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Claudia Lauer

Capitol Bureau Reporter

Capitol Bureau Reporter

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Guns-at-college bill heads to House

updated: 02/27/2015 2:46 a.m. Comments 9

A legislative committee approved legislation that would require public universities and colleges to allow staff members with concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms on campus.

2nd firing letter says coach spent untidily

posted: 02/27/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

A new termination letter from the North Little Rock School District accuses high school football coach Brad Bolding of failing to follow district rules involving nearly $140,000 in purchases made between late August 2013 and this January.

Bill proposes sub-350-pupil merger waiver

posted: 02/27/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

A legislative committee passed a bill Thursday that would allow some Arkansas school districts with enrollment that drops below 350 students to continue to operate independently.

District questioned on NLR sport gear

posted: 02/26/2015 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

A nonprofit booster organization paid for about $7,500 worth of athletic apparel that the North Little Rock School District received state grant money to purchase, and now the boosters and the state are wondering where the grant money went.

NLR district to issue second firing letter to coach

posted: 02/26/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School District officials said late Wednesday that they were sending a second termination notice to high school head football coach Brad Bolding that will include new information that's surfaced over the past few weeks.

Governor ready to sign bill axing lottery panel

updated: 02/25/2015 4:01 a.m. Comments 5

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill to terminate the Arkansas Lottery Commission and require the governor to appoint the lottery director.

Alcohol-vote bill fails; wine tax goes to governor

updated: 02/25/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

A bill to allow voters in northern Pulaski County to vote on whether to allow hotels and restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages failed to clear the state Senate on Tuesday as the House sent to the governor legislation to require wineries to collect local sales taxes on shipments of wine.

Panel sends bill easing eVersity rules to House

updated: 02/25/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

The House Education Committee on Tuesday approved a bill to exempt the University of Arkansas System's new online-only university from certain requirements expected of brick-and-mortar colleges.

Bill advances to let areas exit school districts easier

updated: 02/24/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Legislation that would make it easier for communities to carve out a new school district from an existing school district passed through the state House of Representatives on Monday after failing to clear the chamber last week.

Hutchinson's office gets 760-plus bids to be on Core panel

posted: 02/24/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

More than 760 people submitted applications to serve on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's task force that will review Common Core education standards in Arkansas.


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