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Road group feels need for speed

posted: 07/29/2015 4:08 a.m. Discuss

In light of a dwindling funding source and a federal government stalemate, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s highway funding working group needs to move with a greater sense of urgency, some members say.

Griffin: State can customize education

updated: 07/29/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday that policymakers should change the elements of the public school education standards that need changing and not worry about veering away from a nationally common set of math and literacy standards.

Guardsmen get training on using guns

posted: 07/29/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of Arkansas National Guard soldiers were tested Tuesday on how and when to use firearms some will now carry at Guard installations across the state.

Religion waiver lessens gay-Scout-leader outcry

posted: 07/29/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Compared with May 2013, John Carman's phone has been quiet the past couple of days.

Dinner seen as due for re-brand

posted: 07/29/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The days are likely numbered for calling the state Democratic Party's largest annual fundraiser the "Jefferson-Jackson Dinner," party Chairman Vince Insalaco said Tuesday.

Drunken driver gets 20 years for killing 2 in crash

posted: 07/29/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

"Choose to be a better man," Shannan Harris told the man who killed her 10-year-old daughter.

Fence-height fight goes to 3rd court

posted: 07/29/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

A four-year legal battle over a 4-foot-tall fence that's already been through two courtrooms is "something out of a Monty Python sketch," Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said Tuesday when the fight ended up in his courtroom.

LR sewer-rate rises seen as 'reasonable'

posted: 07/29/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Little Rock Board of Directors are receptive to Little Rock Wastewater's proposal for a series of sewer rate increases that would last through 2021, according to their comments during a presentation Tuesday.

Priority letter sent May 26, '98 finally lands in Harrison

posted: 07/29/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A Harrison woman received a Priority Mail letter Friday that was mailed 17 years ago.

Boxer's bail on hold till mental report in

posted: 07/29/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Jackson said Tuesday that he will consider setting bail for boxer Jermain Taylor once state doctors have finished assessing his mental health.

Murder suspect gets drug charge dropped

posted: 07/29/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A double-murder suspect was acquitted of an unrelated drug possession charge Tuesday by a Pulaski County circuit judge.

Police arrest NLR woman in slaying at apartments

posted: 07/29/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A North Little Rock woman was arrested Tuesday morning in the fatal shooting of a neighbor Monday night.

Advertiser to pay state after suit loss

posted: 07/29/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Tuesday she had obtained a judgment against an online advertiser accused of scamming small and medium-size businesses.

English-learner unit exits LR

posted: 07/29/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The office of the coordinator of state programs for students who are learning English has moved from Little Rock to Northwest Arkansas.

El Dorado Airport Commission votes to build $2.1M terminal

posted: 07/29/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

After nearly two years of consideration and a two-hour-plus meeting Monday, the El Dorado Airport Commission voted to move forward with a plan to build a new terminal building at South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field.

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