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Dana D. Kelley

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Recent Stories by Dana D. Kelley

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Statehood cartography

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

June is statehood celebration month for Arkansas, which was admitted to the union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: American roulette

posted: 06/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

There are tens of millions of traffic stops every year. It's the most common reason for a citizen's interaction with police, according to a Bureau of Justice Survey.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Dash-cam microcosm

posted: 06/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Count me among the many fans of police car dash-cams. When violent situations unfold on video, it serves as powerful evidence of both what happened and what didn't.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Righting awful wrongs

posted: 06/02/2017 2:55 a.m. Comment 1

Last week I related the story of Ron Williamson's wrongful murder conviction in Oklahoma, before being exonerated by DNA. Williamson was the subject of John Grisham's first nonfiction book, The Innocent Man. Despite being utterly innocent, Williamson missed lethal injection by a mere five days.

Commentary: DANA D. KELLEY: On wrongful convictions

posted: 05/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

John Grisham's books are among my favorites for summer reading. Some are better than others, of course. But in addition to having Northeast Arkansas roots, Grisham also has a lawyerly way with words and intrigue. When it's good, his storytelling of attorneys with a cause is great.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: The parallel tragedy

posted: 05/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Normally tranquil Jonesboro was rocked in the first minutes of Mother's Day when gunfire erupted at a private party in a popular downtown venue. Two suspects are in custody, accused of killing one person and wounding six others when they fired into the crowd.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Pomp and intolerance

posted: 05/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Magnolia blossoms signify May, which in turn sprouts college graduations and their annual byproduct: commencement speeches.

OPINION: State of nature

posted: 05/05/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Sudden the thunder was drowned--quenched was the levin light--

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: No easy choice

posted: 04/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Last week the Arkansas Times published a "Killing Spree" edition.

OPINION: 'Not my laws'

posted: 04/07/2017 1:53 a.m. Comments 9

It was only a matter of time before the "not my president" sentiment would progress down the slippery slope on which it precipitously sat.






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