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Police-race queries roil LR forum

Jobs, crime, zoning among city director hopefuls’ priorities

Subscriber onlyCandidates for the Little Rock Board of Directors took part in a forum Saturday in which they discussed neighborhood involvement in city government, balancing economic growth in residential areas and police interaction with community members. Continue reading...

Buildings, budgets top LR races' issues

School posts for Zones 1, 5 on ballot

Subscriber onlyBuildings and budgets will demand a greater share of the Little Rock School Board's attention as the state's largest district plans for the loss of state desegregation aid while working to build and renovate school campuses. Continue reading...

Vote to settle 2 races in NLR district

Candidates for School Board positions in Zones 5, 6 cite their experience

Subscriber onlyTuesday's School Board election in North Little Rock features two contested races. Continue reading...

Education notebook

Subscriber onlyHome-school files lacking, report says The Arkansas Department of Education does not have testing records of about 13 percent of home-schooled students, according to a department report. Continue reading...

Pryor, Boozman divided over equal-pay measure

Subscriber onlyArkansas' U.S. senators split Wednesday over whether the Senate should proceed with a bill designed to ensure that women receive the same pay as men. Continue reading...

LR board hopefuls to debate

4 director races on tap Saturday

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock Board of Directors candidates face off against one another Saturday in the first organized debate ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Continue reading...

House chastises Obama for swap

Rebuke is for not alerting Congress of Taliban-GI trade

Subscriber onlyThe Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30 days' notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Continue reading...

State farmers on policy push at U.S. House

Add economy to decision on mussel habitat, they say

Subscriber onlyArkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach on Tuesday urged members of a House committee to require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider the economic effects of its critical-habitat designation for two Arkansas freshwater mussels. Continue reading...

GOP files complaint against Witt over undisclosed firm

Subscriber onlyThe Republican Party of Arkansas filed a complaint Tuesday with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt alleging that he omitted information from his statement of financial interest. Continue reading...

Political Animals to host Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyAsa Hutchinson, the Republican candidate for governor, will speak Sept. 17 at the Political Animals Club. Continue reading...

Martin asks court to dismiss lawsuit over alcohol sales

Secretary of State Mark Martin is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block from the November ballot a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all 75 of the state's counties. Continue reading...

LR race pits incumbent, paralegal

In district’s Zone 1, Johnson touts advances, Springer sees need for change

Subscriber onlyJoy C. Springer knows the Little Rock School District well because she's worked for 23 years as a member of the legal team representing black students known as the Joshua intervenors in a federal school desegregation lawsuit. Continue reading...

Changes in district on minds of 4 candidates

Subscriber onlyVoters in the North Little Rock School District will decide Sept. 16 whether experience or new blood will better navigate the district through a challenging time. Continue reading...

Carreiro, Ross vie for Zone 5 position

Schools’ finances seen as top issue

Subscriber onlyJody Carreiro and Jim Ross, candidates for election Sept. 16 to the Little Rock School Board's Zone 5 position, have expertise in different areas of a school board member's job. Continue reading...

Darr repays state $10,973 misspent while in office

Subscriber onlyFormer Lt. Gov. Mark Darr reimbursed $10,973 to the state for improper expenses, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday. Continue reading...

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