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Day-care ejections upset all in family

State takes lead to curb numbers

Subscriber onlyKristina Chism's voice shook. She pressed her lips tightly together trying to stanch the tears welling up in her eyes. Continue reading...

Homeless kids fly under radar

Law requires that districts ID, aid often-overlooked youths

Subscriber onlyOn Wednesday afternoon, Little Rock Central High School sophomore Kleontae Green had to make the 45-minute trek from school to the homeless shelter on Roosevelt Road where he lives with his mother. Continue reading...

2 Arkansans keep Clinton's A-list supporters visible, on message

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- If singer Cher wants to highlight Hillary Clinton's climate policies, she has some Arkansans who are happy to hand her the talking points. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

Subscriber onlyMuseum dedication delights Boozman Continue reading...

UA System tightens online-degree rules

Subscriber onlyColleges and universities in the University of Arkansas System will face more scrutiny when proposing new degree programs that are fully online. Continue reading...

Characters in novel hit local chord

Subscriber onlyWHAT'S IN A NAME: Tim Green, a former NFL player and New York Times bestselling author whose works include Football Genius and Unstoppable, has a new novel, Left Out, which includes a couple of Arkansas connections. One of the characters in his new book, set for release this month, is named Megan Nickell, in honor of a 12-year-old Central Arkansas Christian student who died in July 2015 after being hit by lightning while playing volleyball on an Alabama beach. The other is Brett Bell, an eighth-grader and fellow classmate of Megan's. The book centers on a boy with cochlear implants whose dream is to play football. The name of Bell (who has cochlear implants) is used for the character who befriends the hearing-impaired boy. Continue reading...

50,000 throng for movable feast

Food-truck festival fills streets in LR

Subscriber onlyFood trucks and pop-up tents lined the streets of downtown Little Rock on Saturday afternoon, peddling everything from deep-fried eats to tarot card readings. Continue reading...

2 in race for state seat talk of issues

They weigh in on ‘pot,’ wage raise

Subscriber onlyHot Springs Democrat Jerry Rephan promised to introduce legislation next year to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.50 to $10 an hour, if he’s elected in House District 25 in the Nov. 8 general election. Continue reading...

Coffers dry, prison program folding up

Pathways to Freedom aim was curbing recidivism, getting inmates on new track

Subscriber onlyA Christianity-focused program with a mission of reducing the return of inmates at one Arkansas prison will close next month after a decade of operation because of its difficulty in raising funds from churches, officials said. Continue reading...

Conway girl, 7, takes biblical show on road

Verse-recitation skills keep her on go

Subscriber onlyCONWAY -- At 7 years old, Sydney Hopson thrives on the Bible, CNN, music and politics. Continue reading...

Federal student aid requests start early

Application period moves up 3 months this year, lets families use ’15 taxes

Subscriber onlyCollege students and high school seniors can begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on Saturday, three months earlier than in previous years. Continue reading...

I-49 lanes to close to mark pavement

Subscriber onlyWork on Interstate 49 in Johnson and Springdale will require overnight lane closures for two nights beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Continue reading...

Shot woman dies; husband charged

Subscriber onlyA Russellville man was being held Saturday in the Pope County jail in the killing of his wife, according to police. Continue reading...

Man arrested in Texarkana club slaying

Subscriber onlyTEXARKANA -- A Texarkana man was taken into custody Wednesday in a fatal nightclub shooting in August. Continue reading...

Two die in crashes in NW Arkansas

Subscriber onlyCrashes on Arkansas roads killed one man Friday and another Saturday, according to preliminary reports released by the Arkansas State Police. Continue reading...

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