• Brandon Markin
  • Issue of
  • Dec 7-13, 2017
  • Vol. 44, No. 14
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  • Growers get word Feb. 27
  • Cannabiz
  • Growers get word Feb. 27

    The five applicants who will be offered licenses by the state to cultivate medical marijuana will be announced on Feb. 27 by the state Medical Marijuana Commission.
  • The Observer
  • 18

    The day this issue hits the streets this week is Junior's 18th birthday, if you can believe it. The Observer surely can't. All the long years we've known that baby and boy and now man have slipped past in less time, it seemed, than it takes to wipe a tear from the cheek.
  • Letters
  • Again

    President Reagan used to say, "There you go again," so here we go again.


  • Where cities go from here
  • Jay Barth
  • Where cities go from here

    Richard Florida's 2002 book "The Rise of the Creative Class" was one of the most important heralds of life in this century. In it, Florida argued that those cities that were most successful in luring "creative workers" who "engage in creative problem-solving, drawing on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems" would be the places that thrived economically.
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  • Ernest Dumas
  • Tax lies

    If Aristotle's famous principle can be stretched from the theater of art to the theater of politics, we may soon discover whether the Republican tax cuts will challenge the public's "willing suspension of disbelief."
  • Gene Lyons
  • Cats and dogs

    I've always been leery of people who dislike animals. To my wife and me, a house without dog hair in the corners and a cat perched on the windowsill is as barren as a highway rest stop. We're down to three dogs and two cats, the smallest menagerie we've had for years.


  • Pearls About Swine
  • Halfway there

    To regrettably borrow from Bon Jovi (and Lord knows I'm not going to cite him much here), Arkansas is halfway there in filling two major athletic department vacancies, and at least as of the time of this writing, livin' on a prayer to plug the remaining void.



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