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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...

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Democrats see minimum wage increase as winning issue

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

After recent election cycles that saw Arkansas grow increasingly red, the state Democratic Party thinks it has found a winning issue in a proposal to raise the state minimum wage.

If it gets...

Survey: Gays, lesbians report harassment

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

A survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arkansans found that one in four has experienced employment discrimination and more than one in three has experienced harassment at work, a group...

State drug director retires

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

State Drug Director Fran Flener will retire effective Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Monday.

Beebe appointed Flener to the position in April 2007.

Beebe’s office said Steve...

Tyson selling Brazil, Mexico plants

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods said Monday it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

The company said it...

Pryor, Cotton take on veterans’ issues

Jul 31, 2014 4:31pm

With the Department of Veterans Affairs in a state of turmoil amid the resignation of its former secretary, Arkansas’ two U.S. Senate candidates on Saturday touted their credentials to be...

Report: Arkansas 41st in child well-being

Jul 24, 2014 10:56pm

An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have...

National park visitors spend $1.4 million in 2013

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

Arkansas’ national parks welcomed 2.78 million visitors who spent $1.4 million in the state in 2013, the National Park Service said in a report released Friday.

The 2013 National Park...

Prison-building on tap for General Assembly

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — To build or not to build?

That’s a question the next governor and General Assembly will face in considering how to address the state’s prison overcrowding problem. State...

Inmates sleep on the floor July 11, 2014, at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center in Pine Bluff as the jail deals with an overflow of state prisoners waiting for beds in state facilities. (Pine Bluff Commercial file photo)

Board OKs leasing space to house inmates

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.

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David Sanders said he will file a bill in the 2015 session to authorize application for an “innovation waiver.”

Senator to pursue new waiver for health care innovation

Jul 17, 2014 10:35am

A state senator says he plans to file legislation next year that would authorize Arkansas to seek a federal waiver to allow innovations on health care coverage that could go far beyond what the...

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