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WENDY RICHTER: A part of history

Thank you for helping Ark preserve its history and its present for the future, and helping to bring new technology in that preservation. True service as a public employee.

August 24, 2019 at 7:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposal by Entergy would increase rates in Arkansas. Here's how much the average bill would rise:

Kock Brothers and ALEC are responsible for the lack of credit for solar. Do a google on Electricity Theft, which is what the Kock Bros call Solar. Of course, our "legislature," having absolutely no public affairs experience just goes along with what ALEC wants each session. Lowering the reimbursement to the grid via solar was at the top of the list.
This increase on top of the sewer & trash pickup. Can't afford Ark. any longer. There are much cheaper places to live with higher salaries.

August 24, 2019 at 5:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Youth jails' operator cuts teachers' salaries in Arkansas

No, Flint was run by a state mandated city manager who was told to slash the budget. Again, this is what happens when you put profit over people. Lead in water, teachers leaving in droves, etc. But, at least, it'll all fit in a bathtub, wonder if it will be one of the walk-in type for seniors and the disabled? We'll all need one soon after the ACA is attacked relentlessly, leaving nothing for actual healthcare.

August 20, 2019 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City in northeast Arkansas wants to honor Martin Luther King Jr., but some worry about losing current roads’ history

Why not name the road after a civil rights leader who actually lived and worked in Jonesboro, and not just because...MLK.
Look at LR - naming all these streets after people, now you don't know where some places are located because of the name change. I agree that it can/could get out of control.

August 13, 2019 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas casino talks held illegally, residents say

Other than Pope Co citizens voting no on a casino there, WHY a casino there? I see that they want to build up from the Walmart and Loves Truck Stop, but right across the road is a residential area - who in the heck wants a casino practically at their doorstep? Even Tunica didn't do that.
This is all shady as get out. Is there a General Inspector that can investigate, taking out of the hands of the Quorum Court, so it won't appear that they are investigating themselves & other country members, which wholly defeats the purpose.

August 13, 2019 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Researcher named to lead Arkansas governor's high-speed broadband initiative

Didn't Ark Leg pass a law stating that cities/towns could not provide their own internet/broadband hookups?
You know, the state has been paying for the laying of broadband hookups since the early 1990s through our AT&T (SWB) bills. Why are "private investment groups" getting another bite of the same apple, especially when all the infrastructure has already been paid for, and are still paying for? AT&T needs to either reimburse all of us for the fees we have paid for decades or start laying the fiber for the already paid for fiber.

August 6, 2019 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Stalemate between AT&T, Nexstar continues; customers lose stations including Little Rock's KARK

Yeah, if you read the stats, only people 60-ish and older have tv's. Habit more than anything, and not too many 90 y/o want to stream. I watch 2 shows on NBC but can go to Hulu and watch. At least there are choices. But - one caveat - with all the networks rolling out their own streaming channels, altogether, you can pay more for streaming than just going ahead and getting a cable/satellite pkg. Greedy villains, indeed. I refuse to pay the networks to watch their streams.

July 11, 2019 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Book bus taking reading to kids

There was a book mobile in LR too for quite awhile. Our elementary school didn't have a library at the time, so the book mobile came to us.

July 7, 2019 at 11:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

GUEST WRITER: Save Act 579

I'm kinda surprised at this. In Texas, there are 3 tiers of optometrists/ophthalmologist. I went to a 2nd Tier, who freaked out when I always register high on that puff machine & dilation with the blue light. I forgot to tell her I always register 30-ish, though with new thyroid medication, it is down to 19. She was able to do Vision Fields, dilate for further possible eye damage, etc. Took 5 hours but I/we got through it. Are these the type of procedures that the new Act allows for? If so, there is absolutely no need for an 80 year old to come down out of the mountains, possible hindrance in driving, when these are tests they can do in their hometown.
There was no mention of them doing surgery or anesthesia, just further testing. If this is true I am for it.
Quote "We aren't talking about invasive procedures like LASIK surgery, or cataract surgery--those types of treatments can and should require a specialist. Despite what you may have heard from opponents of the law, the procedures allowed by Act 579 are minimally invasive, done in your optometrist's chair, and without the use of general anesthesia."
LOL@NoUserName :o)

July 7, 2019 at 11:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Justices won't revive Alabama ban on abortion procedure

Jeez, for the illiterate, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN UNBORN BABY, ergo, a woman's right to healthcare is NOT MURDER. Nothing will change until y'all quit lying as to what is what, specifically that abortion is murder, which it isn't, there is no heartbeat until 24 weeks, and men can't have an abortion, and there is no 'getting' over an abortion, other than the overwhelming relief that the woman will not be tied to life to man who is not worth having a child with. And yes, overpopulation is a problem.

July 5, 2019 at 6:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )