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Boxer to undergo mental evaluation

LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County circuit judge on Tuesday ordered middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor to undergo a mental evaluation.

Hutchinson presents balanced budget proposal

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed a $5.2 billion balanced budget that includes funding increases for prisons, public schools and the state Medicaid program and a 1 percent cut for most state agencies.

Updated: Governor’s tax cut clears House panel

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed middle-class tax cut cleared a House committee Tuesday with an amendment that would lower, rather than repeal, a capital gains tax cut that lawmakers approved in 2013.

Womack pays tribute to Chief Allen

WASHINGTON — Calling him an admired leader, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack paid homage Monday to Rogers Police Chief James H. Allen, who died Thursday.

Sports

Anderson, Hogs Want Win in Return to Mizzou

FAYETTEVILLE — Mike Anderson measures his words. They don’t sound planned most of the game as he’s an amiable guy, easy to talk to. But when he’s talking about Missouri, his former school, those words are certainly deliberate.

Van Horn Addresses Questions As Practice Begins

FAYETTEVILLE - Just more than six months after the Arkansas baseball season ended at the hands of national runner-up Virginia, coach Dave Van Horn and the Razorbacks were back on the Baum Stadium field preparing for a return trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Opinion

Editorial: MLK a clarion for service

As the nation honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we should pause to reflect on his ideals and vision for America. We all know King’s work in the cause of civil rights, but his call for committed public service should also be remembered.

Editorial: Congress could stand to repeal many laws

John Adams held dear the belief that our nation should possess “a government of laws and not of men.” Mr. Adams shared Aristotle’s belief that “law should govern,” and wrote that “it is the duty of the people, therefore, in framing a constitution of government, to provide for an equitable mode of making laws, as well as for an impartial interpretation and a faithful execution of them; that every man may, at all times, find his security in them.”

Pate: Hidden in plain sight

It may seem an odd parallel, but there exists an interesting relationship between the judicial evolution of obscenity and changing sensibilities regarding police use of force. The comparison suggested itself as I read an article on James Joyce’s landmark tome, Ulysses. Eighty-one years ago this week, a federal magistrate ruled that the book was not obscene.

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