State GOP lawmakers plan legislation in reaction to gay marriage ruling

LITTLE ROCK — Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made gay marriage legal nationwide does not affect private individuals or churches, Gov. Asa Hutchinson reiterated Thursday, after state House and Senate Republicans issued statements pledging to pass legislation to protect people and churches from the ruling’s impact.


King: SEC vs. Power 5

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is one of four SEC teams that should be perfect against non-conference opponents this season, the last time that 4-0 will be darned near automatic for league teams.


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.

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.