Arkansas has a rich and complicated history. And the richly complicated people who made that history left behind artifacts that describe their lives. Some of those artifacts are lost forever. Others survive and are accessible to the public.
Dear Mahatma: Will Scott Street in downtown Little Rock be extended two-way south to Sixth Street now that construction has started on the Broadway Bridge? Doing so would facilitate traffic flow when taking the Main Street Bridge. -- Weary Traveler
Dear Mahatma: I live near Murray Park, where there are many incidents of people doing doughnuts. It's also common to have loud motorcyclists speeding on Rebsamen Park Road. Why are police officers regularly stationed along Rebsamen in the day when there is little evidence of law enforcement late at night when the real problems occur? -- Proud City Taxpayer
O Great Mahatma: On the new route off Interstate 430 heading to Bass Pro Shop, did the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department intend to build a speed bump with the concrete exit portion onto the asphalt? Will this be ground down to a respectable height?
Dear Mahatma: There must be 50 partially filled potholes on Chenal Parkway between Bowman Road and Kanis Road. Could you check with the street gurus and find out if any thought has been given to repaving that stretch? -- Rattled Teeth
Dear Mahatma: Why don't the Arkansas State Police write tickets for texting while driving? Every day on the commute to and from Little Rock and Conway on Interstate 40, texting fools weave, go too slow or shift unexpectedly into adjacent lanes. The common factor is fingers flying over cellphones. -- Frustrated with Knuckleheads