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Former Arkansas governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor, along with his wife Barbara, journeyed across the state Tuesday (July 15) as they campaigned for their son's re-election to the Senate.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:16pm

At Tuesday’s (July 15) meeting of the Sebastian County Quorum Court, the Court approved on a third vote by a tally of seven to six an ordinance that would have the county enter into a lease for golf carts at a cost of more than $32,000 per year.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:40pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors defeated an ordinance Tuesday night (July 15) that would have repealed a section of city code which allows a majority of the Board to remove items placed on the agenda. The ordinance up for appeal has been in place since 1971.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:35pm

A meeting of the Central Business Improvement District on Tuesday (July 15) provided an update on potential street closures in the downtown area.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:09pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross, a former Congress from Prescott, released a plan Tuesday that he said would boost funding by at least $8.5 million to reduce crime, relieve prison overcrowding and address domestic violence and child abuse in the Natural State.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:01am

As Arkansas regulators contemplate how to cut carbon emissions from the state’s fleet of coal-fired power plants, reducing the state’s dependence on its cheapest and most plentiful source of power could turn out to be a monumental and very expensive task.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:57pm

The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has announced that $150,000 in rebates will be awarded through its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, part of the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14pm

With four gubernatorial candidates on stage at a Hot Springs debate held by the Arkansas Press Association, Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson took plenty of shots at each other.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:19pm

There were few fireworks in the Lt. Governor and Attorney General debates at the Arkansas Press Association in Hot Springs on Friday.

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, did manage to turn a talking point for Democrat John Burkhalter to his advantage.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:09pm

Although no one is baking a cake or holding a big celebration, it has now been a full decade since Fayetteville Shale leader Southwestern Energy Corp. announced in 2004 that it was taking a big chance on an undeveloped natural gas play on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:13am

A new poll released Wednesday (July 9) has U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, with a slight lead over U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., as the two inch closer to November's general election.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:37pm

Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:29am

Ed Thicksten believes building the Interstate 49 bridge and connection between Alma and Barling is a “cornerstone” part of system, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is sticking with a preliminary and conservative estimate that the 15-mile connection will cost $350 million.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:01am

An initiated act to raise the state’s minimum wage and a proposed constitutional amendment to allow liquor sales in all 75 counties in Arkansas both submitted more than the minimum number needed to be considered for the November ballot.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:11pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson has been touting his jobs plan for Arkansas, which includes tax competitiveness, workforce education, health care and regulatory reform, education choice and computer science expansion.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 6:53pm

There is some confusion surfacing in the Arkansas Governor’s race. Here we sit just past the 4th of July heading into the November election cycle with two distinct Arkansans vying for the state’s top executive spot.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 1:44pm

The Van Buren Parks and Recreation Commission's steering committee got its first introduction Wednesday (July 2) to consultants hired by the city to assist them in crafting a parks master plan.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:15pm

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, told a state chamber crowd on Tuesday (July 1) that the crumbling military situation in Iraq has led to an insurgent group more dangerous than Al-Qaeda.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:16pm

Arkansas ends its 2013-2014 fiscal year with a surplus of $78.7 million on total tax collections of $6.242 billion. The surplus was well below the $299.5 million surplus in the previous fiscal year.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:12pm

32 hours. Three calendar days. Two locations. One special session. Arkansas lawmakers wrapped up a short special session passing bills to address a public school employee insurance crisis, prison overcrowding and lottery restrictions.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:29am

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