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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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County legislators in top spots

Updated: Nov 21, 2012 3:49pm

When the 89th Arkansas General Assembly convenes in January it will be the first Republican-dominated legislature since the Reconstruction Era, and Lonoke County will have a presence it has...


Cabot’s Davy Carter selected as Arkansas House speaker

Updated: Nov 15, 2012 6:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — The membership of the next state House of Representatives on Thursday elected Republican Davy Carter of Cabot as its next House speaker.

Carter defeated fellow GOP Rep. Terry...

First freeze of the season possible in central Arkansas

Updated: Nov 12, 2012 6:14pm

Pulaski County and much of central and southeast Arkansas are under a freeze warning for late tonight and early Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued the warning Monday...


Judy Riley - state Representative District 44

Oct 31, 2012 10:59pm

Judy Riley, Democrat

How long have you lived in the area of District 44? 30 years

What do you believe qualifies you to be District 44 state Representative?

I was raised on a...


Joe Farrer - candidate for State Representative District 44

Oct 31, 2012 10:59pm

Joe Farrer,


How long have you lived in the area? 23 years

Why do you want to seek public office?

I want to bring smaller, smarter government to the State....

Winter wheat planting under way

Oct 02, 2012 8:05pm

Fall may be harvest time for corn, cotton rice, sorghum and soybeans, but it’s planting time for winter wheat in Arkansas.

Arkansas farmers had four percent of the crop planted according to...

Exhibit traces Civil War history of state archives

Updated: Oct 12, 2012 2:05pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin invites the public to view the fall Capitol exhibit, “Archives in Motion.” The display on the Capitol’s first floor tells the story of how Arkansas’ state...

Lawmakers ponder next step in treasurer’s office probe

Updated: Sep 24, 2012 5:36pm

LITTLE ROCK — Lawmakers want to know much more about problems found in an audit of state Treasurer Martha Shoffner’s investment practices.

But based on often conflicting testimony given by...

Democrats criticize Boozman for opposing veterans jobs bill

Updated: Sep 24, 2012 5:36pm

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats harshly criticized U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., on Thursday for reversing course on legislation they say would have helped unemployed veterans find work.


Hearing set in PB mayoral election lawsuit

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:57pm

PINE BLUFF — A special judge will hear arguments next week in Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s lawsuit seeking to halt the city’s Nov. 6 mayoral election.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Jay Moody set...