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School-choice law ties hands, district claims For 18 state districts, school choice no option

posted: 10/08/2015 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Many parents in Arkansas, if dissatisfied with local public schools, have the option of putting their children in another district.

For 18 state districts, school choice a no-go

posted: 10/07/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Many parents in Arkansas, if dissatisfied with local public schools, have the option of putting their children in another district.

Seeing, hearing pontiff leave Arkansans in awe

posted: 09/25/2015 5:29 a.m. Comment 1

In addressing a joint meeting of Congress, Pope Francis urged cooperation for the common good. Several members of Arkansas' Washington delegation said they hope senators and representatives absorb that message.

1st lady for 11 days, Claudia Riley dies

posted: 09/17/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Claudia Zimmerman Riley, who served briefly as Arkansas' first lady, died Monday at age 87.

Bishop: Trek to see pope a 'pilgrimage'

posted: 09/13/2015 3:53 a.m. Discuss

The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock on Saturday greeted Arkansans who will travel to see Pope Francis, praying for and blessing the voyagers as they prepare for their journey.

Huckabee talk focuses on faith

updated: 02/09/2015 12:05 a.m. Comments 12

As he considers another White House bid, former Gov. Mike Huckabee stopped at a Little Rock megachurch Sunday to pray, preach and promote his latest book -- God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

Huckabee a hit with Bakker's audience

updated: 01/07/2015 4:36 a.m. Comments 22

BLUE EYE, Mo. -- Televangelist Jim Bakker, the defrocked former Assemblies of God minister and convicted felon, will air at least two programs later this month featuring potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

Arkansans set for Cuba journey

posted: 01/01/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Days after Washington and Havana announced a thaw in their half-century long cold war, a group of Arkansans is traveling to Cuba to forge closer ties between Methodists in the two nations.

Clinton in Hope, touts 3 in party

updated: 10/18/2014 11:47 p.m. Discuss

HOPE -- Former President Bill Clinton, surrounded by old friends and the current batch of Democratic candidates, campaigned in his hometown Saturday, urging people to stick with the party that once dominated Arkansas politics.

Huckabee urged to run in '16

posted: 09/28/2014 3:27 a.m. Comments 9

WASHINGTON -- Advisers to former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee are urging him to run again in 2016, pointing to polls that show him ahead in Iowa.

God's at the polls, Huckabee tells crowd

posted: 09/27/2014 3:02 a.m. Comments 11

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told Christian conservative activists Friday that God is responsible for the nation's greatness and that the Almighty is urging people of faith to go to the polls in November.

In Hope, hopefuls messy and wet

posted: 08/10/2014 2:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

HOPE -- With rain falling and the ground sopping wet, there weren't many observers Saturday for the Hope Watermelon Festival's annual Politically Correct Watermelon Eating Contest.

Israeli ambassador calls on Arkansas

posted: 07/12/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Ambassador Meir Shlomo, consul general of Israel to the Southwest, was interviewed earlier this month during his visit to Little Rock. This is an edited, abridged version of Shlomo's conversation with former Arkansas Democrat-Gazette religion editor Frank Lockwood, who now serves as politics/Washington editor.

Music Review: Small crowd soaks up big talents at Proms

posted: 06/22/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

There's apparently a musical time machine, and it touched down in North Little Rock on Friday night, transporting a Verizon Arena crowd back to the disco era.

U.S., state officials tour storm sites

posted: 05/05/2014 3:57 a.m. Discuss

VILONIA — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and former President Bill Clinton visited storm survivors Sunday, one week after an EF4 tornado cut a deadly swath through central Arkansas.




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