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Social sites seen as handy in crisis

posted: 05/06/2011 4:49 a.m. Discuss

When disaster strikes, the first place many people now turn is to social media outlets, resulting in a “revolution” in emergency management, the nation’s top crisis official told a Senate committee Thursday.

Federal budget plans a study in contrasts

posted: 05/01/2011 4:07 a.m. Discuss

When Congress returns to work this week, the conversation about how to fix the federal budget deficit will resume, with markedly differing proposals from the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic White House providing a starting point.

New budget vote to split state’s four

posted: 04/15/2011 3:11 a.m. Discuss

When the U.S. House votes today on a Republican budget plan, Arkansas’ delegation plans to split along party lines, with the three GOP freshmen supporting the proposal that would cut roughly $6 trillion in federal spending while lowering the top income tax rates.

After FEMA-aid errors, Pryor files bill

posted: 04/14/2011 3:58 a.m. Comment 1

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has introduced a bill designed to prevent federal officials from forcing disaster victims to return federal aid funds that were incorrectly distributed.

Boost U.S. cash spent on roads, senators urged

posted: 04/07/2011 3:28 a.m. Discuss

A Northwest Arkansas development official told a Senate committee Wednesday that without federal funding to boost transportation projects, the economic success of one of the nation’s fastestgrowing regions could slam on the brakes.

35 told to pay back FEMA aid

posted: 04/06/2011 5:06 a.m. Comments 9

When the White River overflowed its banks in March 2008, Carolyn Guglielmana of Mountain View “lost nearly everything” to the mud and water that flooded her home of 20 years, but a federal disaster payment helped with the repair cost.

In D.C., Arkansan praises drug fight

posted: 04/01/2011 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas’ drug czar told a Senate subcommittee Thursday that involvement in federal drug-eradication programs has helped combat narcotics trafficking in the state.

Budget tactics divide Arkansas delegates

posted: 03/31/2011 4:22 a.m. Comments 3

As Congress edged closer to a budget impasse that threatens to shut down the federal government, members of Arkansas’ delegation dug into opposing positions Wednesday.

Tracking disease is crucial, senators told

posted: 03/30/2011 4:43 a.m. Comment 1

A Senate panel considering legislation to strengthen procedures for tracking disease outbreaks, similar to one that may have occurred in Northwest Arkansas a decade ago, heard Tuesday from a cancer survivor, a scientific researcher and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich.

Local hunger signs missed, survey finds

posted: 03/28/2011 5:35 a.m. Discuss

Rhonda Sanders of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance wasn’t surprised when a survey by Tyson Foods showed that most Americans think hunger is a serious problem — in communities other than their own.

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