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Westerman makes night tour a Capitol experience

Subscriber onlyLate one recent night, when the hallways were nearly deserted, a large group of Arkansans wandered through the U.S. Capitol, stopping by places that are usually off-limits. Continue reading...

Arkansas pastor to run for Congress

Subscriber only A political newcomer has announced that he will seek the Northwest Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District seat in 2018, setting up the first contested Republican primary for that position in eight years. Continue reading...

No road funds till bridges fall, crashes climb, say 2 Arkansas legislators

Subscriber onlyBridges will have to collapse and major accidents occur on deteriorated roads before the Arkansas Legislature enacts laws to raise more money for highways, two key lawmakers said Wednesday in Hot Springs. Continue reading...

State Democrats pick Louisianian to speak

Party’s dinner now bears Clinton name

Subscriber onlyLooking for a headliner for their annual fundraising dinner, Arkansas Democrats turned to neighboring Louisiana, where Gov. John Bel Edwards is the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. Continue reading...

Bill seeks additions to Central High site

Cotton, Hill say 7 homes worth preserving

Subscriber onlyHomes lining a street where history was made would be added to the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site under legislation filed Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Continue reading...

State's Keogh: EPA a 'helicopter mom'

Subscriber onlyWhen it came to environmental regulations, Arkansas was "more pawn than partner" during the Obama years, state Department of Environmental Quality Director Becky Keogh told a congressional panel Tuesday. Continue reading...

Budget cuts alarm advocates for poor

State delegation evaluates cuts’ impact

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's proposed budget threatens to destroy the safety net that many Arkansans rely on, anti-poverty advocates said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas tax-redo body has first talks

Chair: Too early to vow specifics

Subscriber onlySen. Jim Hendren advised members of a new tax overhaul task force Monday to steer clear of making commitments to protect specific tax exemptions or promising changes in tax policy before the group considers the merits of any proposals. Continue reading...

Lawmaker, school official plan to seek Arkansas secretary of state post

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Trevor Drown, R-Dover, has said he's running for secretary of state next year, after House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, ruled out a bid for the post. Continue reading...

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Private credit for Cuba on table

Bill would ease agriculture trade

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba, telling a House committee this week: "If our folks grow it, I want to sell it." Continue reading...

Arkansas Sen Tom Cotton meets with GOP activists in Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was meeting Friday with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House. Continue reading...

U.S. Sen. John Boozman backs special counsel in Russia probe

Subscriber only U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Thursday that he supports the decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading...

Arkansas treasurer denied in bid to use funds for legal costs

Subscriber onlyA panel of lawmakers Wednesday declined to review a request to allow more state money to be spent on $170,000 worth of outstanding legal fees incurred by Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan's office. Continue reading...

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