Northwest Arkansas’ poverty an anchor to its future
If Northwest Arkansas’ unemployment rate is so low the experts question whether there’s even statistical room for it to go lower, why does the region have such a big — and in many cases growing — population of people in poverty?
How fast will tragedy-inspired unity fade?
For a day or two last week, even the occupants of the contentious hallways of Congress were focused on the quality of public discourse -- or its erosion -- in our nation.
Fayetteville aldermen look to limit public feedback
Folks who attend Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will get an opportunity to watch aldermen consider the City Council Convenience Act of 2017.
Fayetteville house’s future sparks cry for preservation
Over the years of covering communities in Arkansas, I've gotten into a few discussions about historic preservation. Eventually, the conversation usually comes around to a question that's older than the structures some people want to be preserved: Is something historic just because it's old?
Doubt anonymous sources, but not their necessity
In nearly 30 years as a print journalist — all but four of them here in my native state of Arkansas — I cannot recall using anonymous sources as the basis for a story.
Stickers offer a way to say “stay out of my way”
Except for those fully committed to getting around on foot or by pedaling in their day-to-day lives, residents of Northwest Arkansas remain pretty devoted to their cars and trucks.
Executions a difficult brand of justice, but still justice
Arkansas wrapped up its eight days of executions Thursday night. Despite the image pushed by those outside the state -- and a few inside its borders -- I don't think any Arkansan is salivating for a repeat of what critics called a "conveyor belt" of death.
College doesn’t need to imagine all gun scenarios
It should come as no surprise Northwest Arkansas Community College trustees did last week as they've done for four years by voting to ban people with concealed carry permits from bringing handguns onto campus.
After 12-year delay, state prepares to kill again
Killing people is filled with moral incongruity.
Lawmakers find few places they’re unwilling to go
With the 2017 session of the General Assembly nearly complete, it's time to breathe a sigh of relief. That means Arkansans didn't reach the point of watching their lawmakers debate a bill to prevent transgender holders of concealed-carry permits who are covered by the Medicare expansion from toting their firearms into the wrong bathrooms of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.