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Budget of Arkansas tax-overhaul task force tripled; money to pay per diem, mileage, including for some not on panel

Budget of Arkansas tax-overhaul task force tripled; money to pay per diem, mileage, including for some not on panel

The Arkansas Legislative Council voted Friday to triple the $50,000 budget for paying per diem and mileage to lawmakers attending meetings of the tax-overhaul task force, including some who are not members of the task force.

Legislative council OKs new rules for state college funding

New rules for how the state will fund its public colleges and universities advanced Friday despite some resistance.

Little Rock man pleads guilty in illegal gambling case, surr...

A Little Rock man on Friday surrendered his former business, the Chicot Game Room in Mabelvale, and his former Chenal Circle home ...

Little Rock officials frustrated by ethics response to campa...

Little Rock officials are reconsidering their options to stop mayoral challengers from collecting campaign money before the city's...

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Lawsuit against Arkansas panel contests curb on dicamba

Monsanto, the St. Louis-based herbicide and seed company, filed a lawsuit Friday against the state Plant Board, alleging it violated state law and damaged the company in restricting farmers' access to Monsanto's dicamba-based herbicide the past two growing seasons.

Little Rock man pleads guilty in illegal gambling case, surrenders former business, Chenal Circle home

A Little Rock man on Friday surrendered his former business, the Chicot Game Room in Mabelvale, and his former Chenal Circle home to the federal government in the course of pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion and operating an illegal gambling house.

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Ex-Little Rock officer who fatally shot teen ordered to pay $382,585 fees

Former Little Rock police officer Joshua Hastings, who in April was found civilly liable for the 2012 shooting death of 15-year-old Bobby Moore III, was ordered Friday to pay $382,585.65 in attorney's fees and costs to Moore's mother, Sylvia Perkins.

Lawsuit against Arkansas panel contests curb on dicamba

Monsanto, the St. Louis-based herbicide and seed company, filed a lawsuit Friday against the state Plant Board, alleging it violated state law and damaged the company in restricting farmers' access to Monsanto's dicamba-based herbicide the past two growing seasons.

Many minds, one God

This weekend, members of the Baha'i faith in Arkansas will join in a worldwide celebration commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the religion's founder, Baha'u'llah.

On to biggest tax cuts ever, Trump declares

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday that "will be the biggest in the history of our country," a day after the Senate passed a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation.

REX NELSON: Two women who lead

In a recent column on the Sunday editorial page and in a story on the cover of the Sunday Pespective section of this newspaper, I outlined the things that are coming together that make me bullish on Pine Bluff for the first time in my lifetime. It's encouraging that the city's business community seems to be behind these efforts. Pine Bluff is a majority-black city in which the business leadership consists mostly of white males.

VIDEO: PREP FOOTBALL: 'Dogs, Dobbins down Wildcats

FAYETTEVILLE -- Cemari Dobbins went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs in a matter of minutes late in Fayetteville's 34-28 win against Springdale Har-Ber at Harmon Field on Friday.

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Latest: Mourners remember fallen soldier in Florida

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of U.S. soldier killed in Niger earlier this month (all times local):

Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for win

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.

Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety.

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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