Governor opposes marijuana proposals

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told the Association of Arkansas Counties' 48th Annual Conference Thursday that he will oppose two proposals on the November general election ballot that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Birthday bash

Makenna Simpson, 9, a fourth-grader at Kirby Elementary School, runs the obstacle course as part of the activities for the National Park Service's 100-year birthday celebration Thursday on Arlington Lawn in Hot Springs National Park. ...

Muses to present 'Don Giovanni'

The Muses Project is scheduled to present its fall opera tour, the full production of W.A. Mozart's "Don Giovanni," Sept. 14-18 in Hot Springs, Texarkana and Hot Springs Village.

Multiple reactions

Dear editor: When I read the letter from Pat Darnell declaring that liberals are "brain damaged," I had more than one reaction. First, I felt attacked and defensive as I lean liberal (although I do have some conservative beliefs). Secondly, I was angry that someone could declare something so offensive, offering as proof nothing more than reading a report based on opinions. Finally, I felt sympathy for someone who is so closed minded, angry and ...

Benefit concert

Justified Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. today at Pearcy Baptist Church, 5985 Airport Road, for the Kyle Gisclair Benefit. A love offering will be received to help with his medical expenses.

Friday's Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. (two meetings -- one man, one woman) and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information. Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. ...