Newport Independent - Newport, AR

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Posted at 1:01 AM

When the oldest son came home talking about how he’s studying terrorism in school, I didn’t even wait until after dinner to pull out the pictures. I knew if I hesitated, I’d never tell him what it had been like that Wednesday in Oklahoma City. He could get the facts from his teacher, but he needed to hear the story from me. 

Updated at 4:35 PM

Tip of the WeekThe longer days and warmer weather make summer the ideal season to complete a home improvement project. While the season lasts, consider tackling these remodeling jobs:

Posted at 6:05 PM

A couple of restaurant workers were recently given $100 in tips. What does that say about the future of minimum wage work and its value to society?

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:51 AM

A great deal of media attention has been given to the deleterious physical and emotional consequences of children watching too much television. However, a recent article reminded us that adults who watch too much TV are also at a greater risk of...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Q: Why do people become hard of hearing as they grow older?

Posted Jul 9, 2014 at 2:05 PM

One parent came up with a clever way to keep his kids busy -- give them tasks that are impossible to complete, unless they think creatively.

Posted at 3:05 PM

The premier trailer for Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has landed and it appears to tell the story of Moses in a new way.

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Millions of people have experienced the value of a rich and healthy spirituality. Yet everyone knows someone whose religion has not only not helped him, but has made him worse. How is it that one person finds treasure in religious belief when...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 9:56 AM

A Wisconsin lumberjack with impressive heavy-machinery skills saved a bear with a milk can stuck on his head.

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 9:54 AM

A fence can be installed for a number of reasons – privacy, security, decoration, noise reduction or keeping livestock in and unwanted visitors out. From simple mud walls to high-tech virtual barriers, various forms of fencing are used by people of...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Dr. Thomas Joiner has spent his entire career researching mental illness and offered some of the clearest answers about why people choose suicide.

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