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Arkansas governor announces board to find cost savings

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has formed a 15-member board that he says will look at ways to save costs in state government and identify ways to operate more efficiently. Continue reading...

Japan company agrees to buy firm that owns 33 Arkansas newspapers for $3.3B

Tokyo-based SoftBank Group Corp. has agreed to pay $3.3 billion in cash to acquire Fortress Investment Group of New York, an owner of more than 120 newspapers nationwide, including 33 in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Gay marriage, abortion amendment ideas fall short in Arkansas Senate

LITTLE ROCK — An effort to push for amendments to the U.S. Constitution banning gay marriage and abortion have fallen short in the Arkansas Senate by one vote. Continue reading...

After district says it can't host town hall for Sen. Tom Cotton, location moved again

Sen. Tom Cotton said Monday afternoon that a venue location has been set for a midweek town hall in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Proposal would expand Arkansas campus carry to some students, visitors

LITTLE ROCK — A compromise struck between Gov. Asa Hutchinson and lawmakers would expand a plan allowing concealed handguns on college campuses to include some students and visitors, if they undergo training. Continue reading...

Man stabbed, truck stolen in North Little Rock robbery, officials say

Subscriber onlyCaller tells police: Stabbed in robbery Continue reading...

Parachuting accident proves fatal, Arkansas police say

Subscriber onlyA person died Sunday in a parachuting accident in Conway County, authorities said. Continue reading...

Veterans behind push to retain military retirees in Arkansas

Group’s aim: Keep skilled, working-age force in state

Subscriber onlyArkansas positioned itself to jump from the bottom of the list of military-friendly states to the top when it exempted military retirement pay from state income tax two weeks ago, according to supporters of the measure. Continue reading...

Facing aid loss, Pulaski County Special School District to cut expenses

School chief: Going to have to manage

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Special School District -- the recipient of millions in state desegregation aid for nearly three decades -- is being transformed in its finances and programs to operate like most other districts. Continue reading...

Suspect in break-in fatally shot by Arkansas officers after opening fire, police say

Subscriber onlyA man suspected of breaking into a house was fatally shot by law enforcement officers Sunday morning after he reportedly opened fire on them in Marion County, Arkansas State Police said. Continue reading...

Little Rock hotel's fire alarms cause distress, resident's suit says

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Fire Department responded to more than 500 alarms set off in the Albert Pike Hotel in downtown Little Rock since 2015, and more than 50 percent of those calls were because of unintentional smoke detector activation. Continue reading...

Arkansas House looks to pare list of amendments

Subscriber onlyArkansas legislative leaders hope the House this week will decide which constitutional amendment proposed by a House member should be referred to voters next year. Continue reading...

In Little Rock study, new apartment complexes' ill effects nil

UALR scrutinizes values, crime near new apartments

Subscriber onlyNew apartment complexes in Little Rock have either no effect or a positive effect on nearby single-family home values, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock study commissioned by the city has found. Continue reading...

County clears Arkansas golf course's tax bill

Ruling exempts Pine Bluff land

Subscriber onlyThe City of Pine Bluff's delinquent property tax bill for Harbor Oaks Golf Course was wiped clean by Jefferson County officials Friday, ending a long-held point of contention between the entities. Continue reading...

George Washington's Birthday/Daisy Gatson Bates Day closings

Subscriber onlyThe following state, federal and local government offices’ schedules may be affected by holiday observances today. The federal government observes George Washington’s Birthday, while state and local offices observe both Washington’s Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day. Continue reading...

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