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Good soil or bad?

posted: 04/26/2016 2:52 a.m. Comment 1

If you haven't heard, there's some dirty business of sorts underway these days inside the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville.

In bad faith

posted: 04/24/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

I read that an obviously displeased U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes will penalize 16 lawyers he's accused of unethically moving a class-action case from federal into state court to get a better settlement and avoid scrutiny.

Donald and Bernie

posted: 04/23/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

It's been something to watch, don't you agree? A crass-talkin', TV-starin', nonpolitician multibillionaire and a 74-year-old avowed socialist and career politico each sweeping primary elections.

The Buffalo’s defenders

posted: 04/19/2016 2:42 a.m. Comments 14

Responses to my recent open letter to GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson asking him to become involved in stopping the potential contamination of the country's first national river continue pouring in from across Arkansas.

Big browns and bobcats

posted: 04/17/2016 2:04 a.m. Comments 2

The Rapala lure that closely resembled a river shiner plopped into a rapidly flowing White River near the shoreline. It was a robin's egg blue, warmish day in early April.

Firing friendly Frank

posted: 04/16/2016 1:52 a.m. Comments 2

I'm finding it difficult to understand why Wal-Mart execs in West Plains, Mo., believed it was wise to fire their brain-damaged employee of 20 years who was known and loved for the sincere hugs of hope he routinely gave customers.

Open letter to the governor

posted: 04/12/2016 2:31 a.m. Comments 8

Dear Governor Hutchinson: Having known you and our gracious state's first lady Susan for years, you realize I wouldn't write this unless my heartfelt convictions were firmly behind these words.

Columnists: Legal angling

posted: 04/10/2016 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Should you mistakenly believe the enduring flap over whether to rebuild or destroy the leaky failing dam that restrains Little Sugar Creek to form Lake Bella Vista is over, I assure you it's only entering its jurisprudence phase.

Wages and work

posted: 04/09/2016 1:53 a.m. Comments 5

While I'll agree a reasonable raise in the minimum wage can be justified for most hourly workers, I also realize those pushing for the enormous increase to $15 an hour (and succeeding in California) are in large measure cutting off their jobs to spite their demands.

Tommy Tice

posted: 04/05/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

If you missed sportswriter Rick Fires' column about the retirement of Huntsville football coach Tommy Tice, you not only overlooked a fine column, but a compelling overview of one of Arkansas' finest coaches of young men in the annals of our state.

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