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Governor grants pardons

Oct 23, 2014 3:58pm

Gov. Mike Beebe last week announced his intent to grant 17 pardons, including those of two county men. An additional 43 clemency requests were denied and 18 had no action taken upon them. These...

Federal races

Oct 16, 2014 7:32pm

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Why do we do it?

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

Many times folks will ask a volunteer firefighter, “Why do you spend your Saturdays in training when you could be fishing?”

Well let me tell you one of the reasons why I did it. I have spent...

Sewing ‘Big Momma’s’ seeds

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

Plants help form the enduring memory of my great-grandmother, Maggie Bryant. Everybody called her “Big Momma,” a quintessentially Southern endearment. She always had something rooting, blooming or...

GAO says private option not budget-netural

Sep 11, 2014 10:16am

The U.S. Government Accountability Office is projecting that Arkansas’ so-called private option will cost federal taxpayers $778 million more than expanding traditional Medicaid would have cost....

Deputy accepts judgment in iPhone lawsuit

Sep 11, 2014 9:59am

Although the settlement language allows him to claim no fault, a Sebastian County sheriff’s deputy recently accepted an almost $40,000 judgment against him instead of going to trial in a federal...

House Call

Sep 04, 2014 4:25pm

Q: I have smoked for years and have developed a bad cough. How can I be sure I don’t have lung cancer?

A: There are two new procedures that your doctor can perform to find out if cancer is...

Ebola outbreak not likely in U.S., doctor says

Sep 04, 2014 3:51pm

The risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is minimal, but that isn’t stopping the Arkansas Department of Health from preparing for the possibility, the agency’s director told a legislative panel...

Speakers list pros, cons of new EPA rules

Sep 04, 2014 3:51pm

A representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned last Thursday that Arkansas would be less competitive in attracting businesses with high energy needs if a proposed federal rule on carbon...

Alcohol proposal certified for ballot

Sep 04, 2014 3:51pm

A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office said...

Supporters of private option see encouraging signs

Sep 04, 2014 3:50pm

News of a projected decrease in health insurance premiums, coming on the heels of the news that Arkansas has reduced its uninsured population by nearly half, has encouraged supporters of the...

Challenge filed to stay in gay-marriage case

Aug 21, 2014 4:45pm

A pending challenge to Utah’s ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas’ ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the challenge in Arkansas...

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