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Q&A: Democrat, Libertarian Challenge Secretary Of State

Oct 23, 2014 5:06am

LITTLE ROCK — A former county and state election official and a political activist are challenging Arkansas’ incumbent secretary of state.

Republican Mark Martin, 46, of Prairie Grove is...

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State Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.2 Percent

Oct 22, 2014 12:00pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in September, according to labor statistic released Tuesday.

The state’s jobless rate was 1.5...

Three Issues: 4th District Congressional Candidates On Infrastructure, ISIS, Farm Bill

Oct 22, 2014 11:55am

WASHINGTON — Three candidates are competing to represent Arkansas’s 4th District, which includes Pine Bluff and most of the state’s southern counties.

The candidates — Bruce Westerman, 46, a...

McDaniel Announces School Safety Initiative

Oct 22, 2014 11:53am

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday the launch of a training initiative for law enforcement officers, educators and emergency responders to help schools prepare for...

Huckabee Headlines Rutledge Rally

Oct 21, 2014 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee vouched for the character of attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge during a Republican Party rally on Monday, the first day of early voting...

Alcohol Sales Survives Ballot Challenge

Oct 17, 2014 10:58am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a challenge to a ballot proposal to make alcohol sales legal in all 75 Arkansas counties.

The state’s highest court...

Secretary Of State: No Photo Needed To Vote, But Issue Not Dead

Oct 17, 2014 10:56am

LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin said Thursday that voters will not be required to show photo identification at the polls in the Nov. 4 general election, although he is exploring...

Accusations Fly In Gubernatorial Debate

Oct 17, 2014 10:54am

CONWAY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and Democratic candidate Mike Ross seized on things from each other’s backgrounds to criticize and called each other flip-floppers during...

Highway Director: Most Ideas For Funding Roads Involve Tax Hikes

Oct 17, 2014 5:06am

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Several possible proposals for addressing the state’s highway needs are being considered in advance of the 2015 legislative session, most them involving tax increases, the...

Lt. Gov. Hopefuls Debate Office’s Role

Oct 17, 2014 5:05am

CONWAY — The two majority candidates running for lieutenant governor discussed their plans and goals if elected during a debate Thursday, while the Libertarian candidate said the office has little...

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law

Oct 16, 2014 11:29am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down Arkansas’ voter identification law on Wednesday, just days ahead of the start of early voting for the Nov. 4 general election.

The court...

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