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Hogging the spotlight : No more CAFOs

posted: 09/30/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Legislature is in the process of deciding whether to support a petition before the state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission that would permanently prevent future medium and large swine factories from setting up in our precious Buffalo National River watershed.

A new enlistee

posted: 09/28/2014 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Snuggling close to my 7-year-old granddaughter, I surveyed the school cafeteria packed with the flowering faces of children and the most important men in their lives.

Lessons from wet Early Bird

posted: 09/27/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

I wasn't surprised to hear the thunder rolling Sunday morning as overcast skies deposited a soft, steady rainfall. After all, it was the final day of the annual Early Bird couples' golf tournament at Springdale Country Club.

Hither and Yawn : The ripples of a life

posted: 09/23/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

I've had people over my lifetime who've made a difference in both negative and positive ways.

Rock stars at UA

posted: 09/21/2014 1:45 a.m. Discuss

The student volunteer-managed and operated food pantry at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in just three years has become the model for similar programs sprouting on university campuses across America.

Rebounding expectations

posted: 09/20/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

There's one human trait I believe causes the most resentments and conflict in our relationships and associations. And most of us don't even recognize when we are doing this.

Visiting Valley Inn: Movie comfort food

posted: 09/16/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The older building framed by bucolic pastureland provided an ideal setting for the local premiere of Kim Swink's full-length movie, Valley Inn.

Cause and effect

posted: 09/14/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Anyone else hear about a movement in Arkansas toward reforming the nature and extent of sexual-offender laws and consequences of conviction?

Big ol' permit loophole

posted: 09/13/2014 2:01 a.m. Comments 2

Let's head back down to that Mount Judea hog factory the state wrongheadedly allowed to begin spraying millions of gallons of swine waste on acres that border a major tributary of our precious Buffalo National River.

Essential truths : Law of right action

posted: 09/09/2014 3:08 a.m. Comments 3

In the continual state of conflict that sadly has become our national psyche, suppose we can agree on a few natural truths as reasonable adults?

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