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Bill Bowden

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Governor-race 2 duel on tax plans, pre-K

posted: 10/01/2014 5:02 a.m. Discuss

Republican Asa Hutchinson chided his Democratic opponent for governor, Mike Ross, at a debate Tuesday night in Bentonville for trying to ride the coattails of the state's popular governor, Mike Beebe.

Hacker of email passwords to spend 5 months in prison

posted: 10/01/2014 3:54 a.m. Comment 1

A Cedarville man was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison in connection with the unauthorized access of 5,921 email accounts.

In 3rd, incumbent meets 'zero-dollar' foe

posted: 10/01/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Republican Congressman Steve Womack expects to spend less than $50,000 on his re-election campaign.

Meth peddler gets 12.5-year sentence

posted: 10/01/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Vernice Charles Christian, 37, of Fort Smith was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 12 1/2 years in prison for two counts of distribution of methamphetamine.

Deadline today for input on Bull Shoals Lake plan

posted: 09/30/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Today is the final day for residents to submit public comments for a revised master plan for Bull Shoals Lake.

Womack, Brand opposites

posted: 09/28/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Republican Congressman Steve Womack BB expects to spend less than $50,000 on his re-election campaign.

Pre-K splits governor's race

posted: 09/26/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The two main-party candidates for Arkansas governor said they're committed to fully funding the state's existing pre-kindergarten education program for families that earn up to 200 percent of the poverty level, which is $39,580 per year for a family of three.

Pryor: Cotton favors rich at others’ expense

posted: 09/25/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor spoke Wednesday on the front lawn of Old Main about his opponent’s votes in Congress.

Volunteer battles nature to protect old cemeteries

posted: 09/23/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE FLOCK -- Subdivisions have overtaken many of the 19th century graveyards in Benton County. Formerly on family farms, the burial plots are relegated to small, overgrown patches surrounded by houses and manicured lawns.

Open-records ruling deferred

posted: 09/23/2014 2:47 a.m. Comment 1

A January 2013 public-records request was so broad that fulfilling it would have forced the temporary shutdown of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, an attorney for the University of Arkansas told a judge Monday.

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