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Governor seeks middle ground on private option

Aug 27, 2015 1:41pm

As he did in the first health-care speech of his administration in January, Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week stated a position on the private option that occupies a middle ground between maintaining...

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State Rep. Charlotte Douglas, R-Alma, talks to reporters at the state Capitol on Monday. (John Lyon photo)

New laws on domestic violence begin

Jul 23, 2015 11:18pm

Four new laws that go into effect Wednesday will take on the problem of domestic violence through education and prevention efforts, increased services for victims and new tools for law enforcement...

Parole board adopts policy changes aimed at reducing crowding

Jul 16, 2015 2:30pm

The state Parole Board voted in a special meeting Monday to adopt policy changes including new deadlines for parole revocation hearings and greater use of alternative sentencing.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks Monday, July 13, 2015, at a joint meeting of two state task forces that are looking for ways to reduce prison overcrowding. (John Lyon photo)

Arkansas ranks 3rd in nation in prison growth

Jul 16, 2015 2:30pm

Arkansas had the third-highest growth in prison population in the nation between 2004 and 2013, according to a report presented Monday at a joint meeting of two state task forces that are looking...

Board gives governor win on school testing

Jul 16, 2015 2:29pm

After regular and special legislative sessions in which he boasted of getting everything he asked for, Gov. Asa Hutchinson got his way again last week on the issue of standardized tests — though...

No break in hot weather this week

Jul 16, 2015 2:21pm

Most of Arkansas will likely be under a heat this, the National Weather Service said Monday.

The weather service issued the advisory Monday for all but northwestern Arkansas.

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State ends fiscal year with $191.6 million surplus

Jul 09, 2015 4:01pm

Arkansas ended the 2014-15 fiscal year with a $191.6 million surplus, the state’s fiscal office said last week.

Net available general revenue collections for the fiscal year that ended June...

Governor picks 3 for state board

Jul 09, 2015 3:46pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson last Thursday announced the appointment of three new members to the state Board of Education.

Hutchinson said Charisse Dean replaces Sam Ledbetter, whose term ended June...

School libraries can apply for funds from novelist

Jul 09, 2015 3:46pm

Six Arkansas schools were among those selected from 28,000 nationwide applications to receive grants from best-selling novelist James Patterson.

Those schools were Dover High, Danville High...

Rutledge joins suit against water rule

Jul 02, 2015 3:41pm

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Monday she has joined several other states in filing a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a...

Hutchinson applauds ruling against EPA regulation

Jul 02, 2015 3:41pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked an Environmental Protection Agency regulation on mercury and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants, a decision that Gov. Asa Hutchinson called good...

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