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Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (Dec. 31) announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions, and judicial appointments.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 5:33pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson ended 2014 with an announcement that he will keep two agency directors and bring back a Huckabee administrator to a third one.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 2:11pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson named Dr. Greg Bledsoe as the state’s new Surgeon General. He replaces Dr. Joe Thompson, who was told in late November that he would not remain in the position.

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 7:22pm

The Independent Citizens Commission charged with setting salaries for legislators, constitutional officers, and judges hopes to hear from some of those people at its next meeting Jan. 7.

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 7:18pm

Politics certainly dominated the headlines in Arkansas during 2014, with the GOP sweep in Arkansas likely to be noted by future historians as a pivotal event in the state’s history.

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 2:37pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday (Dec. 23) that he would appeal a federal judge’s ruling that struck down Amendment 83, the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 6:02pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson will conduct a national search for the next Arkansas Economic Development Commission executive director and will ask for legislative authority allowing the independent foundation supporting AEDC to supplement that official’s salary, Hutchinson announced in a press confer

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:48pm

Agricultural opinions were upbeat about President Obama's plan to move towards normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba, but political attitudes were mixed.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:51pm

Arkansas public schools can have necessary broadband internet at no extra cost to the state and without connecting to a “backbone” such as ARE-ON, the House and Senate Education Committees were told Wednesday.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:03pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson (R) made several key appointments to his upcoming administration. Brigadier Gen. Mark Berry was named as the 52nd Adjutant General of Arkansas, Rep.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:28pm

With a close vote in both bodies, the Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court voted to approve “Parrot Island Water Park” as the name of the aquatics park now under construction at Ben Geren Regional Park.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:08pm

It was a big dollar, big decision night for the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:26pm

Democratic Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe spent an hour on stage recently with political columnist John Brummett to discuss the outgoing governor’s political career, legacy and plans for retirement.

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:16pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has scheduled its first stakeholders’ meeting a week before Christmas to discuss drafting new ozone and particulate matter rules that meet federal Clean Air quality standards.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:32pm

There were few, if any, smiling faces in the room Tuesday night (Dec.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:19pm

In a special election that was watched outside the city and state, Fayetteville voters repealed an ordinance approved earlier in 2014 by the city council designed to make it illegal to discriminate against an individual based on their sexual orientation.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:03pm

Look for a change in leadership at the helm of another state agency as Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson puts his stamp on workforce development.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:33pm

Between $3.4 billion and $7.8 billion should be invested in the infrastructure needed to help Arkansas take advantage of surface water instead of unsustainably pumping from depleting groundwater sources. The good news: The state has more than enough surface water to take care of its needs.

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:11pm

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and one-time Democratic Presidential candidate, has written a new book that suggests the key to America’s best opportunity to lead the free world involves energy independence to strengthen the economy.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:21pm

In January, the 90th General Assembly will convene with large Republican majorities in the Arkansas House and Senate as well as a full slate of GOP constitutional officeholders, including Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:01pm

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