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Trump missed mark, some in state say

updated: 08/17/2017 3:01 a.m. Discuss

After President Donald Trump painted "both sides" as violent aggressors in a deadly white-nationalist attack in Virginia, several Arkansas Republicans said Wednesday that they expected better from the nation's chief executive.

Surgeons repair Boozman aorta for second time

posted: 08/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman underwent heart surgery Tuesday and was recuperating in a northern Virginia hospital.

Sen. Boozman recovering after follow-up heart surgery

posted: 08/15/2017 4:48 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. John Boozman's office says the Arkansas Republican has successfully undergone a follow-up procedure to his 2014 heart surgery.

House Democrats tag Arkansas' 2nd District as potential win

posted: 08/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it is targeting Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District, hoping to win it back after four consecutive defeats.

Governor trumpets pro-Israel bond acts

posted: 08/15/2017 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas has signaled that it intends to invest in Israel and, through the enactment of two laws during this year's regular session, is standing up to a movement that seeks to boycott, divest from and punish the Middle Eastern country, Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., said Monday.

Petty to run for third District 94 House term

posted: 08/15/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS — State Rep. Rebecca Petty, R-Rogers, announced Monday her bid for a third term for Rogers’ District 94 House seat.

Westerman's seat on panel aiding coffers

posted: 08/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Congressman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., received more campaign donations from transportation associations and related businesses in the first half of this year than for the same time period over the past three years combined.

Westerman's seat on panel aiding coffers; transportation-lobby cash way up from previous years

posted: 08/13/2017 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Congressman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., received more campaign donations from transportation associations and related businesses in the first half of this year than for the same time period over the past three years combined.

Washington news in brief

updated: 08/13/2017 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Boozman, Pence take in some golf

Arkansas governor says he has '100 percent' confidence in prisons director despite violence in units

posted: 08/11/2017 11:36 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he has “100 percent” confidence in the state prisons director despite a trio of violent episodes at two facilities, including an inmate who died Thursday after he was involved in a July assault.

Arkansas official named chair of Republican national group

posted: 08/10/2017 4 p.m. Comments 2

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been chosen as the new chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Follow-up surgery set for U.S. Sen. John Boozman after '14 aorta tear

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, who underwent emergency heart surgery to fix a torn aorta in 2014, will have a follow-up surgery Tuesday in northern Virginia.

Muse plans to challenge Richardson for LR seat

posted: 08/09/2017 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Rohn Muse has begun a campaign to represent Ward 2 on the city's Board of Directors, and the incumbent, Ken Richardson, intends to seek re-election next year, they said Tuesday.

Second Republican announces run for Arkansas House in District 97

posted: 08/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A second Republican announced plans Monday to run for state House District 97, now held by state Rep. Bob Ballinger, R- Hindsville, who is eyeing the Senate.

Plan to boost NLR sales tax goes to voters

posted: 08/08/2017 2:48 a.m. Comments 3

Whether North Little Rock voters approve a 1 percentage point increase in the city's sales tax in today's special election, Mayor Joe Smith says his administration will continue to "run a tight ship."

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