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Same-Sex Marriages Could Impact State Economy

Nov 28, 2014 6:04am

FORT SMITH — Economists are projecting a $24 million impact on the Arkansas economy if a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages is lifted in the state.

With an average cost of $22,364 on...

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Arkansas Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Nov 21, 2014 6:03am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ highest court heard oral arguments Thursday, but did not immediately issue a ruling, in a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The state Supreme...

ADEQ Launches Mobile App For Reporting Hazards

Nov 21, 2014 6:02am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday launched a mobile application the agency said will allow users anywhere in the state to report environmental hazards...

Gay Marriage Opponents Rally At Capitol On Eve Of Court Hearings

Nov 20, 2014 6:06am

LITTLE ROCK — Opponents of gay marriage rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday, a day before the state Supreme Court and a federal judge are scheduled to hear arguments in separate lawsuits...

Hutchinson Names Three State Agency Directors He’ll Retain

Nov 20, 2014 6:04am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday named three directors of state agencies he will retain in their current positions.

The three are Jay Winters, director of the Arkansas...

Legislative Panel Rejects Senator’s Motion To Boost Pre-K Funding

Nov 19, 2014 6:06am

LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel on Tuesday rejected a state senator’s motion to approve appropriating an additional $16 million for Arkansas’ early childhood education program.

Sen. Joyce...

Incoming State Treasurer Taking Job Applications

Nov 19, 2014 6:05am

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer-elect Dennis Milligan said Tuesday that people who are interest in applying for jobs in the treasurer’s office can do so by email or mail.

Milligan said resumes...

Lawmakers Begin Filing Bills For 2015 Session

Nov 18, 2014 1:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — Measures seeking to limit what Arkansas courts can do in civil cases and amend state ethics laws were the first to be filed on Monday, the first day that lawmakers could file...

Ties To Panama Prove Beneficial For Arkansas Businesses

Nov 18, 2014 1:08pm

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith’s long-range vision of moving up in the international freight food chain has a sharp focus on Panama.

Close ties to the Central American country through a 63-year...

Crystal Bridges President To Step Down

Nov 18, 2014 6:06am

LITTLE ROCK — The president of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville is resigning from that position but will continue to serve as a board member, the museum said Monday.

Don...

Mid-South Community College Considering Merger With ASU

Nov 18, 2014 6:04am

LITTLE ROCK — Mid-South Community College in West Memphis said Monday it has agreed to begin talks with the Arkansas State University System about a possible merger.

“We have carefully...

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