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February 20, 2018
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State Capitol Week in Review

Some observers may think that fiscal sessions of the legislature lack drama, because of the lack of controversy. Lawmakers focus on budgets and revenue projections.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

When you watch a loved one with cancer, whose only option for relief is opioids which reek havoc on their system, an alternative which relieves pain, reduces nausea from chemo, and increases appetite to facilitate treatment, seems like a miracle.

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Obesity in Arkansas: A call to action

A recent study contains some alarming statistics: America’s death rate is declining more slowly than in years past, and more slowly in comparison to the death rates of other wealthy nations.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I have been a student of the Bible for almost 60 years and found, as most people have, that the most difficult book of the Bible to understand is the book of Revelation.

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Nope, still no Sharia law

A constitutional showdown looms over whether a scaredy-cat president may legally hide from a prosecutor because neither the truth nor perjury works for him.

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EDITORIAL

Who would have thought a few years ago that a discussion would be held in Magnolia about not the cons and pros of marijuana but what happens now that state voters have approved the substance’s medical use?

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State Capitol Week in Review

Virtually all of the discussion during the 2018 fiscal session of the legislature will be about the budgets in the categories commonly referred to as the “Big Six.”

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Water infrastructure investment reforms needed

In the State of the Union address, President Donald Trump urged Congress to send him a bill that will provide “safe, fast, reliable and modern infrastructure.” I agree that we need to make critical infrastructure investments.

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