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State Capitol in review - Nov. 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015 5:05am

More than $703,000 in loans to about 800 former college students in Arkansas will be forgiven under a global settlement between state attorneys general, the federal Justice and Education...

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State Capitol in review - March 4, 2015

Mar 04, 2015 10:26am

When the 2015-16 school year begins, Arkansas schools will be required to offer high school level courses in computer technology.

Act 187 of 2015 requires expanded computer technology...

Another perspective - Feb. 28, 2015

Feb 28, 2015 5:05am

Sit-ins reinvigorated the civil rights movement in the 1960s. State laws imposed segregation in public life throughout the South at that time and private businesses, such as hotels, restaurants...

Legislative digest - Feb. 18, 2015

Feb 18, 2015 10:49am

House committees have been hearing an increasing amount of proposed legislation as we now enter our sixth week of the regular session.

This week we began to address overcrowding in our state...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 18, 2015

Feb 18, 2015 10:49am

In each regular session the legislature may refer up to three proposed constitutional amendments to voters.

This year 27 proposals were filed in the House of Representatives and 15 were...

Thanks to State Rep. Deffenbaugh

Feb 18, 2015 10:48am

Representative Gary Deffenbaugh is a true friend to education and the future of Crawford County youth. Not only did he influence many lives in his capacity as a coach and teacher during his...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 11, 2015

Feb 12, 2015 12:00pm

The Senate gave final approval to a broad income tax reduction proposed by the governor, which will save middle class wage earners about $102 million a year when it takes full effect.


Legislative digest - Feb. 11, 2015

Feb 12, 2015 11:58am

In less than a month’s time, this General Assembly has tackled tax cuts, healthcare, and made significant advancements in education.

On Friday, Gov. Aas Hutchinson signed a bill to lower...

View from the bottom rung - Feb. 7, 2015

Feb 09, 2015 10:50am

Amateur musical entertainment is a robust enterprise here in northwest Arkansas, endless small town and small time venues featuring different genres of music where friends and neighbors across the...

Another perspective - Jan. 31, 2015

Jan 31, 2015 5:06am

Clint Eastwood likes to tell one sided stories. At the Republican National Convention in 2012, he pretended to have a conversation with President Obama by talking to an empty stool. The theme of...

View from the bottom rung - Jan. 10, 2015

Jan 10, 2015 5:06am

The report is out on the CIA’s intelligence gathering methods in the aftermath of 9/11, a controversial program which attempted to gain timely information from captured terrorists, of other...

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