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TERRAH GRAVES: For their future

Abstinence-only sexual 'health education' is designed to make adolescents feel unsure and ashamed of the physical and emotional changes that are happening within their bodies. We are doing our Arkansas students a great disservice by depriving them of medically accurate, evidence based sexual health and relationship education.

April 15, 2019 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

High cost, little consistency in tracking Arkansas teacher absences

If this is a thinly veiled attempt at making teachers feel even more guilty about taking sick days than they already do, it makes me furious. When I retired, I was 'reimbursed' for unused sick days, not at my pay rate, but at about the same pay a sub receives. REAL professionals do not abuse their access to leave. It's the "day jobbers' who make all teachers look bad. Grrrrr!

March 24, 2019 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

JOHN BRUMMETT: Her right to humanity

PopMom. Some abortions do not qualify as being for a good reason or a bad reason. The only reason is that one woman makes the decision about HER pregnancy. Period. Unless you walk in another's shoes, you can't know the reason, and it isn't up to anyone else to judge.

March 14, 2019 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill to outlaw abortion after 18 weeks passes Arkansas Senate; House must back change before it heads to governor

So glad you got those great quotes from Jerry Cox. Did you attempt to get comments from anyone at PPHood or the Arkansas Abortion Support Network? Both sides of the subject, etc.? AND to DontCallMeNames, I WENT to NY to get a safe surgical abortion because I could not get one IN Arkansas. I STAY in Arkansas to make sure other women won't have to make the trip like I did almost 50 years ago.

March 12, 2019 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas lawmaker's plan tightens abortion ban to 18 weeks

For your readers who may want to know, the bill's title is "To Create the Cherish Act; AND to prohibit abortions after eighteen (18) weeks' gestation except in a medical emergency." AR-HB 1439
Senate sponsor guessed it, Jason Rapert.

February 15, 2019 at 11:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate panel OKs state Bowie knife

Trent Garner is an embarrassment to Arkansas.

February 15, 2019 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

3 Arkansas clinics appeal abortion-fee ruling, challenge law

I once went to an oral surgeon for an evaluation on the pulling of a tooth and replacing it with an implant. I paid for that visit, however, I decided that it was not the best time to have the dental work done and did not return for the procedure. I STILL had to pay for the services of the dentist at the time of the evaluation. Robin Lundstrum seems to think that it's ok for health care professionals to charge for services EXEPT in the case of evaluation exam for woman considering abortion. This is so ridiculous.

November 27, 2018 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

SEARCH BY SCHOOL/DISTRICT: 175 Arkansas schools to share $7M for ACT Aspire results

Reward the high performing schools. State takeover of the poor performers - no money for you! Charter schools receive Walton Family Foundation money and should not be included. Grrrrr!

October 30, 2018 at 11:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

3 Arkansas clinics found to break law by charging during abortion wait period

Thank you, Susan Weinstein and Robbie Thomas Knight for your NO SUPPORT votes. At any other health care provider, payment is due at the time of the services. If patient receives exam, ultrasound, and consultation at first visit, patient should pay for said services at time of first visit. Period! To expect health care centers to waive payment is discriminatory.

October 26, 2018 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas nonprofit gets $23M to expand charter schools

I worked in Arkansas public schools for 30 years. I'm so disappointed that charter schools have evolved to elite status and receive funding from sources that will continue to create and widen the gap between what public schools can do with state funding only and what charters do with state funding AND millions in donations from foundations, etc. I want to see our PUBLIC school students have access to equally exemplary educational experiences, but without a change in the way charters receive funding, there is no way to keep up.

October 8, 2018 at 2:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )