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COMMENTARY

The dwindling local news environment makes us all less informed

BY: - August 23, 2022

(This commentary has been updated to reflect new information. See editor’s note at end.) People have a right to know what their government is doing in their name. As the editor of a small weekly newspaper in Louisiana in the late 1970s, I helped uncover insider dealing by a city commissioner and regularly covered a […]

COMMENTARY
Sunset in early April 2022 on Lake DeGray in Bismarck, AR.

Welcome to the Arkansas Advocate, a fresh voice in state news

BY: - August 16, 2022

Thirty-eight years ago, my bride and I drove up from Baton Rouge and into Arkansas in her Datsun B210 hatchback. Looking for adventure, we planned to camp and hike during our honeymoon. We pitched our tent on Mount Nebo on July 4. Over the next few days, we toodled along scenic routes through the Bostons […]