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Sean Beherec

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State bucking inmate trend

Arkansas’ prison population has risen as South’s has fallen, report says

Subscriber onlyThe total number of state prison inmates held in the 15 Southern Legislative Conference states has declined in recent years, while the number imprisoned in Arkansas has increased in three of the past four fiscal years covered by an annual study, according to a new conference report. Continue reading...

For wrongly convicted, no state payout

Arkansas 1 of 20 lacking compensation law; officials point to other avenues

Subscriber onlyArkansas is one of 20 states without a law providing compensation to people who are wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Continue reading...

Kill state liquor bill, group's filing asks

Subscriber onlyAn attorney for Little Rock law firm Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mark Martin's office Monday, asking him to not certify a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize statewide alcohol sales. Continue reading...

$100 million for new prison to go before legislators in '15

Subscriber onlyState corrections officials told a joint legislative committee Thursday that they will ask the Legislature for funding during next year's session to build a new prison that would cost up to $100 million. Continue reading...

Finance reports are filed in races

Ross raises more than Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross outraised his Republican opponent by $54,000 in June, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. Continue reading...

Arkansan helps pick '16 GOP host city

Party’s convention set for Cleveland; Barnett said 1st from state on site panel

Subscriber onlyThe Republican National Committee group that selected Cleveland as the site for the party's 2016 national convention included a longtime Arkansas Republican with five decades of national convention experience. Continue reading...

Endangered birds found dead on island

U.S., state agencies launch investigation to find gunman who shot terns

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are investigating the illegal killing of endangered birds on the Arkansas River this summer. Continue reading...

Legislative panel rejects $460,000 for ex-inmate

Subscriber onlyA legislative subcommittee Tuesday rejected a $460,000 Claims Commission award to a former Clark County man who served more than 11 years in prison before a special prosecutor dropped the charges against him. Continue reading...

Signatures in to add alcohol, wage to ballot

Subscriber onlyGroups supporting proposed ballot measures to allow statewide alcohol sales and raise Arkansas' minimum wage submitted signatures to the secretary of state's office Monday -- the last day to do so to get on the ballot this year. Continue reading...

Job training moves up on state agenda

Development chief says workforce skills often come up short for industry

Subscriber onlyPolitical leaders from both parties are talking about workforce training and say it'll be a priority when the General Assembly convenes early next year. Continue reading...

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