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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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Legislators have questions as session enters 2nd week

Jan 22, 2015 12:38pm

When Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled his proposed income tax cut during the first week of the legislative session, lawmakers greeted it with questions — questions they hope to see answered in the...

Bill seeks to allow guns on campus

Jan 22, 2015 12:38pm

The sponsor of a 2013 law that allowed faculty and staff at colleges and universities to carry concealed handguns on campus, unless the institutions opt out, wants to do away with the opt-out...

Report gives state C- in education

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Arkansas’ public education system is ranked 36th in the nation and receives a grade of C-minus in the 2015 Quality Counts report by Education Week.

The reports also places Arkansas among the...

Pay attorney general more, McDaniel urges

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel recommended Monday that the attorney general’s annual salary be raised from $73,132 to at least $165,000.

McDaniel, who was barred by term limits from...


Maggio pleads guilty to taking bribe

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Former circuit judge Mike Maggio of Conway pleaded guilty Friday to accepting a bribe in exchange for reducing a verdict against a nursing home owned by a Fort Smith businessman.

Maggio, 53...

Hutchinson makes appointments

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

On the eve of his inauguration as governor, Asa Hutchinson named Leon Jones Jr. as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas...

UA chancellor to step down this summer

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart will step down as chancellor on July 31, the university said Monday.

Gearhart plans to take some time off, then return to...

Legislature.jpg With his dad Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, standing by, Sawyer Dismang, 5, leads the Arkansas Senate in prayer Monday as the legislative session begins. (Photo by John Lyon)

Arkansas Legislature back in session

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

The Arkansas House and Senate convened Monday for the opening day of a session in which lawmakers face decisions on tax cuts and the Medicaid expansion program known as the private option.


State revenues for December exceed forecast

Jan 08, 2015 12:24pm

Arkansas revenues for December were up 2.3 percent compared to a year ago and 4.2 percent above forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Monday.

Net available general revenues last month...

West Memphis tops dangerous cities’ list for state

Jan 08, 2015 12:24pm

What are the most dangerous cities in Arkansas? To find out consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Its rankings are based on the data publicly released each...

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