posted: 03/12/2014 5:26 a.m.
The Arkansas House and Senate on Tuesday handily approved identical measures that would raise state general-revenue spending by $109 million to $5 billion in the fiscal year starting July 1.
posted: 03/12/2014 5:19 a.m.
Wealthy Democratic environmentalists are considering withholding support for a 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential bid unless she reassures them about their top priority: killing the Keystone XL pipeline.
posted: 03/12/2014 5 a.m.
A federal jury convicted former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner on 14 extortion and bribery charges Tuesday after deliberating a little more than three hours.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:57 a.m.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will trim 10 highway projects worth an estimated $62 million from a list of projects to be awarded contracts next month because agency officials anticipate that the federal government will cut back highway reimbursements to states before the fiscal year ends in September.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:54 a.m.
A national organization has placed Arkansas Baptist College on notice that its accreditation is in jeopardy.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:52 a.m.
University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway testified Tuesday that he repeatedly urged former Chief of Staff Jack Gillean to explain how then-student Cameron Stark got Gillean’s master key that was used in a series of campus burglaries, but that Gillean would not and resigned instead.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:50 a.m.
State highway officials said Tuesday that they will add personnel and equipment to improve the Highway Department’s response to winter storms, but they doubted that even that would have prevented long delays on icy northeast Arkansas highways last week given the magnitude of that storm and its subfreezing temperatures.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:45 a.m.
This is the calendar of public events of the 89th General Assembly for today, the 31st day of the 2014 fiscal session.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:43 a.m.
Legislators on Tuesday asked for a cost analysis of increasing the required minimum starting annual salary for Arkansas teachers by about $1,750.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:41 a.m.
Voters overwhelmingly defeated Pulaski Technical College’s 1.9-mill request that, had it passed, would have established a tax district and generated $11 million annually for the school. Patrons turned back the measure by a 3-to-1 margin.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:39 a.m.
Thousands of pages of Clinton-era White House documents will be released Friday in Little Rock, a spokesman for the National Archives said Tuesday.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:38 a.m.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Collins Kilgore on Tuesday ordered a Little Rock brokerage firm to move forward with the sale of an apartment complex coowned by John Burkhalter, a businessman and candidate for lieutenant governor, against his objections.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:37 a.m.
Prosecutors have no hard evidence — only the testimony of “a bunch of accomplices and suspects” — to prove a Little Rock man participated in a 2012 robbery and slaying at a now-closed Mexican restaurant, defense attorneys told a Pulaski County jury on Tuesday.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:36 a.m.
Architects, engineers and educational planners checked out Parkview High School last week — the final campus to be reviewed as part of a comprehensive facilities study commissioned by the Little Rock School Board.
posted: 03/12/2014 4:34 a.m.
A week before he was scheduled to stand trial for a second time, a 42-year-old Sherwood man agreed Tuesday to register as a sex offender and pay a $1,000 fine for molesting an 11-year-old friend of his daughter.