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Degree seekers stepping up pace

Graduation rates rise in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe number of degree seekers at the state’s public universities remains steady, but those students are now graduating more quickly. Continue reading...

For survivor, changing laws, lives now a calling

Subscriber onlyLaura Webb was lost in thought. Continue reading...

Families, U.S. face off over graveyard fence

At stake, access, protection for Ozarks cemeteries where kin long buried

Subscriber only Arlis Jones found a herd of elk grazing on his mother's grave. Continue reading...

Private colleges' 51% rate a drop

Data show graduation decline

Subscriber onlyWhile the state's public four-year universities are seeing increases in graduation rates, its private universities are experiencing downward trends. Continue reading...

Riverfest visitors from near, far

Backyard tourists as excited for food, fun as out-of-towners

Subscriber onlyUnderneath a "Greetings from Little Rock" sign in Riverfront Park, Riverfest attendees took pictures of themselves as if they were on a postcard. Continue reading...

Mayor inspired by Texas square

Council to hear NLR plaza idea

Subscriber onlyMayor Joe Smith wants to transform North Little Rock's vacant Argenta Plaza into a vibrant area for dining, shopping and the arts and is turning to Fort Worth's popular Sundance Square as the model for success. Continue reading...

Police, officials reach out to Hispanics in LR

Subscriber onlyWhen Joan Adcock is in southwest Little Rock in her official capacity as city director, she often is told by Hispanic residents that they don't trust her, city government or the police. Continue reading...

Conway mayor gets flak on idea for pool

Purchasing old factory raises concern

Subscriber onlyThe City Council is set to decide June 23 whether to buy a former mobile-home manufacturing facility to convert into a community center -- a proposal that has evoked some concerns among leaders of two civic organizations. Continue reading...

Workshop focus: Girls in science

Erasing fear of technical fields aim of UCA conference

Subscriber onlyIn a single day, scores of young women gathered at the University of Central Arkansas, where they solved computer problems, learned about criminal forensics, studied the stars, made paint and even handled snakes. Continue reading...

Ad push to seek plaintiffs in Marlboro tobacco suit

Subscriber onlyAn advertising campaign will begin soon to let Marlboro Lights smokers who bought the cigarettes in Arkansas during a nearly 39-year period know they can apply to join a 12-year-old lawsuit that accuses the manufacturer of deliberately exaggerating the safety of the brand. Continue reading...

God movie No. 2 casts for actors

Subscriber onlyROLL 'EM! A casting call is out in the Little Rock area for a sequel to the popular faith-based film, God's Not Dead. The full-length, low-budget feature movie, God's Not Dead 2, will film for five weeks beginning in early June. Continue reading...

Millage vote a blow to district's plans

Subscriber onlyHot Springs Superintendent Joyce Craft said the district must be "creative" with funding after a proposed 2-mill increase was voted down. Continue reading...

14-year-old held in PB shooting death

Subscriber onlyPine Bluff police arrested a 14-year-old boy Saturday evening in the shooting death of a teenager, according to a Pine Bluff Police Department news release. Continue reading...

Work on Robinson Center to shut section of LaHarpe

Subscriber onlyContinuing renovation of the Robinson Center in downtown Little Rock will require closing a portion of LaHarpe Boulevard through next weekend, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Continue reading...

Man, 21, charged in child-rape case

Subscriber onlyA Greenbrier man was arrested on 21 counts of rape and two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault involving three minors, according to a Lonoke County sheriff's office news release. Continue reading...

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