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Today I’d like to share the inspiring story of a dentist who recently moved back to Arkansas to open a dental clinic in the rural county where he grew up. The story of Giles Willis giving back … more
LITTLE ROCK – In large part because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state Human Services Department has a backlog of applications for Medicaid.Not only has the pandemic has caused layoffs and … more
Folks are tied up in knots over tying the knot.Just when we thought marriage was a dying institution, the Wall Street Journal cites statistics showing there is a huge pent-up demand for … more
Lately, I’ve started seeing all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, articles, foods and complaints about all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, … more
There are those of us old enough to remember when the term “politically correct” emerged into the public sphere. It didn’t take long for ideological culture warriors and politicians … more
The state of Arkansas adopted the nickname “The Natural State” in 1995 and for good reason –– our land’s undeniable beauty, clear lakes and streams and abundance of … more
LITTLE ROCK – The legislature completed a three-day special session in which it passed reductions in state income taxes that will save Arkansas families and businesses almost $500 million a … more
I wish I had a change of heart, but I still can’t support it.Back in 2009, long before I got my beloved 11-month-old puppy, Thurber, I was critical of a proposed federal bill that sought tax … more
My access to news narrowed dramatically when I was 10 years old.My mother’s boss passed away, so I no longer got to peruse his morning paper.And, despite my protestations about prying the … more
The other day, Otis, the used car dealer, pulled out a wad of bills and handed my son two crisp C-notes. That’s all Danny’s ’98 Pontiac Grand-Am was worth anymore, but the rite of … more
If only I had a magic wand, I would henceforth consign all conspiracy freaks and vaccine refuseniks (78 million in number) to some distant desert isle where they could breathe free upon each other … more
Though the House passed a number of bills this week, the one many of you have reached out to my office with concerns about is H.R. 550, the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act. Contrary to … more
Today I’d like to talk about our progress in completing the Delta Heritage Trail, an 88-mile hiking and biking path through some of the prettiest landscape in Arkansas.The most recent … more
LITTLE ROCK — The legislature is scheduled to begin on December 7 a special session to consider reductions in individual and corporate income taxes.The governor and state revenue officials have … more
This may get me on Santa’s naughty list, but I honestly can’t remember whether I watched “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” when CBS first aired it on December 19, 1971.Since … more
From my family to yours, happy Thanksgiving! I hope you will join me in taking time to enjoy moments with friends and family and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for this year. This year in … more
More shoppers turn to online retail to fulfill Christmas wish lists and fill stockings. As we search for gifts to give loved ones this holiday season it’s important to safeguard our information … more
Today I’d like to talk about the importance of Thanksgiving, but first I have to talk turkey. Arkansas turkey to be exact. Turkeys are one of Arkansas’s many claims to fame for which we … more
These days, we’re all used to walking through retail stores in October and dodging Christmas displays of inflatable Baby Yoda yard art while we’re still trying to find the perfect … more
Because life is mostly made up of little experiences, occasionally interrupted by big events, it’s easy to take the little things for granted.But Shutterfly, the photography and image-sharing … more
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