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This Thanksgiving promises to be a bonanza for dogs, raccoons, coyotes and any other varmints that call California home. Every carnivore in the Golden State has gotten the health department’s … more
I remember growing up in the 1980s when our neighbors’ political affiliation was a complete mystery. At least it was to me, a teenager who was more interested in finding a local sandlot game or … more
LITTLE ROCK — At the beginning of this year, there were more than 2,000 licensed child care programs in Arkansas. They had slots for 194,000 children. By mid-April, about half the facilities had … more
When we talk about ways to foster long-term economic growth, ensuring that Arkansans are prepared for well-paying jobs must be among our top concerns. Career and technical schools offer specialized … more
It's finally fall in Arkansas, and I enjoyed spending the past few days travelling across the state. I kicked off the week by joining Congressman French Hill on a visit to Hurricane Lake Wildlife … more
The blazing foliage of fall is reason enough to travel the Natural State this weekend, but there’s more to autumn in Arkansas than the brightly colored leaves. Today I’d like to mention a few … more
I’d rather focus on stink bugs. The political season is at a fever pitch. Anger at those who disagree with others’ political views, the result of increasing polarization, is rampant. I … more
Last week I passed by a small group of people outside a Planned Parenthood building in Philadelphia praying in the rain, heads bowed and exposed to the fine mist from heaven. Even though I was … more
I was trying to clear the cobwebs from my mind, and all I could find was random thoughts about Halloween (a.k.a. Hallowe’en, a.k.a. Allhalloween, a.k.a. All Hallow’s Eve, a.k.a. All Saints’ … more
Esther Wigley just finished paying off her medical bills – from 2017. Wigley, a Medicare recipient from Scranton, Pa., is now working to pay off bills from 2018 and 2019. And as she looks ahead … more
If Donald Trump was a movie scene, he’d be the fiery train wreck in “The Fugitive,” and U.S. Marshal Tommy Lee Jones would be cruising through the carnage saying, “My my my. What. A. … more
As many of us are getting into a busy fall season, I wanted to be sure and point out the approaching deadline to apply to our outstanding service academies. November 1, 2020 is the last day for … more
LITTLE ROCK – The Legislative Council approved spending $48.5 million in federal relief money to fund a grant program that will help tourism-related businesses adversely affected by the … more
LITTLE ROCK — Recent events around the nation have led to discussions about law-enforcement practices. Today I’d like to talk about the progress Arkansas has made with crisis intervention … more
In March, Stepping Stone School, a Crawford County non-profit providing services for young children and their families, suspended its in-person lessons in order to comply with health guidelines. … more
To the editor, Thank you James White for covering the unfolding events of the $18 fee and the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District (OMSWD).  In the last article in the Newton Co. Times, Oct. 7, … more
Become an employee with full paid benefits, or remain a mostly independent gig worker? That debate’s raging in California as November’s general election approaches, and its outcome is likely to … more
Ever since FCC chief Newton Minow famously branded it a “vast wasteland” six decades ago, television has tried to polish its image. One way was with probing documentaries, pioneered by … more
This is a year of double milestones: my mother’s house turns 75 and (as of October 30) she will have been living there for 50 years. She grew up as part of an itinerant sharecropping family … more
It’s like clockwork. Every time a presidential election occurs, the issue of climate change and arguments about fossil fuels become a central theme. Obviously, it’s a topic that’s given … more
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