Hallmark. Just mention the word and it conjures up a slew of Norman Rockwellian ideals - baseball, hot dogs, apple pie. The entire gamut.
The state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships in the fiscal year that will end June 30 — a $20 million dip from the previous fiscal year — after the 2013 Legislature overhauled the program and cut the scholarships for some future recipients.
Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in March, the first time it’s been below 7 percent since it was 6.8 percent in January 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
For many churches, Easter Sunday requires an intricate balance between logistics and liturgy. Directing traffic in the parking lot, welcoming newcomers and adding extra services to make sure everyone has a seat, all while keeping the focus on the Gospel can be a daunting task.
President Barack Obama’s administration is putting off its decision on the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.
WAY BACK on Tuesday of this week, a state legislative oversight committee met to discuss the Arkansas Lottery and some bright new ideas its director has come up with for taking the suckers.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort.
DENVER (AP) — The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.
BEIJING (AP) — Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.