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Asa acts responsibly

posted: 07/02/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Today's column may ruin Gov. Asa Hutchinson politically. But the truth must be told.

The Arkansas Sportsman: Richenback left rich legacy in his wake

posted: 07/02/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

When I met Butch Richenback many years ago, the first thing I noticed was the throng of children that always seemed to surround him.

Dear Abby: Readers defend parents who disapprove of cohabitation

posted: 07/02/2015 1:38 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: On May 5, I printed a letter from a parent, "Against the Tide in New Jersey." He said his "independent, intelligent, loving" daughters (both in their late 20s) have dated their boyfriends for five years and had recently moved in with them. The man also said he and his wife approve of the young men.

Columnists: The talented Senator Paul

posted: 07/01/2015 2:56 a.m. Comment 1

The movie The Talented Mr. Ripley tends to stay with anyone fascinated by how we acquire and maintain and sometimes switch our personal identity, and how slippery it can be. For what columnist has just one identity? There's the public one, and it's always a temptation to pretty it up, make it more respectable, more presentable than the private one--until he can't be sure which is the real one, if either is.

A Delta survivor

posted: 07/01/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Today marks 21 years since Gene's Barbecue in Brinkley opened. It has never been closed a day since Gene DePriest unlocked the doors on July 1, 1994. That includes every holiday, and even the day after a fire.

Hog Calls: Tweets return to haunt older Portis

posted: 07/01/2015 2:19 a.m. Comment 1

The "gotcha" aspect of social media has snagged some of the best of us, Bobby Portis among the latest.

Front Burner: Lemony cookies embrace ice cream

posted: 07/01/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

A scoop of cold, creamy ice cream on a hot summer day is a great way to finish a meal or simply enjoy a treat. But bowls aren't exactly portable. And you need a spoon. Popsicles are nice, but they melt. Quickly. And there's the matter of what to do with the stick. But ice cream sandwiches -- they're portable and there's nothing to throw away.

Uncorked: Pouring empathy into helpful efforts

posted: 07/01/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Whenever I shop -- be it for groceries, clothes or even shoes -- I am always searching for those companies "giving back." The idea of a winery "giving back" is not a new concept, but vineyards and wineries aren't likely to immediately come to mind for most of us when we think of charitable companies.

Dear Abby: Boyfriend's teen escapade should be regarded as past

posted: 07/01/2015 1:39 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl).

Columnists: Greece over the brink

posted: 06/30/2015 3:18 a.m. Comments 3

It has been obvious for some time that the creation of the euro was a terrible mistake. Europe never had the preconditions for a successful single currency.

On the Buffalo: Extend that ban

posted: 06/30/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Now comes an amended proposal from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas environmental groups that would turn a ban on all future medium and large hog factories in the Buffalo National River into one lasting five years.

View of the new frontier

posted: 06/30/2015 3:10 a.m. Comments 10

Right-wing religious extremists keep losing debates to law, tolerance, freedom and progressive thought.

The TV Column: CBS unleashes Zoo to chomp on human race

posted: 06/30/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

It could be mankind's worst nightmare -- the animals decide they ain't gonna take it anymore.

Tell Me About It: Adoption idea vexes in-law

posted: 06/30/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband and I are in our late 20s and have decided to start a family through adoption. A childhood illness left me unable to have biological children.

On Christianity

posted: 06/30/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I've tried several times to read the Bible, but I've finally given up. It's just too big and too confusing. Maybe it's just for preachers and Bible teachers and people like that. I know I sure haven't gotten anything out of it.

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