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As remains returned to Arkansas, guardsman honored by governor decades after death in plane crash

updated: 05/25/2017 2:54 p.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson honored Thursday a 21-year-old Arkansas national guardsman and U.S. Air Force enlistee who was returned to the state decades after he died in a plane crash.

No road funds till bridges fall, crashes climb, say 2 Arkansas legislators

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Bridges will have to collapse and major accidents occur on deteriorated roads before the Arkansas Legislature enacts laws to raise more money for highways, two key lawmakers said Wednesday in Hot Springs.

State Democrats pick Louisianian to speak

posted: 05/25/2017 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Looking for a headliner for their annual fundraising dinner, Arkansas Democrats turned to neighboring Louisiana, where Gov. John Bel Edwards is the only Democratic governor in the Deep South.

Bill seeks additions to Central High site

posted: 05/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Homes lining a street where history was made would be added to the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site under legislation filed Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

State's Keogh: EPA a 'helicopter mom'

posted: 05/24/2017 3:54 a.m. Discuss

When it came to environmental regulations, Arkansas was "more pawn than partner" during the Obama years, state Department of Environmental Quality Director Becky Keogh told a congressional panel Tuesday.

Budget cuts alarm advocates for poor

posted: 05/24/2017 3:51 a.m. Discuss

President Donald Trump's proposed budget threatens to destroy the safety net that many Arkansans rely on, anti-poverty advocates said Tuesday.

Judge delays corruption trial of former Arkansas senator

posted: 05/23/2017 1:42 p.m. Discuss

A judge delayed the corruption trial of a former Arkansas senator on Tuesday in part because the prosecutor said the investigation is ongoing and more indictments are expected, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Arkansas tax-redo body has first talks

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Sen. Jim Hendren advised members of a new tax overhaul task force Monday to steer clear of making commitments to protect specific tax exemptions or promising changes in tax policy before the group considers the merits of any proposals.

Lawmaker, school official plan to seek Arkansas secretary of state post

posted: 05/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

State Rep. Trevor Drown, R-Dover, has said he's running for secretary of state next year, after House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, ruled out a bid for the post.

Washington news in brief

updated: 05/21/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Cotton a speaker at Iowa fundraiser

Sen. Tom Cotton raises national profile in visit to Iowa

updated: 05/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton is walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile in a visit to Iowa at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

Private credit for Cuba on table

posted: 05/20/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he wants to remove barriers to trade with Cuba, telling a House committee this week: "If our folks grow it, I want to sell it."

Arkansas Sen Tom Cotton meets with GOP activists in Iowa

posted: 05/19/2017 5:57 p.m. Comment 1

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was meeting Friday with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

U.S. Sen. John Boozman backs special counsel in Russia probe

posted: 05/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Thursday that he supports the decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Arkansas treasurer denied in bid to use funds for legal costs

posted: 05/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A panel of lawmakers Wednesday declined to review a request to allow more state money to be spent on $170,000 worth of outstanding legal fees incurred by Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan's office.






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