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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...

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Rapert: Use small-scale nukes against ISIS

Feb 19, 2015 3:08pm

An Arkansas state senator posted comments to Facebook over the weekend advocating the use of nuclear weapons against the Sunni militant group in Iraq and Syria that calls itself the Islamic State...

House backs bill restricting use of abortion pill

Feb 06, 2015 1:58pm

The Arkansas House gave overwhelming support Monday to measures to restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs and ensure that victims’ families can view executions.

Members approved House...

Neighbor serves up love

Feb 06, 2015 1:58pm

Brenda Miles, an award-winning columnist from Hot Springs Village, has written a serial on Valentine’s Day. The conclusion will appear in next week’s paper.

“Dear Diary, today we finished...

Panel recommends more money for legislators, judges

Feb 06, 2015 1:58pm

The state Independent Citizens Commission voted Monday to approve a report containing proposed raises for legislators, judges and most constitutional officers.

The report, which can be...

Proposal would end private option

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

A bill filed Monday would end the Medicaid expansion program known as the private option at the end of this year.

Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, filed Senate Bill 144 four days...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks with reporters last week. (Photo by John Lyon)

Governor set to present budget proposal

Jan 22, 2015 12:39pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said last week he will unveil his budget plan this week, an announcement that legislative leaders welcomed as they prepared to move quickly on the governor’s proposed middle-...

Legislators have questions as session enters 2nd week

Jan 22, 2015 12:38pm

When Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled his proposed income tax cut during the first week of the legislative session, lawmakers greeted it with questions — questions they hope to see answered in the...

Bill seeks to allow guns on campus

Jan 22, 2015 12:38pm

The sponsor of a 2013 law that allowed faculty and staff at colleges and universities to carry concealed handguns on campus, unless the institutions opt out, wants to do away with the opt-out...

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Maggio pleads guilty to taking bribe

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Former circuit judge Mike Maggio of Conway pleaded guilty Friday to accepting a bribe in exchange for reducing a verdict against a nursing home owned by a Fort Smith businessman.

Maggio, 53...

Hutchinson makes appointments

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

On the eve of his inauguration as governor, Asa Hutchinson named Leon Jones Jr. as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas...

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