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Sarah D. Wire

Washington, D.C. Bureau

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State-waterway plan retraces step

posted: 04/18/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reopen public comments about a proposal to designate hundreds of miles of Arkansas rivers and streams as critical habitat for two freshwater mussels found across the state, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor’s staff announced Thursday.

Cotton, Pryor campaigns file finance data

posted: 04/16/2014 4:45 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton edged out U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor in campaign donations in the first three months of the year, according to federal campaign-finance reports released Tuesday.

Federal-support programs excite Arkansas caregiver

posted: 04/12/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Arkansan Natalie Tarte cried Friday as first lady Michelle Obama announced new government and nonprofit programs that will support caregivers for wounded service members and veterans.

Already, millions spent to propel 2

posted: 04/06/2014 5:06 a.m. Comments 4

With seven months to go before the general election, Arkansas’ airwaves have already been blanketed with thousands of ads trying to define two candidates seeking the state’s U.S. Senate seat.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: District workers visit lawmakers

posted: 04/06/2014 4:36 a.m. Discuss

Two Little Rock School District employees met Tuesday with members of Arkansas’ delegation to talk about what the district has done to provide students with healthier food.

Liquid nicotine tied to poisonings uptick

posted: 04/04/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Calls to Arkansas’ poison-control center about liquid-nicotine poisoning have spiked in the past 16 months, the center’s managing director said Thursday.

U.S. House OKs funds for pediatric residencies

posted: 04/02/2014 5:12 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to approve funding that helps train doctors at children’s hospitals, including in Arkansas.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Capitol visitors treated to tours

posted: 03/30/2014 4:18 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans visiting during spring break kept many congressional offices busy last week.

Clinton to assist 2 in bids for office

posted: 03/30/2014 4:08 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to attend fundraisers for two Arkansas Democrats in early April, continuing a trend over the past year of campaigning for Democratic friends.

Fund TRiO programs, UA official urges panel

posted: 03/26/2014 4:45 a.m. Discuss

Increased funding for U.S. Education Department grant programs would help disabled and low-income students, as well as those in minority groups, attend college, a University of Arkansas official told a congressional committee Tuesday.

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