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SEECO fined for ‘mineral trespass’ in county

Sep 10, 2015 4:49pm

Oil and gas company SEECO has agreed to pay $950,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that it drilled into unleased, federally owned natural gas in Conway and Van Buren counties...

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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...

Some state treasurer reports online

Feb 19, 2015 3:36pm

State Treasurer Dennis Milligan said last week his office has added a new section to its website where the public can view financial reports.

Thirteen reports were available by the end of...

Rapert: Use small-scale nukes against ISIS

Feb 19, 2015 3:08pm

An Arkansas state senator posted comments to Facebook over the weekend advocating the use of nuclear weapons against the Sunni militant group in Iraq and Syria that calls itself the Islamic State...

Panel recommends more money for legislators, judges

Feb 06, 2015 1:58pm

The state Independent Citizens Commission voted Monday to approve a report containing proposed raises for legislators, judges and most constitutional officers.

The report, which can be...

House backs bill restricting use of abortion pill

Feb 06, 2015 1:58pm

The Arkansas House gave overwhelming support Monday to measures to restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs and ensure that victims’ families can view executions.

Members approved House...

Neighbor serves up love

Feb 06, 2015 1:58pm

Brenda Miles, an award-winning columnist from Hot Springs Village, has written a serial on Valentine’s Day. The conclusion will appear in next week’s paper.

“Dear Diary, today we finished...

Proposal would end private option

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

A bill filed Monday would end the Medicaid expansion program known as the private option at the end of this year.

Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, filed Senate Bill 144 four days...

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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