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A federal judge has struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriages, but she issued a stay in the ruling as it is expected to be appealed.

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:23pm

Sebastian County Judge David Hudson hopes Tuesday's (Nov. 25) meeting of the quorum court is the last related to the upcoming 2015 budget, but at least one justice of the peace may throw a wrench in Hudson's plans.

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:38am

Arkansas lawmakers received a report from the Bureau of Legislative Research that outlined 8 potential options to curb prison overcrowding, including a $231 million new prison bond issue, hiring a private prison firm, and alternatives to drug sentences and re-entry programs.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 5:01pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson announced Monday (Nov. 24) nine people who will be key members of his staff as he prepares to become the next Arkansas Governor.

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:08pm

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat who maintains high popularity among voters even as the state shifted to Red, is having fun with his “farewell tour.” There were several serious moments during his Friday (Nov.

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:04pm

President Barack Obama used a primetime White House speech to tell a national audience of changes he plans to make to the U.S. immigration system.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:16pm

Supporters of Arkansas’ anti-gay marriage amendment rallied at the Capitol Wednesday, the day before the Arkansas Supreme Court and a U.S. district judge were to hear oral arguments on Judge Chris Piazza’s ruling that struck it down.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:20pm

Crawford County's general fund budget deficit for fiscal year 2015 has narrowed by more than $100,000, but the quorum court still has to find a way to cut $229,000 from its budget within the next 30 days. County Judge John Hall said the court will meet Thursday night (Nov.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:04pm

After three and a half hours of discussion, analysis and frank comments by a department head on Monday (Nov. 17), the Fort Smith Board of Directors will hold another budget meeting on Nov.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:51am

Freezing weather and the potential for winter precipitation did not deter hundreds of people from waiting in line for almost two hours to get a glimpse of former President George W. Bush at his book signing in Bentonville on Saturday, (Nov. 15).

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:36pm

For anyone expecting a solution to the crisis facing the city of Fort Smith's general fund following Thursday's (Nov. 13) first budget meeting, keep waiting.

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:45am

Little Rock banker, attorney veteran and political confidante William H. “Bill” Bowen has passed away at the age of 91.

Bowen was known as one of the most powerful men in Arkansas through his business and political connections.

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:42pm

A recent study of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Arkansas by the Human Rights Campaign ranks Fayetteville highest in the state on its new Municipal Equality Index, even as the city prepares for a vote Dec.

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:08pm

In what he dubbed as his “goodbye tour,” Gov. Mike Beebe made his final remarks to the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce – the state’s largest business lobby.

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:48pm

It has been eight days since history was made in Arkansas, with Republicans sweeping all federal and statewide constitutional offices.

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:37pm

Equal pay for equal work was the focus of Monday's (Nov. 10) Sebastian County Quorum Court budget meeting. At issue were inequities in pay between county employees within the same pay grade.

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:30pm

Former Sebastian County Circuit Clerk Ken Blevins failed to score a win in a lawsuit filed last year against County Judge David Hudson after a judge ruled in favor of Hudson. Sebastian County and the Association of Arkansas Counties were also named defendants in the suit. 

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:46pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (Nov. 10) announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions:

Robert “Steve” Balloun, Dardanelle, to the Arkansas Agriculture Board. Appointment expires Aug. 15, 2017. Replaces Steve Stephan.

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:47pm

Ruth Whitaker, the long-time GOP advocate from Crawford County who served in the Arkansas Senate for 12 years, has passed away Monday (Nov. 10) morning. She was 77.

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:46pm

Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson said with huge Republican gains across the state, voters have sent a clear message for change, but he warns that expectations must be kept in check.

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:32pm


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