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Delegation goes about the state

Week off by Congress sends members among constituents

Subscriber onlyMembers of the congressional delegation were home last week. Congress return Tuesday. Continue reading...

Farmer veterans get Heroes brand

State unveils logo of marketing tool for service members

Subscriber onlyA new program announced Thursday by the state's Veterans Affairs and Agriculture departments will assist veterans and military members who run agricultural operations with advertising their businesses. Continue reading...

GOP senators vow to protect gay-marriage objectors' rights

Subscriber onlySix days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban, the state's 24 Senate Republicans promised to pass legislation so that religious institutions "may choose not to participate in or host marriages that violate their religious beliefs." Continue reading...

Cotton: Fast-track powers to aid state

Obama’s authority unaltered, he says

Subscriber onlyFast-track authority on trade agreements will benefit Arkansas and the United States without expanding the president's power, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Looking at options, GOP says of ruling

State legislators target gay marriage

Subscriber onlyRepublicans in the Arkansas House of Representatives will work with other conservative leaders in the state and nationwide to "explore all available options" to challenge last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal, majority leader Ken Bragg, R-Sheridan, said Tuesday. Continue reading...

New district's board seats draw 3 filers

Subscriber onlyThree people signed up on the first day of the filing period Tuesday as candidates for election Sept. 15 to the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Board. Continue reading...

Cleburne County clerk will resign over same-sex marriage licenses

LITTLE ROCK — A county clerk in Arkansas plans to resign effective Tuesday because of a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Continue reading...

Ruling seen in play in '16

GOP will try to wield it in state, analysts say

Subscriber onlyState politicians say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday striking down bans on same-sex marriage will be a campaign issue in 2016, but they won't know if it's an effective one until votes are cast. Continue reading...

Cotton visits Ukraine servicemen

In recess for July Fourth, state’s D.C. lawmakers head home

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops. Continue reading...

Reaction to Ruling

Subscriber onlyArkansas officials and political activists respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Continue reading...

Reaction to ruling

Subscriber onlyArkansas leaders respond to health care ruling Continue reading...

Senators OK trade bill, send it to president

60-38 vote backs fast-track

Subscriber onlyThe Republican-controlled Senate passed trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but opposed by most lawmakers in his party. Continue reading...

To call for levee fix, governor says whoa

Subscriber onlyThe state Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee chairman, Jason Rapert, wants the Arkansas Legislature to convene and address problems with the state's largely unregulated levee system. Continue reading...

Inquiry started in filing of forms

State police look at clerk’s office

Subscriber only The Arkansas State Police has begun an investigation to determine whether one or more employees in the Faulkner County clerk's office tampered with public officials' past-due statements of financial interest to make it appear that they had been filed on time, a spokesman said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Hutchinson says Wal-Mart Confederate flag decision 'makes some sense'

Governor in TV interview: Arkansas flag 'not a symbol of divisiveness'

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that Wal-Mart's decision to stop selling the Confederate flag is one that "makes some sense." Continue reading...

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