• Brian Chilson
  • Issue of
  • Mar 8-14, 2018
  • Vol. 44, No. 27
  • Green acres
Digital Edition


  • Cannabiz
  • Growers and $$

    Some, but not all, of the five companies the state has scored as eligible for cannabis cultivation in Arkansas included in their applications estimates of job hires and financial impact. Companies estimate hires between 25 and 60; two estimate payrolls will exceed $1 million.
  • The Observer
  • Unmentionables

    The things we're all probably better off not mentioning in service of our collective sanity is growing by the day and hour here in Trumpistan.
  • Letters
  • Pass red flag laws

    As a parent and teacher, I write to argue against President Trump's assertion, implicitly supported by Governor Hutchinson, that arming teachers would improve safety in our schools. Following the tragedy in Parkland, American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association oppose allowing nonsafety personnel to carry guns in schools.


  • Jay Barth
  • The year of the outsider

    Most years around this time, political scientists come together at the Arkansas Political Science Association's annual meeting for a session in which we provide our analysis of where Arkansas politics has just been (if a general election has just happened) or where it's going (if we're at the start of an election year).
  • Max Brantley
  • Rich get richer

    Arkansas State University heard from a paid consultant last week about ways to become more efficient — make more money, in other words — and perhaps even serve students better.
  • WWJD?
  • Ernest Dumas
  • WWJD?

    Jesus found something blessed about poor people, even promising them the kingdom of God, and he was always admonishing his disciples to feed and tend to them when they were sick. He reviled the rich and the uncharitable.
  • Safe schools
  • Guest Writer
  • Safe schools

    A truth all teachers know: If you want to see the secrets and shortcomings of any community, just take a peek inside its classrooms. You'll find poverty, lack of education, substance abuse, unstable families and socioeconomic segregation. Children have no choice but to bear the brunt of social ills, making schools the easiest places to spot and measure our failings.
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  • Gene Lyons
  • Flying wild

    Any day now, somebody's going to get busted for taking an emotional support cow on an airplane.


  • Pearls About Swine
  • The good and bad

    Arkansas enters the Southeastern Conference tournament in, of all odd locales, St. Louis this week, and they arrive there with what we'll call the Baskin-Robbins resume. After 31 games, the flavors have mostly been sweet, but there are a handful of 'em that you wouldn't want to sample again.



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