What happens when more than 500 diverse Americans are brought together to discuss politics in an informed, civil manner? People can actually change their minds about the issues, each other and the American political system.
This week, we want to remind you of an important deadline approaching all Arkansans. On Oct. 1, 2020, anyone who boards a domestic flight or enters a federal building will either need a Real ID driver's license or Identification Card or will need to provide a regular identification and addit…
A billionaire businessman and former New York City mayor flew to Little Rock to file his presidential candidacy paperwork at the Capitol last Tuesday, and that wasn't the most unexpected event on the last day of campaign filing.
I was in Asia recently and as I wrapped up the visit, it made me think about the significance of our relationship with the country known as the Land of the Rising Sun.
Veterans Day is a time to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women who wore our nation’s uniform. While it may be over, these selfless individuals come from all walks of life and all regions. The thing that unites them is that they answered the call to serve their country, r…
We should think less about which tribe political candidates belong to, or where they fall on the left-right spectrum, and more about whether they govern responsibly -- like, for example, former University of Arkansas System trustee David Pryor.
Arkansas will spend $2.25 billion in general revenue dollars to educate its 500,000 public school students this year, and all of that money and all of those students could be affected by a $659,580 contract approved by the House and Senate Education Committees on Monday.
Our health care system faces a number of challenges. Lack of access to affordable, quality care for many Americans is right at the top of the list. Washington's inability to pass long-term funding for the nation's community health centers threatens to exacerbate this problem.
Candidates in Arkansas are filing for office this week, a year before the November 2020 elections. They're filing now because state lawmakers moved the Republican and Democratic primaries to March 3 so the state would vote earlier and be more relevant in the presidential race.
We're barely into November 2019, and candidate filing for the November 2020 elections started Monday and ends on the 12th. Here are six questions waiting to be answered over the course of the next year.
The Buffalo National River is 153 miles of Arkansas wilderness and great memories, and today, I'd like to share some thoughts about why we must be diligent in protecting it.
Arkansas is home to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy all the recreation opportunities afforded by The Natural State. Preserving the traditions of hunting and fishing is important to wildlife conservation and management and creates significant economic benefits. In order to ensure successful pra…
When I took office in 2015, our child-welfare and foster-care system was in urgent need of improvement, and today I'd like to discuss the tremendous progress we've made on behalf of the children of Arkansas.
On average, an Arkansan with a bachelor's degree will earn $700,000 more in a 30-year career than those who drop out of college. The gap climbs to $1.5 million for those with a doctorate.
We are a technology-dependent society. Sensitive personal data such as financial accounts, Social Security numbers and medical information are secured in cyberspace. Unfortunately, this information that we trust to be protected, is targeted by high-tech criminals working to steal our private…
I generally believe free trade can point an authoritarian country like China in the direction of freedom and free markets. One downside, however, is that both sides can be influenced.
A 2017 study titled "Indicators of School Crime and Safety," published by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education, reported that 20 percent of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied at school during the previous school year.
Dak Kees, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, recently brought federal charges against a Texarkana doctor after an investigation uncovered that he prescribed over 1.2 million dosages of opioids to over 15,000 patients over a two-year period.
At the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Monday, University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek was asked about playing Arkansas State, and his answer was … not exactly what former Athletic Director Frank Broyles used to say.
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