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Sarah D. Wire

Washington, D.C. Bureau

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Cotton pushes for mightier military as deterrent

posted: 02/27/2015 2:41 a.m. Comments 3

America needs to spend more on its military to deter attacks, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Thursday.

No pay for 300 in state if plan fails

posted: 02/27/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

As many as 300 Arkansans would be expected to work without pay if Congress cannot agree on a plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security by midnight.

D.C. event celebrates LR college professor

posted: 02/25/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Philander Smith College math professor Frank James has worked for years to funnel promising students into science and engineering programs, and on Tuesday the White House recognized his efforts.

President to states: Let's talk

posted: 02/24/2015 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

The nation's governors brought their concerns directly to President Barack Obama at a White House meeting Monday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: D.C. think tank signs up Beebe

updated: 02/22/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Former Gov. Mike Beebe has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center's Governors' Council.

Governor questions Delta's 'distressed'

updated: 02/22/2015 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Saturday that it may be time to re-evaluate how the Delta Regional Authority decides which counties are "distressed."

EPA's water proposal resisted by some in state

posted: 02/22/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas counties, agriculture groups and members of the state's congressional delegation say they don't trust an Environmental Protection Agency proposal on who will control streams, ditches and wetlands.

Service medal given to World War II vet

posted: 02/20/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Manny Redifer was ready to go before the ceremony even began Thursday.

State's 6 in D.C. applaud halting of Obama order

posted: 02/18/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas' Congressional delegation and attorney general on Tuesday praised a ruling by a Texas judge temporarily halting President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Boozman attends VA act's signing

updated: 02/15/2015 3:48 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, a Republican from Rogers, was in the East Room of the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.

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