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End policy, state bishop, Congress members urge

Subscriber onlyIt's immoral for hard-hearted officials to separate children from their parents, Catholic Bishop Anthony B. Taylor said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Bid on governing-change vote fails

Proposal for LR would have put at-large question on ballot

Subscriber onlyThe majority of the Little Rock Board of Directors decided Tuesday not to send a proposal to voters this November to do away with at-large membership on the board. Continue reading...

1st-time entrant is new JP

Incumbent loses in Pulaski County

Subscriber onlyA newcomer unseated the incumbent who'd represented District 10 on the Pulaski County Quorum Court for two decades, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff primary election. Continue reading...

Sherwood approves tax issue

Two-part levy will help pay for road projects, city services

Subscriber onlyA sales-tax increase to revamp Sherwood roads and revive stagnant revenue was supported by voters in Tuesday's special election. Continue reading...

Payout for Hot Springs' ousted city manager set at $223,312

Subscriber onlyThe former Hot Springs city manager will receive $223,312.20 in severance after resigning last week over accusations that he made racially insensitive remarks to a black Hot Springs School District administrator in the gated community where both men lived. Continue reading...

Election results

Subscriber onlyThese are unofficial returns from runoff races around the state Tuesday. Continue reading...

Overhaul of ethics rules approved in Senate vote

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Senate on Tuesday approved an overhaul of its rules to create a committee on ethics, prohibit senators from certain activities involving conflicts of interest and require more disclosure of other conflicts and their personal finances. Continue reading...

State's 2 newest senators sworn in

Republicans Davis, Hill say getting acclimated is top priority

Subscriber onlySens. Breanne Davis and Ricky Hill on Tuesday were sworn into office by Arkansas Chief Justice Dan Kemp with their families and friends and more than 20 senators on hand. Continue reading...

City's eye on pay across line

Parity concerns for police, firefighters link 2 Texarkanas

Subscriber onlyOfficials in Texarkana, Ark., are keeping a close eye on contract negotiations between Texarkana, Texas, and its firefighters union. Continue reading...

Ex-state senator gets 18 months for fraud, calls himself 'broken and humble man'

Subscriber onlyFormer state Sen. Jake Files was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for offenses that included obtaining state General Improvement Fund money for a ball-field project and then using it for his own purposes. Continue reading...

Ex-candidate who lost race for Congress in Arkansas regains tax exemption on Texas house

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Randy Caldwell, who lost his race for Congress in Arkansas last month, has regained tax-exempt status for the house his ministry owns in League City, Texas. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor, rival talk up ethics proposals

Subscriber onlyDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson on Monday added two proposals to his list of suggestions for changing state ethics laws, three days after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his proposals in the wake of more allegations of misconduct. Continue reading...

State Rep. Charles Blake gets Democrat House post

Subscriber onlyArkansas House Democrats on Monday selected state Rep. Charles Blake of Little Rock to serve as the next minority party leader. Continue reading...

Runoff elections around the state

Subscriber onlyThese are today’s runoff elections scheduled around the state, according to county clerk offices. Early voting started last week for the runoffs, which resulted from candidates not receiving a majority of votes in the May 22 primary and school board elections. School board candidates are nonpartisan. Parties are denoted with (D) for Democrat and (R) for Republican. Incumbents are designated with an asterisk. (*) Continue reading...

At-large seats poll on board's agenda

Subscriber onlyAn ordinance that would let Little Rock voters decide in November whether to have at-large representation on the Board of Directors is back on the agenda for tonight. Continue reading...

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