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Arkansan ushered in guns-research curbs

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 24

WASHINGTON -- As the victims of the latest mass shooting are mourned and buried, some Americans say it's time to revisit the Dickey Amendment, legislative language that has hampered government-funded research on gun violence prevention for more than two decades.

Lawyers question UA logo sharing with Razorback Foundation

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

The Razorback Foundation has free use of University of Arkansas, Fayetteville trademarks that others must pay to display, an arrangement set by “oral” agreements and university policy that outside attorneys find lacking.

Candidate filing time at hand in Arkansas for 173 seats

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

After months of talk, the time has come to put pen to form: Filing starts Thursday for Arkansans seeking to run for the 173 state and federal offices on the ballot this year.

Andy Warhol bottle with Arkansas tie listed on eBay for $6,000

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Coke bottle from Newport, Ark., is getting its 15 minutes of fame.

State asks U.S. judge to decertify class suit; Medicaid, Planned Parenthood at case hub

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to decertify a class-action lawsuit challenging Arkansas' discontinuation of Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood services.

Annual robot battle in North Little Rock gets nimbler

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Nick Jones spent last year's robot battle lying on his back beneath 64 square feet of carpet, puppeteering a koala, a baseball bat and a cat toy.

Former Arkansas TV newsman digging White House work

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

President Donald Trump apparently is pleased with the work of Hogan Gidley, his deputy press secretary and a former Arkansas TV newsman who grew up in El Dorado.

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansas teen on 'American Idol'; Pioneer Woman's daughter heads to UA

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

IDOL RIVAL: Last Monday night, while watching one Arkansan on reality TV -- Tia Booth on ABC's The Bachelor (tomorrow we'll see her introduce bachelor Arie to her hometown of Weiner) -- we saw another Arkansan advertised on the network.

Crawford's caucus speaks up for steel

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, who serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, asked the White House last week to help America's steelworkers.

Boozman takes note of malaria problem

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

U.S. Sen. John Boozman spoke Tuesday at the annual Malaria Champions Breakfast. The Republican from Rogers serves on the Senate Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Hill's staff sets up mobile-office hours

posted: 02/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. French Hill's staff members will be holding mobile office hours across the 2nd Congressional District during the next two weeks.

Class so kind to convert NLR’s VHS tapes to DVDs

posted: 02/18/2018 3:13 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock High School senior Charles Robinson popped in a VHS videocassette tape, then turned on a DVD converter. In seconds, an Oct. 25, 2004, City Council meeting appeared on an adjacent monitor.

Sherwood center's fees go up March 1

posted: 02/18/2018 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Membership fees at the Bill Harmon Recreation Center in Sherwood will increase March 1, city parks officials announced.

Remodeled Maumelle library to reopen

posted: 02/18/2018 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The Central Arkansas Library System branch in Maumelle will reopen March 12 after a $1.95 million remodeling and expansion, according to a system news release.

Bridge work shuts road for a month

posted: 02/18/2018 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Work on a bridge on Arkansas 312 in Mississippi County will require a section of the highway to be closed for about one month, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

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