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May 10, 2018
If you are a regular reader of the Arkansas Times online, you will have noticed a change. The Times, like most other publications, has adopted a strategy to help us stay in business: We've extended our paywall. We now limit free views of articles and blog posts in the Times to three a month. /more/

Unfruitful labor

May 3, 2018
When 6-year-olds in Arkansas blow out their birthday candles, they might wish for a new toy or a family pet. Thanks to proposed changes to SNAP benefits, their parents might soon wish for a miracle just to keep food on the table. /more/

Living in poverty

April 26, 2018
To successfully raise children as a single mother living in poverty in Central Arkansas requires a staggering amount of resilience, a significant amount of support from loved ones and the community, and at least a little bit of luck. /more/

No different

April 12, 2018
We were leaving Southwest Little Rock heading north on Interstate 30. There were four of us — four black male teenagers. I was in the backseat. There was a BB gun that resembled a handgun inside the car. /more/

Keeping a millionaire

April 5, 2018
How do you get more millionaires to live in your state? You tax them fairly and equitably. And you use that money to pay for investments that improve quality of life, like education and infrastructure that produce successful businesses. The wealthiest people might not be excited about their tax rates, but research shows that nearly none of them will be bothered enough to leave. /more/

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