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About salbarado

Journalist since 1972. Society of Professional Journalists member since 1979. Past SPJ offices: Greater MidSouth Pro Chapter president, SPJ Region 12 director, SPJ President 2012-13. Member of Investigative Reporters & Editors since 1988. City Editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since mid-2012. Projects Editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since mid-2007.

Under attack: Arkansas FOIA

Nearly a dozen FOIA-related bills in 2017 Arkansas Legislature would cripple state’s open-records law. Continue reading

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A tornado story – Part 1

The Long Road – Prelude: April 27, 2014 I was flying home from the annual spring meeting of the Society of Professional Journalists board of directors in Indianapolis. I was supposed to arrive in Little Rock some time after 6 … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity

Last Friday night, I muffed an opportunity to extol the need for strong public records and open meetings laws. The occasion was the Arkansas Press Association’s annual convention, where I received the APA’s Freedom of Information Award, which is given … Continue reading

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Orwell would understand

This story appeared in June 18, 2014, edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Publication: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Date: Jun 18, 2014; Section: Front Section; Page: 1   Private option enrollees to chip in under proposal ANDY DAVIS ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE     A proposal … Continue reading

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A NEW CHANCE

A lot of you know what happened to Linda and me at the end of April — and since. I’ve told the tale in spurts and spots, but haven’t kept an ongoing record of events. I’m a journalist, but a … Continue reading

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Hello world!

This is an attempt to keep a semi-regular journal of the adventures of BYUBOY50, a Cajun expat from Thibodaux, LA, who has traveled far and wide, but not far or wide enough.  

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