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Boozman to meet with Northwest Arkansas leaders

ROGERS — U.S. Sen. John Boozman plans to meet with bankers, mayors and business owners in Northwest Arkansas for roundtable discussions about the economic and infrastructure needs in the region. Continue reading...

Senate backs likeness-rights bill's veto

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday vetoed a bill championed by family members of famed University of Arkansas football Coach and Athletic Director Frank Broyles. Continue reading...

Arkansan forms Bush-allied nonprofit

Ex-Wal-Mart exec’s setup allows limitless, unnamed giving

Subscriber onlyA nonprofit group that can collect unlimited amounts of money in secret was quietly established in Arkansas in February by a friend and former staff member of Jeb Bush ahead of the Republican's expected White House bid. Continue reading...

Children's Hospital saying no to new hires who smoke

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock has a new message for potential employees: Smokers need not apply. Continue reading...

Benghazi panel seeks to quiz Clinton by May 1

Subscriber onlyThe chairman of a House committee investigating 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that he wants to interview former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by May 1. Continue reading...

Senate approves bill raising capital gains exempt from taxes

Critic notes move cuts into funding, services of community health centers

Subscriber onlyLegislation that would restore the 2013 capital gains tax cuts repealed by the Arkansas Legislature earlier in the session sailed through the Arkansas Senate on Tuesday over the objection of the Senate Democratic leader. Continue reading...

Bill passes to expand power for legislators over agencies

Subscriber onlyThe House overwhelmingly pushed through a Senate bill that would give lawmakers greater power over state agencies. Continue reading...

Ballot title OK'd for gay-rights petition

Subscriber onlyA ballot proposal aimed at extending civil-rights protections to gay Arkansans and others took a step forward Tuesday. Continue reading...

Governor gets last re-homing bill

Measure makes relocating adopted children a felony

Subscriber onlyLawmakers sent the last bill aimed at ending the practice of "re-homing" adopted children in the state to the governor's office Tuesday. Continue reading...

4 vacant NLR schools to go to one buyer for $500,000

Subscriber onlyThe North Little Rock School Board on Tuesday dealt with the issue of unused school buildings, voting to sell four campuses to a single buyer for $500,000 and making arrangements to demolish other abandoned schools if buyers can't be found. Continue reading...

Recorded confession details parents' deaths

It’s key evidence in son’s murder trial

Subscriber onlyA 35-year-old man accused of killing his Little Rock parents told police he stabbed them after they first attacked him with knives because he had questioned them about the way they treated his 12-year-old sister. Continue reading...

Jailer in drug case loses job

Smuggling arrest leads to his firing

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County jail officer who was arrested at work over the weekend and accused of smuggling contraband into the lockup was fired Tuesday. Continue reading...

NAACP branch urges PB official to resign over post

Subscriber onlyThe Pine Bluff branch of the NAACP and others asked Tuesday for a city alderman to resign, saying he purposely used a racial slur during an online debate. Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyThis is the tentative calendar of public events of the 90th General Assembly for today, the 80th day of the 2015 legislative session. Continue reading...

NLR doctor cleared in sex-assault case

Judge tosses charge, says prosecutors lack proof man groped patient

Subscriber onlyA North Little Rock doctor accused of molesting a patient was cleared of wrongdoing at trial Tuesday by a Pulaski County judge who ruled prosecutors did not have enough proof to show a crime was committed. Continue reading...

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