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Report: National Park Visitors Spent $1.4 Million In Arkansas In 2013

Updated: Jul 23, 2014 12:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ national parks welcomed 2.78 million visitors who spent $1.4 million in the state in 2013, the National Park Service said in a report released Friday.

Correction:...

Arkansas Unemployment Rate At 6.2 Percent For June

Jul 19, 2014 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in June, according to labor statistics released Friday.

“The decrease in Arkansas’...

It’s Summertime, Get Outside

Jul 18, 2014 6:21pm

In celebration of July’s designation as Park and Recreation Month, it’s important to enjoy some time outdoors. Luckily for Arkansans, we don’t have to leave the state to enjoy some of the best...

<p><strong>Meet And Greet</strong></p><p>Democratic Fourth Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt held a meet and greet at Booneville City Hall Friday afternoon. About 30 people turned out to see Witt.</p>

Meet And Greet

Jul 18, 2014 6:21pm

Meet And Greet

Democratic Fourth Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt held a meet and greet at Booneville City Hall Friday afternoon. About 30 people turned out to see Witt.

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...