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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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Board names state’s endangered places

May 21, 2015 2:18pm

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas’ 2015 list of Arkansas’ Endangered Places is comprised of an early 20th Century commercial building, a rooming house where prominent black business...

House Call

May 21, 2015 2:12pm

Q: My wife complains I use too much toothpaste. Is there even such a thing?

A: A lot of people do use more toothpaste than is needed. A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is actually enough for...

River system upgraded to ‘corridor’

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System was upgraded last week from a “connector” to a “corridor” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, filling in the last dotted line on the U.S....

April revenue up from year ago in state

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Arkansas revenues for April were up 9.4 percent compared to a year ago and 15.2 percent above forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Monday.

Net available general revenues for April...

Number of foreign-born in county rises

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Like most of the United States, Van Buren County saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.

From 2000 to 2012, the number of Van Buren County residents who...

Governor to call special session

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he plans to call state legislators back to the Capitol later this month for a special session to consider a bond issue for a potential “superproject” in southern...

Century farm program opened

May 18, 2015 2:55pm

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program. The program recognizes Arkansas’ rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have...

Education department gives grades to schools

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

For the first time, Arkansas public schools received A-F letter grades on their annual report cards issued by the state Department of Education.

The letter grades are required by Act 696 of...

Schools can apply for fitness center

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is encouraging Arkansas elementary and middle schools to compete for three fitness centers that will be created in the state by the National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness...

Common Core panel plans ‘listening’ tour

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

The Governor’s Council on Common Core Review will hold five hearings in Little Rock and and visit nine cities on a listening tour over the next several weeks, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said lasat week...

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