McDaniel announces school safety initiative

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday the launch of a training initiative for law enforcement officers, educators and emergency responders to help schools prepare for the possibility of active threats on campus.

Hutchinson, Ross spar over gun comments

LITTLE ROCK — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and Democratic candidate Mike Ross tangled Tuesday over their past statements on gun control and Hutchinson’s connections to overseas companies.

Cotton builds lead in latest Hendrix College poll

WASHINGTON — Two weeks ahead of Election Day, Republican challenger Tom Cotton was substantially ahead of Democrat Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Talk Business & Politics/Hendrix College Poll.

Hutchinson, Ross open to changing school consolidation law

LITTLE ROCK — The major-party candidates for governor both said during a debate Monday they are open to amending a state law that requires mandatory consolidation or annexation of public school districts that fall below 350 students for two consecutive years.



Editorial: Meaning of Columbus Day changed over time

Today, the nation pauses to observe Columbus Day. This holiday occupies an odd place in our history. A generation ago, it was still common to hear Columbus referred to as the “discoverer” of America. As most folks now readily concede, the Vikings had set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland four centuries before Columbus.

Editorial: Compromise heads off controversial curriculum changes

Score one for opponents of the thought police. After two weeks of public outrage, demonstrations and statewide backlash, the school board of Jefferson County, Colo., has relented on its plan to sanitize its advanced placement U. S. history classes. The proposal was offered by Julie Williams one of three newly elected ultra-conservative board members.