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David Sanders said he will file a bill in the 2015 session to authorize application for an “innovation waiver.”

Senator to pursue new waiver for health care innovation

Jul 17, 2014 10:35am

A state senator says he plans to file legislation next year that would authorize Arkansas to seek a federal waiver to allow innovations on health care coverage that could go far beyond what the...

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This map by the Arkansas Forestry Commission shows the burn bans in Arkansas as of 7:30 p.m. Monday. (

50 Arkansas counties now under burn bans

Jan 27, 2014 7:29pm

LITTLE ROCK — Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48...

Burn bans declared in 19 counties

Jan 21, 2014 9:37pm

LITTLE ROCK – High winds, low humidity and mild temperatures have contributed to an increase in wildfires across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Tuesday, adding that county judges...

Legislators get look at Beebe budget

Jan 15, 2014 6:04pm

Legislators got their first glimpse of Gov. Mike Beebe’s proposed $5 billion budget for the coming fiscal year Tuesday and were told it includes about $89 million in savings from the “private...

University of Arkansas audit begins this week at Capitol

Jan 08, 2014 4:34pm

By Rob Moritz

Arkansas News Bureau

Current and former employees of the University of Arkansas are testifying this week before a legislative committee regarding financial dealings in...

McDaniel seeks information on Target breach

Jan 01, 2014 6:02am

Arkansas News Bureau

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that his office has asked for information in the Target Corp. security breach, joining other state attorneys...

Laws aid consumers during winter storms

Dec 11, 2013 6:54pm

As most of Arkansas recovers from a major winter storm, the attorney general was issued a special consumer alert to remind Arkansas consumers of the protections they have when buying LP gas for...

Winter storm causes power outages, wrecks across state

Dec 06, 2013 3:58pm

LITTLE ROCK — Sleet and ice covered most of Arkansas Friday as a winter storm moved across the state, causing thousands of power outages and wrecks.

By mid-day, Entergy Arkansas was...

Business briefs

Dec 04, 2013 4:05pm

Studio opens

Jeffrey Beer has opened a photography studio at the Fairfield Bay Village Mall, across from the Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center.

Beer, a Navy veteran whose mother...

Tax collections to decline, director says

Dec 04, 2013 4:20pm

An expected decline in tax collections between now and June 30 caused state budget officials on Monday to downgrade the revenue forecast for the remainder of the fiscal year by 0.3 percent.


Brady Aldy, transmission and distribution operations director for Entergy Arkansas, left, discusses the utility company’s preparations for the winter storm predicted to hit Arkansas as Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy, listens. (Rob Moritz photo)

State bracing for winter storm; high school playoff games canceled

Dec 04, 2013 7:51pm

LITTLE ROCK — All high school football playoff games, including three state championship games at War Memorial Stadium, have been postponed a week because of a winter storm that is bearing down on...

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