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Key resigning from state Senate for UA job

State Sen. Johnny Key is stepping down from his seat to take a lobbying job with the University of Arkansas system. Continue reading...

AG asks judge to keep marriage ban in place

Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to strike down the state's gay marriage ban, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate state interest. Continue reading...

Flash flood watch issued as heavy rains approach state

LITTLE ROCK — A flash flood watch goes into effect in western Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon as storms bringing heavy rainfall head toward the state. Continue reading...

Stephens Media moving Fort Smith, Van Buren printing operations

Stephens Media will shift printing and mailroom operations from Van Buren and Fort Smith to Northwest Arkansas, a move that will reportedly affect about three-dozen employees. Continue reading...

Superior Industries to shutter Rogers plant, cut 500 jobs

ROGERS — A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Continue reading...

It’s in their makeup

There once was a shade-tree political consultant who got fired by a politician who accused him—falsely, I hope to heck—of just flat-dab making up a poll. Continue reading...

Barber, 3 others see sentencing put off until fall

1 asks again to withdraw plea

Subscriber onlySentencings for former Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber and three of his co-defendants that were set for next month have been delayed until the fall. Continue reading...

Alcohol petition supporter says deadline miss is likely

Subscriber onlyThe sponsor of a petition to repeal the ban on retail alcohol sales in Newton County said this week that it appears unlikely that she will be able to gather the approximately 2,200 signatures necessary to get the measure on the November ballot. Continue reading...

Vote to shutter 7 polling places errant, AG says

Opinion faults election panel

Subscriber onlyThe Sebastian County Election Commission erred when it closed seven polling places before the May 20 primary election, according to an opinion from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. Continue reading...

Madison County gets jail-solution deadline

Meet standards by Aug. 25, state says

Subscriber onlyMadison County officials have until Aug. 25 to satisfy state jail standards on staffing and until Nov. 5 to have a long-term plan in place for expanding the jail before state officials will take steps to close it, a state official said. Continue reading...

State sets deadline to resolve jail woes

Subscriber onlyMadison County officials have until Aug. 25 to satisfy state jail standards on staffing and until Nov. 5 to have a long-term plan in place for expanding the jail before state officials will take steps to close it, a state official said. Continue reading...

Springdale Housing Authority To Increase Flat Rent

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Idella Cleaver said she won't have enough money to pay for groceries and bills when her rent goes up. Continue reading...

Bentonville Library Friends To Hold Book Sale

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The Friends of the Bentonville Library will host a Scholastic Book Fair just as the school year approaches. Continue reading...

Benton County Municipal Filings

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- These candidates filed for municipal offices in Benton County on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Repaving To Close Maple Street In Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A seven-block section of Maple Street, on the north side of the University of Arkansas campus, will be closed in two phases during the next two weeks while workers with the city Transportation Division repave the street. Continue reading...

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