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Senate agrees to end military pension cuts

Feb 12, 2014 6:02pm

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...

Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

House, Senate at odds over restoring military pensions

Feb 11, 2014 5:02pm

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 6:02pm

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 8:02pm

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 7:01pm

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 10:01am

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...

29 counties hit by drought, floods get fed disaster declaration

Dec 12, 2013 8:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made secretarial disaster declarations for 29 Arkansas counties that experienced droughts or flooding this year, Gov. Mike Beebe’s...

Suspect in power line case gets more charges

Dec 12, 2013 11:12am

Lonoke County officials have brought additional charges against a Jacksonville man already in federal custody for three incidents of attacks on the electric power grid that blacked out thousands...

Buffett concert cancelled because of weather

Dec 06, 2013 4:12pm

Saturday’s Jimmy Buffett concert at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock was cancelled Friday afternoon after winter weather moved into central Arkansas earlier in the day.

Also cancelled was...

Winter storm causes power outages, wrecks across state

Dec 06, 2013 3:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Sleet and ice covered most of Arkansas Friday as a winter storm moved across the state, causing thousands of power outages and wrecks.

By mid-day, Entergy Arkansas was...

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