• Letters to the Editor

    Problems with Medicaid Dear editor: I should have Medicaid insurance but for some reason it got cut off. In August I went to get my blood pressure medicine and was shocked when I was told my card was no good. I paid full price and …

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  • Free-dom

    A few days ago, I was watching a YouTube video about organization. You know how one video leads to another until it just gets out of hand, and you realize you’ve been watching these badly produced recordings for more than an hour? Yeah… Well, I …

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  • Arkansas’ almost-nuclear disaster

    It began with an honest mistake that even the most skilled craftsman has made hundreds of times. A young technician dropped a socket wrench. But on that day in 1980, it was a mistake that almost ended the world. The scene was the Titan II …

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  • Millenials buy into home ownership

    Young Americans continue to put off homeownership, and that isn’t good for anyone. According to USA Today, homeownership for Americans age 35 and under declined to 36.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014, down from 36.8 percent in 2013. The percentage is the lowest …

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  • The New (political) Ice Age

    “And that’s it for sports.” “Thank you Robert for the fascinating premier of your exclusive in-depth Channel 7, 12-part series on underinflated balls, Can’t wait to see what balls you have for us tomorrow. “And now, here’s Wayne with our exclusive Channel 7 Eyewitness Weather …

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  • An ode to Yellowstone River

    On Jan. 17, the Yellowstone River, perhaps the most celebrated aquatic system in North America, was heavily contaminated by nearly 1,200 barrels of oil. Al Jazeera America reports the leak’s environmental damage stretches from the river to surrounding farmland in Glendive, Montana. Particularly, the report …

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  • Give me your couches, chairs

    Pink, seafoam green, any solid color will do. Wide arms. Skinny legs and a seat built for two. I just know some of you right here in town and across the area have my dream living room suite, and I want it. Your parents or …

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  • Would you pay $80/hour for hugs?

    On second thought, maybe I should discourage my son from pursuing a career in engineering. Sure, Gideon, 10, has a knack for design; but he has another talent that could be even more lucrative (and cooler). He has always been a boisterous, bowl-you-over hugger — …

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  • Answering the question ‘what if?’

    We spend a good portion of our lives pondering that what if question. This past week I landed in what if territory after a Saturday morning girls’ trip to the abandoned mining town of Rush, and one of our Facebook photos had people questioning the …

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  • Report: Children taken from home over mineral supplement

    On Jan. 12 Hal and Michelle Stanley, a Garland County couple, were preparing for company when they got a knock on their door. It was the Garland County Sheriff’s Office which was there to serve a warrant to search for a product called Miracle Mineral …

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  • Coach whose team won 161-2 shouldn’t be punished

    I’ll be glad when baseball season starts up again. I wasn’t always a huge fan but being married to a former sports photographer and sports editor will change one’s views on ballgames pretty quick. While football does have its moments (namely, the Superbowl, or any …

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  • Big Buck Classic hits 25

    The state fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend if you are a deer hunter, or just an outdoors lover in general. Why? Because the Arkansas Big Buck Classic is in town and celebrating its 25th anniversary with an incredibly large show. In fact …

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