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Cold temperatures and heavy rain kept me indoors for most of the weekend, which I thought was fine. I enjoyed viewing our massive dose of fall weather from the confines of my living room. I did get …

The state will continue to accept applications from fam- ilies who want to fund their children’s tuition with Educa- tion Freedom Accounts, and perhaps as early as February the state will begin accepting applications for next school year.

You may have seen them paddling down the Buffalo River last spring. Maybe you ran into them mountain biking one of our state park Monument Trails this summer.

Last week, the New York Times published an article, “Across U.S., Chinese Bitcoin Mines Draw National Security Scrutiny,” that emphasized the national security threat presented by the growth of crypto mining facilities across the country.

Since I took up photography about 10 years ago, one of my hobbies is taking my camera out of doors on hiking trips - when opportunities to hike are available. Having a camera gives you an excuse to …

In Arkansas we are blessed with an abundance of water resources that factor into our everyday lives, from clean drinking water to irrigation for crops and ideal settings for outdoor recreation. …

Since last year enrollment has gone up at most of the publicly supported institutions of higher education in Arkansas.

Some interesting stories in this week’s paper, including our piece on Cole Yates, the new chief of Smyrna’s volunteer fire department.

Since day one, House Republicans, under the leadership of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, remained dedicated to putting America on a better path forward.

The state Department of Education has released its annual school report cards, which allow parents to evaluate how well their children are being taught and whether they are learning at grade level.

I couldn’t be happier that fall has finally arrived. The weather is visibly changing, the leaves are turning, and, if you haven’t noticed, it’s getting cooler.

I’ll just say it - there is talent on the Huntsville Eagles football team.

This week is National Newspaper Week; a week dedicated to recognizing the critical role that newspapers play in an active and healthy democracy and an annual reminder to support the vital role local newspapers play in our communities.

During the recent special session, the governor and her allies in the legislature tried to repeal the foundations of the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but thankfully their efforts failed because of an outpouring of opposition from ordinary Arkansas citizens.

The tax man cometh, as the saying goes.

Sometimes I just have to remind myself that things could have been a lot worse.

In a four-day special session, the legislature lowered state taxes by almost $250 million this year.

There was absolutely no reason for Gov. Sarah Sanders to attempt to weaken the state’s Freedom of Information Act this past week. None.

It’s amazing how Arkansas politicians tout a hot economy.

For a few years, Madison County went without good representation. Our then-state senator didn’t attend to Madison County needs.

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