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Hutchinson calls for changes to HB1228

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday asked that legislators amend House Bill 1228 to reflect terms of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Continue reading...

Historic Garland County bridge listed for demolition

Subscriber onlyA bridge that has spanned a south Garland County creek for nearly a century has landed on a state list for demolition. Continue reading...

Four budget bills pass in state's House, Senate

Proposals offer $133M rise; chambers’ final votes today

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives handily approved identical bills Tuesday that boost state general spending by $133 million in the fiscal year starting July 1 to $5.18 billion. Continue reading...

Panel backs bill changing history-course rules

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- A bill designed to correct what critics see as deficiencies in new curriculum standards for hisotry study in public schools won committee approval Tuesday. Continue reading...

Elm Springs residents greet wind farm plans with skepticism, hostility

Elm Springs site under consideration

Subscriber onlyELM SPRINGS -- Residents of this small town west of Springdale were skeptical and occasionally outright hostile toward a nearby proposed wind farm during a packed town hall meeting Tuesday. Continue reading...

Records

Subscriber onlyArrests 4th Judicial Drug Task Force Cynthia Myers, 52, of 31288 Jerry Lane in Springdale was arrested Monday in connection with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was at the Washington County Detention Center with a $3,500 bond Tuesday. Continue reading...

Fayetteville robber left empty-handed

Subscriber onlyPolice have no suspects after a man robbed a business with a gun Monday night, Craig Stout, department spokesman, wrote in an email Tuesday. Continue reading...

Bentonville liquor store permit withdrawn

Subscriber only The applicant who wanted to open a liquor store near Memorial Park has withdrawn his request for a conditional use permit. Continue reading...

Lowell to fill vacant City Council position

Subscriber onlyThe City Council could fill one vacated seat during its April meeting only to have another seat vacated in May. Continue reading...

Consultants work on UA parking issues

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Transportation consultants brought plenty of ideas with them to the University of Arkansas this week, putting them on display in the Arkansas Union to get feedback on proposed changes in how people get to and from the university. Continue reading...

Three counties to get Civil War signs

Subscriber onlyThree applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial historical markers have been approved for three counties, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission announced. Continue reading...

Tontitown firefighters step aside for volunteers

Subscriber onlyTONTITOWN -- City firefighters will no longer have jobs or volunteer positions in the city today as the volunteer fire department takes over, Mayor Paul Colvin said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs police called about suspicious package

Subscriber onlyBentonville Bomb Squad and Siloam Springs police investigated a suspicious package found in an elementary school parking lot. Continue reading...

Fayetteville could end board term limits

Changes would apply to citizen boards, committees

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A proposal by Alderman Alan Long would do away with term limits for all resident boards and committees. Continue reading...

Fayetteville library should put off expansion, committee says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The city's public library should return $2 million set aside for a proposed expansion back to the library's foundation instead, members of the facility's revenue committee said Tuesday. Continue reading...

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