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In schools' split, staff's say sought

posted: 04/21/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Teacher leaders in the Pulaski County Special School District say they have an alternative to the district's proposal for dividing teachers and principals between Pulaski County Special and the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts.

Private-option panel is urged to skip rehash

posted: 04/21/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas legislative task force studying the state's Medicaid program for changes to recommend to the governor will fail if "we spend the next six or seven months re-litigating the private option," task force co-Chairman Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Gravette, said Monday.

At weather base, ex-teacher reigns

posted: 04/21/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Steve Drillette was a high school science teacher and a basketball coach before returning to his love of weather and eventually becoming the meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service's North Little Rock station.

LR PopUp to showcase 9th Street

posted: 04/21/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A small area of Little Rock's West Ninth Street will be transformed into a thriving cultural corridor for a day in October to showcase the area's potential.

Foley stays, pay to hit $250,000

posted: 04/21/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

UALR women's basketball coach Joe Foley isn't going anywhere after all, except possibly into a higher tax bracket.

Sowing seeds of sculpture

posted: 04/21/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Since January, the public parking deck at Second and Main streets in downtown Little Rock has been jazzed up by some pretty artsy company.

Wal-Mart closures draw NLRB filing

posted: 04/21/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

An injunction request has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of 2,200 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. workers who were recently laid off by the company because of closures at five stores.

TAC Air terminal starts its rise soon

posted: 04/21/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

TAC Air plans to break ground on soon on a multimillion-dollar executive terminal at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field in Little Rock, the Dallas-based firm said Monday.

Trial near on ex-UA worker's request for email

posted: 04/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A trial is scheduled for Wednesday in a former university employee's battle to get five years' worth of email from two co-workers under the state's public disclosure law.

LR's anti-bias plan said to tap state law

updated: 04/20/2015 11:45 p.m. Discuss

The nondiscrimination ordinance being considered by the Little Rock Board of Directors tonight wouldn't violate Arkansas law because state law already protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, City Attorney Tom Carpenter said.

Summer in-U.S. airfares to fall $2

updated: 04/20/2015 11:38 p.m. Discuss

After years of steadily rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief -- $2.01 in savings to be exact.

EU chiefs set session on rise of sea deaths

updated: 04/20/2015 10:37 p.m. Discuss

MILAN -- European leaders struggled Monday for an adequate response in the face of unremitting refugee flows and continued instability in Libya that has given free rein to human traffickers.

6 Minnesotans said on terror trail

updated: 04/20/2015 10:37 p.m. Discuss

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State.

Book alleges favors for Clinton donors

updated: 04/20/2015 7:54 p.m. Discuss

A book that will be released May 5 purports to show that donors to Hillary Rodham Clinton's family foundation and groups that hired her husband for speaking engagements received government favors while Clinton led the State Department, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Clinton in N.H. seeking '16 votes

updated: 04/20/2015 7:29 p.m. Discuss

KEENE, N.H. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a dark assessment of a "stalled out" U.S. economy Monday, a judgment at odds with President Barack Obama's brighter view of what the nation has achieved on his watch.

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