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updated: 06/26/2016 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Fulbright Program saluted for its 70th U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Rogers and U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock introduced resolutions marking the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program.

Arkansans in D.C., leaders in state react to U.K. results

updated: 06/25/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

The decision to leave the European Union by the United Kingdom won't affect its relationship with the United States, members of the Arkansas congressional delegation said Friday.

Election panel hires state GOP official

posted: 06/25/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The finance director for the Republican Party of Arkansas will become the deputy director of the Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners.

Beware of fear, Tucker warns

posted: 06/25/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Appeals to fear run through the current political scene, and that should concern the public, former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker told a meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Political Animals Club on Friday.

Birkhead to run for Springdale council seat

posted: 06/25/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

A Springdale native with experience in diversity and inclusion announced Friday she will run for City Council.

Cotton: British voters exercised 'sovereign right of self-government' in splitting from EU

posted: 06/24/2016 9:51 a.m. Comments 15

Sen. Tom Cotton said Friday he respects Britain's vote to leave the European Union and encouraged a continued strong relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Democrat tells GOP to boot election commissioner who brandished gun

posted: 06/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

State Democratic Party Chairman Vince Insalaco said Thursday that Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb should replace Stu Soffer on the state Board of Election Commissioners, noting that Soffer brandished a gun during a dispute with a former Jefferson County election commissioner in April.

Sides air arguments on political robocalls in Arkansas

posted: 06/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Virginia political consultant Victor Gresham contends he has a constitutional right to target Arkansas residents with automated political "robocalls" and that an Arkansas law is interfering with that right.

Law inducing Arkansas judges to quit at 70 upheld

posted: 06/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state law that requires judges seeking a new term once they hit the age of 70 to forfeit their retirement benefits is not discriminatory or unconstitutional, according to the state's highest court.

Suit keys on emails of official

posted: 06/23/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

The emails of a Jefferson County election commissioner are the subject of a lawsuit filed by Little Rock attorney Lawrence Walker.

Eldridge: In favor of gun bill

posted: 06/23/2016 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Conner Eldridge said Wednesday that he would have voted for a measure to bar gun sales to people on the terror watch list that Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman voted against.

Legislative candidate on two ballots Nov. 8

posted: 06/23/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Voters in state House District 99 will have the opportunity to vote for Jack Fortner twice on Nov. 8.

Eldridge criticizes Boozman on opposing effort to prevent terrorists from buying guns

posted: 06/22/2016 3:11 p.m. Comments 7

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge is criticizing Republican Sen. John Boozman for opposing an effort to prevent terrorists from buying guns, saying an alternative measure backed by the Arkansas lawmaker doesn't go far enough.

For some vets' burials far from kin, bill offers a fix

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The federal government buried sailor Charles Duncan last summer at Fort Smith National Cemetery without his wife or daughter by his side.

State treasury's profits $42.2M so far in 2016

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state treasury earned $42.2 million on $3 billion in investments in the first 11 months of this fiscal year, and that's almost double the earnings of the previous year, Treasurer Dennis Milligan told the Board of Finance on Tuesday.

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