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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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More than half of USA Drug stores in state to close

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:15pm

LITTLE ROCK — Walgreens plans to close more than half of the USA Drug stores in Arkansas when the Deerfield, Ill.-based pharmacy chain completes a $438-million purchase of its former rival later...

Lawmakers eye changing school transportation funding formula

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:15pm

LITTLE ROCK — A new proposed formula for distributing transportation funding to Arkansas school districts would better address the varying needs of different districts, a legislative panel heard...

Lawmaker wants harsher penalty for texting while driving

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — The possibility of a $100 fine for texting and driving is not a deterrent and the penalty should be much harsher, a southern Arkansas lawmaker said Tuesday.

Rep. David Fielding...

<p>Gov. Mike Beebe talks to reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Beebe says he fully supports Medicaid expansion

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe told reporters Tuesday he now fully supports expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act and will seek legislative support for it, though Republicans in...

Griffin decries looming defense cuts

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:17pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, injected a dose of politics into what otherwise was a day of somber reflection as lawmakers recognized the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th...

State Library solar panels activated

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Solar panels installed in 2009 outside the State Library with $550,000 in federal stimulus money and featured in an anti-government ad were finally turned on Tuesday.

“They...

Clinton Nominates Obama for second term

Updated: Sep 06, 2012 8:41am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Riding his own personal high in the polls, former President Bill Clinton gave his stamp of approval Wednesday to a second term for President Obama.

“I want to...

Legislators review lottery budget for fiscal year

Jun 28, 2012 10:56pm

The state lottery director Tuesday presented to legislators a proposed budget for the lottery that projects $98 million in net proceeds for college scholarships in the fiscal year that starts July...

Staley wins Republican sheriff’s runoff

Jun 28, 2012 9:30pm

Poll workers who felt the May 22 preferential primary turnout was low found themselves with even less to do Tuesday for the runoff election. The 1,784 votes cast meant that, with about 33,500...