• Issue of
  • Jul 13-19, 2011
  • Vol. 37, No. 46
Digital Edition


  • The Insider
  • Lottery shortfall

    A new report on the amount of revenue the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will be able to pass on to Arkansas college students this year finds the final tally is near $4 million dollars less than the revenue projection made by lottery director Ernie Passailaigue in late June on the day of the end of the lottery's fiscal year.
  • The Insider
  • Walmart in Riverdale

    The former Harvest Foods building in the Riverdale shopping center will be branded as a Walmart Neighborhood Market, but will be more than 50 percent larger than the usual 40,000-square-foot model. It will have some 20,000 square feet of general merchandise, sort of a mini-Supercenter.
  • The Observer
  • The kids will be alright

    The Observer took Junior to the first day of his summer program last Monday: UALR's Summer Laureate University for Youth — SLUFY — now in its 31st year.
  • The Week That Was
  • Good week: The state budget

    It was a good week for: the state budget, the University of Arkansas System, bikers and hikers, the UA Athletic Department and Joe Black. It was a bad week for transparency in the Arkansas Legislature.


  • Editorials
  • Ship him Down Under

    After years of unprincipled money-grubbing, of banishing truth from his media outlets, of turning good newspapers into bad ones and making bad ones worse, what could Rupert Murdoch do that would lower him even further in the estimation of his fellow man? Now we know.
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  • John Brummett
  • Read their lips: No new taxes

    What has happened over the past four of five days in Washington is instructive. What has happened over the last three or four days in Little Rock has been unsettling.
  • Words
  • Give I your attention

    People get the idea that him and me are coarse, so they replace them with he and I even when him and me are correct.


  • A&E News
  • New on Rock Candy

    Ronnie Brewer hosts a birthday party, Pretty Lights comes to Verizon Arena and the Ozark Foothills FilmFest is accepting submissions.





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