Traffic in and around Jonesboro has become quite challenging at certain times of the day since everything has opened up from the pandemic.
Construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge took four years in the 1930s, but after a 1989 earthquake, when one-third of the Bay Bridge had to be replaced, this took two decades. A nation planning to quickly spend hundreds of billions on infrastructure should wonder why the repair p…
Russell Moore is either a politically disillusioned troublemaker or a prophet in a time of darkness. In a 4,000-word letter charging the Southern Baptist Convention with racism and sexual abuse, he has single-handedly brought the evangelical Christian world to its knees.
To those Republicans who think the first 18 Republican presidents were merely misbegotten preludes to the magnificent 19th, Paul Ryan is guilty of the eighth deadly sin, which they consider the worst of the lot: cheerfulness.
If Arkansas Democrats need inspiration during this time in the political wilderness, they can look to the Republican in the Governor’s Mansion who lost his first three statewide races.
When he wasn’t lugging amplifiers and leading sound checks, Tim “Izzy” Israel swapped stories with country music chart-toppers. Criss-crossing the country in tour buses left little time for lobbying. Politics was a game other people played.
Recently proclaimed as Arkansas's "Bill of Rights" city, Jonesboro continues to emerge from "forever COVID" in remarkably good condition, and we welcome this hiatus of "normal-er" while awaiting the next round of whatever variant of attack is being conjured.
Corruption is the global reality of our time. The power of the nation-state wasn’t replaced by terrorist groups, or corporations, or international organizations flying black helicopters, as people have variously theorized.
It’s with great sadness to announce the passing of Ambassador James W. Pardew, Jr. He was a True Raider and made many friends during his school years. We all called him Jim at Nettleton. He was a valued member of the NHS Class of 1962.
With the city, county and state governments rolling in unencumbered cash, these are opportunistic times to improve the lives of Northeast Arkansas residents.
"Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor." These four words are quite possible the least used words by our current day politicians and so-called leaders. I have not heard anyone in our national government in Washington, D.C., utter the words "fortune or sacred honor" in the context of their persona…
Through the long Memorial Day weekend, anyone who read the newspapers or watched television could not miss or be unmoved by it: Story after story after story of the fallen, of those who had given the “last full measure of devotion” to their country.
Sen. J. William Fulbright might be Arkansas’ second most important historical political figure after President Bill Clinton, but his statue will be moved because of his record on civil rights.
Unemployment compensation is taking a beating these days. But unlike the 1960s when 70 percent of workers qualified for unemployment compensation, the percent qualifying for unemployment compensation today is closer to 30 percent, with some states like North Carolina and Florida averaging on…
As high schools across the country resume traditional graduation ceremonies following a pandemic-imposed hiatus, it was only a matter of time before a commencement speech controversy made national news.
After nine people were shot to death by a public transit worker, who then killed himself in San Jose, the latest mass murder in America, California Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke for many on the eve of this Memorial Day weekend.
Renaming military installations just removes the connection current veterans have to their past service. Ninety-nine percent of people have no idea to whom the names on the installations’ gates refer.
When I asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson in July 2019 if he would run for president after he left office, he replied by saying, “If there was the right opportunity and need there, that option is on the table.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkasis is reportedly considering the development of tools that would help America’s children discern truth from lies and know when they are being fed “disinformation.”
Arkansas state government is full of yawn-inducing agency names, none more so than “Board of Apportionment.” But its work has as much to do with who gets elected as anything that happens in political campaigns.
When the U.S. created NATO, a primary purpose of the alliance was to serve as a western wall to defend Germany against the 400,000 Russian troops on the eastern side of the Elbe River.
In outlining the goal for winning the Persian Gulf War against Saddam Hussein for invading and occupying Kuwait in 1991, Gen. Colin Powell, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, “Our strategy to go after this army is very, very simple. First, we’re going to cut it off, and the…
A top-tier journalism school rolled out the welcome mat for star New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. Then partisan politics pulled the rug out from under her.
The Supreme Court this fall will hear a case from Mississippi that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, except in cases of rape where the crime has been reported to police, or the life of the mother is in danger.
We the people are witness to the culmination of what Ronald Reagan warned in "A Time for Choosing" (1964): "... whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan …
According to their website, the VFW is a non-profit organization established to help veterans in the community in which they serve. The Jonesboro VFW just received $100,000 from a CARES Act grant in order to maintain its current efforts and focus on the mental health of veterans.
- Murder suspect held on $500,000 bail
- Suspect in Turrell slaying arrested in Jonesboro
- Fire chief hopes to fill positions
- Guns, drugs seized from storage unit
- Man shot, two arrested
- Centennial Bank robbed in Jonesboro
- Civil lawsuit against officer, city settled
- Drugs, firearm net $500,000 bond for Jonesboro man
- Jonesboro woman arrested in death of infant daughter
- Police: Man had drugs, firearm
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