Excerpts of printed material from three Arkansas Republicans currently running for the Arkansas House of Representatives drew national attention this week after they were published by the Times' Arkansas Blog.
Over the past three years, his Rogers Photo Archive in North Little Rock has been on a buying spree, purchasing the vast photo morgues of 11 great (and greatly cash-strapped) American newspapers, including the Chicago Sun-Times, The Denver Post, the Boston Herald and The Detroit News.
Joann Coleman, a scrappy lawyer, has been raising questions about the proposed affiliation between UAMS and St. Vincent Infirmary Health. The institutions are exploring a way to combine efforts, but hesitate to use the word "merger" and insist that the public nature of one institution and the Catholic nature of the other will not be compromised.
A lengthy ballot means a lot of races for minor offices won't get the attention they deserve on election day. For example: races of the Pulaski County Quorum Court, the county governing body, rarely capture much attention.
The Observer and Bride of Observer (henceforth known as BOO... because we said so, that's why) were motorvatin' through Stifft Station a while back, coming down Plateau Street, to be specific, when Boo spied a young man playing the piano on his front porch, surrounded by candles.
My name is Clayton Lust, I am a PhD candidate in history at the University of Houston. I recently read comments attributed to you on arktimes.com, and to say I was horrified is an understatement. I have spent the last nine years teaching at the college level attempting to correct interpretations such as yours.
The greatest force limiting Republican gains in Arkansas politics has been the party's ongoing weakness in recruiting candidates to run under the party label. Even in strong GOP years, the party lacked the candidates to take advantage of favorable tides. Indeed, cycle after cycle, Republicans did not even offer voters an alternative for many posts.
If it's true that united we stand and divided we fall, America will come crashing down should Mitt Romney be elected president. He's already declared half the citizenry worthless, and said that as president, he'll concern himself only with the others. All those deemed unworthy of Romney's attention are low- and middle-income Americans, people who, unlike Romney himself, had no rich father's shoulders to stand on. These are the people who most need a friend in the White House. Romney promises the back of his hand.
With early voting set to begin Oct. 22, it's not too soon to be thinking about the lengthy ballot. Some issues that might be overlooked.With early voting set to begin Oct. 22, it's not too soon to be thinking about the lengthy ballot. Some issues that might be overlooked.
Fall fell recently and I missed it. I was thinking about something else. Probably some political foolishness that in the end won't amount to a hill of beans, as none of it ever amounts to a hill of beans. A hill of beans amounts to more of a hill of beans than anything that ever sprouts up in the mind of Antonin Scalia. But when fall falls something of giant consequence has occurred. Or recurred.
"Maybe this individual will come to their senses before they get back into society." A reader who saw this quotation in an article about a prisoner seeking parole disapproves of the pairing of individual (singular) with their and they (plural).
Barring a total meltdown — such as forgetting to wear pants or calling for war with Canada — there was no way Mitt Romney wasn't going to be declared the winner of his first debate with President Obama.
Also, Brad Paisley at Verizon, Stars at Revolution, Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival on Mulberry Mountain, the Arkansas State Fair, Harvest Festival at Wildwood, Tav Falco in Fayetteville and A.J. Croce at Juanita's.
A few happy hours on the ol' Plains at Jordan-Hare Stadium doesn't really constitute a fix, but as Pearls dabbles in crude psychobabble, let's not discount what a 17-point road win in the SEC can mean.
While this week's Democratic National Convention will nominate Hillary Clinton, it remains a party where the supporters of Bernie Sanders have a strong voice and could create some significant shenanigans in the coming days.
The state Board of Education has cleared the way for Baker Kurrus to be named the new superintendent of the Little Rock School District, voting to waive hiring requirements for a district administrator. The board voted 7-0 in a special meeting this afternoon. One board member, Joe Black, was not present; chairman Sam Ledbetter did not vote. The board will hire the new superintendent tomorrow.