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Harris-owned preschool reaps public money

updated: 03/29/2015 3:08 a.m. Comments 19

A for-profit preschool owned by state Rep. Justin Harris and his wife receives about 90 percent of its annual funding from the government, according to audits on file with the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Beauties, politicians thumped in diaries

updated: 03/21/2015 11:39 p.m. Comments 11

FAYETTEVILLE -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers was critical of beauty queens, long-winded politicians and Ronald Reagan, in particular, according to diaries in the University of Arkansas library.

UA says 'deed of gift' for Bumpers' papers allows access cutoffs

updated: 03/19/2015 11:37 p.m. Comments 6

FAYETTEVILLE -- The family of former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers can restrict access to his papers in the University of Arkansas library's special collections department, according to a 15-year-old agreement between the family and the university.

Skeptical, Bumpers' son has UA pull Clinton-critical diary

posted: 03/19/2015 3:51 a.m. Comments 11

The family of former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers had a diary attributed to him "temporarily pulled" from the University of Arkansas library Wednesday after discovering that it contained comments critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Hutchinson calls for probe of child welfare

posted: 03/18/2015 4:19 a.m. Comments 6

The same day lawmakers pushed forward legislation aimed at criminalizing the act of "re-homing" adopted children, the state's governor announced he wants to examine child-welfare services at the state Department of Human Services.

Bumpers diary calls Clintons 'obsessive'

posted: 03/18/2015 4:10 a.m. Comments 12

Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers described Bill and Hillary Clinton as "the most manic obsessive people I have ever known in my life, and perhaps even the most insensitive to everybody else's feelings," according to papers on file at the University of Arkansas library.

Anti-bias law supporters rally

posted: 03/12/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The anti-discrimination battle in this tourist town isn't a God versus gays issue, Jayme Brandt told a crowd of about 200 gathered Wednesday night at KJ's Caribe Restaurante.

Eureka Springs closes city limits to circus animals

posted: 03/11/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Eureka Springs has banned traveling circuses that feature wild or exotic animals, but a pro-circus group plans a petition drive to force a citywide referendum on the issue.

Passion Play director opposes anti-bias law

posted: 03/07/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The chief executive officer of The Great Passion Play said he's against discrimination, but he said this city's anti-discrimination ordinance is a bad law that needs to be repealed.

Passion Play CEO plans to 'take back' Eureka Springs

posted: 03/07/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The chief executive officer of the Great Passion Play said he's against discrimination, but he said this city's anti-discrimination ordinance is a bad law that needs to be repealed.

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