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Challenge filed to stay in gay-marriage case

Aug 21, 2014 4:45pm

A pending challenge to Utah’s ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas’ ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the challenge in Arkansas...

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June sales tax figures in

Jul 31, 2014 4:33pm

Clinton received $96,172 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in June and reported in July.

Shirley received $2,703 from its 1 percent tax, and Fairfield Bay got $22,227 from...

Man with shotgun arrested

Jul 31, 2014 4:31pm

An argument over money led to a shooting incident that left one man behind bars last week, according to police reports.

Ralph L. Thornburg Jr., 56, of Clinton has been charged with...

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2 face charges in separate cases

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Two men traveling in the county last week have been arrested in separate incidents.

On July 25 Deputy Todd Bonds of the Van Buren County sheriff’s office conducted a traffic stop on 34-year-...

National taxidermy champ

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Rodney Harper, owner of Harper’s Pure Country Taxidermy in Damascus, Arkansas, won the 2014 national champion title in fish taxidermy. Harper’s son, Jared, a junior at Greenbrier High, won the...

Ethics Commission sets candidate training

Jul 31, 2014 4:36pm

The Arkansas Ethics Commission, which serves as the compliance and enforcement agency with respect to the campaign finance and disclosure laws of the state of Arkansas, will be conducting a...

Attorney general asks to intervene in tax lawsuit

Jul 31, 2014 4:33pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a tax exemption that lawmakers provided to the oil and gas industry earlier this year.

The attorney...

Democrats see minimum wage increase as winning issue

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

After recent election cycles that saw Arkansas grow increasingly red, the state Democratic Party thinks it has found a winning issue in a proposal to raise the state minimum wage.

If it gets...

Survey: Gays, lesbians report harassment

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

A survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arkansans found that one in four has experienced employment discrimination and more than one in three has experienced harassment at work, a group...

State drug director retires

Jul 31, 2014 4:32pm

State Drug Director Fran Flener will retire effective Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office said Monday.

Beebe appointed Flener to the position in April 2007.

Beebe’s office said Steve...

Tyson selling Brazil, Mexico plants

Jul 31, 2014 4:30pm

Springdale-based Tyson Foods said Monday it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

The company said it...

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