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Pryor slams missed votes; Cotton side cites scheduling

posted: 09/17/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton should not have missed votes to attend a fundraiser in Houston, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said Tuesday.

2 challengers in LR district win positions

posted: 09/17/2014 4:02 a.m. Discuss

Newcomers ousted incumbents for two seats on the Little Rock School Board on Tuesday.

Teague, Campbell win seats in NLR

posted: 09/17/2014 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Voters on Tuesday elected Sandra "Sandi" Campbell over incumbent Jon "J.T." Zakrzewski to the Zone 6 seat on the North Little Rock School Board and chose to keep incumbent Scott Teague in the Zone 5 seat over Patrick Lander.

Disability-rights protesters rally ahead of voting

posted: 09/17/2014 3:53 a.m. Discuss

For the second day in a row, several hundred protesters filled sidewalks and streets outside Little Rock politicians' offices, seeking support for disability rights in Arkansas.

Republican Caucus pitches workforce change, suit limits

posted: 09/17/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

In its bid to keep majority control of the state House of Representatives, the state House Republican Caucus wants to improve workforce development, place certain limits on lawsuits and possibly trim unemployment benefits.

Hutchinson says more than $420,000 raised in August

posted: 09/15/2014 10:19 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson's campaign says he raised more than $420,000 in his bid for Arkansas' top office last month.

Police-race queries roil LR forum

posted: 09/14/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Candidates for the Little Rock Board of Directors took part in a forum Saturday in which they discussed neighborhood involvement in city government, balancing economic growth in residential areas and police interaction with community members.

Buildings, budgets top LR races' issues

posted: 09/14/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Buildings and budgets will demand a greater share of the Little Rock School Board's attention as the state's largest district plans for the loss of state desegregation aid while working to build and renovate school campuses.

Vote to settle 2 races in NLR district

posted: 09/14/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Tuesday's School Board election in North Little Rock features two contested races.

Education notebook

posted: 09/14/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Home-school files lacking, report says The Arkansas Department of Education does not have testing records of about 13 percent of home-schooled students, according to a department report.

Senatorial debate set for Oct. 14

posted: 09/11/2014 12:43 p.m. Discuss

U.S. Senate candidates Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor have accepted an invitation from the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce for a televised debate on Oct. 14.

Pryor, Boozman divided over equal-pay measure

posted: 09/11/2014 5:46 a.m. Comments 4

Arkansas' U.S. senators split Wednesday over whether the Senate should proceed with a bill designed to ensure that women receive the same pay as men.

LR board hopefuls to debate

posted: 09/11/2014 5:19 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Board of Directors candidates face off against one another Saturday in the first organized debate ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

Ross, Hutchinson to square off in televised debate

posted: 09/10/2014 12:41 p.m. Comments 4

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are squaring off next week in a statewide televised debate.

House chastises Obama for swap

posted: 09/10/2014 4:36 a.m. Comments 2

The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30 days' notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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