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Mike Masterson

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Recent Stories by Mike Masterson

A life lived: Leaving a mark

posted: 09/02/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Comedian George Carlin, who died in 2008, reminded us that life isn't measured in the number of breaths we take, rather by the intangible moments that take our breath away.

Cargill staying put

posted: 08/31/2014 1:53 a.m. Comments 2

Cargill Inc., the multinational corporation responsible for placing the factory of up to 6,500 swine in the Buffalo National River watershed, has responded to sustained public outcries by saying it has no plans to abandon its grossly misplaced venture called C&H Hog Farms.

A lamentable situation

posted: 08/30/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The news of the day often delivers stories that sadden us.

The culture of death

posted: 08/26/2014 3:10 a.m. Comments 2

What is heroic?

A taxing problem

posted: 08/24/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Now comes the saga of Secretary of State Mark Martin improperly claiming homestead-tax exemptions on two properties.

Honoring Brahana

posted: 08/23/2014 2:50 a.m. Comment 1

It's good to see the Arkansas Wildlife Federation rightfully honoring Dr. John Van Brahana at its annual Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards banquet tonight in Bryant.

Petty's Peculiar Folly: All in opposition

posted: 08/19/2014 2:52 a.m. Comment 1

Anyone who makes the mistake of believing Fayetteville Alderman Matthew Petty hasn't ignited a firestorm in that community with his misguided proposed ordinance to establish a commandant of anti-discriminatory behavior wasn't paying attention to the dozens of voices raised in unison that rallied on the town square and outside City Hall for three consecutive afternoons.

Abounding hunger

posted: 08/17/2014 1:52 a.m. Comments 2

Food insecurity exists

Civil War passions

posted: 08/16/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Watching veteran house painter Paul Guynn carefully slathering another layer on houses around Boone County, you'd never know he's spent 20 years amassing a museum-worthy display of Civil War artifacts inside his own rural home.

On the Buffalo: Tale of two letters

posted: 08/12/2014 2:30 a.m. Comments 4

For valued readers who mistakenly believe all public reactions to my columns about the state's unbelievable decision to permit a hog factory in the Buffalo National River watershed are roses and light, I invite you to meet the e-mailer named "Salty Dog."

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