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State to see ice, sleet, snow, near-record lows; 'significant accumulations' expected

Travel, utility issues likely in latest round of wintry weather, forecaster says

Much of Arkansas was set to go under winter storm warnings Wednesday for a system that's expected to drop "significant accumulations" of sleet and snow over a large swath of the state, the National Weather Service said. Continue reading...

Bill to expand parolee services moves to House

Senate clears it in 33-0 vote

Subscriber onlyLegislation designed to complement Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to combat prison crowding easily cleared the Senate on Monday. Continue reading...

Hutchinson nominates Key for education commissioner

To hire ex-legislator, qualifications need legal change

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday submitted the name of former Sen. Johnny Key as his choice for the job of state education commissioner, overseeing the state's 237 school districts and 18 charter school systems that together serve more than 460,000 students. Continue reading...

2 citizens speak out against salary raises

Subscriber onlyWith significant pay raises expected for state lawmakers, including a recommended 148 percent increase for legislators, only two citizens appeared before the commission to criticize the proposals to increase pay for state officials. Continue reading...

Cancer killed Missouri gunman's mom before rampage

Subscriber onlyA 74-year-old Tyrone, Mo., woman died last week from cancer, a Missouri coroner said Monday. Continue reading...

Ex-Sen. Pryor takes job with D.C. law firm

Subscriber onlyFormer Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor has joined a law firm in Washington, D.C., and will counsel clients on issues at the intersection of law, policy and business. Continue reading...

Legislative summary

This is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Monday 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...

LR cancer center gets $10M

UAMS plans diagnostic center, new post with grants

Subscriber onlyStuart Cobb received two tokens after her final treatment for a form of multiple myeloma. Continue reading...

Daily Record

Subscriber onlyMeeting announcements published exclusively on Arkansas Online, the newspaper's website, can be found at www.arkansasonline.com/tools/meetings/. Continue reading...

Legislators hear from foes of bill to cut jobless aid

Struggling workers hit upon again, one tells black caucus

Subscriber onlyMembers of the Legislative Black Caucus heard Monday from opponents of proposed legislation that would cut unemployment benefits for out-of-work Arkansans. Continue reading...

Anti-bias law letter shakes up chamber

Eureka Springs business group fires CEO after statement; chairman resigns

Subscriber onlyThe president and chief executive officer of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce was fired Monday, and its board chairman resigned Friday after backlash from the chamber's opposition to the city's anti-discrimination law. Continue reading...

State cash payouts get second look

Subscriber onlyLegislators upheld a cash award to a farmer whose crops were damaged by a prison farmer, altered the cash award to the family of a woman who choked in state custody, and ordered a rehearing of a dispute between a roads contractor and the state's Highway Department. Continue reading...

40th Rep season brings Windfall world premiere

Subscriber onlyArkansas Repertory Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary season with the unveiling of six productions for the 2015-2016 Mainstage season. Continue reading...

Another cold blast blowing into state

36-hour forecast includes 50-degree temperature drop, rain, sleet and snow

Subscriber onlyForecasters expect temperatures to drop by more than 50 degrees across Arkansas during the next 36 hours as yet another round of cold, arctic air blusters into the state and brings along freezing rain, sleet and snow. Continue reading...

NLR council adopts anti-bias ordinance

Policy update affects only city workers

Subscriber onlyCity employees in North Little Rock can't be discriminated against because of sexual orientation, gender identity or other factors under a written policy adopted by the City Council on Monday. Continue reading...

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