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Rutledge Hires Solicitor General

Jul 31, 2015 11:54am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday she has hired Lee Rudofsky as Arkansas solicitor general.

“Arkansas was one of only a few states without a solicitor...

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Proposed Settlement Of Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Fair, Government Argues

Jul 30, 2015 10:47am

LITTLE ROCK — A proposed settlement in a lawsuit over a 2013 oil spill in Mayflower is fair, adequate, reasonable and consistent with the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Justice Department argued in a...

Highway Funding Extension Clears House With Arkansas Delegation’s Support

Jul 30, 2015 10:45am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to extend authority to spend federal money on highway projects for three more months passed in the House on Wednesday with the support of all four members from Arkansas.

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Board Ends Program That Allowed Killer To Work In Mountain Home

Jul 30, 2015 10:44am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Corrections voted Wednesday to end a pilot program that allowed the city of Mountain Home to put state prison inmates to work as laborers.

The program, which...

Griffin Says Common Core Needs Changes, New Name

Jul 29, 2015 9:53am

LITTLE ROCK — Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday he believes Arkansas should make changes to the Common Core State Standards and give them a new name.

On Thursday, a task force created by Gov...

AG Wins Default Judgment Against Online Marketing Company

Jul 29, 2015 9:51am

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Tuesday her office has won a $194,500 default judgment against a company that failed to respond to a federal lawsuit alleging violations of...

Highway Official: Pulled Projects Would Have Supported 7,500 Jobs

Jul 29, 2015 9:49am

LITTLE ROCK — Nearly 7,500 jobs would have been created or retained by highway projects that the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has pulled this year, AHTD Director Scott Bennett...

Governor To Seek $7.4 Million To Open 200 Prison Beds

Jul 28, 2015 10:00am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he plans to ask a legislative committee next week to approve a request for $7.4 million to open 200 additional prison beds in Pine Bluff.

The...

Zero Mountain To Add Capacity, Workers

Jul 28, 2015 9:59am

FORT SMITH — Zero Mountain on Monday announced that it is increasing significantly its workforce and footprint in Fort Smith.

The company has acquired the 206,000 square-foot Southpark...

Obama: Rhetoric By Huckabee, Cotton On Iran Deal ‘Sad’

Updated: Jul 28, 2015 9:57am

LITTLE ROCK — Recent comments by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton regarding the Iran nuclear deal are part of a pattern of rhetoric that “would be considered...

Newly Effective State Laws Include Bans On ‘Revenge Porn,’ Voyeurism Via Drone

Jul 26, 2015 5:06am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans cannot legally distribute “revenge porn” or make voyeuristic use of drones but can carry concealed handguns into more places, including polling places, under new state laws...

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