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On the Buffalo: Extend that ban

posted: 06/30/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Now comes an amended proposal from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas environmental groups that would turn a ban on all future medium and large hog factories in the Buffalo National River into one lasting five years.

To avoid a train wreck: A legal lesson

posted: 06/28/2015 2:05 a.m. Comments 5

Man, oh man, did former City Attorney Ben Lipscomb teach the city fathers in Rogers an exasperating and expensive lesson on what they don't want in a city attorney.

And little goats eat ivy

posted: 06/27/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Those with time on their hands over the next two weeks might want to mosey over to Fayetteville's Wilson Park for a bit of poison-ivy-eatin' greedy goat ganderin' (sorry, couldn't resist).

The gun or the man: What's at fault?

posted: 06/23/2015 3:06 a.m. Comments 57

I'm shifting my focus away from Northwest Arkansas and our state today for obvious reasons.

Angelic influence

posted: 06/21/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

A friend asked the other day if I still believe in angels and their intervention in our lives. It was an interesting question since I've always been convinced there's infinitely more to this phenomenon we call existence than eating, interacting, sleeping, electronic diversion and work.

Farewell, 'Dune Buggy Kid'

posted: 06/20/2015 3:10 a.m. Comments 3

Most Arkansas towns have seemingly simple folks who help enrich their communities for everyone else. It was no different in the Ozark towns of Harriet, then Marshall.

Ailing legend: Prayers for Gaston

posted: 06/16/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

As with many others across our state and nation, I've come to know and admire James A. Gaston, the legendary Arkansas figure who took a handful of rustic cottages along the White River and, through decades of hard work and dedication, converted them into a world-class trout fishing resort below Bull Shoals Dam.

Systemic failure

posted: 06/14/2015 1:45 a.m. Comments 3

Please, we implore you national media types who insist on rehashing and second-guessing the sad plight of the Duggar family--give your sensationalized repetitions a rest.

Brace for more turmoil

posted: 06/13/2015 2:02 a.m. Comment 1

Girdeth thy loins and strap in tightly, Fayetteville friends, as you normally tolerant, accepting citizens again board the tumultuous Nondiscrimination Express Roller Coaster.

Eight years a leader

posted: 06/09/2015 2:17 a.m. Comments 2

Eight years ago the UA's new Chancellor David Gearhart and I sat across from each other sharing a meal and healing the rift that had developed between me as an Arkansas journalist and the University of Arkansas administration under his predecessor.

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