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First Electric accepting scholarship applications

Mar 01, 2016 3:10pm

Applications are being accepted for the 2016 First Electric Cooperative scholarship program; qualified high school seniors may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships.

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Senate District 28 - Republican - Sen. Jonathan Dismang

Oct 31, 2012 10:57pm

Senator Jonathan Dismang, Republican

How long have you lived in the area of District 28? Roughly 25 years

What do you believe qualifies you to be District 28 state Senator?

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Attorney: Religious music, art at state-funded preschools can be OK

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — A proposed rule that would ban state-funded religious activities at Arkansas preschools would not ban religious songs and art if they are not presented in a way that amounts to...

Arkansas up to seventh in obesity ranking

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is the seventh most obese state in the nation, according to a national report released Tuesday.

The state ranked ninth last year in the annual report by Trust for...

Group backed by racetrack files lawsuit over casino amendment

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — A ballot committee backed by Oaklawn Park thoroughbred track on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow casinos in four counties....

ADEQ proposes correction plans for East Arkansas waterways

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 5:45pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state environmental agency is seeking input on plans to address water quality concerns in three eastern Arkansas waterways.

The state Department of Environmental Quality...

Feds nab state parole officer in drug probe

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 5:45pm

LITTLE ROCK — Federal authorities announced the arrest Monday of a state parole officer on a charge of extorting cash payments from drug traffickers under her supervision.

Roxanne Davis, 38...

Signatures sufficient for casino measure; court fight continues

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Professional poker player Nancy Todd exceeded the signature requirement for her proposed constitutional amendment on casino gambling by more than 17,000 signatures, the secretary of...

Audit finds financial errors at Rehabilitation Services

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 8:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — Officials with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services were questioned Friday by lawmakers after a state audit revealed a number of problems, including documentation errors and that an...

<p>State Rep. Tim Summers, R-Bentonville, (right) and Sen. Bill Pritchard, R-Elkins, answer questions from reporters Friday after the legislative committee they chair subpoenaed state Treasurer Martha Shoffner to appear. Shoffner did not appear before the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee on Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office.</p>

Lawmakers subpoena state treasurer over critical audit

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Martha Shoffner failed to appear before a legislative committee Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office, even after the panel issued a...

<p>(From left) Pine Bluff School Board President Herman Horace, district finance director Pam Winkler and Superintendent Linda Watson listen to lawmakers during a legislative committee Thursday at the state Capitol. (Rob Moritz photo)</p>

Audit finds financial deficiencies at PB school district

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:37pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state audit of the Pine Bluff School District presented to lawmakers Thursday found significant weaknesses in the district’s internal controls over financial reporting and a number...