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Bid to end dry counties in Arkansas to hit ballot

A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot. Continue reading...

34 million expected to travel for holiday

In state, rain forecast deterring few

Subscriber onlyA chance of rain this weekend likely won't deter too many Arkansans from enjoying the three-day Labor Day holiday weekend that traditionally marks the close of summer. Continue reading...

DHS: Let Medicaid aid 2,800 disabled

Subscriber onlyEnhanced Medicaid funding made available under the 2010 health care overhaul law would allow Arkansas to move 2,800 people with developmental disabilities off a waiting list for home-based services, such as help with daily living tasks, the director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services told lawmakers Thursday. Continue reading...

Ghana, state benefits focus of symposium

Subscriber onlyAmong the business suits and ties worn by attendees at a symposium on sustainable farming Thursday in North Little Rock, some participants dressed in kente -- the traditional, brightly colored cloth from Ghana's Volta region. Continue reading...

Master plan for schools accepted

It will guide LR district upgrade

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock School Board on Thursday accepted from consultants a comprehensive facilities master plan -- the data and recommendations from which will be used by school system leaders to craft a final plan for upgrading campuses in the state's largest district. Continue reading...

Political fighting pulls boy into fray

Pre-K bid fodder in House contest

Subscriber onlyA candidate's 4-year-old son has taken center stage in the race for Arkansas House District 35 in Little Rock. Continue reading...

State tells yoga training schools to get licensed

Subscriber onlyArkansas schools that train yoga teachers soon will have to be licensed by the state Board of Private Career Education, which oversees private postsecondary career schools for fields such as real estate, bail bonds, and tattooing and body piercing. Continue reading...

Arkansan nominated for U.S. energy post

PSC’s Honorable called ‘qualified’

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama nominated Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday. Continue reading...

Court denies GOP bid for access to documents on Beebe appointments

Subscriber onlyAn effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose the documents he receives from applicants for his appointments to state boards and commissions has failed in court, with a Pulaski County circuit judge throwing out a GOP Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking to obtain the materials. Continue reading...

Exxon seeking to appeal ruling on class action

Stakes high, it states in filing

Subscriber onlyExxon Mobil has asked a federal appeals court to let the oil giant immediately appeal a judge's decision granting class-action status to an Arkansas couple who sued after the company's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower last year. Continue reading...

Lawmaker chastised on ethics violation

Burris to get letter of caution for failure to disclose fully on personal finances

Subscriber onlyState Rep. John Burris, R-Harrison, will receive a public letter of caution from the state Ethics Commission for violating ethics law by failing to disclose certain information on his personal financial-disclosure reports, according to commission records released Thursday. Continue reading...

Judge denies lower bail in gun-assault case

Subscriber onlyA 19-year-old North Little Rock man accused of shooting into a rival's home told police he believed he was doing the Lord's work when he opened fire, a Pulaski County prosecutor said Thursday. Continue reading...

Pickup driver faces charges in fiery death of passenger

Subscriber onlyA man was arrested Thursday morning after his passenger died in a fiery crash in Evansville, the Arkansas State Police reported. Continue reading...

Rally is scheduled on Albert Pike site

Subscriber onlyARKADELPHIA -- A rally is planned for this weekend in support of reopening the Albert Pike campground for overnight use. Continue reading...

Bank files foreclosure on nonprofit

Subscriber onlySimmons First National Bank has filed a foreclosure action against a North Little Rock nonprofit over a delinquent mortgage on a Main Street property in the city's downtown. Continue reading...

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