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Opening the door to students' future

The signs of a new academic year are all around us. Parents are filling up carts with school supplies, college students are moving into dorms and teachers are preparing their classrooms and lesson plans for a new school year. It's an exciting time of year with the promise of new friends, teachers and skills. With all Arkansas public schools connected to secure, high speed broadband, students all across the state now have access to opportunities to better prepare them for the future.

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Cats vs. dogs

In our home we have a cat named Jewel. Jewel was rescued, as a kitten, from a drainpipe by my wife. The story of that adventure is long and complicated and one I will save for another time. Jewel is a valued member of our household. I should say Jewel is valued much more by my wife and daughters than by me.

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Change shelter hours

Dear editor: I'm happy to hear that the chief of police is going to take a more proactive role in getting more animals adopted from Hot Springs Animal Services.

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Medicare for all?

Dear editor: The more insurance companies that pull out of covering our medical costs, the better the chances are of universal coverage.

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Put the war to rest

Dear editor: I believe creatures are at their best when they're helping each other. True heroes are the ones who go out of their way to aide those of lesser circumstance. The angels are those who strive for peace and harmony in this world.

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Trump's threat fits with North Korea's image of US

SEOUL, South Korea -- Donald Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang's propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North's cherished claim that it is a victim of American aggression.

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Liberty's flame flickers

Dear editor: We in the United States are in jeopardy of facing a restriction of a great asset this country has enjoyed since the founding of the nation and even before, to wit, the loss of talent, inventiveness, enterprise, creativity and labor sources.

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