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State Capitol in review - April 23, 2014

Apr 23, 2014 9:20am

Arkansas highway officials have announced that they will rename a section of Interstate 540 and U.S. 71 in western Arkansas as I-49. This is a stretch of highway between Alma and Bella Vista.


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Legislative digest - Jan. 8, 2014

Jan 08, 2014 9:44am

Some gym owners report seeing a 30 to 40 percent increase in traffic in the month of January. And most of those crowding in just signed up as part of their New Year’s resolution.

If you are...

Wise Men light display

Jan 08, 2014 9:44am

I would like to take the opportunity to extend a special thank you to APAC-Central (formerly Arkhola) for the reconstruction and the lighting of the display of the Three Wise Men at the Van Buren...


Jan 08, 2014 9:42am

The family of Hazel “Frisky” Pitchford would like to extend their appreciation for all of the calls, cards, prayers and food given in her memory.

Buster, Jean and family

Hazel, Bill...

State Capitol in review

Jan 02, 2014 10:13am

In November of 1998, the tobacco settlement agreement involved major tobacco companies, 46 states and five territories. Tobacco companies make annual payments nationwide. Overall, they have paid...

Legislative digest - Jan. 1, 2014

Jan 02, 2014 10:12am

Birth defects affect one in 33 babies every year and cause one in five infant deaths. While cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs used during pregnancy have been linked to birth defects, the cause...

Willie Shagill

Dec 28, 2013 5:05am

Today this column shall shift from an old age to a young age demographic and feature a bit of creative writing the – old guy did for his children and their children in 1994 which works out to...

Legislative digest

Dec 26, 2013 10:04am

A majority of the laws we passed during our Regular Session this year took effect in August. But there were several bills written with an effective date of Jan. 1. These include tax cuts and...

State Capitol in review

Dec 26, 2013 10:03am

It has been a pleasure this holiday season to visit many of the senior centers in my district and to ride in the parades. It is always good to get to visit and listen to you. Merry Christmas.


Legislative digest

Dec 18, 2013 9:45am

A recent survey claims that over 50 percent of Americans said they would like to get a gift card this holiday season. Gift cards now exceed the popularity of clothing and electronics as gifts....

State Capitol in review

Dec 18, 2013 9:44am

Last week was a difficult week throughout our area. Our roads and electric services and damage to trees in the area have been tremendous. There are people, especially from out of state, traveling...

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