News

California table wine could be banished

LITTLE ROCK — Protection of conventional agriculture methods in Arkansas could come at the price of a glass of California wine if a new bill from a Bentonville state representative is passed by the senate this week.

Legislative leaders unveil proposed budget

LITTLE ROCK — Legislative leaders on Friday unveiled a nearly $5.2 billion budget plan that is similar to the proposed budget Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled in January, but with money carved out for a capital gains tax cut and a rainy day fund.

Sports

Hoops Season Provides Highs, Questions

FAYETTEVILLE – The mood in the basement level of Bud Walton Arena was chipper Friday. An April visitation would have been preferable for Mike Anderson, but considering the circumstances, the air was lighter than it has been in three previous years in early spring.

Opinion

PATE: From ashes to prosperity

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land” like a flood. Nearly two thousand people died; and the city was abandoned for the next 1,700 years.

PATE: Now Serving Student Number Six

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like about the current direction of higher education in America. This is the thing I despise the most.

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