General Assembly. Continue reading...

Old news from the Arkansas Gazette

Subscriber onlyOn a recent visit to the University of Arkansas library, I sorted through some issues of the Arkansas Gazette from 1970. Before I knew it, I was perusing many items that had nothing to do with why I was there. Continue reading...

A change is happening in the United States

Subscriber onlyWhen the Dow hit 20,000, the Wall Street Journal said in the first sentence of a front-page article that investors are excited about lower taxes and increased spending. This confidence can now be seen in our political leadership. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

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Fox News stars offer 'no spin' in Tulsa tour performance

Subscriber onlyBack in January, on Friday the 13th with freezing rain in the forecast, my brother and I left Northwest Arkansas and traveled to Tulsa to see an event at the downtown BOK Center featuring Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. Continue reading...

Letter To The Editor

Subscriber onlyWays to makethings better Continue reading...

Black History Month goes beyond slavery

Subscriber onlyAs a social studies teacher years ago, I was guiding some junior high students through a unit of study about the years leading up to the Civil War, and we were dealing with the matter of slavery. Continue reading...

The 2017 legislative session

More like Texas, less like Arkansas

Subscriber onlyWith the signature of Gov. Asa Hutchinson fresh on an act to give low wage earners in Arkansas a $50 million tax break starting on their 2020 state incomes taxes, more and more bills coming down the legislative pike are looking less and less like Arkansas-styled laws. Continue reading...