Gov. Hutchinson fills prescription for mental health care
It was outstanding news late last week when Gov. Asa Hutchison opted to create four, not three, regional crisis centers for the mentally ill that will give local law enforcement agencies an option other than jail when they have to take someone in need of treatment into custody.
McCain captures American spirit in floor speech
The only interaction I've ever had with John McCain came in late 1990s, when the Arizona senator raised objections to development of a new airport in a little place named Highfill in Arkansas.
President, six months in, is destroying hope for his term
Donald Trump is living down to the worst fears of even people who cast ballots for him in November.
Proposal could force primary voters to register preference
The first time I could legally vote was in 1984, when Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were wrapping up their first term as president and vice president. They would face former vice president Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro, a congresswoman from New York and the first woman ever nominated for the presidential ticket.
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.