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State Republicans convene, select 12 to go to Cleveland

updated: 05/01/2016 4:39 a.m. Comment 1

Hundreds of Arkansas Republicans in four cities gathered Saturday morning to elect 12 delegates for their party's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

Hubbell to talk of life after fall

posted: 05/01/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

When officials gather this week in Rogers for the 8th Circuit Judicial Conference, they'll hear from a former Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice who wore prison clothes as well as a judge's robes and whose hands once wielded power as a Little Rock mayor but ended up in handcuffs.

Washington news in brief

updated: 05/01/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Rice farmer writes: Embrace Cuba trade WASHINGTON -- Dow Brantley, chairman of USA Rice and the Arkansas Rice Federation, used the editorial pages of an influential Capitol Hill newspaper Tuesday to call for an end to Cold War-era restrictions on trade with Cuba.

D.C. lawmakers gather in Statuary Hall to pray

updated: 04/28/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Capitol has chaplains. Initially it had church services, too.

Veterans tour war memorials

posted: 04/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Servicemen from Arkansas and Oklahoma traveled Wednesday to Washington to remember their fallen comrades and see their nation’s battle monuments.

As honor flights return, 75 tour war monuments in D.C.

posted: 04/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Decades after helping America defeat Hitler, overwhelm Hirohito, liberate South Korea and confront communism in Vietnam, servicemen from Arkansas and Oklahoma traveled Wednesday to Washington to remember their fallen comrades and see their nation's battle monuments.

State's 100 on fence as delegates for Trump

updated: 04/24/2016 3:34 a.m. Comments 4

Arkansas has 101 elected Republican legislators, constitutional officers and members of Congress, and 100 of them have declined, thus far, to publicly support businessman Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency.

Washington news in brief

updated: 04/24/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Westerman pushes island to fix its debt

Tree planted for Fulbright

updated: 04/22/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

The widow of former U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright helped plant a tree on Capitol Hill on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of the international education program that bears his name.

POW's name on post office favored

posted: 04/22/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Monday naming the Perryville post office after Staff Sgt. Harold George Bennett, a prisoner of war from Arkansas who was executed after trying to escape from his captors in Vietnam.

Clinton pledges support to unions

updated: 04/20/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed 3,000 union activists Tuesday, promising to fight for working men and women if elected in November.

POW’s name on post office favored

posted: 04/20/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Monday naming the Perryville post office after Staff Sgt. Harold George Bennett, a prisoner of war from Arkansas who was executed after trying to escape from his captors in Vietnam.

Arkansans in D.C. rally for pullback on deporting

updated: 04/19/2016 3:29 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Inside the U.S. Supreme Court building Monday morning, lawyers argued about the president's executive powers and deportation. But outside, dozens of Arkansas activists stood on the sidewalks, waving signs and shouting support for less restrictive immigration policies.

After Cuba visit, lawmaker sees opportunity

posted: 04/18/2016 2:18 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- First District U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, who wants to end Cold War restrictions on U.S.-Cuba commerce, says a trip to Havana has bolstered his belief that trade barriers should be eliminated.

Washington news in brief

updated: 04/16/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

'Taste of the South' tickets gobbled up WASHINGTON -- Tickets sold out quickly for Saturday night's "Taste of the South" fundraiser in Washington, which draws thousands of people and raises large sums of money for Southern charities.

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