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Meredith Oakley

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Recent Stories by Meredith Oakley

So what’s next?

posted: 03/20/2011 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Where to begin? Odds and ends? Random thoughts? Wrapping up? Fond farewells ?

Not a good move

posted: 03/18/2011 3:23 a.m. Comment 1

Please make note of an inauspicious beginning in the fouryear term of Secretary of State Mark Martin.

Let there be light

posted: 03/16/2011 4:55 a.m. Discuss

It puzzled me at the time. Why was the Department of Correction so intent on keeping secret certain elements of its so-called protocol for lethal injections?

Blast from the past

posted: 03/13/2011 3:01 a.m. Comment 1

Out of the past comes a very welcome voice, that of Randy Tardy. Randy is one of this newspapers former business writers. Transportation was his specialty before retirement, and he brought to every task a storehouse of recollection, knowledge and context.

Thanks, Harry

posted: 03/11/2011 5:03 a.m. Comment 1

Now comes a clarification on the previous reference to Arkansas’ “failure” rate during World War II.

Older, wiser, sadder

posted: 03/09/2011 4:52 a.m. Comments 4

Some years ago, a headline on this very column hailed Lu Hardin as an “almost faultless Democrat.” Presumably, he hadn’t yet discovered the high-dollar slot machines of Tunica, Miss., which at the time was still mostly rural Delta scrub trying to establish itself as a gaming destination.

Home-front stories

posted: 03/06/2011 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Stories of the home front’s role in World War II continue to arrive in the wake of recent reflections published here.

Guv’s bad bill

posted: 03/04/2011 5:51 a.m. Comment 1

By the time you read this, Senate Bill 345 may well be on its way to passage by the state House of Representatives.

POWs in Arkansas

posted: 03/02/2011 5:16 a.m. Comment 1

Letters, we get letters, all of them prompted by recent references here to a program about Japanese Americans.

Financial setback(s)

posted: 02/27/2011 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Aweek or so back, I allowed as to how the nation looked to be in recovery because its Gross Domestic Product had expanded 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 over the previous quarter.






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