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Steve Brawner: Arkansas students have fast internet

It's not often a public policy problem can be completely checked off the to-do list. Last month, one was. That's when 100 percent of Arkansas' school districts reached broadband internet connections of 200 kilobits per second per. . .

ABC decision nullifies new law

"For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it." -- James 2:10 Two weeks after local control of liquor licenses went back into effect, the...

Tom Cotton: Remembering a hero of Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago will forever be etched into the memory of our country. But one part of that infamous story is not as well known: During the attack, an Arkansan named Joe George saved the lives of six. . .

Jeremy Gillam: State scholarship applicants increases

This week, a subcommittee for Arkansas Legislative Council that oversees the lottery received a report showing 30,883 applications were submitted this year for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. That is a 21 percent. . .

Asa Hutchinson: Public-private cooperation empowers students

In a little school district in northwest Arkansas, educators and business leaders are putting their heads together to find ways to teach students important life skills and prepare them to enter the workforce. It all began a...

Steve Brawner: Governor already has a million advantages

Advantages don't guarantee success, but they certainly help, and so far Gov. Asa Hutchinson has more than a million of them. That's how many dollars he has raised as of July 18 for his re-election campaign, which will be against. . .

Jennifer Skinner: Searcy Leadership Institute enriches community

The Searcy Leadership Institute is taking applications through Aug. 25. The institute offers a unique leadership course providing the opportunity to open doors for local businessmen and businesswomen and community leaders who...

Steve Brawner: What Cotton's immigration bill leaves out

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has gotten a lot of attention the past couple of weeks with his proposed RAISE Act to change the nation's legal immigration policies. One question that hasn't been answered: How do we pay for Social. . .

John Boozman: Investing in workforce, economy  

The signs of a new academic year are all around us. Parents are filling up carts with school supplies, college students are moving into dorms and teachers are preparing their classrooms and lesson plans for a new school year.. . .

Plan in place to keep pool afloat

"In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly." -- Proverbs 13:16 One of the chief concerns about the city building an indoor swim center has been whether...

John Boozman: End confirmation delays  

In August, the Senate confirmed Arkansan Mike Platt to serve as Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mike is a devoted public servant who has spent a career making. . .