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Ballot box uncertainties

Court provides victory on marijuana initiative

Subscriber onlyConfusion continues over Arkansas ballot issues. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Prepping the state

Long easing into decision on Little Rock football games

Subscriber onlyRecent comments by Jeff Long, the Arkansas athletics director, portend continued conflict over where the Razorbacks play home football games. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: An early start

Education secretary highlights pre-K efforts in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyA visit from the U.S. secretary of education brought some useful attention to pre-kindergarten education in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: A Savvy response

Miss America holds out hope for return of compromise

Subscriber onlySavvy Shields will get plenty of advice but perhaps none better than what came from Donna Axum Whitworth, the state's first Miss America. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Betting on Hog futures

Trustees give final backing to stadium expansion project

Subscriber onlyIt is a done deal. Donald W. Reynolds Stadium's capacity will be increased by about 4,000 seats and at an estimated cost of $160 million. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Arkansas’ ballot issue blitz

State’s voters now face seven measures during general election

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas general election ballot got more complicated last week. Continue reading...

A reform wrinkle

Again, a crime complicates state efforts for prison changes

Subscriber onlyJust as state lawmakers were being encouraged to ease up on how long parole and probation violators are locked up, another parolee has been accused of murder. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Lawsuit limits fight is on

Powerful interests line up on sides of ballot issue

Subscriber onlyArkansans are about to see two strong interest groups battle for their votes, if a proposed constitutional amendment on medical lawsuits actually makes the general election ballot. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Students told no

UA movement for vote center may not be over

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas won't get an early voting center -- at least not now. Continue reading...

Brenda Blagg: Competing prescriptions

Voters may face two pot-related measures in November

Subscriber onlyArkansas voters may yet see dueling ballot proposals to allow medical marijuana in this state. Continue reading...

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