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  • Jan 29

    Trump’s “Lies” & “Veterans’ Tax Cuts”

    The left-leaning mainstream media is all caught up in reporting President Trump’s “lies.” Some pundits point out that an unproven remark is quite different than intentionally misleading with the goal of obscuring the truth. Politicos understand that each side will paint any situation with words that give a rosy glow while glossing over (as best... by OurVoicesAR

  • Nov 12

    What If This Was Your Household Budget?

    Even though we’ve been looking at enormous federal debt numbers for quite some time, it’s still difficult to wrap your mind around just how unsustainable our federal government’s finances really are. In that vein (you’ve seen similar comparisons before), we present the following as a continuing — and up-to-date — public service announcement: Current Federal... by OurVoicesAR

  • Mar 16

    Wounded Warrior Project Fires CEO, COO

    We received some pushback when we first said “My Money Won’t Go to Wounded Warrior Project” and explained how the charity was reckless with its donations. People were shocked — shocked! — that such a well meaning charity could possibly be less than transparent about how it used the money it gathers “for veterans.” We... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jul 29

    Spending Highway Money on Non-Highway Things

    This is Part II of our thoughts on Conway’s roads funding and the Southern Interchange. Read Part I of “Paying for Conway: Southern Interchange” here. AHTD reports it had to cancel planned road projects due to a lack of funds it blames on decreasing fuel tax revenue.  What a bunch of morons!  For years we’re... by Jack

  • Jul 23

    Paying For Conway: Southern Interchange

    This is Part I of our thoughts on Conway’s roads funding and the Southern Interchange. Read Part II of “Paying for Conway: Southern Interchange” here. It’s like the bad dream that keeps on recurring.  Our Mayor’s hero, the Prevaricator in Chief, manages through poor planning, a lack of forethought, and as many other descriptors of... by Jack

  • Jul 16

    Conway Parks: Wish List, Promise, or Priority?

    Granny always said “actions speak louder than words,” so that alone should tell the story…  But, gee, listening to them talk, Mayor Townsell and the City Council certainly take quite a different approach to Conway parks these days. Mayor Townsell’s parks addiction is now being complicated by “ADOST” — (“Attention deficit — Oh darn, a... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 23

    Spirit Homes Defeated

    Or is it?  Tonight Conway’s City Council voted 8-0 to cancel contract purchase negotiations for the Spirit Homes property.  Before the vote, the Council took time to inform the audience that a municipal swimming facility “is a real need,” although Spirit Homes is “probably not the right place to put it.” This followed a committee... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 1

    Conway Growth: What About Strained Streets?

    From Sunday, May 31, Log Cabin Democrat, published with permission of Vivian Hogue, the author     To our city government of Conway: There are many of us who are acquainted with walking through farm fields and having to hop, skip and jump, sometimes unsuccessfully, over “cow patties.”  This could easily translate to trying to... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 17

    Spirit Homes Done Deal

    by Jack Sotallaro Another seemingly done deal by the most unresponsive City Council in the state.  In a city with four wards and eight elected council members you’d think someone would hear the strident pleas of their constituents to just say no. One Council person insisted on seeing the engineer’s report before voting.  Laudable but... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 15

    Retail Sales Flat-Lined; Conway Builds Shopping Centers?

    Retail sales flat-lined in April and sales have risen just 0.9 percent over the past 12 months, says the Associated Press.  Overall, retail sales are still faltering: The economy expanded at a meager annual pace of 0.2 percent during the first three months of the year.  Consumer spending growth fell to just 1.9 percent during... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 14

    RITA: “No Taxes” But What About GIF Money?

    My friends and I are concerned about a great many details surrounding the proposed RITA project, and we keep being told “there will be no taxes” for RITA.  It’s difficult for us to understand that logic, when RITA proponents in the same sentence also talk about using federal and state grants for funding.  Guess they... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 14

    Spirit Homes: The Empire Strikes Back

    — Submitted by a Conway resident The Mayor pulled a fast one at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.  The agenda and subsequent votes for the Spirit Homes project were structured in a peculiar way. But it was a very effective way if your goal is to reduce transparency and ram your project through without regard... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 7

    Why Shopping Won’t Save Conway’s Future

    With our stuttering economy in mind, a couple of recent news stories easily illustrate the ongoing folly of Conway’s Mayor (and others) who believe shopping centers (and the sales taxes from retail) hold the keys to Conway’s economic future. Just how much real demand is there for more shopping here?  Conway’s new shopping centers need... by OurVoicesAR

  • Apr 18

    Conway’s Mayor is Addicted to Parks

    Conway Mayor Tab Townsell’s addiction to parks and immature grasp of city finances are catching up with him and causing legal trouble for the City of Conway. A lawsuit now in front of Circuit Judge Michael Murphy alleges Conway unlawfully used proceeds from a quarter-cent sales tax approved in 2001 for expansion of Conway’s parks... by OurVoicesAR

  • Apr 14

    Speaking Spirit Truth to the Mayor & Council

    (Submitted by a Faulkner County observer) This is an open letter to the City Council and Mayor of Conway, Arkansas concerning the proposed purchase of the Spirit Homes property and conversion into a park.  As a constituent of each of you, I ask that you vote no to this project. New parks sound like such... by OurVoicesAR