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Governor to get honorary degree

Apr 24, 2014 1:38pm

Gov. Mike Beebe and sculptor Anita Huffington will receive honorary degrees from the University of Arkansas during the university’s May 10 commencement ceremony.

Beebe will receive an...

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Communities feel impact of Fayetteville Shale drilling slump

Sep 26, 2013 8:16pm

CLINTON — When natural gas drilling activity in the Fayetteville Shale play was at its peak a few years ago, Joe’s Pizza on U.S. 65 in Greenbrier would fill up with rig workers around noon.

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Lawmakers discuss Eoff dam

Updated: Sep 11, 2013 7:36pm

Lawmakers heard testimony last week from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission director that about 50 property owners in jeopardy of losing their federal flood insurance if a Clinton landowner...

Rapert seeks session on teacher insurance

Updated: Sep 11, 2013 7:36pm

The chairman of a Senate committee Monday called for a special legislative session to address skyrocketing teacher insurance premiums.

“This plan, if it continues as they’ve been doing, it’s...

20 percent of Arkansas households struggle with hunger

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

An average of one out of every five households in Arkansas had difficulty putting food on the table between 2010 and 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service...

Time to examine fields for armyworms

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

Livestock and hay producers should be scouting pastures and hay meadows for fall armyworms. Armyworm infestations can wreak havoc on hay fields, pastures, and newly planted fall forages so scout...

Digging begins on river restoration

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

Digging has begun on the Archey Fork restoration project.

The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas’ Joy DeClerk, project lead, said months were spent obtaining permits, hauling material to the...

Panel funds study of swine near river

Sep 11, 2013 6:02am

By Rob Moritz

Arkansas News Bureau

A legislative panel last week approved a request to use $340,510 in state “rainy day” funds to pay for startup costs and the first year of a five-...

College students cautioned to be careful with credit

Sep 04, 2013 5:20pm

Thousands of young Arkansans are now in their first days of college, where many for the first time are facing new challenges, including concerns about how to pay for expenses from books to food to...

Rural, volunteer fire departments face difficulties

Updated: Sep 04, 2013 9:12pm

Many rural and volunteer firefighters in western Arkansas are struggling because of strain from balancing schedules, tight state requirements and a lack of funding, according to members of the...

Electronic monitoring could ease prison overcrowding

Sep 04, 2013 5:20pm

Correction officials say electronic monitoring could play a bigger role not only in reducing prison overcrowding but also in improved supervision of those on parole.

Dina Tyler, spokeswoman...

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