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Sarah D. Wire

Washington, D.C. Bureau

Recent Stories by Sarah D. Wire

AT THE WHITE HOUSE TABLE: Catfish gets Conway boy in

posted: 07/19/2014 2:53 a.m. Comments 3

A recipe for steamed catfish and coleslaw sliders earned one young Arkansan a seat at the White House on Friday and a high-five from the president.

More Clinton records released

posted: 07/19/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives and Records Administration on Friday released about 1,000 more pages of records from Bill Clinton's time as president.

Exec: Wal-Mart localized immigration

posted: 07/18/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Wal-Mart wanted to influence immigration change, so it started in its own backyard, Wal-Mart's Vice President of Corporate Affairs Lee Culpepper said at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event Thursday.

GOP House hopefuls outraise rivals

posted: 07/16/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

The Republican candidates in Arkansas' U.S. House races outraised their Democratic opponents in the past two months, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.

Post office renaming for POW moves on

posted: 07/15/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to name an Arkansas post office after the first U.S. prisoner of war executed by the North Vietnamese nearly 50 years ago.

Habitat plan for mussels getting input

posted: 07/13/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A proposed critical habitat designation for two freshwater mussels in Arkansas should consider how landowners and businesses will be affected, dozens of people have said in public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 2 firefighter units share U.S. agency's $340,000

posted: 07/13/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Two Arkansas fire departments will split $340,000 in federal grants for equipment, U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., announced this week.

6 in D.C. on board to edit habitat law

posted: 07/13/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Frustrated with the process behind a proposed critical habitat designation for two freshwater mussels, all six members of Arkansas' delegation are supporting a change to the Endangered Species Act.

Deal saves firemen's U.S. gear

posted: 07/10/2014 4:37 a.m. Comment 1

After an outcry from rural firefighters, the federal government announced Wednesday that it will exempt surplus military vehicles and generators from emission standards, making them available again to fire departments.

Send kids back, some Arkansans in Congress say

posted: 07/09/2014 4:34 a.m. Discuss

Several members of Arkansas' congressional delegation said Tuesday that the thousands of children crossing the country's southern border illegally need to go home.

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