posted: 07/26/2014 2:45 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: A comment about "Pothole City." I called the city's 311 number and reported two potholes in front of our home. They were filled the next day. Way to go, Public Works Department. -- Happy on Skyway
posted: 07/19/2014 2:43 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I live in a neighborhood off one of the main streets in Benton. Military Drive has five lanes.
posted: 07/19/2014 2:14 a.m.
Once upon a time, a wise and famous editor wrote a book about writing for newspapers. The title and author escape me at the moment, but the cover had a big pencil on it.
posted: 07/14/2014 2:26 a.m.
Jose Castelano was flying along, looking cool in shades and an Oregon shirt, spectators cheering for him and the rest of the elite runners on the course near the soccer fields at Burns Park in North Little Rock.
posted: 07/12/2014 2:52 a.m.
Mahatma: We should rename Little Rock to "Pot Hole City." Chenal Parkway has potholes that haven't been fixed in two years. Our mayor doesn't need a pothole hotline -- he needs to fix them. I need to send the city a bill for front-end alignment. -- Pothole Dodger
posted: 07/05/2014 2:37 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Saw a car on West Markham. Side mirror hanging by electrical wire. Rear corner of car held together by duct tape. Rear brake light completely obscured. Is there any enforcement of car safety requirements? Were we safer when we had safety inspections? -- Jim Jr.
posted: 06/28/2014 2:37 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Since moving to west Little Rock 19 years ago, I have been curious about the naming of Rodney Parham Road. I recently found two different answers. One was that Rodney Parham was a young boy hanged by the Union Army. The other was that he was a judge. Which is it? -- Connie
posted: 06/21/2014 3:09 a.m.
O Wise One: I've always heard the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department won't allow a traffic signal on a private drive, since proliferation of such signals would impede traffic. How did the Kroger store on Arkansas 10 get a signal? Who paid for it? -- Watching the Waivers
posted: 06/14/2014 3:15 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I was driving into the Big Rock [I-430 and I-630] exchange at night and found it dark and dangerous. About a dozen light towers appeared to be ready but weren't illuminated. It seems that with all the lane shifts, barricades and barrels, lighting up the roadway would be a priority. Why hasn't the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department switched on the lights? -- Mike
posted: 05/24/2014 2:55 a.m.
Fifty-seven cyclists -- every one of them wearing a helmet -- rode from South Main Street to the state Capitol on Wednesday evening to commemorate the four cyclists killed in Arkansas over the past year.
posted: 05/17/2014 3:31 a.m.
Oh Great and Wise Mahatma: Last week after slogging through an hour of stop-and-go gawker traffic on Interstate 40 between Morgan and Mayflower, the traffic miraculously reached normal highway velocity. Lo and behold, the roadway became THREE lanes headed west. Was this connected to tornado relief? -- Tired Traveler
posted: 05/03/2014 2:23 a.m.
DTM: What’s the best or correct method for merging two lanes of traffic? Merge as soon as traffic stops or continue on to the merge point? An example is leaving downtown from Cantrell to the Interstate 30 bridge. A long line forms on the left. Often, drivers who attempt to travel to the front in the right lane are blocked, cursed and browbeaten by line monitors. — Fence and Guardrail
posted: 04/27/2014 3:51 a.m.
The Sequoyah National Research Center — the largest collection of American Indian expression in the world — started life in 1983 in the back of a truck.
posted: 04/27/2014 3:41 a.m.
Spread out on a table at the Sequoyah National Research Center are a few examples of consumer goods that feature stereotypes of American Indians. Tony Rose, the center’s projects coordinator, and archivist Erin Fehr have pulled them from a larger collection of such things.
posted: 04/26/2014 4:19 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Why are they already digging up and patching the new section of Interstate 530 between Little Rock and Pine Bluff? — Golfer Girl 2