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Arkansas defends extending ballot deadline

posted: 07/22/2014 5:52 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas election officials on Tuesday defended the July 7 deadline they used for ballot measure petitions, saying it's a longtime practice to push back the date for submitting signatures if it falls on a holiday.

Womack backs GOP's anti-Internet sales tax stance

posted: 07/22/2014 4:46 p.m. Discuss

A Republican congressman from Arkansas who has advocated for legislation that would limit tax-free shopping online says he agrees with his party adopting an anti-Internet sales tax stance and argues the two stances aren't in conflict.

Reed resigns Capitol position

posted: 07/19/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Secretary of State Mark Martin's internal communications manager, Alex Reed, has stepped down, nearly three months after he resigned from the Pulaski County Election Commission and was removed as campaign treasurer for Republican congressional candidate Ann Clemmer.

Cotton, Pryor invited to televised debate in Fayetteville

posted: 07/17/2014 3:06 p.m. Comments 8

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has invited U.S. Senate candidates Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton to participate in a televised debate in October.

Plans bigger cybercrimes unit, with same funds, Rutledge says

posted: 07/17/2014 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Republican attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that she plans to expand the office's cybercrimes unit without requesting additional funding.

Minimum wage plan meets initial signature count

posted: 07/16/2014 12:29 p.m. Comments 2

A proposal to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot after petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count.

Government to release more Clinton records

posted: 07/16/2014 9:25 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — The National Archives said Wednesday that it will release previously restricted records from the Clinton White House on Supreme Court nominations, Osama bin Laden and Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.

Rutledge to speak at Political Animals Club

posted: 07/16/2014 8:40 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Republican Attorney General nominee Leslie Rutledge is scheduled to talk about her candidacy to members of the Political Animals Club.

Finance reports are filed in races

posted: 07/16/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross outraised his Republican opponent by $54,000 in June, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office.

Bauxite chief asks alderman to resign

posted: 07/16/2014 3:49 a.m. Comments 2

Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan is calling for the resignation of a town alderman who he said does not live in the city limits.

Ross unveils plan for crime reduction

posted: 07/16/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross said Tuesday that he wants tougher sentences for repeat and violent offenders, additional hiring of probation and parole officers and increased spending to combat child abuse and domestic violence.

GOP House hopefuls outraise rivals

posted: 07/16/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

The Republican candidates in Arkansas' U.S. House races outraised their Democratic opponents in the past two months, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.

Ross announces plan for statewide crime reduction

updated: 07/15/2014 1:32 p.m. Comments 10

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross announced Tuesday morning his plan for reducing crime in Arkansas.

Cotton says he's raised $2.28 million during quarter

posted: 07/14/2014 10:27 a.m. Comments 71

LITTLE ROCK — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign said he's raised $2.28 million over the past three months in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, outpacing the incumbent lawmaker in their increasingly heated and expensive Senate race.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 2 firefighter units share U.S. agency's $340,000

posted: 07/13/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Two Arkansas fire departments will split $340,000 in federal grants for equipment, U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., announced this week.

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