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Arkansas’ favorite names

May 21, 2015 2:24pm

The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names in Arkansas for 2014. Emma and Mason topped the list.

The top five boys and girls names for 2014 in Arkansas...

House Call

May 21, 2015 2:12pm

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Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe last week unveiled his 42-by-50-inch portrait by artist Ovita Goolsby of Royal. The painting will be hung in the governor’s conference room at the Capitol on Jan. 13, the day that Republican Asa Hutchinson will be sworn in as governor. Goolsby spent five months painting the portrait and the $12,500 cost was raised from private donors.

Portrait unveiled

Dec 24, 2014 2:24pm

Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe last week unveiled his 42-by-50-inch portrait by artist Ovita Goolsby of Royal. The painting will be hung in the governor’s conference room at the Capitol on Jan. 13,...

Panel tweaks proposal for alternative schools

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

In a special meeting last week, the state Board of Education approved a second public-comment period for a proposed system of assigning A-F letter grades to public schools.

The grading...

Senator vows to continue fight for Better Chance program

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel last week rejected a state senator’s motion to approve appropriating an additional $16 million for Arkansas’ early childhood education program.

Sen. Joyce...

Agency’s payment to Black Caucus under question

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

A $1,500 payment that the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission made to the state Democratic Black Caucus appears to be a prohibited political contribution, according to an audit report presented...

Same-sex marriage could impact state’s economy

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Economists are projecting a $24 million impact on the Arkansas economy if a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages is lifted in the state.

With an average cost of $22,364 on weddings in...

Be prepared for holiday travel

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

As the holiday season arrives, drivers can take steps to ensure they get to and from their destinations safely, and be prepared in case of emergency.

Jeff Turner, Sebastian County emergency...

Consultants: Lottery needs new strategy

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

The legislative committee that oversees the state lottery heard testimony Friday from consultants who said the lottery needs a new business strategy and an image “reboot.”

The oversight...

Clinton elementry qualifies for award

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

State Department of Education officials said last week that 215 Arkansas public schools have qualified for financial awards under the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program.

State...

Inauguration events planned

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Two days of events are scheduled to celebrate the inauguration of Asa Hutchinson, who will be sworn in as governor on Jan. 13.

The events will kick off with a “Red, White and BBQ Inaugural...

House Call

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Q: During allergy season, I use nasal spray every day so I can breathe better. Is that safe to do on

a daily basis?

A: Nasal sprays and other decongestants purchased over the counter...

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