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State Capitol in review

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

The Arkansas Supreme Court weighed in on two voters’ issues last week. The court struck down the voter ID law that was put into place by the legislature.

Also, the justices ruled that voters...

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Legislative digest - July 2, 2014

Jul 02, 2014 8:58am

When Arkansas became the 25th state in 1836, government officials moved into a new Greek Revival style building in downtown Little Rock. This despite the fact the building was not complete.

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View from the bottom rung - June 28, 2014

Jun 30, 2014 9:05am

I have been asked if the television reality show, the “Ax Men,” is a true depiction of a west coast logging operation. Well, not really, but in some cases close. Admittedly the job can push the...

Thank you from Goodnoh family

Jun 25, 2014 9:29am

Thanks to everyone who donated and helped with the benefit for Marcus Goodnoh, a 17-year-old Alma High School student who is battling cancer. Included were:

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State Capitol in review - June 25, 2014

Jun 25, 2014 9:26am

When the board of the state Teacher Retirement System voted last week to increase its investment in a northeast Arkansas steel mill, it renewed questions about the role of government in private...

Legislative digest - June 25, 2014

Jun 25, 2014 9:21am

Most of us, at one time or another, have experienced a lengthy wait at our local Department of Motor Vehicles office while waiting for our number to be called in order to renew our tags.

But...

From the governor - June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:51pm

On June 13, 1989, Gov. Bill Clinton signed an executive order creating the Keep Arkansas Beautiful program. It began as a statewide litter-prevention and recycling initiative. Since then, the...

State Capitol in review - June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:51pm

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has adjusted its budget to better prepare for and react to icy roads. The budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 shifts $18 million to hire...

Legislative digest - June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:51pm

It has been said that historic buildings do not belong to us, but to our forefathers and our descendants. That saying could very well apply to our state Capitol. This week, architects and...

Another perspective - June 7, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 5:50pm

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act was passed in 1986 and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. It was a legislative response to a nationwide problem of patient dumping by...

View from the bottom rung - May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 4:05am

Don’t ya just love the way cocky little Tommy Vietor addressed Fox News anchor, investigative journalist and interviewer Bret Bair? Called him “dude” he did. “Hey dude that was two years ago.” Ah...

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