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Scalia says merits of statutes not his call

Subscriber onlyMOUNTAIN HOME -- Between fishing for rainbow trout and hunting for turkeys in northern Arkansas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke twice Thursday at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Continue reading...

Scalia: Statutes' merit not my call

Justice visits Mountain Home

Subscriber onlyBetween fishing for rainbow trout and hunting for turkeys in northern Arkansas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke twice Thursday at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Continue reading...

Lawyer: Malware located on drive

Says city police’s attorney sent it

Subscriber onlyA lawyer representing three Fort Smith police officers in a whistleblower case said Monday that someone tried to hack into his computer by giving him an external hard drive contaminated with malicious software. Continue reading...

Jokes in files given to UA by Bumpers

Subscriber onlyTiny towns and talking dogs were topics of jokes for former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers. Continue reading...

To beat storms, town pitches in to fix bridge

Subscriber onlyZINC -- When an 87-year-old footbridge over Sugar Orchard Creek collapsed in June, the people in Zinc in Boone County knew they didn't have time to apply for a grant to get it fixed. Continue reading...

Swept-away driver found in creek

Subscriber onlyThe body of George Joseph Pyshny, 56, of Carroll County, was recovered Monday from the Leatherwood Creek arm of Table Rock Lake. Continue reading...

Reynolds winding up years of giving

Its legacy visible across Arkansas

Subscriber onlyA $10 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation transformed this city's public library into a showplace and destination. Continue reading...

Phone booth historic site, hello?

Panel nominates it, says place on U.S. list has nice ring to it

Subscriber onlyOnce a common sight along highways across America, telephone booths are becoming so rare that one is being nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading...

Bumpers' journals real, gone from UA

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The diaries of former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers will be permanently removed from the Bumpers Papers collection at the University of Arkansas library, where they have been available for public inspection for the past year, said Brent Bumpers, the former senator's son. Continue reading...

Ex-lawmaker Hammerschmidt, 92, dies

Lumberman was state’s first GOP congressman since Reconstruction

Subscriber onlyJohn Paul Hammerschmidt, the Harrison lumberman turned congressman who helped build the state's modern Republican Party and an infrastructure that energized Northwest Arkansas' economic development, died Wednesday at Regency Hospital in Springdale. He was 92. Continue reading...

Ex-lawmaker Hammerschmidt, 92, dies

Lumberman was state’s first GOP congressman since Reconstruction

Subscriber onlyJohn Paul Hammerschmidt, the Harrison lumberman turned congressman who helped build the state's modern Republican Party and an infrastructure that energized Northwest Arkansas' economic development, died Wednesday at Regency Hospital in Springdale. He was 92. Continue reading...

Files show $350,000 paid to preschool's 2

Shareholder dividends tallied since ’09

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Justin Harris and his wife, Marsha Harris, have received more than $350,000 since 2009 in shareholder distributions from Growing God's Kingdom, the West Fork preschool they own, according to audits filed with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Continue reading...

Harris-owned preschool reaps public money

Audits show such funds 90% of private operation’s budget

Subscriber onlyA for-profit preschool owned by state Rep. Justin Harris and his wife receives about 90 percent of its annual funding from the government, according to audits on file with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Continue reading...

Beauties, politicians thumped in diaries

Arkansans’ talks ‘boring,’ ‘tedious’

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers was critical of beauty queens, long-winded politicians and Ronald Reagan, in particular, according to diaries in the University of Arkansas library. Continue reading...

UA says 'deed of gift' for Bumpers' papers allows access cutoffs

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The family of former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers can restrict access to his papers in the University of Arkansas library's special collections department, according to a 15-year-old agreement between the family and the university. Continue reading...

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