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The Legislature meets in a session from earlier this year. (Arkansas News Bureau file photo)

Newly effective state laws include ban on ‘revenge porn’

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

Arkansans cannot legally distribute “revenge porn” or make voyeuristic use of drones but can carry concealed handguns into more places, including polling places, under new state laws now in effect...

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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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Rethink process for picking judges, governor says

Apr 16, 2015 3:22pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said last week he believes it is time to rethink the way judges are named to the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

“I have always been a consistent advocate...

State briefs

Apr 16, 2015 3:03pm

Worker’s illness spurs warning

The Arkansas Department of Health is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Subway employee in Morrilton tested positive for the...

House Speaker Jim Gillam, R-Judsonia, talks to reporters in his office last week after the session. (John Lyon/Arkansas News Bureau photo)

3 ballot proposals get OK as session goes into recess

Apr 09, 2015 2:49pm

The state House and Senate referred three proposed constitutional amendments to the voters April 2, the last day of regular business for the legislative session.

Upon completing their...

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