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Brian Fanney

State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Keeper of the Bronze: Door polisher shines on job

updated: 07/04/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

As long as there are air and water and tourists with sweaty hands, Arkansas will need Richard Adcock -- or someone like him.

State information systems deputy director resigns

posted: 07/04/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

When Herschel Cleveland joined the Department of Information Systems in 2007, the state was running out of room for servers. Cooling pipes -- carrying water beneath millions of dollars worth of fragile computer equipment -- needed replacement.

GOP senators vow to protect gay-marriage objectors' rights

posted: 07/03/2015 4:02 a.m. Comments 33

Six days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban, the state's 24 Senate Republicans promised to pass legislation so that religious institutions "may choose not to participate in or host marriages that violate their religious beliefs."

Clerk to quit, cites 'moral conviction'

posted: 06/30/2015 4:39 a.m. Comments 16

The Cleburne County clerk plans to resign rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses, the county judge said Monday.

Vietnam region, state ink accord

posted: 06/30/2015 2:37 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an agreement Monday aimed at expanding trade opportunities with Vietnam's Dong Nai province.

In state -- vestiges of Confederacy

posted: 06/28/2015 4:20 a.m. Comments 9

The Confederate flag is more than a rectangular piece of fabric. Both sides of a growing debate can agree on that.

Couples jubilant long journey is over

posted: 06/27/2015 3:55 a.m. Discuss

They met in a crime-ridden part of Memphis at a nondescript gay nightclub marked only by a small sign in 1972.

Governor to group: Europe deal vital

updated: 06/24/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Securing a trade deal with Europe is vital for the Arkansas economy, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at a Little Rock Rotary Club meeting Tuesday.

Cotton cites hateful beliefs; refunding gift

updated: 06/23/2015 3:49 a.m. Comments 11

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton announced Monday that he will return donations from the leader of a group whose work was cited in a racist manifesto attributed to Dylann Storm Roof, who is accused of nine killings in South Carolina.

Trump to speak at Republican fundraiser in Hot Springs

posted: 06/23/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Reality TV star, real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump will visit Hot Springs on July 17 to raise money for the Republican Party of Arkansas.

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