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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...

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Insurance cancellations add to controversy over health care law

Nov 08, 2013 10:54am

LITTLE ROCK — When Jerry Buckley of Marion bought a health insurance plan for him and his wife two years ago, he wasn’t worried about whether he would be able to keep it after new regulations took...

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Arkansas Army National Guard to hold change-of-command ceremony

Nov 08, 2013 10:53am

The Arkansas Army National Guard will welcome its new commander, Brig. Gen. Patricia Anslow of North Little Rock, to command state’s 7,500 Army National Guardsmen with a ceremony at 2 p.m....

Feds accepting applications for water quality monitoring assistance through next week

Oct 30, 2013 11:38pm

LITTLE ROCK – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have through the end of next week to apply for federal assistance to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in targeted...

Corps waives day use fees Nov. 11 for veterans and their families

Oct 29, 2013 2:57pm

To commemorate Veterans Day, the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers will join Corps districts nationwide and waive day use fees at its recreation areas Monday, Nov. 11, for...

Governor names 31 to state boards, commissions

Sep 10, 2013 7:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 31 appointments to state boards and commissions Monday, including two from Lonoke County.

—Gil Mayer, Ward, reappointed to the Criminal Detention...

Highway Department to limit lane closures during holiday

Updated: Aug 29, 2013 5:36pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is limiting lane closures in construction zones during the Labor Day holiday.

AHTD, however, reminds drivers to use extra caution...

Flooding the week of Aug. 12, 2013, left its brown footprints in this Randolph County soybean field. Growers may not know what damage has been done until harvest time. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Mike Andrews. Aug. 21, 2013)

Corn harvest starts in SE Ark; crops looking good

Aug 21, 2013 2:52pm

Arkansas’ row crops are still a little behind the five-year average for this time of year, but are largely in good to excellent condition, according to the weekly update from the National...

Governor names 63 to state boards, commissions

Aug 20, 2013 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 63 appointments to state boards and commissions on Tuesday, including an appointee from Cabot.

Carroll Wayne Womack was appointed to the Arkansas...

Rain submerging farm fields, helping pastures

Aug 13, 2013 4:45pm

HARRISBURG, Ark. — August should be a hot, dry month in Arkansas, accompanied by raucous cicadas songs and the thrum of diesel irrigation pumps. Waves of rain-laden storms rain have rendered the...

Cattle confirmed deaths due to blackleg in Lonoke County

Aug 07, 2013 9:01pm

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U of A System Division of Agriculture

A bacterial infection that often occurs during drought has claimed cattle in herds in Lonoke and Sebastian counties...