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Westerman Chief Of Staff Resigns After Traffic Stop

Mar 03, 2015 12:37pm

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...

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Scalia Discusses Constitution, Government Structure In Fort Smith

Feb 27, 2015 1:41pm

Addressing a crowd of more than 2,500 in Fort Smith Thursday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attempted to explain his commitment to the “real Constitution,”

“The Constitution...

Bill To Allow Guns On College Campuses Advances

Feb 27, 2015 1:41pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require college campuses in Arkansas to allow staff and faculty members who hold concealed-carry permits to carry concealed handguns on campus advanced out of the House...

Bills To Ban Voyeurism Via Drone, OK eVersity Sent To Governor

Feb 27, 2015 1:39pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers gave final passage Thursday to bills to criminalize the use of drones for voyeurism and help clear the way for the University of Arkansas System to establish its...

Panel OKs Bill To Allow Waivers From School Consolidation

Feb 27, 2015 1:37pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill that would allow some Arkansas school districts with dwindling student populations to avoid mandatory consolidation with other districts cleared a House committee Thursday....

Court Affirms Class-Action Status For Cigarette Lawsuit

Feb 27, 2015 1:36pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed class-action status for a lawsuit alleging that cigarette maker Philip Morris violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by...

Court: Western Arkansas School Districts Can Challenge DHS Rule

Feb 27, 2015 1:34pm

LITTLE ROCK — A lawsuit by the Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren school districts challenging a state Department of Human Services rule can proceed, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.


Rutledge Testifies Against Proposed EPA Rules

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 1:33pm

WASHINGTON — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge told a House panel on Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regulations - beyond its authority - that would do...

Senate Breaks Impasse On DHS Funding

Feb 26, 2015 1:11pm

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday began to move past an impasse over President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that have threatened a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland...

Senate Panel Advances Bill To End Death Penalty In Arkansas

Feb 26, 2015 1:00pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to abolish the death penalty in Arkansas received a “do pass” recommendation Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 298 by Sen. David Burnett, D-...

Group Opposes Abortion Restriction Signed Into Law By Governor

Feb 26, 2015 12:58pm

LITTLE ROCK — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said Wednesday it was “extremely disappointed” that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill to require that a doctor be physically present when...


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