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My Aunt Cecelia was just beginning the eighth grade when it happened. In late spring 1951, she came home from school with a high temperature, feeling very ill. The next morning, her legs gave out … more
I'm sure you've been closely tracking the status of COVID-19 in both the country and our communities, and I wanted to share helpful resources where you can go to find information. I know the news is … more
LITTLE ROCK — To cushion the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak on working families, the state has streamlined the process of applying for unemployment insurance. The Department of … more
LITTLE ROCK – The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to rethink how we do things in our personal lives from education to our business, and how we entertain ourselves. The same is true in government. … more
We’ve all been inconvenienced by cancellations, closures and curfews because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I understand the disappointment of basketball teams prevented from playing in … more
The Newton County Times only recently learned of the passing last December of one of its long-time correspondents, Iva Sory. She was one of the last correspondents to write her news in long hand … more
You’ve probably never heard of Erica Newland. And if she had her druthers, it’s a safe bet that she would have preferred it stayed that way. But Newland, a former attorney in the U.S. … more
We could use some Irish wit and wisdom right now. Here’s a good start: “You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” That’s a lesson well-taught by the many Irish … more
“Where are you from? Russia?” the middle-aged woman asked matter-of-factly, as she walked toward her polling place in Seaside, California on Super Tuesday. She had been approached by a man … more
I turn the “big 5-0” this year, which means I’m at imminent risk of slipping into a midlife crisis. Some of my friends and fellow AARP invitees are already deep in the throes of … more
There’s a virus threatening the health of America, all right. But it’s not new, not from a foreign country and it’s not the coronavirus. The virus Americans need to fear the most today is … more
Only 15 miles from ALEC headquarters in Arlington, Virginia lies a relic of a bygone era: the Lorton Workhouse and Reformatory. Originally built in 1910 by the very prisoners it would house, shortly … more
LITTLE ROCK – I would like to commend the responsive and responsible leaders of Arkansas who have linked arms to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our state. Members of my staff and I have been … more
During the Revolutionary War, Deborah Sampson joined the fight for independence. She had to conceal her identity to help defeat the British on the battlefield. Disguised as a man, she joined the 4th … more
This has been a difficult week, and I know many of you are nervous about what Coronavirus - also known as COVID-19 - means for Arkansas and our country. I can't predict what the future holds, but … more
Americans are understandably on edge as more cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) appear in the U.S. and the death toll continues to rise around the globe. My colleagues and I understand … more
LITTLE ROCK — Census Day is less than a month away, and today I’d like to share some advice from the United States Census Bureau that will ensure we count as many people as possible.Members of … more
One of the best parts of serving the Fourth District is spending time with constituents when they visit D.C. This week, I met with the Arkansas Farm Bureau Presidents, AIPAC representatives, students … more
LITTLE ROCK — The legislature has begun budget hearings in preparation for the 2020 Fiscal Session, which convenes on April 8 and is scheduled to last a month. On the first day of hearings the … more
Two weeks ago, I was happily sailing on a huge cruise ship in the Indian Ocean. My wife Collen is a travel agent and I was tagging along with her and her group on a Celebrity Cruise Line ship as … more
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