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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...

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President Barack Obama comments on the impact of the April 27 tornado during a visit to Vilonia on Wednesday. Looking on, from left, are Vilonia Mayor James Firestone, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock. (Chad Day/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Pool)

Obama views Arkansas tornado’s destruction

May 07, 2014 6:13pm

LITTLE ROCK — In his first trip to the state since taking office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday toured areas of central Arkansas devastated by last week’s EF4 tornado and said he is...

High court to expedite eligibility case

May 01, 2014 1:27pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court said Monday it will give expedited consideration to appeals involving disputes over the qualifications of judicial candidates.

The cases revolve around the...

Make sure charities are legitimate, AG says

May 01, 2014 1:25pm

Not even 24 hours after a devastating storm hit central Arkansas, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s Consumer Protection Division is already learning of reports of phony charities taking advantage...

‘PRAY,’ reads a sign on the broken remnant of a wall at Lifeline Church in Mayflower as Josh Hahn, the church’s music teacher, carries out salvageable items Monday following a Sunday evening tornado. (John Lyon photo)

Deadly tornado rips through Central Arkansas

Apr 28, 2014 6:54pm

LITTLE ROCK — At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a tornado ripped through central Arkansas on Sunday evening, authorities said Monday.

The Arkansas Department of...

Governor to get honorary degree

Apr 24, 2014 1:38pm

Gov. Mike Beebe and sculptor Anita Huffington will receive honorary degrees from the University of Arkansas during the university’s May 10 commencement ceremony.

Beebe will receive an...

Statewide meeting set on water issues

Apr 24, 2014 1:37pm

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) has scheduled a Water Plan Update Workgroup Meeting for April 29 in North Little Rock. It will be at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Dr...

Pryor announces comment period reopened

Apr 24, 2014 1:35pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor recently announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reopen its public comment period for the proposed critical habitat designation for the Neosho Mucket and...

Will state buck trend on gay marriage?

Apr 24, 2014 1:30pm

If the current court challenge to Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage fails, the state will the first to buck a national trend that has seen similar laws struck down in state after state over the...

155,000 in state eligible for private option

Apr 24, 2014 1:59pm

155,000 in state eligible for private option

More than 155,000 Arkansas have applied and been found eligible for the so-called private option, or about 70 percent of the 225,000 Arkansans...

Shirley man to get pardon

Apr 24, 2014 1:59pm

Earlier this month, Gov. Mike Beebe announced his intent to grant 10 pardons, including one for a Shirley man. An additional 32 clemency requests were denied and 13 had no action taken upon them....

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