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posted: 02/28/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Selfish preservation

At the courthouse

posted: 02/28/2015 2:04 a.m. Comments 2

Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards undoubtedly enjoyed calmer days before two former county employees filed unrelated lawsuits alleging the judge and higher-ups in her administration violated their civil rights.

Guest writer: Let's get in on that

posted: 02/28/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Shame on us. The Ledge just put one over on us ... again!

Columnists: Brutal winter, brutal climate

posted: 02/28/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Don't read this if you are among the few who have not been affected by this winter's wild and wicked weather. You wouldn't understand.

Columnists: Supply and demand, again

posted: 02/28/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Last month, a southern white rhino named Thandi gave birth to a healthy calf in South Africa. It was a remarkable moment, the kind that gives conservationists a brief reprieve from big-picture gloom.

An unwanted lesson

posted: 02/28/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

The young man was giddy all week. Snow days, snow days! Even when it wasn't snowing! The school board had anticipated a snow storm one

Others say: Al-Qaida's winning in Yemen

posted: 02/28/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Yemen teeters on the brink of economic collapse and civil war. After being held captive for three weeks by Houthi rebels, President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi has escaped from Sanaa, the capital, to Aden, in the country's south, where he is rallying support to restore his government. If his country now splits, or falls into sectarian strife, the clear winner will be al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which thrives amid chaos in Yemen.

Editorials: One more pile of rubble

posted: 02/28/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Over the weekend, still another couple of buildings on Pine Bluff's main drag collapsed, leaving still more rubble blocking Main Street, endangering public safety and generally contributing to the mess that the storied old river city has become in its failing old age.

Columnist: Filling Mike Beebe's Shoes

posted: 02/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Mike Beebe is a hard act to follow as governor. Following a bad governor, though, would have been much harder.

Commentary: U.S., others must attack terrorist enemies

posted: 02/28/2015 1 a.m. Comment 1

I've never seen a poll that asked if war is a good thing. I would guess 99 percent of people would agree war is deplorable. And I would be in that group. War causes tremendous pain, especially to the millions of young men and women who do the fighting, and scars the warrior in more ways than one.

Editorial: Springdale right to create Arvest Ballpark overlay district

posted: 02/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Alderman Mike Overton's comment the other night at the Springdale City Council was the most ridiculous articulation of oratorical denunciation we've ever witnessed.


posted: 02/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Criminal ‘culture’ hard to change Gov. Hutchinson hopes to “change the culture of criminals” with his prison reforms.

Editorials: A call to action, all right

posted: 02/27/2015 1:58 a.m. Comment 1

Word started trickling in Tuesday afternoon. Finally, a bill had been introduced in the General Assembly that would move elections for local school boards to . . . Election Day.

Others say: Return donations

posted: 02/27/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation include Hollywood stars, Farmers Insurance and the H.J. Heinz Co. Foundation. They also include the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates, creating a sticky ethical bog for Hillary Clinton as she considers a possible run for president in 2016.

COLUMNISTS: Who owns the moon?

posted: 02/27/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Maybe plans for the commercial exploration of the moon aren’t so far-fetched after all. The Federal Aviation Administration, in a carefully worded policy statement, has essentially outlined a scenario by which a U.S.-based company—Bigelow Aerospace could stake future claims to lunar property. That could be huge.


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