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The Department of Human Services will pause for the next two weeks in sending out notices of termination for the private option, and more staff members will be devoted to what Gov. Asa Hutchinson called an “information overload” during a press conference on Tuesday.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 7:13pm

The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released its final rules on President Obama’s far-reaching and controversial “Clean Power Plan,” putting the nation on track to cut carbon pollution from the power sector 32% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 5:08pm

Former Arkansas State Senate Chief of Staff Bill “Scoop” Lancaster has a new book out full of inside stories regarding his time in state politics.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 2:51pm

As Congress continues its never-ending debate about Obamacare and Arkansas legislators consider alternatives to the private option, two government health care programs marked their 50th anniversaries on Thursday.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:02pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the hiring of Lee Rudofsky as the state’s solicitor general on Thursday. Rudofsky comes to the Attorney General’s Office from Wal-Mart where he has served as an assistant general counsel since 2014.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:21pm

A short-term highway bill drew the support Thursday of 91 U.S. Senators, including Arkansas’ Republican U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:04pm

The Federal Highway Administration has accepted a recommendation by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to expand Interstate 30 to 10 lanes through downtown Little Rock, a project that includes the replacing of the I-30 Arkansas River Bridge, the AHTD announced in a press release W

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:58pm

Health care spending is projected to increase as a percentage of the U.S. gross domestic product from 17.4% in 2013 to 19.6% in 2024, according to a report released Tuesday by the Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:43pm

A Wall Street-based nonprofit initiative funded and chaired by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Clinton administration Treasurer Hank Paulson released a report Tuesday that says Arkansas’ soybean production could decline by 25% due to warmer temperatures cau

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:11pm

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday he will recommend that the Common Core be made more rigorous and be renamed. Griffin is chairing the Governor’s Council on Common Core Review, a study group appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson that is recommending changes to the educational standards.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:07pm

The Rebel mascot, “Dixie” fight song and other ancillary southern imagery will soon be part of the history of Southside High School.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:47pm

This week, the nation’s capital was action-packed as lawmakers battled it out on Planned Parenthood and a variety of other issues. Meanwhile, an Arkansas native killed in an attack at a Tennessee military recruiting center was honored for his sacrifice.

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:13pm

Sam Sicard, president and CEO of Fort Smith-based First Bank Corp., is undeterred by Fort Smith voters’ recent no-go on diverting street tax funds to the city’s trails and greenways system.

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 7:41am

The U.S. Department of Education has granted Arkansas more than $2 million in funding for Arkansas Higher education through the federal Student Support Services Program.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:58am

Thousands of Northwest Arkansas residents benefit from the clean, readily available water provided through the Benton/Washington Regional Public Water Authority, also referred to as “Two-Ton,” but most don’t realize how the entity got its nickname.

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:15pm

The warm weather in Arkansas was a definite match for the debate this past week in Congress as the state’s congressional delegation made their opinions known on a series of issues.

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 7:11pm

Donald Trump and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were in Little Rock over the weekend to address the state’s Republican and Democrat parties, respectively. Trump followed his Friday night visit in Little Rock with controversial remarks about U.S.

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 11:10pm

Following the shooting death of four U.S. Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) have instructed the military leaders in their states to use their discretion in arming full-time military members.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 7:33pm

America’s anemic fiscal health and highway funding were the underlying themes discussed by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, Friday (June 17) at the Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce’s Business Matters breakfast.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:15pm

The Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative has produced some savings, but the state should consider looking at other, more proven strategies, legislators were told Thursday.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:29am

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