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With all the changes modern life is bringing us, here’s one that makes me sad: romance is dying. Here are some interesting romance trends, as reported in CNN health: – The percentage of … more
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas legislators approved a $30 million expenditure to improve mental health services and treatment of substance abuse. The governor and the state Human Services Department … more
Arkansas high school seniors are busy planning for the future. As they study for Advanced Placement exams, buy their final yearbook and anticipate graduation celebrations, many pursuing higher … more
Spring break is just around the corner, and Arkansans are gearing up for travel. During the pandemic, many people put their travel plans on hold, and now that travel restrictions are lifted, more and … more
It’s a good thing Donald Trump doesn’t own one of the Super Bowl teams. If he did, people would already be rioting in the streets of Las Vegas, demanding that the NFL call off next … more
Several years ago, Taylor Swift was far from the femme fatale some members of the MAGA far right now consider her to be. Many conservatives used to revere Swift. In 2015, Republican lawmakers invited … more
What an amazing coincidence! Two days after Apple released its much-ballyhooed Vision Pro contraption, Joni Mitchell gave her first Grammy Awards performance. It’s a coincidence because someday … more
I’m in hiding again, as I always am this time of the year. We’re in the thick of Girl Scout Cookie season, after all, and I’m on my winter diet. I’m easy prey for the young, … more
LITTLE ROCK – The state Division of Children and Family Services has intensified preventative services in troubled families, and managed to lower the number of children in foster homes. Over … more
Navigating health care for individuals with a disability or a chronic illness can be difficult; the federal government should not create barriers or make it more difficult than it already is. This … more
We can be proud of the contributions of Arkansas farmers and ranchers to feed and clothe the world. The Natural State is a major exporter of rice, soybeans, cotton and poultry. Agriculture accounts … more
LITTLE ROCK — The families of about 20,000 elementary students will soon be notified that they are eligible for a $500 grant to pay for tutors to help their children learn to read at grade … more
You had a great 100-year run, AM radio, and your demise is breaking my heart. According to the Wall Street Journal, carmakers such as Tesla, Volvo and BMW are no longer providing AM radios in their … more
The movie “Back to the Future Part II” famously predicted we would be driving flying cars by 2015. We’re still driving on roads, but there is no question the automobile industry is … more
The inflationary spiral that drove prices up during the first years of the Biden administration has ended. That’s the good news. The bad news is we’re still paying more for too many … more
In the last census, more than half of Arkansas’s 75 counties lost population. That trend continues nationwide. In addition to shifting demographics, rural America faces other challenges … more
The city of Toronto is in the news for outlawing sled and toboggan riding on 45 of its hillsides. According to the Toronto Star, the ban has sparked a robust debate about how far government … more
Public education stands as the primary expenditure within state government. This month, the House and Senate Education Committees began working on the Educational Adequacy Study. This study will … more
LITTLE ROCK – A group of physicians and nurses conducted an in-depth study of the deaths of pregnant women in Arkansas and submitted their recommendations to the Legislative Council. They … more
Nearly 99% of our nation’s farms and ranches and over 95% of our nation’s small businesses are owned and operated by individuals and families. Family-owned businesses and family farms … more
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