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Claudia Lauer

Little Rock City Hall reporter

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Repay fee of 1 kept off ballot, panelists rule

posted: 07/23/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

The state Board of Election Commissioners will refund the filing fee for a judicial candidate who, because of a legal challenge, was kept off the May ballot.

Parents of Cotton, Pryor on stump to define sons

posted: 07/20/2014 3:39 a.m. Comments 2

Avis Cotton and Barbara Pryor both wear mementos near their hearts that remind them of their sons.

Alcohol, wage petitions short on names, get more time

posted: 07/19/2014 2:54 a.m. Comments 3

Backers of two statewide ballot measures will get 30 days to gather more signatures after election officials determined that neither group had enough valid signatures to make it to the ballot.

In 2nd quarter, Cotton again outraises Pryor

posted: 07/15/2014 3:16 a.m. Comments 3

For the fourth quarter in a row, Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton raised more money than the Democrat he's trying to unseat, incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

4 in governor debate, but fireworks 2-way

posted: 07/12/2014 3:05 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and Democratic candidate Mike Ross sparred over minimum-wage initiatives, income taxes, the state's lottery and health care Friday during an hour-long Arkansas Press Association debate.

Candidates in 2 races lock horns in Spa City

posted: 07/12/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general sparred during two separate debates Friday morning at the Arkansas Press Association's annual convention in Hot Springs.

Footage in ad will be cut, says Pryor campaign

posted: 07/09/2014 3:55 a.m. Comments 12

Campaign staff members for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said Tuesday that they will remove portions of a campaign video shot on the tornado-damaged property of a Mayflower business owner who said he was misled about the campaign's intentions.

Signatures in to add alcohol, wage to ballot

posted: 07/08/2014 3:58 a.m. Comment 1

Groups supporting proposed ballot measures to allow statewide alcohol sales and raise Arkansas' minimum wage submitted signatures to the secretary of state's office Monday -- the last day to do so to get on the ballot this year.

Few schools seek free-meal option

posted: 07/07/2014 3:46 a.m. Discuss

More than a third of Arkansas' 238 school districts will have the option next year to provide free breakfasts and lunches to all of their students under a new federal program.

Arkansan chosen to paint Beebe's portrait

posted: 07/07/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

A new artist will paint the Arkansas governor's official portrait for the first time in 35 years.


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