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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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What the FOIA means to you

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

As taxpayers who support governmental entities, Arkansans have a right to review an array of records at every level of government – state and local – and to attend the meetings of policy-makers...

Panel approves raises for judges, others

Mar 19, 2015 11:07pm

The state Independent Citizens Commission gave final approval Monday to a slate of pay raises for elected state officials, despite objections from some members that comments received from the...

Cotton urges military buildup

Mar 19, 2015 11:01pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Monday called for a major increase in military spending to counter recent declines that he says have gravely weakened the nation’s military and emboldened despots...

Lawmaker who ‘re-homed’ resigns committee posts

Mar 19, 2015 11:01pm

A state legislator who “re-homed” his two adopted daughters to a man who later assaulted one of the girls stepped down Monday from two committee positions but continued to resist calls from some...

Lawmakers approve bills on scholarships, abortion providers

Mar 12, 2015 11:13pm

The Arkansas Senate on Monday approved bills to cut lottery-funded college scholarships in half for incoming freshmen and ban the disbursement of public funds to any entity that performs elective...

Hospital admits false claims, to pay fine

Mar 05, 2015 3:25pm

Baptist Health Medical Center North Little will pay $2.7 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after acknowledging that it submitted false claims.


Westerman chief of staff resigns

Mar 05, 2015 3:23pm

WASHINGTON — An unpaid $10 parking ticket cost Kenneth Ryan James his job as chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs.

James, 41, was suspended without pay after Westerman...

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Karen Baker recommended a bigger pay raise for justices at a public hearing Monday. (Photo by John Lyon)

Baker, Hart say proposed pay hike for justices not enough

Mar 05, 2015 3:21pm

Two Arkansas Supreme Court justices were among five people who spoke at a public hearing Monday on a slate of proposed salary increases for legislators, constitutional officers and judges.


Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, and former state Sen. Johnny Key speak at a news conference Monday, March 2, 2015, announcing Key as Hutchinson’s pick for state education commissioner. (John Lyon photo)

Governor picks Key to head Education Department

Mar 05, 2015 3:21pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said former state Sen. Johnny Key is his pick to be the next state education commissioner and said he is asking the Legislature to change state law to allow Key to...

Report finds education gaps remain

Feb 26, 2015 6:08pm

If Arkansas doesn’t make changes in education policy, students will continue to fall behind. A new report says that the state has made some much-needed progress since the now-famous Lake View case...

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