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Tom Cotton holds up juvenile justice overhaul in Senate

WASHINGTON — A Senate effort to overhaul the treatment of juveniles in the justice system to avoid unnecessary detentions and keep them out of adult jails has hit a snag in the form of freshman Republican Tom Cotton. Continue reading...

Hopeful a county resident, 3 decide

Ryals is cleared for sheriff’s race

Subscriber onlyThe Faulkner County Election Commission ruled Thursday that Tim Ryals meets residency requirements to serve as Faulkner County sheriff if he is elected to the position. Continue reading...

Private option at issue in House District 94

Subscriber onlyThe Republican primary for state House District 94 is between Rep. Rebecca Petty, the incumbent of Rogers, and the legislator she succeeded, Debra Hobbs. Continue reading...

Once-convicted hopeful stays on ballot, court says

Subscriber onlyA former state legislator once convicted of writing hot checks is now eligible to run for sheriff, according to the state's highest court. Continue reading...

Milligan tussles with lawyer, files complaint

Subscriber onlyThe state's treasurer did not show up for work Wednesday but did go to the prosecuting attorney's office to file a complaint against a Little Rock attorney after an altercation during a Tuesday deposition. Continue reading...

Treasurer's immunity faulty, filing contends

Campaign-finance sanctions sought

Subscriber onlyAttorney Matt Campbell asked a Pulaski County circuit judge on Wednesday to overturn the Arkansas Ethics Commission's decision to grant state Treasurer Dennis Milligan immunity from sanctions for errors in his campaign-finance reports. Continue reading...

Treasurer, lawyer report altercation

Subscriber onlyArkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan plans to seek charges against an attorney after the two had a physical altercation. Continue reading...

Arkansas' 6 in D.C. slam plan as reckless

Subscriber onlyThe six Republicans who make up Arkansas' congressional delegation blasted Democratic President Barack Obama's proposed $4 trillion budget, portraying it as fiscally irresponsible. Continue reading...

Ethics complaint questions fax use

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Ethics Commission will investigate an election complaint filed against District Judge Susan Weaver of Faulkner County. Continue reading...

87-strong 'Arkansas Travelers' crew hoofing N.H. for Clinton

Subscriber onlyScores of Hillary Clinton supporters from Arkansas are trudging through snowy southern New Hampshire hoping to help push the Granite State into the win column today for the Democratic presidential candidate. Continue reading...

D.C. group's ads rip Goodson gifts, trial-lawyer links

$336,245 outlay called ‘dark money’

Subscriber onlyAn out-of-state group has bought more than $335,000 worth of television ads at stations across the state that highlight gifts and campaign contributions from some trial attorneys to a candidate for the Arkansas Supreme Court. Continue reading...

Election today on millage, Little Rock tax

Funds to benefit schools, museum

Subscriber onlyVoters go to the polls today for special elections in Little Rock and in the Jacksonville area to decide on two separate measures -- one on proposed renovations at the Arkansas Arts Center and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, the other on funding for proposed construction projects in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District. Continue reading...

State drops bid to limit bonus to nationally certified teachers

Subscriber onlyFacing opposition from teacher groups, the Arkansas Department of Education will drop a proposal to end annual payments to teachers with National Board Certification after 10 years, Education Commissioner Johnny Key told lawmakers Monday. Continue reading...

Washington group begins ad blitz in Arkansas chief justice race

LITTLE ROCK — A Washington-based group has started television ads portraying Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson as being beholden to trial lawyers and criticizing the chief justice hopeful over gifts and campaign contributions she's received. Continue reading...

Former attorney general becomes D.C. lawyer, registers as Arkansas lobbyist

LITTLE ROCK — Former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been sworn in as a lawyer in Washington and will also begin lobbying lawmakers in Arkansas. Continue reading...

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