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5 Arkansas firefighters added to D.C. memorial

posted: 10/05/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Seeing her husband recognized at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Sunday was overwhelming, Veronica Villalobos-Pogue said.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 8 schools receive health applause or kudos for health

updated: 10/04/2015 4:12 a.m. Discuss

Eight Arkansas schools were among hundreds honored over the weekend by the Clinton Foundation's Alliance for a Healthier Generation at a meeting in Washington.

Cotton condemns Russian airstrikes

posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m. Comments 10

Russian intervention in Syria this week is "a near catastrophe for U.S. foreign policy in the region, and really, around the world," U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Thursday.

State regulator tells U.S. Senate about pension-advance scheme

posted: 10/01/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

A lending scheme gives retirees and former military members lump sum payments in exchange for future pension payments and then charges outrageous fees on the money they've advanced, Arkansas Securities Department staff attorney Kaycee Wolf told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday.

Hill urges grace period for loan rules

posted: 09/30/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. French Hill wants Congress to assure banks and title companies that the government will be lenient as they work under new rules starting Saturday that will affect people purchasing or refinancing homes.

Arkansans get in spirit of papal visit

posted: 09/27/2015 5:10 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of Arkansans took a nearly 24-hour bus trip to feed the homeless and celebrate their faith with hundreds of thousands of other Catholics at the World Meeting of Families this weekend.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Hill visits, touts lockup in Cuba

updated: 09/27/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., and other House members visited the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba on a trip organized by the Army.

Huckabee: Republicans in Congress too passive

posted: 09/26/2015 3:18 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress act like they are still in the minority, and that angers former Gov. Mike Huckabee, he said Friday.

Seeing, hearing pontiff leave Arkansans in awe

posted: 09/25/2015 5:29 a.m. Comment 1

In addressing a joint meeting of Congress, Pope Francis urged cooperation for the common good. Several members of Arkansas' Washington delegation said they hope senators and representatives absorb that message.

Hill's guest: 'It's just all fantastic'

posted: 09/25/2015 3:10 a.m. Comment 1

Monsignor Lawrence Frederick wouldn't say what grade U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., received in his class years ago, but the freshman congressman probably earned some extra credit by inviting his former teacher to hear Pope Francis speak Thursday.

Bill advances on renaming of courthouse

posted: 09/25/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. House approved legislation Thursday to rename the Helena-West Helena federal courthouse complex for a federal judge who took on a white supremacy group in the 1900s.

Arkansans line up for peek at pontiff

posted: 09/24/2015 5:42 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans flocked to the White House, to Catholic University and to a parade route in downtown Washington on Wednesday, hoping to catch a glimpse of the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Clinton booster reflects on state

posted: 09/21/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A onetime Clinton opponent who has become a booster for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid repeatedly invokes Arkansas and his connections to the state in a new book about the 2016 election.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Cotton: Backing GOP candidate

updated: 09/20/2015 4:25 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton on Wednesday brushed off a conservative pundit's suggestion that he be part of a third-party bid if Donald Trump is the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee.

State butterfly a possibility for endangered list, U.S. says

posted: 09/20/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering adding a butterfly found in Arkansas to the endangered-species list, the agency announced Thursday.




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