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Hill: U.S. needs broad strategy to fight ISIS

updated: 11/25/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

The United States needs a multipronged strategy to carry out in concert with other countries to defeat the Islamic State, U.S. Rep. French Hill said Tuesday.

Ethics panel fines, cautions former legislative candidate

posted: 11/25/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Ethics Commission fined an unsuccessful Libertarian legislative candidate $250 and issued the candidate a public letter of caution, according to commission records released Tuesday.

Democrats oppose changes in road-funding distribution

posted: 11/24/2015 4:50 a.m. Discuss

Several Democratic state lawmakers say they oppose any tinkering with the traditional formula used to distribute state dollars for road construction.

5 file for Pine Bluff mayoral race

posted: 11/23/2015 4:18 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- Five candidates, including incumbent Mayor Debe Hollingsworth, will vie for Pine Bluff's top political job in 2016.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Westerman hears Day, Nelson in a musical week

updated: 11/22/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Fourth District U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman spent time last week enjoying the music of two famous singers. On Monday evening, he heard Andra Day, the 30-year-old Warner Brothers artist known for her recording of "Rise Up" and her rendition of "Mama Knows Best."

Boozman favors more airstrikes

updated: 11/21/2015 3:44 a.m. Comment 1

The war against radical Islam isn't working, and the United States should at least increase its airstrikes against the Islamic State, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Friday.

Arkansas' 4 back refugee limits

updated: 11/20/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

All four members of Arkansas' House delegation backed legislation Thursday making it harder for aliens from Iraq or Syria to be admitted into the United States as refugees.

Justices dismiss appeal of mayoral candidate

posted: 11/20/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court dismissed the appeal from a failed southeast Arkansas mayoral candidate seeking to get his name in a runoff election.

Hillary Clinton: No troops in Syria, even if attack on U.S. soil

posted: 11/19/2015 12:47 p.m. Comments 2

Democratic candidate O'Malley to hold fundraiser in Little Rock

posted: 11/19/2015 11:18 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK β€” Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley is holding a fundraiser in Arkansas next month, visiting rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's adopted home turf.

Cotton: Halt law on phone warrants

posted: 11/19/2015 5:45 a.m. Comments 17

With Paris still reeling from Friday's terrorist attacks and with Islamic State militants threatening similar strikes in the United States, a law that will require the government to get a search warrant before accessing telephone records should be put on hold, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Wednesday.

Coleman chooses campaign adviser

posted: 11/19/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Senate candidate Curtis Coleman said Wednesday he has hired a senior campaign adviser -- a 24-year-old Virginia political consultant who managed the campaign that ousted former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Senate candidate Eldridge calls for suspending Syrian refugee relocation

posted: 11/18/2015 5:41 p.m. Comments 13

LITTLE ROCK β€” Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says the resettlement of Syrian refugees should be suspended in the wake of last week's attacks in Paris while the vetting process is reviewed.

State had Syrian refugee; reporter who fled at war’s start now gone

posted: 11/18/2015 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas has been a temporary home to a single refugee of the Syrian civil war -- a reporter who criticized President Bashar Assad and feared for his safety, according to the charity that relocated him.

Libertarian ends House bid, says he's not ready for race

posted: 11/18/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Libertarian candidate Kyle Adams of Swain won't be challenging state Rep. David Branscum, R-Marshall, in the 2016 election.




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