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Lawmakers hope to clear up confusion on amendment

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Two state legislators who helped craft a constitutional amendment that voters approved last month on legislative ethics and other issues said Monday they hope to pass new legislation that will...

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State asks to make changes to private option plan

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

The Arkansas Department of Human Services on Monday requested federal approval of proposed changes to the so-called private option, the state’s version of Medicaid expansion.

The agency...

Candidates report fundraising

Sep 18, 2014 2:34pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson raised about $50,000 more than Democratic candidate Mike Ross in August, according to monthly campaign finance reports filed Monday with the...

Board members say training was lacking

Sep 18, 2014 2:33pm

Members of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board told a legislative committee on Friday that a lack of training was the reason they did not notice irregularities in the former executive...

Washington digest

Sep 18, 2014 2:33pm

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans last week blocked a Democrat-led effort to amend the Constitution to allow Congress to limit how much outside groups can spend on political campaigns.


House Call

Sep 18, 2014 2:30pm

Q: Why do I often experience muscle jerks when falling asleep at night?

A: Muscle jerks you experience when falling asleep are called sleep starts, hypnic jerks, or sleep myoclonus, which...

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...

Notable Deaths

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

Sean O’Haire, a professional wrestler, kickboxer, and martial artist whose real name was Sean Haire, was found dead at his South Carolina home Sept. 9. He was 43. He was a three-time WCW World Tag...

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...

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