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Choctaw man joins Guard

Sep 25, 2014 5:28pm

Pvt. Jerith Pike of Choctaw recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420.

Pike will serve as an infantryman after attending...

Program winds down

Sep 25, 2014 5:28pm

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Some justices asked to recuse from same-sex marriage case

Aug 07, 2014 3:57pm

A group of same-sex couples who challenged Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage argued Monday that members of the state Supreme Court who plan to seek re-election should recuse from hearing an...

Getting rid of unwanted solicitors

Aug 07, 2014 3:57pm

Sometimes, it’s hard to say “no” when a salesman knocks on your door or when a telemarketer calls during dinner. And sometimes, aggressive solicitors won’t take no for an answer.


Attorney general asks to intervene in tax lawsuit

Jul 31, 2014 4:33pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a tax exemption that lawmakers provided to the oil and gas industry earlier this year.

The attorney...

Democrats see minimum wage increase as winning issue

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

After recent election cycles that saw Arkansas grow increasingly red, the state Democratic Party thinks it has found a winning issue in a proposal to raise the state minimum wage.

If it gets...

Survey: Gays, lesbians report harassment

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

A survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arkansans found that one in four has experienced employment discrimination and more than one in three has experienced harassment at work, a group...

State drug director retires

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

State Drug Director Fran Flener will retire effective Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Monday.

Beebe appointed Flener to the position in April 2007.

Beebe’s office said Steve...

Tyson selling Brazil, Mexico plants

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods said Monday it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

The company said it...

Pryor, Cotton take on veterans’ issues

Jul 31, 2014 4:31pm

With the Department of Veterans Affairs in a state of turmoil amid the resignation of its former secretary, Arkansas’ two U.S. Senate candidates on Saturday touted their credentials to be...

Report: Arkansas 41st in child well-being

Jul 24, 2014 10:56pm

An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have...

National park visitors spend $1.4 million in 2013

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

Arkansas’ national parks welcomed 2.78 million visitors who spent $1.4 million in the state in 2013, the National Park Service said in a report released Friday.

The 2013 National Park...

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