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Preston named economic development director

updated: 03/26/2015 12:03 p.m. Comments 3

An official who had success in attracting jobs and investment to Florida has been named the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Updated bill allowing dogs in court with child witnesses OK'd by panel

posted: 03/26/2015 9:58 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas House committee Thursday approved an amendment to a bill that previously cleared the full chamber to allow children testifying in criminal court proceedings to have a trained dog with them.

Bill raising penalty for illegal executive sessions clears panel

posted: 03/26/2015 9:34 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would stiffen penalties for knowingly violating part of Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act dealing with executive sessions cleared a state House of Representatives committee Thursday.

Passenger killed, driver hurt in U.S. 67 collision

posted: 03/26/2015 6:40 a.m. Discuss

A passenger was killed and a driver hurt Wednesday when the vehicle they were in crashed into the rear of a semi truck that was pulling onto U.S. 67/167 in Pulaski County, authorities said.

Amended bill limiting campaign coordination advertising advances

updated: 03/25/2015 2:15 p.m. Comment 1

An Arkansas House committee Wednesday advanced a bill that would subject to campaign contribution limits any political advertising coordinated with but not financed by a candidate. The committee voted it down earlier in the day.

Key hired as new state education commissioner

updated: 03/25/2015 12:41 p.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to hire former state Sen. Johnny Key as the state's new education commissioner.

Effort to split Lee, King holidays falls in committee

updated: 03/25/2015 9:59 a.m. Comments 8

A bill that would end Arkansas' observance of a joint holiday honoring civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee failed to pass out of a committee Wednesday.

Bill requiring online filing of campaign reports clears panel

posted: 03/25/2015 9:15 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would all but require candidates to file campaign donation reports through an online system passed an Arkansas House committee Wednesday.

Police work to confirm passenger's identity in fatal LR collision

posted: 03/24/2015 1:50 p.m. Discuss

Authorities were still working Tuesday to identify a passenger who died in a collision in Little Rock the day before.

: Panel advances Ten Commandments monument bill

updated: 03/24/2015 12:46 p.m. Comments 21

An Arkansas Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would provide for the creation of a monument honoring the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state Capitol.

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