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Pulaski County school district asking to reset tax vote

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Special School District would like to push back its millage-extension election by a month to distance itself from a neighboring school district's request. Continue reading...

2 amendment plans advance to full Arkansas Senate

Proposals cover voter ID, limits on lawsuit damages

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas Senate committee on Tuesday advanced two proposed constitutional amendments -- one to limit certain damage awards in civil suits and another to require the Legislature to enact laws mandating that voters present photo identification to have their ballots counted. Continue reading...

6.5% fuel-sales tax in Arkansas road-funds bill

Proposal gives state’s voters final say

Subscriber onlyLegislation that would raise more than $200 million annually to pay for road construction and maintenance was filed Tuesday, but like other recent efforts, it would require that state voters to have the final say. Continue reading...

2 bills bad news for open-records law, experts say

Subscriber onlyTwo legislative bills scheduled for an Arkansas House committee hearing today would gut the state law that gives taxpayers access to public records, according to a law professor and the director of the Arkansas Press Association. Continue reading...

House panel furthers college merger

Subscriber onlyThe House Education Committee voted Tuesday to advance legislation allowing Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute to merge into East Arkansas Community College. Continue reading...

Despite treasurer's dissent, committee backs 3 posts' shift

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas Senate committee Tuesday endorsed legislation that would shift three employees in the state treasurer's office to the purview of the Board of Finance, despite opposition from Treasurer Dennis Milligan's aides. Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber only The calendar of public events of the 91st General Assembly for today, the 52nd day of the 2017 regular session. Continue reading...

Bill assigns election board to secretary of state

Subscriber onlyThe state Board of Election Commissioners would be shifted to the secretary of state's office under legislation that cleared an Arkansas Senate committee on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Accidents kill 4 Arkansans, Missouri man

Subscriber onlyAt least five people died in separate traffic accidents since the weekend, authorities said. Continue reading...

Architect seeks a more inviting Arts Center

Subscriber onlyAs the Arkansas Arts Center embarks on a $46 million expansion and renovation, the project's lead architect said she hopes to make the "fortresslike" building more inviting while tying it in with its surroundings. Continue reading...

Tchaikovsky work's essence found

Subscriber onlyPeter Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in a minor has been one of my favorite pieces of chamber music for -- well, for a lot of years. And Tuesday night's performance of it at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock was certainly a joy to hear. Continue reading...

Plans sought for re-use of 2 elementary schools

LR district sets March 31 deadline

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock School District on Tuesday announced it is seeking proposals for the use of two campuses -- Franklin Elementary and Woodruff Early Childhood Center -- that will no longer house district pupils after this school year. Continue reading...

Body found in fire sent to Crime Lab

Subscriber onlyAuthorities sent the body of a person found in a burned home in southeast Batesville to the state Crime Laboratory to determine the victim's identity. Continue reading...

Beebe man jailed in child's shooting

Subscriber onlyA Beebe man has been arrested in a shooting that critically injured a 7-year-old child, authorities said. Continue reading...

Sherwood sends bones to state lab

Subscriber onlySkeletal remains discovered in woods in Sherwood have been sent to the state Crime Laboratory to be identified. Continue reading...