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Gov. Asa Hutchinson, right, speaks at a news conference Wednesday on the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act as Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, looks on. Hutchinson said he wants lawmakers to make changes to the controversial bill, which reached his desk Tuesday. (Dale Ellis photo)

Hutchinson says he wants changes to ‘religious freedom’ bill

Apr 01, 2015 1:56pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he wants the state Legislature to make changes to a controversial bill on legal protection for religious beliefs.

Hutchinson spoke to reporters in a news...

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The predicted storm timing on Thursday is shown in this graphic by the National Weather Service, which has predicted the storms will reach Southeast Arkansas by 1 p.m. and be directly overhead by 4 p.m. (National Weather Service Graphic)

Severe weather possible Thursday

Apr 17, 2013 6:35pm

Severe weather is possible Thursday across Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain, large hail in excess of 1 inch in diameter, wind gusts in excess of...

Rx Drug Abuse: Arkansas Uses Statistics To Guide Decisions

Apr 17, 2013 6:01am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series will be published online at Next: Overprescription...

Rx drug abuse: Congress, FDA study solutions to ‘growing problem’

Apr 17, 2013 6:00am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series will be published online at

An estimated 20...

Arkansans unharmed in Boston Marathon blasts

Apr 15, 2013 9:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas runners who participated in Monday’s Boston Marathon all apparently escaped unharmed when bombs exploded during the event.

Thirty-seven Arkansans were registered to...

Rural Life Conference to be held Feb. 22

Feb 21, 2013 7:01am

The 57th annual Rural Life Conference begins Feb. 22 at Pine Bluff Convention Center; this year’s conference theme is “Climate Change and Its Effects on Water Resources in Arkansas.” The...

Ag careers program to be held at UAPB

Feb 20, 2013 9:31pm

AgDiscovery, a free two-week residential program teaching students about agricultural careers, will be held at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, June 15-28. Deadline for applications and/...

Wife of Dillard’s Inc. founder dies

Feb 20, 2013 6:31pm

LITTLE ROCK — The widow of Dillard’s Inc. founder William T. Dillard has died.

Alexa Latimer Dillard of Little Rock died Tuesday. She was 96.

She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Nashville,...

Obama declares Christmas storm disaster

Jan 29, 2013 7:21pm

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for seven Arkansas counties affected by the Christmas Day storm that brought ice and record snowfall.

Federal funding is...

Severe weather possible over night

Updated: Jan 31, 2013 8:30pm

UPDATED at 8:15 p.m. — A tornado warning has been issued for Carlisle through 9 p.m.

UPDATED at 7:45 p.m. — A tornado warning has been isssued for the town of Lonoke through 8:15 p.m. Take...


McDaniel out of governor’s race

Updated: Jan 25, 2013 4:30pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel dropped out of the governor’s race Friday.

McDaniel announced the decision two and a half weeks after he said in a news conference that he was...