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Governor grants pardons

Oct 23, 2014 3:58pm

Gov. Mike Beebe last week announced his intent to grant 17 pardons, including those of two county men. An additional 43 clemency requests were denied and 18 had no action taken upon them. These...

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3 in county receive compensation

Jul 03, 2014 10:58am

The Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $303,669.16 to victims of crime in May. Awards were made in 179 new cases, with additional expenses paid in 14 previously submitted cases.


Survey: Support falls for Common Core

Jul 03, 2014 10:51am

Support for Common Core among Americans with school-age children has fallen dramatically, as more now question whether the new national education standards will actually improve student...

The mechanics of auto repair

Jul 03, 2014 10:49am

A trip to the auto shop is usually unpleasant enough for consumers without the added stress of worrying whether they are one or two “fixes” away from a gigantic repair bill.

Almost every...

Hobby Lobby ruling fuels heated Senate debate

Jul 03, 2014 10:48am

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain privately held companies can — based on religious beliefs — avoid some contraceptive mandates of the Affordable Care Act.


Experts don’t see sellout for marshals coin

Jul 03, 2014 10:49am

WASHINGTON — A commemorative coin set for release next year by the U.S. Mint likely won’t have strong enough sales to raise the $5 million in surcharges that could go to the U.S. Marshals Museum...

Governor calls special session

Jun 26, 2014 10:30am

Gov. Mike Beebe issued a call Tuesday to bring the Arkansas General Assembly into a special session to provide funding that will open more inmate beds and improve the viability of the Public...

Report: Children may be better served at home

Jun 26, 2014 10:08am

Too many children enter foster care for a very short period of time. Removal from the home and placement in foster care can be a traumatic experience for a child, and the state is looking at ways...

State jobless rate down slightly

Jun 26, 2014 10:05am

Arkansas’ unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 percent in May, according to labor statistics released Friday.

“The rate has decreased for eight consecutive...

Lawsuit targets chiropractic ‘runners’

Jun 26, 2014 10:03am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to halt what he alleges is the deceptive marketing of chiropractic services to accident victims.

McDaniel filed the suit in...

Traffic crackdown planned over holiday

Jun 26, 2014 10:03am

Arkansas law enforcement agencies will increase sobriety checkpoints and patrols as part of a two-week crackdown on drunken driving and speeding that will begin Saturday, the Arkansas State Police...

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