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Sarah D. Wire

Washington, D.C. Bureau

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2 critters getting review by U.S.

posted: 07/01/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to place two Arkansas species -- the alligator snapping turtle and the Illinois chorus frog -- on the Endangered Species List, the agency announced Tuesday.

Ruling seen in play in '16

updated: 06/28/2015 4:24 a.m. Comment 1

State politicians say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday striking down bans on same-sex marriage will be a campaign issue in 2016, but they won't know if it's an effective one until votes are cast.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Cotton visits Ukraine servicemen

posted: 06/28/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- After a trip to Ukraine and Slovakia, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that the United States needs to provide assistance to help Ukrainian fighters fend off Russia-backed troops.

Rename building for GI, two urge

posted: 06/26/2015 4:55 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman and U.S. Rep. French Hill want Congress to rename the Perryville post office to honor the first U.S. prisoner of war executed in Vietnam.

U.S. panel chews over meat labels

posted: 06/26/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday weighed whether to repeal a law that requires meat to be labeled to indicate in what country the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

Huckabee sitting out 4-day D.C. conference

posted: 06/21/2015 4:56 a.m. Comments 3

Hundreds of conservative religious voters finish a four-day conference in the nation's capital today after hearing from nearly a dozen Republican presidential candidates, but not Mike Huckabee.

Washington News in Brief: 2 from UA join in hunger talks

posted: 06/21/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville employees joined representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities around the world Wednesday in Washington to talk about ending hunger on college campuses.

Westerman-backed forest bill advances

posted: 06/21/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Legislation to allow the U.S. Forest Service to speed up thinning of federal forests to control wildfires is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives floor after passing two committees.

Womack revives online tax bill

posted: 06/16/2015 2:50 a.m. Comments 2

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack filed legislation Monday that would require retailers to collect and remit online sales taxes to local governments.

Meat-labels law seen in D.C. as a risky business

updated: 06/14/2015 4:52 a.m. Comments 6

Under the threat of billions of dollars in trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, Arkansas' senators and agricultural producers are pushing the U.S. Senate to remove a law requiring that meat be labeled with the country where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered.

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