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After '17 immigration scare, 19-year-old puts down roots in state

updated: 06/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

The young Salvadoran woman whose arrest last year puzzled immigration attorneys has since settled into a routine similar to many others in America's working class.

Panel formally levels claims against Arkansas judge over death-penalty protest

updated: 06/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

Arkansas' judicial watchdog agency filed formal charges Friday against Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen over his 2017 death-penalty protest, launching a high-stakes case with potential sanctions ranging from counseling to removal from office.

UA's transfer of thousands a year to Razorback Foundation raises questions about 'public money'

updated: 06/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville transfers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to the nonprofit Razorback Foundation, raising questions about whether the booster club receives public money that would compel it to disclose business records it has shielded from the public, an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette investigation shows.

UA nonprofit sent $7 million to help pay 2017 athletic department wages

posted: 06/03/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

While the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville sends wire transfers to the nonprofit Razorback Foundation, a lot of the money flows the opposite direction.

Leaner UAMS ready to rock its goals, new chancellor says

updated: 06/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

On the day that he became its new chief, Dr. Cam Patterson said that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is leaner after emerging from a budget crisis and is well-positioned to accomplish new goals throughout Arkansas.

New UAMS chancellor says financial struggles contributed to series of employee exits

posted: 06/01/2018 3:11 p.m. Comment 1

Newly appointed University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson said Friday that the academic hospital’s financial struggles contributed to a series of top-level employee exits and that he will review ways to improve employee retention.

Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium should be 'mecca of statewide football,' Arkansas governor says

posted: 05/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants War Memorial Stadium to serve as the "mecca of statewide football," a magnet for high school and college teams across Arkansas.

Hogs' Little Rock games hinge on stadium redo; deal has income, ticket thresholds

posted: 05/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

Arkansas games in Little Rock hinge on upgrading War Memorial before Thanksgiving 2019, according to an agreement that partially keeps a seven-decade tradition intact.

Every other year, Hogs to play game in Little Rock, sources say

posted: 05/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 17

The Arkansas Razorbacks will host football games against the Missouri Tigers at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock every other year as part of a broader "compromise" agreement that partly preserves the long-standing tradition, according to two sources familiar with the deal.

Sources: Razorbacks to play Missouri at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium every other year

updated: 05/16/2018 8:06 p.m. Comments 9

The Arkansas Razorbacks will play the Missouri Tigers in Little Rock in alternating years as part of an agreement that will extend Razorback football games in the state’s capital city, two sources familiar with the arrangement said Wednesday.






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