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Recent Stories by Lisa Hammersly

High-profile names among donors

posted: 09/28/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

In the high-tension, high-dollar race for Arkansas’ U.S. Senate seat, incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor can count on some high-wattage donors such as Emmy-winning actor Ted Danson (Cheers, C.S.I.) and movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Analysis: 49% of giving to Maggio from 2 firms

posted: 04/10/2014 5:26 a.m. Comment 1

Two nursing-home chains accounted for nearly half of the $58,650 contributed to Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio’s abandoned campaign for Arkansas’ second-highest court, an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette analysis of campaign-finance data shows.

Filing shows Maggio giving donors $46,800

posted: 04/10/2014 5 a.m. Discuss

Facing investigations from two state agencies into his campaign for Arkansas Court of Appeals, Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway says he has returned to donors all of his remaining campaign contributions, about $46,800.

More people acting as own lawyers, losing

posted: 03/16/2014 4:38 a.m. Comments 6

More people are showing up in civil court in Arkansas to resolve critical issues — child custody, contested divorces, home foreclosures — without the help of lawyers.

$116,500 repaid to 4 fraud victims

posted: 03/15/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

A Fort Smith church’s associate pastor has repaid $116,500 to four Arkansans who accused him of luring them into fraudulent investments.

Aspiring lawyers can get 2nd shot

posted: 03/08/2014 2:50 a.m. Comment 1

A program set to start this summer at Arkansas’ largest law school aims to offer a few prospective students from poor or disadvantaged backgrounds a second chance for admission to the W.H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Papers detail Clintons’ journey

posted: 02/16/2014 4:47 a.m. Discuss

Bill and Hillary necking in a White House kitchen.

Blair excerpts reveal laughter, confidences, trust among friends

posted: 02/16/2014 4:37 a.m. Discuss

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville political science professor Diane Blair became friends with Bill and Hillary Clinton in the mid-1970 s. Their relationship continued through the Clintons’ White House years starting in 1992 until Blair’s death in June of 2000.

UA trustees to trudge into financial nettles of fundraising division

posted: 01/23/2014 4:56 a.m. Comments 2

Facing questions about the leadership of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Chancellor G. David Gearhart, the UA board of trustees is expected to take up the financial woes of the university’s fundraising division today and Friday at meetings in Little Rock.

UA unit’s deficit on trustees’ plate

posted: 01/12/2014 4:34 a.m. Comment 1

The long-running overspending drama involving the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s fundraising division and how the school’s top officials responded to it, soon will land in the laps of the decision-makers — the university’s board of trustees.




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