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Correction Officials To Ask Lawmakers For Up To $100 Million For New Prison

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 6:26pm

LITTLE ROCK — State correction officials told a legislative panel Thursday they will ask for between $75 million and $100 million next year to build a 1,000-bed prison to reduce overcrowding.

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A Homeland Security Act Concern

Jul 18, 2014 11:22am

In 2002, the President signed the Homeland Security Act into law. While this law has served to strengthen our national security and keep us safe in many ways, I am deeply concerned by a provision...

‘The Purge: Anarchy” Boils With Violence, Teems With Possibility, But Falls Short

Jul 18, 2014 5:05am

During the annual 12-hour nightmare known as The Purge, virtually every crime known to man is legal.

You can literally get away with murder.

Yet one of the first images of the mayhem...

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Gail Ann Allen

Jul 17, 2014 4:06pm

Gail Ann Allen

Gail Ann Allen, 56, of Fort Smith, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Fort Smith. She was born Feb. 25, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio to Walter and Eddie (Graves)...

<p><strong>Cleanup in progress</strong>. Metal from the storm-damaged building at the intersection of First and Broadway in Booneville is removed Thursday afternoon. The building will be razed.</p>

Cleanup Starts

Jul 17, 2014 1:32pm

The cleanup of the storm-damaged historic building at the intersection of First and Broadway is underway.

Season 34 Features Variety Of Entertainment

Jul 17, 2014 1:17pm

The 34th annual Season of Entertainment at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will feature a Tony Award-winning musical, a musical adaptation of a classic novel, a live dancing competition...

Customer Service Provider To Open Jonesboro Office, Hire 150

Jul 17, 2014 12:37pm

LITTLE ROCK — TeleTech Holdings Inc., a Denver-based company that manages customer service and email for other companies, said Thursday it will open an office in Jonesboro that will employ more...

Commentary — NBA’s Commissioner Silver Is Kind, But Not Weak

Jul 17, 2014 12:36pm

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It’s one thing to construct a Lamborghini one washer and screw at a time.

It’s another to maintain and even improve its performance.

Adam Silver is now the guy...

Proposal To Raise Minimum Wage Clears Initial Signature Hurdle

Jul 17, 2014 10:14am

LITTLE ROCK — A ballot proposal to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas has met the initial signature requirement, Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office said Wednesday.

Martin’s office said...

Ross Unveils Plan To Address Crime, Prison Overcrowding

Jul 16, 2014 3:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for governor Mike Ross on Tuesday unveiled a plan to spend an additional $10 million a year on efforts to reduce violent crime and prison overcrowding.

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