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UA creates walk-only zone

The University of Arkansas is creating a walk-only zone in the center of the Fayetteville campus Continue reading...

I-49 surface repairs require Benton County lane closures

Surface repairs on Interstate 49 in Benton County will require lane closures next week, officials say. Continue reading...

Ruling finalizes desegregation pact

Subscriber onlyA federal judge on Thursday issued a consent judgment that incorporates the Jan. 13 settlement agreement, dismisses some of the parties and describes the court's role going forward in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit. Continue reading...

Public workers' pension lode up by $1.1 billion

System’s local levy cut again

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System's investments increased in value by $1.1 billion in fiscal 2014 to $7.8 billion as the system reaped gains from robust stock markets, the system's investment consultant reported this week. Continue reading...

Foes explore ways to block anti-bias law

Petition drive considered to put ordinance on ballot

Subscriber onlyOpponents of Fayetteville's newly adopted anti-discrimination ordinance are considering their options to overturn the measure, including a petition drive to put it before the city's voters. Continue reading...

Beebe: Balance tax cuts, services

He touts record at counties event

Subscriber onlyArkansas counties can stay afloat in coming years if tax cuts are balanced with the needs of the government and its people, Gov. Mike Beebe told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Thursday morning. Continue reading...

Stepbrother's killing lands 20-year term

LR man guilty of 2nd-degree murder

Subscriber onlyTristan Duane Lewis was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for killing his 26-year-old stepbrother in a case where there was no question that the 21-year-old Little Rock man had fatally shot the older man. Continue reading...

Woman hit by U-Haul; police nab its driver

Subscriber onlyState troopers and Bryant police arrested the driver of a U-Haul pickup that struck at least two cars and seriously injured a woman early Thursday afternoon. Continue reading...

City laments: Oh, Christmas tree

Conway finds fixes unmade, branches in heap, firm closed

Subscriber onlyCONWAY -- The Christmas tree that "was a lemon from the start" is back in Conway, but no one is celebrating its return. Continue reading...

Romney backs Cotton, says control of Congress crucial

Subscriber onlyFormer Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney finished his tour campaigning for Arkansas Republicans Thursday by endorsing U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton at a North Little Rock news conference. Continue reading...

Inmate wins suit against 2 guards

Jury finds officers liable for damages

Subscriber onlyA state prison inmate who filed a handwritten lawsuit accusing four Arkansas Department of Correction officers of violating his civil rights during a 2011 "beat-down" won a jury verdict against two of the guards on Thursday. Continue reading...

Education panel OKs 4 children's school of choice

Law allows district transfers

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday said four children from two families living outside the Bentonville School District can attend Bentonville schools this school year over the objections of district leaders. Continue reading...

Man riding bike killed in accident

Subscriber onlyA Missouri man riding a bicycle was struck by an SUV and killed Wednesday in Clay County, state police reported. Continue reading...

ASU's campus in Mexico delayed year

Subscriber onlyUnanticipated challenges with providing infrastructure to Arkansas State University's proposed campus in Mexico have led its Mexican partners to request a delay in its opening date, Chancellor Tim Hudson said in a Thursday news release. Continue reading...

Bauxite's counsel resigns, cites task

Subscriber onlyBauxite's city attorney resigned Thursday effective immediately, saying the position diverted "considerable time and resources" away from her private practice. Continue reading...

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