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Plan a Safe July 4

Jul 01, 2015 1:23pm

LITTLE ROCK - Since 1776, Americans have celebrated Independence Day with festivities ranging from barbecues and parades to concerts and fireworks. These traditions are great opportunities for...

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Washington Digest: Obama Given Authority To “Fast Track” Trade Deal

Jun 27, 2015 5:06am

WASHINGTON – After several weeks of fits and starts, Congress last week voted to grant President Obama “fast track” authority to advance an upcoming trade agreement.

Lawmakers had lurched as...

AG Rejects Wording Of Proposal To Shorten Term Limits

Jun 26, 2015 5:07am

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Thursday rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would shorten term limits for state legislators.

In her opinion rejecting...

Court: NCIC Search Violated Hunter’s Rights

Jun 26, 2015 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers violated a hunter’s constitutional rights when they requested a criminal-records check of the hunter in the absence of a reasonable...

Arkansas Flags To Be Lowered To Half-Staff For Victims Of SC Shooting

Jun 26, 2015 5:00am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ordered that Arkansas flags be flown at half-staff Friday as an expression of respect and public sorrow for the victims of the South Carolina church shooting...

Potential Special Session Should Include Levees, State Senator Says

Jun 25, 2015 10:17am

LITTLE ROCK — A state senator said Wednesday that problems with the state’s levee districts should be on the agenda if the Legislature is called back into session to consider creating a state-...

Trade Promotion Authority Bill Passes With Support Of Boozman, Cotton

Jun 25, 2015 10:15am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to give President Barack Obama and future presidents authority to negotiate trade deals and send them to Congress for an up-or-down vote, with no possibility of amendments,...

Hutchinson Tells Highway Funding Panel To Consider Political Realities

Jun 25, 2015 10:13am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday told a working group looking for new sources of highway funding that he wants it to make recommendations that are creative but also politically...

Arkansas Delegation Supports Governor’s Request For Disaster Declaration

Jun 25, 2015 10:11am

LITTLE ROCK — All six members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation sent a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama supporting Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request for a federal disaster declaration...

Hutchinson Expects Quick Resolution Of PARCC Dispute

Jun 24, 2015 10:54am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson acknowledged Tuesday that he and the state Board of Education have been “at loggerheads” over who should provide the state with standardized tests next year but...

Mediation Fails In Defamation Suit Against Milligan, Staffer; Trial Sought

Jun 24, 2015 10:52am

LITTLE ROCK — An attempt to resolve a defamation lawsuit against state Treasurer Dennis Milligan and his top aide through mediation has failed, according to a court filing.

In a filing...

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