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A Better Region 8: Voting determines the future

One ballot issue brings out the emotion and passion in almost everyone in Region 8. It's not the Senate race or the race for Governor. It's whether or not Arkansas' dry counties will be wet counties. 

Or shall I say damp counties becoming wet counties. And that seems to be the case in most of Arkansas' 43 dry counties. 

In Craighead County alone there are more than 40 liquor permits that begs the question. What's the point? One side says it's about safety and quality of life. The other talks about tax dollars and progress. 

I believe for both sides it's ultimately about money. But the key here is that it's our choice as voters. We determine the future. It's not up to big business on either side, it's up to us. 

How would you vote, and why? Email us at abetterregion8@kait8.com. Share your comments with us. We'll share them with Region 8. Be passionate about the voting process, it will make this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

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