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Conway mayor hesitant to fill police post

posted: 10/05/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Mayor Tab Townsell is weighing whether to appoint Conway's next police chief or to choose a long-term interim chief instead.

Chaffetz: In contest for speaker

posted: 10/05/2015 4:59 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Sunday that he will challenge the current majority leader when the House holds leadership elections to replace outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

Biden supports lifting transgender ban

posted: 10/05/2015 4:54 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift a long-standing ban.

Clinton to unveil gun-control measures

posted: 10/05/2015 4:54 a.m. Comment 1

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Just days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton will unveil new gun-control measures today aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers.

Biden backs transgender military service as U.S. weighs policy

posted: 10/04/2015 10:58 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.

Utah Rep. Chaffetz announces uphill run for House speaker

posted: 10/04/2015 10:44 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans.

As speaker election nears, House GOP rift widens

updated: 10/04/2015 4:40 a.m. Discuss

It's a tumultuous time for House Republicans, with leadership elections this week heightening the disarray. Dissatisfied lawmakers are casting about for new choices, and a surprise long-shot challenger is emerging in the speaker's race.

Clinton floats idea of altering military files of ousted gays

updated: 10/04/2015 4:13 a.m. Comments 6

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed Saturday that the military amend dishonorable-discharge records for gays and transgender people who were expelled from military service because of their sexual orientation.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 8 schools receive health applause or kudos for health

updated: 10/04/2015 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Eight Arkansas schools were among hundreds honored over the weekend by the Clinton Foundation's Alliance for a Healthier Generation at a meeting in Washington.

Stopgaps at end, Obama declares

posted: 10/03/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday he won't sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.

Education secretary quitting

updated: 10/03/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Arne Duncan announced Friday he will step down after a seven-year tenure as President Barack Obama's education secretary.

Clinton at library to open exhibit

posted: 10/03/2015 3:37 a.m. Comments 6

A sapling taken from outside Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam traveled more than 4,500 miles to become part of a permanent exhibit outside the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.

More candidates seek House seats

posted: 10/03/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Hot Springs Republicans Les Warren and Richard Midkiff said Friday that they're vying for the state House seat held by departing Hot Springs Democrat John Vines.

Ex-president Bush stumps for brother

posted: 10/03/2015 3:23 a.m. Comments 5

Former President George W. Bush attended a $2,700-per-person lunch fundraiser on his brother's behalf in Rogers on Friday.

Leader: Politics tangles Cuba tie

posted: 10/03/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday that there is "significant momentum" for increasing trade with Cuba, but Congress must take the next step.




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