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Digital exhibit to showcase works of Wright, Jones

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas Libraries' Special Collections and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Library and Archives is unveiling a digital exhibit showcasing the work and lives of architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Fay Jones. Continue reading...

Suggs: Change in wings for LR schools

‘Reform has to come from inside out,’ district chief says

Subscriber onlyOn the first morning of a new era in the Little Rock School District, interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs said change is coming to Arkansas' largest school system, which is now operating under state control. Continue reading...

Boozman backs Cuba-travel bill

50-year embargo hasn’t changed island for better, he says

Subscriber onlyAmericans could freely travel to Cuba under a bill proposed Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators including Arkansas' John Boozman. Continue reading...

Senate votes to spare yoga schools from regulation

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation to bar the state Board of Private Career Education from exerting its authority over yoga-teacher training schools, while the Arkansas House of Representatives OK'd a bill changing the qualifications for small, isolated school districts to receive more funding. Continue reading...

Legislative summary

Subscriber onlyThis is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Thursday in the 90th General Assembly, except for appropriation bills, which, along with other bills and resolutions, may be found at the legislative website: www.arkleg.state.ar.us. Continue reading...

House approves governor's tax-cut bill 95-2

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas House approved a bill Thursday authorizing middle-class tax cuts championed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, including an amendment that repeals only a portion of the 2013 capital-gains tax cut. Continue reading...

House committee OKs bill to prohibit 'webcam abortions'

Proposal says doctor must be in room

Subscriber onlyA bill that would require a physician to be in the room during a chemical abortion was endorsed by a state House committee Thursday and likely will go to the House floor early next week. Continue reading...

Hundreds call insurance office on funeral home

Families’ prepaid contracts at issue; week’s 2nd suit filed

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Insurance Department has been flooded with calls this week concerning prepaid funeral benefits contracts held by a Jacksonville funeral home that surrendered its license last week, department officials said Thursday. Continue reading...

160 turn out to peek at designs for I-30

At 3rd meeting, property owners relieved to see project won’t gobble up land

Subscriber onlyMore than 160 people got a first glimpse Thursday evening at what the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock and North Little Rock might look like if it is widened from six lanes to eight or even 10 lanes. Continue reading...

Look at judges' pay finds need for raises

Panel suggests increase of about 10%

Subscriber onlyThe state's judges need pay raises, according to the citizen task force in charge of adjusting salaries for elected officials. Continue reading...

Jury begins deliberation in prisoner death suit

Subscriber onlyA federal jury began deliberating late Thursday afternoon after hearing three days of testimony in a lawsuit alleging that Saline County and its jailers should be held responsible for the 2011 death of a pretrial detainee. Continue reading...

Marshals Service coins go on sale

Funds raised to benefit proposed Fort Smith museum

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- After six years of planning, coins commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service went on sale Thursday. Continue reading...

LR father takes plea in death of toddler

Subscriber onlyA 24-year-old Little Rock man on Thursday accepted a 40-year prison sentence for fatally scalding his disabled toddler son almost two years ago. Continue reading...

Panel seeking higher-ed chief endorses Powell

Full state board to vote today

Subscriber onlyA committee recommended hiring Brett Powell as the next state Department of Higher Education director Thursday. Continue reading...

UCA considers developing state's 1st optometry school

Subscriber onlyCONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas will finance a study to determine whether it should become the state's first university to offer an optometry school. Continue reading...

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