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New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

updated: 02/22/2018 7:01 p.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

Mayor: Driver crashed car into hospital, set himself on fire

posted: 02/22/2018 1:19 p.m. Discuss

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A driver intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room Thursday and set himself on fire, authorities said.

Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishments

updated: 02/22/2018 2:20 p.m. Comments 5

OXON HILL, Md. — Donald Trump's candidacy jumbled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip.

2018 CANDIDATES: Photos, videos, full list of those who have filed to run

updated: 02/22/2018 4:56 p.m. Discuss

This year's campaigns for state and federal offices in Arkansas is officially kicking off as hundreds of candidates will be filing paperwork to make their candidacies official during the next week.

Florida students push for gun-law changes; confronting legislators, they urge ‘action’

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 56

Thousands of Florida high school students and protesters rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to demand that lawmakers take action in the final weeks of the legislative session to curb the sale of assault-style rifles.

Arkansas legislator: Got governor's Rx vow

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A state legislator said Wednesday that she'll drop her push to have reimbursement for pharmacists taken up during the ongoing fiscal session after Gov. Asa Hutchinson assured her the proposal she's working on will be considered in a special session.

Trump faults Sessions again on Russia probe

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

President Donald Trump took a swipe at his attorney general Wednesday, asking in a Twitter post why Jeff Sessions has not been investigating Democrats for Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Arkansas panel rejects senator's plan for Medicaid

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A legislative panel Wednesday ditched a proposal by Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, aimed at turning Arkansas' version of Medicaid expansion -- under which the state purchases private health insurance for some low-income Arkansans -- into a fee-for-service program.

4th Democrat seeks U.S. Rep. French Hill's seat

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

An operations manager at the Clinton School of Public Service announced this week that he will enter the increasingly crowded field of Democrats hoping to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill this November.

In reversal, King to run for Arkansas Senate

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

State Sen. Bryan King reversed course this week, announcing that he will seek re-election three months after saying his current term would be his last.

Capitol news in brief: Arkansas panel vote advances college savings plan

posted: 02/22/2018 4 a.m. Discuss

A proposal that would allow taxpayers with 529 college savings plans to use withdrawals for tuition at an elementary or secondary school cleared the Joint Budget Committee's Special Language Subcommittee on Wednesday.

Rider on budget bill for UAMS gets OK

posted: 02/22/2018 4 a.m. Discuss

A legislative panel on Wednesday approved a proposal to require the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Department of Human Services to enter into a memorandum of understanding on any arrangements or agreements that could benefit UAMS for fiscal 2019 and thereafter.

Committee rejects use of reserve cash for Arkansas pre-kindergarten program

posted: 02/22/2018 4 a.m. Discuss

A legislative panel rejected a proposal that would transfer $17 million from Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed restricted reserve fund to the Arkansas Better Chance pre-kindergarten program in the coming fiscal year.

Today's 91st General Assembly calendar

posted: 02/22/2018 4 a.m. Discuss

The calendar of public events of the 91st General Assembly for today, the 11th day of the 2018 fiscal session.

First lady's parents likely 'chain migration' beneficiaries

updated: 02/22/2018 3:52 a.m. Discuss

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, but their attorney declined to say how or when the couple gained their green cards.

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