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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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Blizzard’s silver lining: Firewood and ‘comeback kids’

Jan 16, 2013 6:01pm

For Arkansans looking at their blizzard-broken landscapes, there is a little bit of a silver lining.

First is the opportunity for landscape renewal, said Dr. Tamara Walkingstick, an...

Carter leaving bank job to focus on House speaker’s post

Updated: Jan 23, 2013 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — The incoming House speaker announced Thursday that he would step down from his position as a bank executive to devote more time to his new job in the Legislature.

Rep. Davy...

Arkansas counties declared drought disaster areas

Jan 10, 2013 7:49pm

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 47 Arkansas counties — including Lonoke County — as disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers eligible for financial aid to...

Weather Service: Severe thunderstorms possible tonight

Dec 19, 2012 4:19pm

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across much of the state tonight and Thursday morning as a cold front moves across Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service.


New GOP House leader names man with Cabot ties chief of staff

Dec 03, 2012 7:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — Republican House Speaker-elect Davy Carter on Monday named a former senior adviser to the state Democratic Party as his chief of staff for the 2013 session.

Carter named...

Dillard’s declares special dividend

Updated: Nov 27, 2012 5:57pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Dillard’s Inc. Board of Directors has declared a one-time cash dividend of $5 per share in addition to a quarterly cash dividend of 5-cents per share.

“This special, one-...

Stephens head calls for more transparency on valor awards

Nov 27, 2012 2:14pm

NEW YORK — The Pentagon should make it easier to learn more about service members who are recognized for performing acts of heroism, according to the head of a media organization that chronicled...

“Saluting American Valor” wins award

Nov 26, 2012 2:57pm

NEW YORK — “Saluting American Valor,” a series of stories published by Stephens Media that detailed the actions of U.S. service members decorated for combat heroism in Iraq and Afghanistan, has...

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...