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State farms, firms support fast-track

But Arkansans in Congress are split on giving Obama trade-deal power

Subscriber onlyArkansas agriculture and business interests are among the groups pushing for Congress to give President Barack Obama authority to fast-track foreign trade deals. Continue reading...

Aim is helping district, state schools chief says

Subscriber onlyWhen the Arkansas Board of Education took control of the Little Rock School District on Wednesday, state Education Commissioner Tony Wood in effect became the School Board for the state's largest school district, adding that to his other duties as head of a state agency. Continue reading...

Board to study boundaries of school districts in county

Subscriber onlyIn the wake of the decision to dismantle the Little Rock School Board and take over Arkansas' largest public school system, the state plans to study what the appropriate school district lines should be within Pulaski County. Continue reading...

Arkansan gets call: He's portrayed in civil-rights movie Selma

Subscriber onlyRoy Reed was surprised to learn that he's portrayed in the movie Selma. The news came in December when Reed, who lives in the Hogeye community in Washington County, got a call from someone at Paramount Pictures. Continue reading...

Jury: 7 not liable in jail death

But panel deadlocks on 2 others in Saline County lawsuit

Subscriber onlySeven of nine Saline County jailers were cleared Saturday of claims that they used excessive force and deliberately ignored the medical needs of a 30-year-old pretrial detainee who died in the jail in 2011. Continue reading...

2 new bills take aim at widening gun-carry rights

2nd Amendment mandate given, GOP lawmakers say

Subscriber onlyTwo bills filed last week to expand concealed-weapon carry permits in the state are the result of a mandate from voters last year, some lawmakers say. Continue reading...

Rivals tout experience in Senate runoff

Small-business owner faces off with telephone company retiree for GOP nod

Subscriber onlyWith early voting starting Tuesday in a special runoff election, Russellville businessman Greg Standridge and former state Rep. Stan Berry of Dover are stressing their experience as they campaign for the Republican nomination in Senate District 16. Continue reading...

Corps, locals differ on ideas to refill, refurbish St. Francis Lake

Subscriber onlyA northeast Arkansas lake created 200 years ago by a mammoth earthquake and once considered a popular fishing venue is now dying because of another act of nature. Continue reading...

LR club owner to revive 5 a.m. plea

City board to hear second request for later alcohol sales

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock club owner Tracy Johnson is going back before the city Board of Directors this week to ask for a second time in as many years to be allowed to extend the hours his business operates. Continue reading...

Violinist gives piece its due with warmth

Subscriber onlyMost soloists, when prompted by an appreciative audience to perform an encore, choose something in a different style from the piece they just played. And violinist Randall Goosby was no exception Saturday night at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center. Continue reading...

Civil War events feature play's cast

Subscriber onlyInteraction with the cast of a Civil War-themed play, along with various lectures and exhibits, highlight a schedule of activities in observance of the war's 150th anniversary as sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Continue reading...

Corvette runs off road; driver killed

Subscriber onlyA Pine Bluff man was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle wreck in Jefferson County, Arkansas State Police said. Continue reading...

I-430/630 revamp opens first ramp

Subscriber onlyThe first completed section of the Big Rock interchange in west Little Rock is now open. Continue reading...

Police beat

Subscriber onlyCounty teen jailed in home invasion Continue reading...

Other days

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