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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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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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Clinton woman wanted in Pulaski County

Jul 17, 2014 10:33am

A woman whose last known address was in Van Buren County is being sought by the Pulaski County sheriff’s office.

Summer Nicole Denham, 24, is wanted for failure to appear; simultaneous...

Photo by Anita Tucker/Democrat staff The wind shook flagpoles and trees as the sky turned ominous Monday afternoon in downtown Clinton. Heavy rain followed and there were some reports of hail in the county. The weather forecast for the next few days calls for below-average temperatures.

Stormy weather

Jul 17, 2014 10:32am

Photo by Jeff Burgess

The thunderstorm passes overhead looking west from Sawmill Road in Crabtree about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

Photo by Anita Tucker/Democrat staff

The wind...

What’s Going On

Jul 17, 2014 10:38am

Hearing

The Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing for a conditional use permit at 333 Main St., Clinton, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at City Hall. Project...

Review sought for academic-distress rules for alternative schools

Jul 17, 2014 10:33am

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved academic-distress status for 26 Arkansas schools but chose to postpone a decision on six alternative schools, saying accountability standards for...

Particiants in this year’s MASH program are: (front row from left) Haley Roberts, Halee Hillyer, Chelsey Watts, Sheyenne Jones, (middle row) Van Buren County Farm Bureau President Stephen Matthews, Tanner Jones, Alexus Stutzman, Searcy County Farm Bureau President James Kelley, (back row) Marquis Perkins-Landon, Ryder McGaha, Harrison Lester, Blake Baker, MASH coordinator RN Carla Roberts, and summer intern Nathan Armstrong.

10 take part in annual MASH program

Jul 17, 2014 10:29am

Ten students recently completed the annual two-week MASH Program held at Ozark Health Medical Center.

Who are these local students interested in a health related profession?

Haley...

From the county judge’s office | Report includes roadwork figures, website and economic updates

Jul 17, 2014 10:50am

In the winter of 2013-2014, the county road department spent 25 days grading off snow and ice. In addition they hauled 250 tons of sand to deal. During the first 13 weeks of 2014, we spread 23,200...

Mailbag

Jul 17, 2014 10:18am

Dear Editor:

While this may not be the typical “letter to the editor,” since it may somehow seem directed at the newspaper, I assure you that it most certainly is not in anyway directed at...

Water report ready for review

Jul 17, 2014 10:05am

After more than two years of research, dozens of public information meetings, and extensive input from technical experts and various water users, the Arkansas Water Plan Update Draft Executive...

Legalized marijuana push falls short

Jul 10, 2014 4:54pm

Supporters of legalized medical marijuana in Arkansas said Monday they lacked enough signatures to make the November election ballot, but plan to try again in 2016.

“We got about 80 percent...

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