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OLD NEWS: War puts readers in a tizzy for daily news

posted: 03/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Telephones at the Arkansas Gazette rang off the hooks March 20, 1917, as readers called their trusted news source to check out a story that was going around about the Great War in Europe.

OLD NEWS: Swimmer rode wave of fame in scant suits

posted: 03/13/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Back when Old News was researching the death of Buffalo Bill Cody, I ran across this odd national item near the bottom of Page 5 in the Jan. 22, 1917, Arkansas Gazette:

OLD NEWS: Woman's place was at polls as of 1917

posted: 03/06/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Today Old News encounters yet another centennial of women's voting rights in Arkansas.

OLD NEWS: Suffrage suffered in wringer of House

posted: 02/27/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Having thrilled everyone with Part One on Feb. 20, Old News today trots out the second half of a report that appeared in the Arkansas Gazette on March 3, 1917.

Order targets lead in ammo, sinkers

posted: 02/27/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

On the last day of the Obama administration, outgoing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Daniel Ashe issued Director's Order No. 219, "Use of Nontoxic Ammunition and Fishing Tackle."

OLD NEWS: Brouhaha breaks out over women's rights

posted: 02/20/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Once upon a time in the Arkansas General Assembly, all heck broke loose.

OLD NEWS: German sub hits, POWs herald war

posted: 02/13/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Old News reads newspaper archives from about 100 years ago, and 100 years ago today, the Arkansas Legislature was two weeks away from allowing women to vote in political primaries.

HIGH PROFILE: Jean Catherine McSweeney helped start revolution in cardiac care for women

posted: 02/12/2017 5:33 a.m. Discuss

See a woman realize she's out of breath from making the bed. Feel her disquiet as she remembers that her arm has been oddly achy, off and on, just lately.

OLD NEWS: Riggs was high-flying politician, inventor

posted: 02/06/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Since this winter brings a centennial for women's suffrage in Arkansas, expect to hear a lot about how the foremothers collaborated, sacrificed, argued and marched to win the right to vote. Even your lazy friend Old News, who pretty much knows nothing but what she reads in the newspaper (archives), is thrilled about that long-ago campaign.

OLD NEWS: Primary vote led women's suffrage

posted: 01/30/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

In March 1917, Arkansas Gov. Charles Brough signed a groundbreaking law giving the state's women the right to vote in political party primary elections.

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