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Arkansas’ Christmas present: Early primary elections

Thanks to Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas General Assembly, we will be talking politics, or at least listening to political messages, during the 2015 holiday season. In a special session last month the Legislature passed a bill moving the state’s 2016 political primaries from May 24 to March 1, and the governor, who had supported the action, signed it into law.

Fact, fiction add to confusion about Agenda 21

At the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on Environment & Development on June 14, 1992, President George H.W. Bush and the leaders of 177 other nations signed a document known as “Agenda 21.” At the time it was considered a conservative planning paper designed as a guide to sustaining the development of an increasingly crowded world.