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Jeannie Roberts

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National Guard unit moves after 60 years

posted: 07/19/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest National Guard command is in the process of moving out of the facility it has called home for more than 60 years.

Suits over bills flood Arkansas Baptist College

posted: 07/18/2014 3:57 a.m. Comments 2

A string of civil lawsuits demanding money for unpaid bills has been filed against Arkansas Baptist College.

Commission absences delay child care vote

posted: 07/16/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

After five public hearings, more than 200 written comments, a legislative briefing and a review Tuesday by the governor-appointed Arkansas Early Childhood Commission, a proposed overhaul to the state's licensing requirements for child care centers will see more revisions.

UAMS names clinic after Delta Dental

posted: 07/12/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Nearly five years after University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Dr. Dan Rahn expressed an interest in expanding dental education in the state, the academic medical center unveiled in a special ceremony Friday the new name for its recently opened oral health clinic, which will begin hosting dental residents as early as this fall.

School-transfer denial voided

posted: 07/11/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday overturned a decision by a school district to deny a request for the incoming transfer of two students.

UAMS tugs to make budget heel

posted: 07/05/2014 3:10 a.m. Comments 3

The new budgetary year for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences began July 1 with a daunting outlook -- a nearly $9.2 million reduction in state funds, a $7.5 million cut in federal money, $3 million in lower Medicare payment rates and a loss in net assets of $17.3 million.

Small-business group backs Cotton over Pryor

posted: 07/02/2014 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

The National Federation of Independent Business -- a national lobbying group that represents small businesses -- endorsed U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Tuesday in his Senate campaign against U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Four file to run in LR, NLR school elections

posted: 07/02/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Three incumbents and one newcomer tossed their hats in the ring Tuesday to run for four open seats on two school boards in Pulaski County.

NLR teens test green thumbs

posted: 06/29/2014 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Swiping a sweat-drenched, wayward curl from his forehead, Kevin Haggerty surveyed from his crouched position the row of freshly overturned soil. He grimaced, then pointed to the tomato plants that sat haphazardly in shallow pockets of earth.

Supporter of alcohol vote says foes violated ethics

posted: 06/21/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

An alcohol proponent in Faulkner County has filed an ethics complaint claiming the committee fighting to keep the county dry did not disclose expenditures on a recently filed financial report.

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