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Huckabee daughter, '08 hands onboard

updated: 04/23/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Two weeks before he is to announce his presidential-bid decision in Hope, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has hired senior staff members, including his daughter and Arkansas' lieutenant governor.

Selling Cubans rice still on hold

posted: 04/22/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Farmers and ranchers would see a boost if the U.S. embargo on trade and travel to Cuba were completely lifted, Riceland Foods Inc. Vice President Terry Harris told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday.

Home face on trade deal

updated: 04/19/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

When Galley Support Innovations had a client in Brazil, Lissa Zimmerman had to decipher 7,000 pages of rules and regulations. When shipping to a client in India, Zimmerman had to negotiate an entirely different set of rules.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Cotton near top in 10-mile race

updated: 04/19/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Dardanelle, finished in the top 2.5 percent of runners in one of the first major Washington races of the year.

Huckabee circles May 5 in Hope as decision day

posted: 04/18/2015 2:41 a.m. Comments 2

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is returning to his hometown of Hope on May 5 to announce whether he'll run for president.

At last, Purple Hearts to go to 2

posted: 04/17/2015 2:33 a.m. Comment 1

Nearly six years after two service members were shot outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock, the secretary of the Army announced Thursday that each will receive the Purple Heart.

Huckabee giving up his radio broadcast

updated: 04/16/2015 4:11 a.m. Comments 2

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is weighing a 2016 bid for president, announced Wednesday that his nationally syndicated radio commentary will no longer be broadcast starting May 1.

Boozman, Cotton cheer Iran bill

updated: 04/15/2015 3:23 a.m. Comments 5

Arkansas' U.S. senators Tuesday said they support legislation ensuring Congress gets a say on negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

Friends, foes react to Clinton's entry

updated: 04/12/2015 11:53 p.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Longtime supporters and conservative opponents were split on Sunday's announcement that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is running for president, with both referring to her history in Arkansas.

Washington News in Brief: 5 in delegation visit back home

updated: 04/11/2015 10:18 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas' all-Republican congressional delegation returns to Washington this week with the rest of Congress after a two-week break.

National Archives digitizes LR Nine film to mark its '65 Oscar win

posted: 04/05/2015 4:51 a.m. Comment 1

The National Archives has digitally remastered a film on the Little Rock Nine for the anniversary of its Academy Award win for best short documentary, 50 years ago today.

Washington News In Brief: Hill, peers tour Mexican border

updated: 04/05/2015 4:29 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. French Hill spent two days along the U.S.-Mexico border last week, his first trip there as a member of Congress.

U.S. waiver last hope for Delta Queen to cruise again

posted: 04/04/2015 2:35 a.m. Comment 1

After nearly a decade away, the Delta Queen paddle-wheeler passed through Helena-West Helena on Friday.

Cotton's line flooded after pop star's tweet

updated: 04/02/2015 10:27 p.m. Comments 28

WASHINGTON -- Pop star Miley Cyrus didn't like U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton's comment that gay people should have a "sense of perspective" about Arkansas' Religious Freedom Restoration Act, so on Thursday she urged her 19.4 million Twitter followers to call the Arkansas politician and speak their minds.

Iran letter stirs debate on meaning of 'sent'

updated: 03/28/2015 3:05 a.m. Comments 8

A letter to Iranian leaders by Arkansas' U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton earlier this month has unleashed a debate on the meaning of "correspondence" in the digital age and whether the letter violated a 216-year-old federal law banning citizens from communicating with foreign officials.

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