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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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Hospital admits false claims, to pay fine

Mar 05, 2015 3:25pm

Baptist Health Medical Center North Little will pay $2.7 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after acknowledging that it submitted false claims.

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Westerman chief of staff resigns

Mar 05, 2015 3:23pm

WASHINGTON — An unpaid $10 parking ticket cost Kenneth Ryan James his job as chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs.

James, 41, was suspended without pay after Westerman...

Sheriff says jail’s kitchen must be fixed

Mar 05, 2015 3:22pm

The kitchen at the Van Buren County Detention Center may be in danger of being shut down.

That’s the word Sheriff Scott Bradley passed along to the Quorum Court at its February meeting. The...

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Karen Baker recommended a bigger pay raise for justices at a public hearing Monday. (Photo by John Lyon)

Baker, Hart say proposed pay hike for justices not enough

Mar 05, 2015 3:21pm

Two Arkansas Supreme Court justices were among five people who spoke at a public hearing Monday on a slate of proposed salary increases for legislators, constitutional officers and judges.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, and former state Sen. Johnny Key speak at a news conference Monday, March 2, 2015, announcing Key as Hutchinson’s pick for state education commissioner. (John Lyon photo)

Governor picks Key to head Education Department

Mar 05, 2015 3:21pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said former state Sen. Johnny Key is his pick to be the next state education commissioner and said he is asking the Legislature to change state law to allow Key to...

Year of the Library

Mar 05, 2015 3:20pm

On Feb. 19, 2015, County Judge Roger Hooper declared 2015 to be “The Year of the Library” in Van Buren County.

The resolution, also declared in Faulkner County by County Judge Allen Dodson,...

School Menus March 9-13

Mar 05, 2015 3:19pm

Shirley Schools

Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, syrup, peaches. Lunch: Pizza, salad, orange smiles, brownie.

Tuesday Breakfast: Oatmeal,...

Clinton High School has received the 2014 Educational Alliance Math and Science Grant from Exxon Mobil. Pictured are representatives of the Clinton High School Math and Science departments, Krissi Graham and Melinda Love.

Clinton gets grant

Mar 05, 2015 3:19pm

Clinton High School has received the 2014 Educational Alliance Math and Science Grant from Exxon Mobil. Pictured are representatives of the Clinton High School Math and Science departments, Krissi...

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Clark earns music honors

Mar 05, 2015 3:18pm

Alex Clark, senior tuba player at Clinton High School, recently auditioned at Dover High School in Region IX’s All-Region try-outs. The 6 highest scoring tuba musicians from each region qualified...

Clinton art teacher Carol Corning has some help manning the checkout table at last week’s Empty Bowls’ benefit for county food pantries. Art classes, EAST students and FACS classes teamed up to serve soup and desserts to raise the money. Despite a bit of snow last Friday, Corning said the annual fundraiser went well.

Spooning up a benefit

Mar 05, 2015 3:16pm

Clinton art teacher Carol Corning has some help manning the checkout table at last week’s Empty Bowls’ benefit for county food pantries. Art classes, EAST students and FACS classes teamed up to...

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