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Bill adds to indigent vets' funeral aid

Cotton seeks to expand federal burial assistance to state, tribal cemeteries

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. Tom Cotton urged the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday to pass legislation that would offer federal burial assistance to indigent veterans laid to rest in state or tribal veterans cemeteries. Continue reading...

Ryan, Cotton call for trade talks with U.K.

Subscriber onlyHouse Speaker Paul Ryan is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to start talking to the United Kingdom about a new trade agreement to ensure "a smooth" relationship after the country parts ways with the European Union. Continue reading...

Though touted for VP spot, Cotton says nothing going on

Subscriber onlyDismissing speculation that he's on Donald Trump's short list for vice president, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said repeatedly Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'll be the New York billionaire's running mate. Continue reading...

Service academies accept 17 in state

Subscriber onlySen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., announced Tuesday that 17 Arkansas students received and accepted appointments through his office to service academies. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

Subscriber onlyFulbright Program saluted for its 70th U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Rogers and U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock introduced resolutions marking the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. Continue reading...

Arkansans in D.C., leaders in state react to U.K. results

Subscriber onlyThe decision to leave the European Union by the United Kingdom won't affect its relationship with the United States, members of the Arkansas congressional delegation said Friday. Continue reading...

Election panel hires state GOP official

Subscriber onlyThe finance director for the Republican Party of Arkansas will become the deputy director of the Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners. Continue reading...

Democrat tells GOP to boot election commissioner who brandished gun

Instead, 2nd term on board on tap

Subscriber onlyState Democratic Party Chairman Vince Insalaco said Thursday that Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb should replace Stu Soffer on the state Board of Election Commissioners, noting that Soffer brandished a gun during a dispute with a former Jefferson County election commissioner in April. Continue reading...

Sides air arguments on political robocalls in Arkansas

Judge now to weigh rights vs. privacy

Subscriber onlyVirginia political consultant Victor Gresham contends he has a constitutional right to target Arkansas residents with automated political "robocalls" and that an Arkansas law is interfering with that right. Continue reading...

Law inducing Arkansas judges to quit at 70 upheld

Statute is in state’s interest, high court says in 5-2 ruling

Subscriber onlyThe state law that requires judges seeking a new term once they hit the age of 70 to forfeit their retirement benefits is not discriminatory or unconstitutional, according to the state's highest court. Continue reading...

Suit keys on emails of official

He revealed few, not all, it alleges

Subscriber onlyThe emails of a Jefferson County election commissioner are the subject of a lawsuit filed by Little Rock attorney Lawrence Walker. Continue reading...

Eldridge: In favor of gun bill

Rival measure backed by Boozman lacking, candidate says

Subscriber onlyDemocratic U.S. Senate candidate Conner Eldridge said Wednesday that he would have voted for a measure to bar gun sales to people on the terror watch list that Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman voted against. Continue reading...

Legislative candidate on two ballots Nov. 8

Subscriber onlyVoters in state House District 99 will have the opportunity to vote for Jack Fortner twice on Nov. 8. Continue reading...

Eldridge criticizes Boozman on opposing effort to prevent terrorists from buying guns

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge is criticizing Republican Sen. John Boozman for opposing an effort to prevent terrorists from buying guns, saying an alternative measure backed by the Arkansas lawmaker doesn't go far enough. Continue reading...

For some vets' burials far from kin, bill offers a fix

Subscriber onlyThe federal government buried sailor Charles Duncan last summer at Fort Smith National Cemetery without his wife or daughter by his side. Continue reading...

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