Arkansas, with its abundant natural resources, offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nature. Hunting – a favorite tradition of Arkansans – also attracts people from around the globe to our state. Earlier this month, sportsmen and women kicked off the annual dove hun…

Legislators convened a special meeting to ask tough questions of prison officials after five inmates died of suspected drug overdoses within a few days.

I hope you and your families enjoyed the Labor Day holiday weekend. Arkansas had a great deal to celebrate this Labor Day. Our 3.7 percent unemployment level is now lower than the nation level of 3.9 percent. The state’s unemployment rate has been at or below 4 percent since March of this year.

This week and next, the legislature is meeting in committees to review hundreds and hundreds of rules from state agencies, commissions, and constitutional offices. Now is also the time when much of the preparation for the 92nd General Assembly legislation is taking place.

The political establishment in Washington is neither Republican nor Democrat, but both major parties working together. That may sound counterintuitive in light of how polarized politics has become. America’s royal class, or A-List, sets the tone and agenda for all things American. Royals inc…

There are times when I’m convinced the progress of this country can be measured through our ballot laws. Think about it. Over the course of our history, we’ve expanded the franchise from the sole preserve of white male property owners to most all citizens 18 and older — regardless of race, g…

With school starting back, many parents may wonder what goals their child should be setting for this school year. If you are a parent, should you help set those goals? And do you know whether mental health services are available at your child’s school?

As students return to school, here is some food for thought:  a recent survey conducted with 1,400 adults found that only one-third could name all three branches of government. Only 37 percent of those surveyed can name rights guaranteed under the First Amendment.

Student veterans will have new education benefits to use this school year as they pursue their career goals. This investment in our veterans provides them with more tools and resources to prepare them for civilian life.

The Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Commission has approved more than $42 million in state aid to local school districts for new construction and repairs to keep schools safe, warm and dry.

Some homeless veterans may have been dealing with mental health struggles before they even transitioned to post-service life. For others, it’s brought on by a struggle to return to civilian life. The mounting anxiety and stress only gets worse with an inability to provide a home for oneself.…