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Some interesting developments came out of the Huntsville City Council meeting Monday night, chief of which was the city’s decision to consider a resolution that would provide financial incentives to builders and contractors looking to create more housing here.

Question: I have recently seen the term “food forest” in several places, but it is not clear to me exactly what it is and why I would want to consider planting one. Could you please …

Arkansas teacher salaries went up 3.2 percent last year, to an average of $54,309.

The sound of chainsaws has temporarily replaced the roar of traffic and other noises of daily life in locations across northern Arkansas.

The number of fatalities in Arkansas due to drug overdoses declined faster than the national average last year, according to records maintained by the Centers for Disease Control.

It should be evident that Huntsville was spared potentially catastrophic damage from the Memorial Day weekend storms.

When you are out early in the morning tending your veggies or on your patio enjoying a long summer evening, you do not want to be attacked by pesky mosquitos.

I am honored to serve Arkansas in the United States Senate. A critical part of that responsibility is casting votes on the Senate floor, but another key component that often falls below the radar is helping bridge gaps between Natural State residents and the federal government.

Four election laws passed by the legislature in 2021 will continue to be enforced, thanks to an Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that upholds their constitutionality.

I wish I could say Memorial Day weekend was a quiet one around Madison County, but Mother Nature made sure to throw us a monkey wrench Sunday morning. As the old saying goes, it could have been worse. Much worse. 

Summer is quickly approaching and Arkansans are looking for places to explore away from home.

Limiting children’s access to social media is still a priority for Arkansas policy makers.

On a fairly regular basis, we have people dropping by our newspaper office to sign the petition in support of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, which the governor of Arkansas has attempted to …

Have you visited our own Huntsville Farmers Market yet this year? A surprising array of homegrown and handmade offerings are sure to please you. The market is open on Tuesdays on the Huntsville Square, and on Saturdays in its new roomier location in the overflow parking lot of the  Madison County Courthouse. The hours are 7:00 AM to noon on both days.

The U.S. Capitol is home to many historic artifacts and unique works of art. It is sometimes referred to as a shrine to America, and for good reason – from the architecture to the work that takes place inside, it embodies the story of our country like nothing else could.

The Division of Children and Family Services will try to recruit more foster families among health care professionals, educators and businesses.

When all is said and done, we should see the results of work taking place at Withrow Springs State Park later this year.

It is amazing how time flies. My grandson’s ninth birthday is this week. I can still remember the day (or, actually, the morning) Drake was born. If I want to round up, I could easily say my grandson is 10 years old, which is mind-blowing. I don’t think I feel old, but it wouldn’t take much to push me over the line.

Change in policy needed Dear Editor:   I recently learned a family member of mine was required to do jail time. She was transported to Harrison, and later released. The judge …

Arkansans advocating for issues important to them regularly come to Washington to participate in Hill Day, a time to meet with their senators and representatives and encourage them to support their policy goals.

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