Few schools seek free-meal option

Districts fear losing funds

Posted: July 7, 2014 at 3:46 a.m.

More than a third of Arkansas' 238 school districts will have the option next year to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all of their students under a new federal program.

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Arkansan chosen to paint Beebe's portrait

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/21/14--  Gov. Mike Beebe speaks at an event at the state Capitol Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program. Since it's inception, more than $700 million has been administered through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

A new artist will paint the Arkansas governor's official portrait for the first time in 35 years. Read »

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JPs ready to review code edits

A proposal that seeks to loosen some restrictions on a zoning code designed to control development in an area around the central Arkansas water supply will go before the Pu... Read »