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Harris-owned preschool reaps public money

Audits show such funds 90% of private operation’s budget

Subscriber onlyA for-profit preschool owned by state Rep. Justin Harris and his wife receives about 90 percent of its annual funding from the government, according to audits on file with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Continue reading...

Iran letter stirs debate on meaning of 'sent'

Fans say Cotton didn’t mail it, broke no law; critics say it went out, see breach

Subscriber only A letter to Iranian leaders by Arkansas' U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton earlier this month has unleashed a debate on the meaning of "correspondence" in the digital age and whether the letter violated a 216-year-old federal law banning citizens from communicating with foreign officials. Continue reading...

Clinton advisers grapple with best role for Bill

Subscriber onlyBill Clinton is hungering once again to play a central role in his wife's presidential campaign. And Hillary Rodham Clinton's advisers are once again grappling with how to deploy Bill Clinton, a strategic imperative executed so poorly in 2008 that it resulted in some of the worst moments of her campaign. Continue reading...

Hill joins panel on terror funds

Task force to delve into how U.S. can cut off groups’ cash

Subscriber only U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., has been named to the Financial Service Committee's Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. The temporary group, created March 20, has the task of updating what the country's financial system does to disrupt financing for terrorism groups. Continue reading...

Hurt GI rouses, signs up for trials

Eye is on prize: Warrior Games

Subscriber onlyArkansas National Guard Spc. Samuel Scudder returned from a deployment in Afghanistan last year with a knee injury, nerve damage and hearing loss. Continue reading...

100 remember fallen firefighters

Families find measure of comfort in Capitol memorial

Subscriber onlyJ.B. Hutton Jr. was 77 years old when he responded to a brush fire in Dermott -- the aches of aging and the pleas of his family couldn't keep him away. Continue reading...

New book gives space to architect

Subscriber onlyBUILDING RECOGNITION: Reese Rowland, an architect with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock, is included in a recently released book, South: What it Means to be Here in Heart or in Spirit, by author Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer of Beaufort, S.C. Continue reading...

UA System schools face 19% insurance-cost rise

Subscriber onlyAll of the University of Arkansas System's campuses are reviewing options to handle an increase in employee health insurance premiums. Continue reading...

Conservative group welcomes governor

But protest also greets Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson received a warm welcome Saturday from a Northwest Arkansas group whose mission is to hold conservative officeholders accountable. Getting that welcome, though, required passing through a group of at least a half-dozen protesters. Continue reading...

Singer paying it forward at UCA

Alumna sets up opera contest, returns to help pick winner

Subscriber onlyCONWAY -- Kristin Lewis' job has taken her 6,000 miles from home to opera stages in Vienna and other European cities. Continue reading...

New law in NLR seeks to dispose of used tires

Subscriber onlyReducing the number of discarded tires found in ditches and vacant lots in North Little Rock is the aim of a new city law that will take effect Aug. 1, city officials said last week. Continue reading...

Higher education notebook

Subscriber onlyASU movie festival features Cash film Continue reading...

3 crashes over period of 3 days kill 4

Dead were from Warren, Bluff City, Smackover, El Dorado, state police report

Subscriber onlyA Warren woman was killed early Saturday morning in a head-on collision in Jefferson County, Arkansas State Police said. Continue reading...

As merger nears, 22 hoping to head new ASU campus

Subscriber onlyTwenty-two applicants are contending to become the first chancellor of a soon-to-be Arkansas State University campus. Continue reading...

Texas college leader applies to be chancellor at Phillips

Subscriber onlyThe Phillips Community College chancellorship has drawn another candidate, bringing the total applicants to 19. Continue reading...

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