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Senate Approves Tougher Sanctions On North Korea

Feb 11, 2016 1:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ senators on Wednesday hailed the Senate’s unanimous passage of a bill to toughen sanctions on North Korea and accused President Barack Obama of failing to clamp down on...

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Arkansas Delegation Slams Obama Budget

Feb 10, 2016 12:37pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ congressional delegation gave low marks to the proposed budget that President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday.

The $4.1 trillion budget plan for the coming fiscal year...

Innovation Hub To Expand To Eastern Arkansas

Feb 10, 2016 6:05am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization based in North Little Rock that promotes entrepreneurship, said Tuesday it will expand its operations into eastern...

Education Department Withdraws Proposal To Reduce Teacher Bonuses

Feb 09, 2016 5:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — State Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Monday the state Department of Education is withdrawing a proposal to reduce bonuses for teachers who obtain certification from the...

Hutchinson Speaks At Black History Month Ceremony

Feb 09, 2016 5:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — A pioneering female surgeon and a successful publisher are among the Arkansas natives who have contributed to black history and “helped shape the world,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said...

Cities Prepare For Mosquito Season Amid Concerns About Zika Virus

Feb 08, 2016 6:05am

LITTLE ROCK — The mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in Arkansas, a fact that health officials and city governments are keeping in mind as cases of the virus continue to be...

Some Lawmakers Object To Scaling Down Teacher Bonus Program

Feb 08, 2016 12:13am

LITTLE ROCK — Ten members of the state House Education Committee are objecting to a proposal by the state Department of Education to scale down a program that rewards teachers who are certified by...

Washington Digest: Energy Bill Stalled Over Flint Water Crisis

Feb 06, 2016 6:05am

WASHINGTON – A broadly supported energy bill was sidelined last week in the Senate as policymakers clashed over how to address the crisis over lead-tainted municipal water found poisoning children...

<p>Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to reporters Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, after giving a speech at the Arkansas Economic Developers’ winter conference in Little Rock. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Hutchinson Says He’s Encouraged By Meeting With Federal HHS Official

Feb 05, 2016 10:28am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he was encouraged by a meeting Monday in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on possible changes to...

State Launches Ad Campaign Aimed At Economic Development

Feb 05, 2016 10:25am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston announced Thursday the launch of Arkansas Inc., an advertising campaign aimed at...

Milligan Fined $400 For Omissions In Campaign Finance Reports

Feb 05, 2016 10:24am

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Dennis Milligan has agreed to pay a fine and be issued a public letter of warning for violating campaign-finance laws.

Milligan signed a settlement agreement...

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