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Voters approve Jacksonville millage increase

updated: 02/09/2016 9:32 p.m. Discuss

Voters in the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District special election Tuesday approved a 7.6-mill property tax increase to help finance a new high school, a new elementary school and four expanded elementary campuses, according to the Pulaski County Election Commission.

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

updated: 02/09/2016 9:05 p.m. Discuss

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding credibility to their candidacies.

87-strong 'Arkansas Travelers' crew hoofing N.H. for Clinton

posted: 02/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 10

Scores of Hillary Clinton supporters from Arkansas are trudging through snowy southern New Hampshire hoping to help push the Granite State into the win column today for the Democratic presidential candidate.

D.C. group's ads rip Goodson gifts, trial-lawyer links

posted: 02/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

An out-of-state group has bought more than $335,000 worth of television ads at stations across the state that highlight gifts and campaign contributions from some trial attorneys to a candidate for the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Rivals jostle to gain favor in N.H. vote

posted: 02/09/2016 4:42 a.m. Discuss

SALEM, N.H. -- Pushing for wins on the eve of the nation's initial primary, presidential candidates jockeyed for position Monday, making their final appeals to voters and sharpening their attacks on one another.

Obama seeks $1.8B to fight Zika virus' spread

updated: 02/09/2016 4:31 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it, but he said "there shouldn't be a panic on this."

Obama budget headed for cold reception in Congress

posted: 02/09/2016 4:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sends Congress his eighth and last annual budget proposal today, an accounting of national priorities that Republican leaders have branded dead before arrival, sight unseen.

Election today on millage, Little Rock tax

posted: 02/09/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Voters go to the polls today for special elections in Little Rock and in the Jacksonville area to decide on two separate measures -- one on proposed renovations at the Arkansas Arts Center and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, the other on funding for proposed construction projects in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

State drops bid to limit bonus to nationally certified teachers

posted: 02/09/2016 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Facing opposition from teacher groups, the Arkansas Department of Education will drop a proposal to end annual payments to teachers with National Board Certification after 10 years, Education Commissioner Johnny Key told lawmakers Monday.

Rivals differ in Springdale House race

posted: 02/09/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Three Republican primary candidates are claiming three kinds of experience in the race for Springdale's state House District 88.

Washington group begins ad blitz in Arkansas chief justice race

posted: 02/08/2016 4:26 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — A Washington-based group has started television ads portraying Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson as being beholden to trial lawyers and criticizing the chief justice hopeful over gifts and campaign contributions she's received.

Former attorney general becomes D.C. lawyer, registers as Arkansas lobbyist

posted: 02/08/2016 3:05 p.m. Comments 7

LITTLE ROCK — Former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been sworn in as a lawyer in Washington and will also begin lobbying lawmakers in Arkansas.

Trump aiming for New Hampshire win; rivals aim to survive

posted: 02/08/2016 11:16 a.m. Discuss

NASHUA, N.H. — A day before the nation's first primary, Donald Trump ramped up his schedule in New Hampshire after a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

Hopefuls in homestretch in N.H.; Clinton in Flint

posted: 02/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

New Hampshire voters will go to the polls Tuesday, but two days before the primary Hillary Clinton was in Michigan, other candidates said their campaigns will go on no matter how they do Tuesday, and Donald Trump said he doesn't need to win New Hampshire -- but he'd like to.

2 Democrats seek House seat

posted: 02/08/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Two candidates who cite the need for improved pre-kindergarten offerings are vying for the Democratic nomination to represent parts of North Little Rock and Sherwood in the state House of Representatives.

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