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State Democratic Party Sees Minimum Wage As Winning Issue

Jul 27, 2014 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — After recent election cycles that saw Arkansas grow increasingly red, the state Democratic Party thinks it has found a winning issue in a proposal to raise the state minimum wage....

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<p>Retired Arkansas Western District U.S. Marshal Dick O’Connell, left, stands with Marshals Museum Board member Claude Legris, pose with a rendering of the silver dollar coin honoring the city of Fort Smith. Three coins will commemorate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service and were unveiled Wednesday, July 23, 2014. They will be available for purchase on a limited basis in January 2015 at www.usmint.gov. ( Justin Bates / Times Record)</p>

Designs Unveiled For 225th Anniversary U.S. Marshals Coins

Jul 24, 2014 11:21am

FORT SMITH — The designs of three much anticipated coins commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service were unveiled in a Wednesday ceremony.

In his remarks to a large...

Highway Commission Wants To Hear From Congressional Candidates

Jul 24, 2014 11:14am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Highway Commission on Wednesday asked state Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett to contact Arkansas congressional candidates and ask what they...

False Alarm Prompts 4 1/2-Hour Lockdown At Little Rock Air Force Base

Jul 24, 2014 11:13am

LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville was locked down for several hours Wednesday in response to a report of a “suspicious individual,” but officials reopened the base after...

Minimum Wage Proposal Needs 15,107 Signatures

Jul 24, 2014 11:11am

LITTLE ROCK — A group supporting a ballot proposal to raise the state minimum wage needs 15,107 more valid signatures of Arkansas voters to secure a spot on the ballot, Secretary of State Mark...

Arkansas Officials: No Immediate Impact From Conflicting Affordable Care Act Rulings

Jul 23, 2014 8:12am

LITTLE ROCK — Conflicting decisions Tuesday by two federal appellate panels regarding implementation of part of Affordable Care Act will have no immediate effect on Arkansans who have obtained...

Secretary Of State’s Office Defends July 7 As Filing Deadline For Petitions

Jul 23, 2014 8:11am

LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Tuesday defended its decision to set July 7 as the deadline to submit petitions in support of ballot initiatives.

The group Let Local...

State Board Of Corrections OKs Leasing Space To House Prisoners

Jul 22, 2014 5:07am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.

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Report Ranks Arkansas 41st In Well-Being Of Children

Jul 22, 2014 5:06am

LITTLE ROCK — An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state,...

Opponents Of Proposal For Statewide Alcohol Sales Say Supporters Missed Deadline

Jul 22, 2014 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — A group that opposes a proposed constitutional amendment to allow statewide alcohol sales asked Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office Monday not to certify the proposal for the...

Five Cities See Value Increase, Fort Smith Still At Top Of Arkansas Tech Business Index

Jul 22, 2014 5:05am

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remains at the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for the second straight month.

Russellville, Little Rock and Jonesboro made the biggest moves forward on the...

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