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What Can Be Learned from the Logic of an Illogical Shutdown

 by Congressman Bruce Westerman –   September 30 is an important date in our nation’s capital.  It’s the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and about 30% of Uncle Sam’s programs depend on new congressional discretionary appropriations each year to remain operational.  The list includes Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Interior and other departments that are funded through 12 ...

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Roots and Wings

BY LEANN DILBECK – Almost every single piece of media you pick up over the last week has some reference to “shut-down.” Thousands of lives have been directly impacted by our government’s actions, or lack thereof, and that number will continue to grow as the effects trickle on down. Everyone has an opinion on the motivation for the action or ...

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Wolf Pen Gap Trail System Not Impacted By Government Shutdown

BY LEANN DILBECK  – The Ouachita ATV Club wants the public to know that the Wolf Pen Gap trail system has not been affected by the government shutdown.  According to Pam Ferguson of the organization, “The shut-down is for designated recreational areas only and Wolf Pen is not officially designated as such.” This is much welcomed news for a community, ...

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Cotton Votes to Fund the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) made the following statement today on the House floorin support of legislation that funds the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program through the duration of the government shutdown: “I want to thank the gentleman from Alabama.  Yesterday, I introduced legislation that would ensure the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program remains funded during a ...

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