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Americans ought to be paying attention to what is happening to the nation’s newspapers. Fewer people, especially young ones, are buying and reading them. In the last six months, 770 newspapers lost an average of 2.8 percent of their readers.
When I was graduated at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1951, the city’s population was 17,071. Today it’s 67,158 and growing. The university had about 5,000 students when I was a freshman, and today there are almost 18,000 in the college.
Last December Arkansas colleges asked for money to build more classrooms and buy equipment because all of them were getting more students than they could handle. The money would come from bonds that the state would sell, which, of course, meant neither yo
Hooray for Wal-Mart for taking a big first step to reduce what people are now having to pay for the ridiculous costs the medical drug makers require. Pfizer, Inc., with a revenue of more than $51 billion last year, and several other companies in the Unite
The first TV debate between the two major candidates for governor, Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Beebe, was televised in Jonesboro Monday, and most Arkansans like me couldn’t see it because the station’s programs can’t be seen in most of Ark
Last week the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally said that a female over 18 years old can go to a drug store to buy a pill called Plan B (or the “morning after pill”) without a doctor’s prescription that will give her a good chance t
The U. S. Congress created the minimum wage in 1938, saying that anyone who got a job had to be paid at least 25 cents an hour. For years it was increased every three or four years, but the last raise was in 1997 when the Congress raised it 45 cents, maki
Last week the Quorum Court told the people of Pulaski County that they should vote to start paying another sales tax to pay for building and operating an addition to the Pulaski County jail because crime is increasing. The election will be September 12.
Almost every day that you read the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette or watch TV news, you learn that someone in the state has been killed in a car or a truck accident. From January 1 to July 12 this year, 360 persons have died in 320 car and truck crashes. The n