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Boozman in hospital; pain in chest prompts surprise heart surgery

posted: 04/23/2014 5:22 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman was recovering Tuesday after unplanned heart surgery at a Northwest Arkansas hospital, a staff member said.

2 top-job hopefuls backed by NRA

posted: 04/23/2014 4:37 a.m. Discuss

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson of Rogers and Democratic candidate Mike Ross of Little Rock in their respective primaries, Hutchinson and Ross said Tuesday, and the candidates pitched their campaigns to the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Farm bill really ‘food-stamp bill,’ Cotton contends

posted: 04/23/2014 4:31 a.m. Discuss

Republican Senate candidate and current U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Tuesday defended his vote against the farm bill at a candidate forum hosted by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agricultural advocacy organization.

Cotton defends vote against farm bill

posted: 04/22/2014 1:05 p.m. Comments 16

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is defending his vote against the farm bill, saying he didn't believe the legislation did enough to cut food stamps or to help Arkansas' agricultural industry.

GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Coleman, Hutchinson address farmers

posted: 04/22/2014 12:33 p.m. Discuss

Republican gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Curtis Coleman vied for the support of farmers Tuesday at a forum arranged by the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Boozman recovering after unscheduled heart surgery

updated: 04/22/2014 4:19 p.m. Comments 2

U.S. Sen. John Boozman is recovering after undergoing an unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday morning at a hospital in Rogers, according to a statement from his office.

Arkansas candidates address farmers' group

posted: 04/22/2014 7:11 a.m. Discuss

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Candidates for Arkansas' top offices, including a hotly contested U.S. Senate race, are speaking to a group of farmers during a day-long forum.

State GOP sees voter-ID double standard

updated: 04/21/2014 11:35 a.m. Comments 12

LITTLE ROCK — The Republican Party of Arkansas said absentee voters who fail to submit required identification with their ballot should be given more time to submit ID, arguing in a filing to a state court that failing to do so would create a double standard compared to voters who cast a ballot in person.

Agency: 4 candidates have back-taxes liens

posted: 04/20/2014 4:44 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration had active liens last week for unpaid income taxes against at least four judicial candidates and one state representative who is running for re-election.

County, court records on 70 reveal IRS owed thousands

posted: 04/20/2014 4:42 a.m. Discuss

Two state House of Representatives candidates running in the May 20 primary owe tens of thousands of dollars in past-due income taxes and penalties to the Internal Revenue Service, tax records show.

Rivals face off on credentials for state helm

posted: 04/20/2014 4:17 a.m. Discuss

Republican gubernatorial candidates Curtis Coleman and Asa Hutchinson clashed Saturday with Coleman calling Hutchinson a Washington, D.C., insider and Hutchinson expressing shock over Coleman’s suggestion that super projects aren’t what the state needs.

5 spar for GOP shot at Congress

posted: 04/20/2014 4:14 a.m. Discuss

The Republican candidates for Congress in the 2nd and 4th congressional districts squared off in two Saturday debates sponsored by the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans.

Education key for 2 in GOP House race

posted: 04/20/2014 4:11 a.m. Comment 1

The Republican primary for the Arkansas House of Representatives seat in District 32 pits two retirees concerned about education and income tax against each other.

Private option a divider in race for Senate’s District 17

posted: 04/20/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

An architect of Arkansas’ version of the Medicaid expansion is running for the state Senate in District 17, but has two opponents, including one who opposes government-funded private health-insurance policies for poor Arkansans.

District 43 GOP rivals fault federal control

posted: 04/19/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Two Republican candidates seeking the state House District 43 seat both agree that programs such as Common Core curriculum and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allow federal government too much control of local communities.

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