posted: 10/12/2013 6:07 a.m.
Mavis Staples, the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted singer, has been selling records and packing music halls for more than a half-century, and she remains a powerful performer with a glorious voice and a spellbinding stage presence.
posted: 10/08/2013 4:21 a.m.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel rejected the wording Monday of two pro-gaymarriage measures that activists hope to place on the 2016 ballot.
posted: 09/22/2013 5:02 a.m.
It took a sarin gas cloud and 1,400 deaths in the suburbs of Damascus to put Syria at the top of the American agenda.
posted: 09/22/2013 5 a.m.
After building stores in all 50 states and in 26 other countries, the world’s largest retailer is finally moving into the nation’s capital.
posted: 09/20/2013 4:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON — When the National Portrait Gallery staged a nationwide competition, it received entries utilizing 21st-century technology — the latest high-definition videos, inkjet printers and digital cameras — as well as old-fashioned pastels and paints.
posted: 09/16/2013 12:33 a.m.
WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama was pressing Congress to approve military strikes against Syria, thousands of average Arkansans were lobbying the state’s delegation, urging them to vote against intervention in Syria’s civil war.
posted: 09/14/2013 4:03 a.m.
Nineteen years to the day after passage of the Violence Against Women Act, Arkansas Democrats on Friday blasted U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton for opposing separate Republican and Democratic efforts to reauthorize the measure.
posted: 09/14/2013 3:49 a.m.
WASHINGTON — More than 60 years after William Wright died on a Korean battlefield, members of the Wyandotte Nation will honor his sacrifice and receive his service medals.
posted: 09/13/2013 3:05 a.m.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to prohibit the government from providing health-care subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until a system is in place to verify recipients’ household income.
posted: 09/12/2013 4:41 a.m.
Arkansas’ United States senators urged the Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to recommend that nominee Timothy Brooks of Fayetteville be confirmed as U.S. district judge for the Western District of Arkansas.
posted: 09/11/2013 5:01 a.m.
The five members of the Arkansas congressional delegation who oppose U.S. military action in Syria voiced hope Tuesday that the White House would listen to war-weary Americans and seek a peaceable solution.
posted: 09/11/2013 5 a.m.
The United States is at war with radical Islam — not terrorism — and may be fatally stricken if it doesn’t take vigorous action, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton said in a speech Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute.
posted: 09/10/2013 12:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Arkansans are speaking out against U.S. intervention in Syria, inundating congressional offices with thousands of emails, phone calls and Facebook comments.
posted: 08/24/2013 3:08 a.m.
A group of black religious leaders is urging U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman to support legislation requiring background checks for people buying weapons at gun shows or online.
posted: 07/13/2013 3:50 a.m.
How great is the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir?
posted: 07/08/2013 12:03 a.m.
It’s the deadliest disease ever to strike America’s roses, destroying plants from the Rocky Mountains to the shores of the Atlantic.
posted: 12/25/2012 5:06 a.m.
Some gifted young Little Rock artists are sharing handmade holiday ornaments and a brief Arkansas history lesson with the nation’s capital this month.
posted: 10/29/2012 1:49 a.m.
The 2000 and 2004 presidential elections were nail biters, but statisticians say there’s an outside chance the United States will have an even closer contest this year.
posted: 09/15/2012 3:04 a.m.
A minister who was defrocked long ago for performing same-sex union ceremonies will be honored by a Sherwood church on Friday. Open Door Community Church’s openly gay pastor, Randy McCain, said his congregation will recognize former United Methodist Church minister Jimmy Creech for being one of the leading “straight allies of gay and lesbian people who give love, support and a voice to the misunderstood children of God.”
posted: 09/08/2012 4:01 a.m.
When a nation’s debt gets too big, there are sometimes disastrous consequences.
posted: 08/31/2012 6:01 a.m.
Arkansas Republicans said Thursday they’ve nominated a presidential candidate who can unseat Barack Obama and unharness the struggling American economy.
posted: 08/31/2012 5:59 a.m.
Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation got a pep talk Thursday morning from U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and a self-described “recovering attorney.” A member of the Armed Services Committee, Forbes represents a southern Virginia congressional district that is a stone’s throw from Virginia Beach, Va., and includes several military installations.
posted: 08/30/2012 5:27 a.m.
Some Americans — particularly delegates — attend presidential nominating conventions because they genuinely enjoy listening to dozens and dozens and dozens of partisan political speeches.
posted: 08/29/2012 5:30 a.m.
TAMPA, Fla. — Arkansas Republican delegates unanimously endorsed Mitt Romney Tuesday afternoon, helping the former Massachusetts governor clinch the Republican presidential nomination and take a key step toward the White House.
posted: 08/29/2012 1:13 a.m.
They all signed sworn affidavits promising to cast their Republican National Convention ballots for the winner of the Arkansas presidential primary, and they all kept their word Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean they’re all crazy about former Gov. Mitt Romney or plan to vote for him in November.
posted: 08/28/2012 5:07 a.m.
When the world — or at least television — was more black and white, Republican and Democratic national conventions used to be sweaty, smoky, slow-paced, suspense-filled summer conclaves, with presidential and vice presidential nominations up for grabs and party platforms unresolved.
posted: 08/28/2012 1:18 a.m.
His wife stayed in the Florida panhandle weather-proofing the family’s $3 million oceanfront home and his jam session with Lynyrd Skynyrd was rained out — both because of Tropical Storm Isaac.
posted: 08/27/2012 1:47 a.m.
Arkansas delegates to the Republican National Convention are buying umbrellas and rain ponchos and bracing for the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.
posted: 08/26/2012 4:22 a.m.
As a Republican-leaning lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jim Griffin, 66, is watching the rise of presidential candidate Mitt Romney with pride and wonder.
posted: 08/21/2012 4:36 a.m.
An Arkansas congressman will speak on the first day of the Republican National Convention Monday in Tampa, Fla.
posted: 08/12/2012 3:26 a.m.
Arkansas Republican leaders said U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will be a strong vice-presidential nominee and praised their party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, for adding Ryan to the ticket.
posted: 06/24/2012 5:40 a.m.
The Republican Party of Arkansas elected 21 at large delegates Saturday to attend the 2012 Republican National Convention, all but one of whom had been recommended as delegates or alternates by the campaign of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
posted: 06/21/2012 5:56 a.m.
Baptists who like the “Southern Baptist” message but not the “Southern Baptist” name should call themselves “Great Commission Baptists,” the nation’s largest Protestant body decided after vigorous debate.
posted: 06/20/2012 5:12 a.m.
Thousands of Southern Baptists, most of them whites from states of the old Confederacy, chose a black pastor Tuesday for the first time ever to serve as president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
posted: 06/17/2012 5:01 a.m.
Although he won just 58 percent of the vote in the state Democratic primary, President Barack Obama claimed 100 percent of the delegates chosen at Saturday’s special state convention of the Democratic Party of Arkansas.
posted: 06/16/2012 4:43 a.m.
The Southern Baptist Convention, Dixie’s predominant religious body for more than 150 years, is expected to make history Tuesday by electing a black Louisiana megachurch minister as its president.
posted: 03/24/2012 4:39 a.m.
Pope Benedict XVI is headed to Guanajuato, Mexico, this week, and at least one Roman Catholic from Arkansas has traveled there to see the pontiff.
posted: 03/10/2012 3:38 a.m.
Best-selling Christian recording artist Twila Paris, 53, says the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored prayer and Bible reading in the public schools in 1963, but that Northwest Arkansas didn’t necessarily rush to obey the court’s mandate.
posted: 03/05/2012 5:42 a.m.
A North Little Rock church celebrated its 100th birthday by giving away $100,000 Sunday to central Arkansas schools and charities. Then it collected $160,000 in offerings to build Assemblies of God churches across communist Vietnam.
posted: 03/03/2012 3:24 a.m.
Wideman’s old Methodist tabernacle closed years ago, its congregation scattered and its sanctuary silent.
posted: 02/25/2012 3:08 a.m.
This week, while the 2012 Republican presidential candidates are trudging across Michigan, 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is enjoying the view from Mount Zion.
posted: 02/16/2012 6:13 a.m.
Four years after his own long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Mike Huckabee told the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday evening that there’s too much partisanship and not enough problem solving in American politics.
posted: 02/04/2012 4:07 a.m.
The state’s top Roman Catholic official is denouncing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for requiring the church’s schools, hospitals, adoption agencies and other charities to begin offering free contraceptive services as part of their health-care plans.
posted: 01/21/2012 3:55 a.m.
Longtime Little Rock eye doctor Bert Miller, 79, has shifted his focus from eye charts to evangelism. On Sunday, as friends and family look on, he’ll bow his head, make his vows and become an ordained minister at the Little Rock Community Church.
posted: 12/17/2011 4:20 a.m.
This year, Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday, and most Protestant churches will be opening their doors that day to mark the holiday, a survey shows.
posted: 11/29/2011 11:46 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor took to the floor of the U.S. Senate today to argue for congressional relief for the family of a dead Arkansas serviceman. Samson T. Luke, a captain in the Arkansas Army National Guard and a father of four, was undergoing military training at Fort Chaffee the weekend he died in early 2010.
posted: 10/30/2011 5:25 a.m.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ choice for president, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, dropped out of the 2012 contest in August, but Sanders is still at work in key primary and caucus states.
posted: 10/22/2011 5:06 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said he cleared the way early Friday morning for two Treasury Department nominees to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, after the department made “good-faith efforts” to help a couple of Arkansas flood victims who erroneously received about $27,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds.
posted: 10/21/2011 5:19 a.m.
Former dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s death is a victory for the Libyan people and a warning sign for Syrian President Bashar Assad, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark said.
posted: 10/20/2011 4:30 a.m.
Unhappy with penalties the federal government is trying to impose on two Stone County flood victims, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor stood Wednesday on the floor of the Senate and said he would block confirmation of all Treasury Department officials until the dispute is resolved.