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Editorial: The new epidemic

posted: 09/24/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Just as a blind hog will stumble across an acorn now and then, even conspiracy theorists will discover that, sure enough, real conspiracies do exist. And this one is after you, your family and American taxpayers in general. It's pushing those over-prescribed painkillers, and hard. At latest estimate, this modern plague has killed some 165,000 Americans and has made addicts of even more.

Columnists: The lying game

posted: 09/24/2016 3:28 a.m. Comments 23

Here's what we can be fairly sure will happen in Monday's presidential debate: Donald Trump will lie repeatedly and grotesquely on a variety of subjects. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton might say a couple of untrue things. Or she might not.

Others say: An unrecognizable city

posted: 09/24/2016 3:27 a.m. Discuss

These are the streets we walk during weekdays, the intersections we pass on the way to our uptown jobs. These are the streets we walk with our families on the way to basketball and football games, or with friends who come to see the place we live. "What a clean city," they tell us.

Water from a bottle

posted: 09/24/2016 3:26 a.m. Comment 1

While bottled water provides necessary relief in the wake of crises like the devastating Louisiana floods, the industry itself poses serious long-term threats to the environment and public access to water, and these threats shouldn't be ignored.

Guest writer: Un-jammed traffic

posted: 09/24/2016 3:26 a.m. Discuss

If all of you folks on the other side of the river--that's how all of us folks on this side of the river smugly refer to those who reside in the hinterlands north of the Great Watery Divide--haven't researched plans to avoid the certain Armageddon in our soon-to-be collective congested futures, I have nothing but sympathy for your soon-to-be inconvenienced commuter souls.

Becoming Chef Russell

posted: 09/24/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Big, friendly Russell Shorb of Harrison was always a lot like so many of us. His 45 years had been filled with hopes and aspirations along with more than his share of bleaker times and painful hard knocks.


posted: 09/24/2016 3:25 a.m. Comments 2

Do not veer for a deer

Commentary: DANA D. KELLEY: Aiming for 50th

posted: 09/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Every year since 1999, the Violence Policy Center has published a study called "When Men Murder Women," which is essentially a de facto report on domestic violence.

Editorial: Forced housing

posted: 09/23/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

"I can bring it back whenever I want to. I'm in authority to do that."

Editorial: Unrepentant as ever

posted: 09/23/2016 2:23 a.m. Comments 2

Jason Rapert just can't leave awful enough alone. After a perfunctory prayer for the innocent victims of another weekend massacre back east, our state senator (R-Bigelow and Lip Service) struck again.

Columnists: Class dismissed

posted: 09/23/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

A few weeks ago I met a guy in Kentucky who'd lived through every trend of de-industrializing America. He grew up about 65 years ago on a tobacco and cattle farm. But he always liked engines, so even while in high school he worked 40 hours a week in a garage. Then he went to work in a series of factories--making airplane parts, car seats, sheet metal and casings for those big air-conditioning fans you see on the top of buildings.

Others say: Share the video

posted: 09/23/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Did Keith Lamont Scott have a gun in his hand when officers confronted him in a Charlotte apartment complex parking lot Tuesday afternoon?

Columnists: Programmed for defense

posted: 09/23/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Lawyers, beware. Robots really are coming for your jobs.

Guest writer: Shortage solution

posted: 09/23/2016 2:19 a.m. Comment 1

Through Act 1240 of 2015, school districts can ask for and receive the same waivers of state rules and laws that open-enrollment charter schools do. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 53 Arkansas school districts have already received these waivers.




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