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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-...

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Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group, discusses the company’s plans to partner with the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce to create the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame. (John Lyon photo)

Nominees to be sought for Women’s Hall of Fame

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Organizers of the planned Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame said last week they will begin taking nominations in March for the first group of inductees.

“Just take 15 seconds and think of women...

1934 bridge eyed to anchor Chaffee Crossing

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

FORT SMITH — The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority plans one day to turn an 80-year-old bridge that spans Lee Creek into the centerpiece of the Chaffee Crossing historic district in east Fort...

Hutchinson announces more staffers

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced nine additional senior staff positions.

“I am pleased to announce additional members of my senior staff,” Hutchinson stated in a news release. “These...

Christmas at Big Mamma’s

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Part 2 of 4

Supper on Christmas Eve was homemade vegetable soup with cornbread, slathered in butter, and banana pudding topped by a thick meringue for dessert. We knew we had to slack off on...

Christmas at Big Mamma’s Part 1 of 4

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Joe Bill and Stella, Jimmy Ed and Martha Sue, Jerry Don and Lou, and Caleb and me arrived all during the morning of Christmas Eve. We all hugged and helped one another transport suitcases and...

Police to set up DWI checkpoints

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

City, county and state law enforcement agencies in Arkansas and across the nation will crack down on drunken driving over the coming holidays.

Agencies will step up enforcement efforts...

AG reminds consumers of propane tank rules

Nov 20, 2014 4:00pm

Cold weather has arrived in Arkansas and with it comes rising heating costs.

According to a survey of residential energy consumption in Arkansas, home heating accounts for one-fourth of...

Change in grading system under study

Nov 20, 2014 3:59pm

A legislative panel on Monday endorsed a proposal to exempt alternative schools from a proposed system for grading public schools with an A-F letter system.

The House and Senate education...

Seat-belt campaign begins Monday

Nov 20, 2014 3:57pm

The Arkansas State Police and local law enforcement agencies will step up enforcement of seat belt laws over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign will...

Legislators begin filing measures

Nov 20, 2014 3:57pm

Measures seeking to limit what Arkansas courts can do in civil cases and amend state ethics laws were the first to be filed on Monday, the first day that lawmakers could file legislation ahead of...

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