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Congress OKs naming Perryville post office after POW slain by Viet Cong

posted: 05/30/2016 2:46 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Before heading home for Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation naming the Perryville post office after a Perry County native who was killed by his captors in Vietnam.

House again favors Westerman's forest-management bill

posted: 05/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- An Arkansas lawmaker's legislation that would overhaul national forest management passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, the second time in less than a year that the measure has received congressional approval.

Washington news in brief

updated: 05/29/2016 3:19 a.m. Discuss

In San Diego visit, Hill tours border Second District U.S. Rep. French Hill toured the nation's southern border last weekend, traveling to San Diego and observing the frontier between California and Mexico.

House again favors Westerman's forest-management bill

posted: 05/29/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas lawmaker's legislation that would overhaul national forest management passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, the second time in less than a year that the measure has received congressional approval.

Democrats' dinner to shed Jefferson, Jackson

posted: 05/27/2016 2:35 a.m. Comments 11

The state Democratic Party announced Thursday that it will change the name of its annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, saying it wants a title that is more reflective of today's statewide political body.

Arkansan goes 3 rounds before Spelling Bee ouster

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Pavani S. Chittemsetty of Bentonville successfully completed the first three rounds of the 89th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee before being eliminated late Wednesday afternoon.

Vietnam college named for war critic Fulbright

posted: 05/25/2016 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Decades after he denounced the Vietnam War, a new school in Ho Chi Minh City will be named for U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.

House passes bill to rename post office for Navy SEAL

updated: 05/24/2016 6:44 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to name the post office in Hot Springs National Park after a war hero from Garland County who died during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Professor's book on 36th president portrays 'tragic' LBJ

posted: 05/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- When University of Arkansas professor Randall Woods spoke at the Smithsonian about one of the towering figures of the 1960s, 100 people showed up, eager to hear about the nation's 36th president.

'Future I-57' proviso added to measure

posted: 05/22/2016 6 a.m. Discuss

The transportation, housing and urban-development appropriations legislation that passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday included a provision by U.S. Sen. John Boozman that would allow parts of U.S. 67 to be designated as "Future Interstate 57."

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