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Arkansas Legislature Convenes For Special Session

May 27, 2015 10:32am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed $87.1 million bond issue for an economic-development project in southern Arkansas sailed through House and Senate committees Tuesday, the opening day...

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Authorities: Multi-State Prescription Drug Operation Nets 280 Arrests

May 21, 2015 11:13am

LITTLE ROCK — A four-state operation targeting prescription drug trafficking has resulted in the arrests of 280 people, including several Arkansas doctors, nurses and pharmacists, authorities said...

Governor Issues Call For Special Session, Announces Agenda

Updated: May 21, 2015 11:12am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday officially called for a special legislative session to begin Tuesday and listed the issues he wants lawmakers to address when they return to the...

Groups Seek Tougher Disclosure Laws, Oppose Citizens United

May 20, 2015 12:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — A coalition of groups marched and a held news conference Tuesday touting support for a proposed ballot initiative that would toughen disclosure rules and call on Arkansas to join the...

National Panel Hears Testimony On Hunger In Arkansas

May 20, 2015 12:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — A national commission studying hunger in the U.S. heard testimony Tuesday in Arkansas, which is among the states with the highest hunger and poverty levels in the nation.

Four...

Man Accused Of Shooting Reserve Deputy Held Without Bond

May 19, 2015 11:28am

The man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Johnson County Sheriff’s reserve deputy on Friday was ordered to be held without bond in a Pope County jail Monday.

Circuit Judge William Pearson...

Hill: Bill Would Increase Access To Investment Information

May 19, 2015 11:25am

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Rep. French Hill said Monday a bill he is co-sponsoring with a Democratic congressman would give consumers more access to investment information.

This week, the House...

Crawford Seeks End Of Country-Of-Origin Labels After WTO Ruling

Updated: May 19, 2015 11:24am

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, said Monday he was joining a bipartisan group of representatives in introducing legislation to do away with country-of-origin labeling for meat...

Hutchinson Appoints Altes As Drug Director

May 15, 2015 4:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed former Republican state legislator Denny Altes of Fort Smith as the new state drug director, the Arkansas Department of Human Services said...

Eureka Springs’ Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Seen As Challenge To State Law

May 15, 2015 4:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — An anti-discrimination ordinance that Eureka Springs voters approved Tuesday will soon be “irrelevant,” according to the sponsor of a law, set to take effect in July, banning cities...

Hutchinson To Call May 26 Special Session On Possible ‘Superproject’

May 12, 2015 8:18am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he plans to call state legislators back to the Capitol later this month for a special session to consider a bond issue for a potential “superproject”...

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