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Williams named to Senate post

Dec 09, 2014 4:45pm

The Senate Information Office announced Tuesday that Senator Eddie Joe Williams of Cabot has been appointed as assistant president pro tem to Arkansas’ First District during the 2015 legislative...

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State Capitol Week in Review

Jun 05, 2014 12:22pm

Often it is several years before the affects of legislation can begin to be felt, and so it is with the energy bills the legislature approved last year.

Right now, Arkansas has only a...

Bugging Out: Protecting Your Kids from Creepy Crawlers This Summer

May 15, 2014 9:32am

It’s tick season. And mosquito season. And chigger season. Is there any bug that isn’t causing us trouble these days? If we’re soaking up the summer sun, we’re also easy targets for all sorts of...

Mark Eubanks, left, and Darron Berry of North Little Rock kiss after being pronounced married Monday at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock. (John Lyon photo)

AG seeks stay of marriage ruling; licenses issued to hundreds of same-sex couples

May 12, 2014 6:54pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state attorney general’s office on Monday requested a stay of a Pulaski County circuit judge’s ruling that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, but meanwhile gay...

President Barack Obama comments on the impact of the April 27 tornado during a visit to Vilonia on Wednesday. Looking on, from left, are Vilonia Mayor James Firestone, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock. (Chad Day/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Pool)

Obama views Arkansas tornado’s destruction

May 07, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — In his first trip to the state since taking office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday toured areas of central Arkansas devastated by last week’s EF4 tornado and said he is...

Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

Cotton seeks civilian defense cuts; Pryor says plan could hurt LRAFB

Apr 29, 2014 5:24pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, has co-sponsored legislation calling on the Pentagon to cut its civilian workforce by 15 percent over the next five years — a move Sen. Mark Pryor...

‘PRAY,’ reads a sign on the broken remnant of a wall at Lifeline Church in Mayflower as Josh Hahn, the church’s music teacher, carries out salvageable items Monday following a Sunday evening tornado. (John Lyon photo)

Deadly tornado rips through Central Arkansas

Apr 28, 2014 6:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a tornado ripped through central Arkansas on Sunday evening, authorities said Monday.

The Arkansas Department of...

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., left, huddles with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Wednesday. (Peter Urban Photo)

Air Force sees Little Rock as home for C-130J aircraft

Apr 02, 2014 8:45pm

WASHINGTON – Calling it one of the gems of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on Wednesday said the Pentagon has no plans to degrade its tactical air lift mission...

Arkansas electric workers help in Guatemala

Mar 27, 2014 11:03am

Work bringing electricity to remote villages in Guatemala, begun a year ago by Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, will be continued by a group of Arkansas linemen. The volunteers will leave March...

Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, March 21

Mar 20, 2014 8:08pm

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Oaklawn Park Friday, March 21, 2014

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 2/9 75/336

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 243/336

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Spring Equinox Celebration

Mar 20, 2014 9:23am

Make plans to take family and friends to Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park to watch the Spring Equinox sunset the same way the Plum Bayou culture did more than 1,000 years ago.

The...