News

Drilling lawsuit settled

LITTLE ROCK — Oil and gas company SEECO has agreed to pay $950,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that it drilled into unleased, federally owned natural gas in Conway and Van Buren counties.

Cotton meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., an outspoken opponent of the president’s nuclear deal with Iran, met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem during a weeklong trip to Israel.

Sports

Four Downs: Old Meets New, Sort Of

FAYETTEVILLE – Near dusk Tuesday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Stadium grounds it wasn’t the Arkansas football team preparing for the regular season. It was the local high schoolers kicking off theirs.

UTEP Preparations Now Primary Focus

FAYETTEVILLE – Game-week preparations have begun in earnest. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is somewhat antsy, even, to start the season. Six more days is all the waiting that remains.

Opinion

PATE: A job not done and not well

I’ve been a bit out of sorts lately. It’s not that good things don’t happen to me every day, but life’s little travails just seem to have come in a big pack in recent times. As I’ve gotten older, I deal with setbacks better than I would have a few years ago. It’s like picking out splinters — after you’ve done it a couple hundred times, you develop a technique, but you probably don’t want any more practice.

Editorial: Call-Blocking Essential To Consumer Protection

As recently reported by the Arkansas News Bureau, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on phone carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. We believe this is a necessary step to improve consumer protection.

Editorial: Baaatter up!

In his Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote at 13:12, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” This verse has an interesting relevance today as we note an important turning point in American sports history.

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