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State legislature news in brief

Subscriber onlyEditor’s note: Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday signed all of the legislation passed in this special session, according to his staff. Continue reading...

Higher Education chief plans exit to Henderson State

Subscriber onlyThe director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education is stepping down after a year and a half on the job to become vice president for finance and administration at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Continue reading...

North Little Rock sale of house approved

New digs needed for Junior League

Subscriber onlyPledging the city's support for the Junior League of North Little Rock's relocation and continued existence, the City Council on Monday approved the sale of the E.O. Manees House, the league's headquarters since 1962. Continue reading...

House passes bill to rename post office for Navy SEAL

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to name the post office in Hot Springs National Park after a war hero from Garland County who died during Operation Enduring Freedom. Continue reading...

Top high school grads announce college plans

Over 60 attend signing event in LR

Subscriber onlyThe highest-achieving members of Little Rock School District's Class of 2016 are planning careers in fields such as medicine, politics, economics, engineering and business after earning degrees from colleges and universities across the nation and in Canada. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyEdward Richard Babbs, 21, of Little Rock appeared intoxicated after punching firefighter Kevin Myers of the Scott Fire Department on Sunday, police said. Babbs was charged with second-degree battery, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. A story in Monday's edition incorrectly reported the suspect's name. Continue reading...

Judge reduces bail in Little Rock man's sex assault case

Physical evidence lacking, he’s told

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County Circuit judge reduced a 32-year-old man's $200,000 bail Monday after hearing that authorities have no physical evidence linking the man to claims that he beat a woman with a bat, hit her with a hammer and sexually assaulted her while holding her against her will. Continue reading...

UAMS taps Suen as 1st Kyser Chair

He has led department for 41 years

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has named Dr. James Y. Suen as the inaugural recipient of the Patricia and J. Floyd Kyser, M.D. Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Continue reading...

Marshallese physician to fill new position at UAMS

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A Marshallese physician will be joining the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in a new faculty position examining health disparities. Continue reading...

Other days

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Daily Record

Subscriber onlyBirths The following is a list of those births reported to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette by area hospitals. It may not be a complete list since parents may ask the hospital not to publicly release the news of a birth. Continue reading...

UA System officials propose tuition, fee increase

University of Arkansas System officials are considering a tuition and fees increase for 10 institutions across the state for fiscal year 2017, according to a budget proposal released Monday. Continue reading...

Arkansas Department of Higher Education director hired at Henderson State

Henderson State University has hired the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education as its vice president for finance and administration. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor's son arrested in Alabama

One of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's sons was arrested Saturday in Alabama on a drug charge, authorities said. Continue reading...

Part of Arkansas still at risk for severe weather

The National Weather Service has removed portions of western Arkansas from a marginal threat for severe weather Monday. Continue reading...