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State Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, presides over a House committee meeting Monday. (John Lyon photo)

House passes ‘Tom Cotton bill’

Mar 26, 2015 9:44pm

The Arkansas House on Monday gave final passage to a bill that would allow a candidate from Arkansas to run for the White House and Congress simultaneously, a bill that has been nicknamed “the Tom...

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Hutchinson announces more staffers

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced nine additional senior staff positions.

“I am pleased to announce additional members of my senior staff,” Hutchinson stated in a news release. “These...

Christmas at Big Mamma’s

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Part 2 of 4

Supper on Christmas Eve was homemade vegetable soup with cornbread, slathered in butter, and banana pudding topped by a thick meringue for dessert. We knew we had to slack off on...

Christmas at Big Mamma’s Part 1 of 4

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Joe Bill and Stella, Jimmy Ed and Martha Sue, Jerry Don and Lou, and Caleb and me arrived all during the morning of Christmas Eve. We all hugged and helped one another transport suitcases and...

AG reminds consumers of propane tank rules

Nov 20, 2014 4:00pm

Cold weather has arrived in Arkansas and with it comes rising heating costs.

According to a survey of residential energy consumption in Arkansas, home heating accounts for one-fourth of...

Change in grading system under study

Nov 20, 2014 3:59pm

A legislative panel on Monday endorsed a proposal to exempt alternative schools from a proposed system for grading public schools with an A-F letter system.

The House and Senate education...

Legislators begin filing measures

Nov 20, 2014 3:57pm

Measures seeking to limit what Arkansas courts can do in civil cases and amend state ethics laws were the first to be filed on Monday, the first day that lawmakers could file legislation ahead of...

Seat-belt campaign begins Monday

Nov 20, 2014 3:57pm

The Arkansas State Police and local law enforcement agencies will step up enforcement of seat belt laws over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign will...

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...

Candidates accuse each other of outside loyalty

Oct 16, 2014 7:33pm

CONWAY — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton sought to portray each other as loyal to non-Arkansans during their first debate Monday, with Pryor claiming Cotton answers to out-of-state...

Federal races

Oct 16, 2014 7:32pm

U.S. Senate

Nathan LaFrance - Libertarian

Mark H. Swaney - Green

Mark Pryor - Democrat

Tom Cotton - Republican

U.S. Congress District 2

Debbie Standiford -...

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