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State racks up $191.6M surplus

State racks up $191.6M surplus

The state coffers ended the fiscal year with a $191.6 million surplus bolstered by some one-time cash influxes. The end-of-year nest egg, more than double fiscal 2014's surplus of $78.7 million, came in part from a $14.4 million transfer from a settlement won by the Arkansas ...

Showers, mild temperatures forecast for holiday weekend

Rain showers moving across the state Friday will lower temperatures over the weekend, forecasters said Friday. Rainfall is expect...

Jonesboro police think arrest solves string of burglaries

JONESBORO — Police in Jonesboro say they believe the arrest of a parole absconder has solved a string of residential burglaries on...

Parole absconder runs from traffic stop, is caught

A parole absconder ran from a traffic stop in North Little Rock on Thursday afternoon but was caught a short time later, authoriti...
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DANA D. KELLEY

EDITORIAL

Holiday footnotes

Tomorrow we will collectively remember the unanimous approval by the 13 colonies of our nation's founding document, with far-flung ...

JOHN BRUMMETT

EDITORIAL

Asa acts responsibly

Today's column may ruin Gov. Asa Hutchinson politically. But the truth must be told.

BRYAN HENDRICKS

SPORTS

Richenback left rich legacy in his wake

When I met Butch Richenback many years ago, the first thing I noticed was the throng of children that ...

Showers, mild temperatures forecast for holiday weekend

Rain showers moving across the state Friday will lower temperatures over the weekend, forecasters said Friday.

3 appointed to state Board of Education

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed three new members to the Arkansas Board of Education, his first appointees to the nine-member board that oversees the state's public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

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Newest basketball coaches give SEC upgrade

The SEC lost its dean of men's basketball coaches this spring when Billy Donovan, a two-time NCAA champion at Florida in 2005-06, made the leap to the NBA to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Names and faces

Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like ...

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3 appointed to state Board of Education

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday appointed three new members to the Arkansas Board of Education, his first appointees to the nine-member board that oversees the state's public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Lead role should have been Dying Girl and not self-absorbed Me

If you know anything about film critics -- or, failing that, any group of outspoken, obnoxiously opinionated cranks -- you know they can be a fickle bunch, prone to taking one person's glowing review and treating it as a kind of gauntlet thrown needing to be rejoined.

5 Gulf states reach $18.7B deal with BP

BP and five states along the Gulf of Mexico announced Thursday that they have agreed to a record $18.7 billion settlement that would resolve years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's 2010 oil spill.

Rayber and the barbs

Editor's note: Many years back, Flannery O'Connor wrote a short story called The Barber, in which a frustrated man who wouldn't support the demagogue in the next election was shouted down--hounded, vilified--by his friends at the barbershop.

Newest basketball coaches give SEC upgrade

The SEC lost its dean of men's basketball coaches this spring when Billy Donovan, a two-time NCAA champion at Florida in 2005-06, made the leap to the NBA to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Official sued in landmark marriage case reads at gay wedding

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Greece: Poll shows 2 sides neck and neck before referendum

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests could be a very close vote.

Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.

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