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May rice outlook from USDA

May 28, 2014 4:46pm

Expanded plantings have brought projections for the 2014/15 U.S. rice crop to 213 million cwt, a 12-percent increase from a year ago, the May 2014 Rice Outlook, from USDA/Economic Research Service...

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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...

Beebe: No special election for vacated House seat

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:38pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe will not call a special election to complete the remainder of the term of a state lawmaker who resigned, the governor’s office said Thursday.

Former Rep. Hudson...

State receives $1.2 million grant to train veterans

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:38pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Department of Workforce Services announced Thursday it has received a $1.2 million grant to provide employment training and supportive services to veterans.

The grant...