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Editorial | Supreme Court bolsters First Amendment

Jul 08, 2014 6:24pm

When did the First Amendment become so controversial? The centrist U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously on roughly two-thirds of the 67 cases it decided this term — the greatest share of 9-...

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Obama’s 2015 budget draws criticism from Arkansas delegation

Mar 04, 2014 7:09pm

WASHINGTON — The Arkansas congressional delegation offered a cool response to the $3.9 trillion budget plan offered Tuesday by President Barack Obama that he called a blueprint for his “...

Arkansas guardsman suspended over casket photograph

Feb 21, 2014 6:36pm

The Arkansas National Guard has confirmed in a press release that one of the soldiers in a photograph posted on a social media site by a Wisconsin national guardsman is a member of the Arkansas...

Democrat McPherson enters 1st District congressional race

Feb 20, 2014 6:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson, a Democrat, announced his candidacy Thursday for the 1st Congressional District seat now held by Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro...

More than blooms at Flower and Garden Show

Feb 20, 2014 9:36am

This year’s Arkansas Flower and Garden show will feature not only flowers but foods as well with cooking demonstrations by the Cooperative Extension Service.

The show, “Gardening - That’s...

Senate agrees to end military pension cuts

Feb 12, 2014 6:47pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to legislation to fully restore pension benefits to veterans that were cut as part of a recently adopted budget resolution.

Working-age...

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House, Senate at odds over restoring military pensions

Feb 11, 2014 5:50pm

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday agreed to rescind a $6 billion cut to military pensions but the bill conflicts with a similar measure now under debate in the Senate.

The House voted, 326-...

Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

Military pension cut sparks partisan fight in Senate

Feb 10, 2014 6:09pm

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans clashed Monday over military pension benefits in what has become the latest conflict in the heated Arkansas race for U.S. Senate.

The Senate opened...

Griffin seeks protection for military commissaries

Feb 07, 2014 8:39pm

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, launched a preemptive strike Wednesday to protect military commissaries from the budget axe.

Griffin filed legislation that would essentially...

This map by the Arkansas Forestry Commission shows the burn bans in Arkansas as of 7:30 p.m. Monday. (www.arkfireinfo.org)

50 Arkansas counties now under burn bans

Jan 27, 2014 7:27pm

LITTLE ROCK — Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48...

Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting and Trade Show next week

Jan 23, 2014 10:11am

The 2014 Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting and Trade Show will be held Jan. 30 at Stuttgart in Grand Prairie Center, 2709 U.S. Highway 165, Stuttgart, Ark. The annual meeting is a joint meeting of...