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Pay panel backs more than doubling legislators' salaries

Pay panel backs more than doubling legislators' salaries

The panel tasked with setting the salaries of elected officials in Arkansas called Friday for more than doubling state legislators' salaries and for big pay increases for most of the state's constitutional officers. The Independent Citizens Commission met Friday, making prelimina...

City of LR grant to fund Murray Park improvements

The City of Little Rock will use $120,000 in grant funds to make improvements at Murray Park, the city announced Friday. Little Ro...

ASU to host Black History Month lecture

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Museum is hosting a Black History Month celebration featuring a lecture by Ethel Tompkin...
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SPORTS

Louisiana linebacker, safety check out Arkansas

Arkansas is expected to host two Louisiana prospects on official visits this weekend.

DANA D. KELLEY

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EDITORIAL

A matter of seconds

Most Americans have jobs that require interaction with people. A great many occupations involve dealing with the public at ...

Railroad work requires Arkansas 367 closure

Railroad repairs will close a section of Arkansas 367 this weekend, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials said Friday.

Tyson posts rise in first-quarter profit

Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday announced a first-quarter profit of $309 million, up about 22 percent from a net income of $254 million in the same quarter of 2014.

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ASU finds mark, gets by UALR

One of the best defensive teams in the country had its winning streak end when it couldn't stop Arkansas State from scoring Thursday night.

Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations

NEW YORK — Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Tyson Foods investors meeting today

Tyson Foods is to hold its annual shareholders meeting and release its first-quarter earnings report today.

Names and faces

The Ghostbusters reboot has set its all-female leads with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a pair of Saturday Night Live performers. Director Paul Feig announced his stars by posting their pictures Tuesday on Twitter.

Senators vote 62-36 to pass Keystone bill

The new Republican-majority Senate on Thursday passed a bill to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Barack Obama has said he will veto.

Letters

Cannot change our history There was a guest column in the Democrat-Gazette wherein one Kelly Duda seemed to advocate, in essence, that half of our ancestors should be disowned because they lost a war.

ASU finds mark, gets by UALR

One of the best defensive teams in the country had its winning streak end when it couldn't stop Arkansas State from scoring Thursday night.

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

San Francisco police detain man in human remains case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police said they detained a man shown in photos released earlier in the day in the case of human remains found inside a suitcase.

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.

Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

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Like It Is: Talking tickets, UA basketball and Super Bowl

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The Recruiting Guy: Louisiana linebacker, safety check out Arkansas

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John Brummett:

That pesky cipherin'

Wally Hall:

Like It Is: Seahawk's silent treatment stirs up a ruckus

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