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Harry Porter: Farewell for now

Sadly, this marks the last time my column will appear in the pages of The Daily Citizen. I have taken a job in Hot Springs and my family and I will be moving there in the very near future. It was a very difficult. . .

Jeremy Gillam: New fiscal year to begin

Saturday is the beginning of a new fiscal year for state government in Arkansas. It is during this transition time that state officials pay close attention to the revenue forecast for the previous year, where the state's current. . .

Asa Hutchinson: Students coding to save lives

I want to share a computer-coding news scoop about a pair of 13-year-old football-playing Arkansans who built a device that has the potential to save the life of dozens of children around the country. Mason Covington's and Tyler...

Steve Brawner: Force, nagging or choosing change?

How do you make a person or a country change? One option is to use overwhelming force so they have no choice but to bend to your will and eventually maybe even embrace it. It can work but is often unavailable and comes at great. . .

John Boozman: Coming together starts with each of us

We all know people who agree with us on issues very important to us that inform the way we view and interpret the world around us. Similarly, we probably all know others who disagree with us on those same things. One of the most beautiful and essential things...

John Boozman: Culture of accountability

In 2014, Congress took immediate action to improve veterans' health care after learning that long wait times at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital resulted in deaths of veterans waiting to receive care. We addressed many shortcomings within the VA system,. . .

Steve Brawner: Spirit of anger

Many are asking if politics made the shooter crazy. That's an important question. Another is, what is it doing to the rest of us? Here's what we know. A man had lived a relatively normal life, even serving as a foster parent.. . .

Harry Porter: School shootings speak to our society

According to the Los Angeles Times, 186 school shootings have taken place since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. This article defines a school shooting as “a firearm was discharged. . .

Being wrong about tax all right

"Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit." -- Psalm 34:13 Sometimes it's good to be wrong. In last week's editorial, it was assumed that a spike in sales tax revenue this...

Hannah Hackworth: Shopping locally benefits everyone

Father's Day is just around the corner, which means mothers, wives and children will be on the lookout for the perfect gift for their father figure. When you're shopping for a gift this week, remember to keep your search...

Steve Brawner: Lawyers vs. legislators

It could be argued that two of the three most important votes this year in Arkansas state politics occurred Feb. 16 and Feb. 27, and the third will occur Friday. The first two votes are when the Arkansas Senate and Arkansas House. . .

Asa Hutchinson: Opportunities for college students

It is well known that economic growth for our state is one of my top priorities. Another of my priorities is a high-quality education system that will increase our workforce with more graduates who can program computers, balance...