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End policy of separating children from parents at border, Arkansas bishop, Congress members urge

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

It's immoral for hard-hearted officials to separate children from their parents, Catholic Bishop Anthony B. Taylor said Tuesday.

Arkansas congressman releases budget proposal; he seeks to halt deficit spending

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack unveiled a budget blueprint Tuesday that he said would prevent trillions of dollars of additional deficit spending over the next decade and achieve a balanced federal budget by fiscal 2027.

After resigning over accusations he made racially insensitive remarks, Hot Springs city manager to get $223,312 payout

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

The former Hot Springs city manager will receive $223,312.20 in severance after resigning last week over accusations that he made racially insensitive remarks to a black Hot Springs School District administrator in the gated community where both men lived.

Bid on governing-change vote fails; proposal for Little Rock would have put at-large question on ballot

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The majority of the Little Rock Board of Directors decided Tuesday not to send a proposal to voters this November to do away with at-large membership on the board.

Overhaul of ethics rules approved in Arkansas Senate vote

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday approved an overhaul of its rules to create a committee on ethics, prohibit senators from certain activities involving conflicts of interest and require more disclosure of other conflicts and their personal finances.

1st-time entrant is new JP; incumbent loses in Pulaski County

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A newcomer unseated the incumbent who'd represented District 10 on the Pulaski County Quorum Court for two decades, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff primary election.

Sherwood approves tax issue; two-part levy will help pay for road projects, city services

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A sales-tax increase to revamp Sherwood roads and revive stagnant revenue was supported by voters in Tuesday's special election.

State's 2 newest senators sworn in

posted: 06/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Sens. Breanne Davis and Ricky Hill on Tuesday were sworn into office by Arkansas Chief Justice Dan Kemp with their families and friends and more than 20 senators on hand.

Election results

posted: 06/20/2018 3:13 a.m. Discuss

These are unofficial returns from runoff races around the state Tuesday.

Pitsch victorious in Senate District 8

posted: 06/20/2018 2:52 a.m. Discuss

State Rep. Mat Pitsch of Fort Smith narrowly defeated former state Rep. Frank Glidewell of Fort Smith in Tuesday's Republican runoff election for the Senate District 8 seat.

City's eye on pay across line

posted: 06/20/2018 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Officials in Texarkana, Ark., are keeping a close eye on contract negotiations between Texarkana, Texas, and its firefighters union.

City looks at program-fee changes

posted: 06/20/2018 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Under a new plan presented to the City Council, people from outside the city who want to participate in Bentonville Parks and Recreation programs would pay more next year than residents do.

Town's police force pulled off the job

posted: 06/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

The Dierks Police Department has been suspended with pay for not completing some training and standards, an official said.

Arkansas Senate approves overhaul of ethics rules

updated: 06/19/2018 6:17 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to overhaul its ethics and conflict of interest rules after the conviction of several lawmakers in bribery schemes over the past year, but the chamber's incoming leader said a newly formed committee will have to hash out the details on how to carry out the new requirements.

Ex-state senator gets 18 months for fraud, calls himself 'broken and humble man'

updated: 06/19/2018 2:48 p.m. Comments 5

Former state Sen. Jake Files was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for offenses that included obtaining state General Improvement Fund money for a ball-field project and then using it for his own purposes.

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