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3 min ago | Arkansas Times
The Arkansas Democratic Party thinks undercover political operatives have targeted Mark Pryor's Senate campaign for mischief, beyond the usual "trackers" who follow candidates to record every public utterance. Paranoia? Or probable cause? I can't say.
4 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com
The Arkansas Teacher of the Year finalists have been selected. All 15 finalists got to meet Gov. Mike Beebe, D-Ark., and they all received $1,000.
5 hrs ago | Fayetteville Flyer
The city's portion of the property tax rate hasn't changed since 2005, and it will likely stay the same for at least another year. The city's portion of the overall millage includes 1.3 mills for the general fund, 1 mill for the Fayetteville Public Library, 0.4 mills for the Policemen's Pension and Relief Fund, and 0.4 mills for the Firemen's Pension and Relief Fund.
9 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat
The Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police recognized Senator Jason Rapert today at their 47th Annual Convention with the 'Legislator of the year' award at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Conway Police Chief A.J. Gary made the presentation of the award.
10 hrs ago | The City Wire
Northwest Arkansas' business development and job production grew by a whopping 5.6 percentage points in 2013 - ranking the area as the 26th fastest-expanding economy in the U.S., according to new statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis . The closely-watched BLS report from the U.S. Department of Commerce also spotlighted the fact that the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers area's professional and business service sector saw the greatest economic expansion among the nation's 381 largest metropolitan areas in 2013, increasing real Gross Domestic Product growth by 3.33 percentage points.
14 hrs ago | Patch.com
A paving company that allegedly performed substandard work throughout southern New Jersey and was first sued in 2010 has finally paid restitution to the State of New Jersey, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Tuesday morning. Williams Asphalt Materials, LLC must pay $177,000 in consumer restitution after the State Division of Consumer Affairs pursued the company's principals to Arkansas.
15 hrs ago | Arkansas Times
'NO PROBLEM': Since his days as a column-writer at Harvard, Tom Cotton has had thoughts that might give women pause. But it's been less of an issue for him than for Republican Senate candidates elsewhere.
One after another demonstrators were loaded onto city buses and taken away. They were members of the group ADAPT who came to have their voices heard.
Arkansas voters will apparently face five ballot issues in the Nov. 4 general election. That's apparently because a lawsuit has been filed questioning the legitimacy of one issue, and its outcome could affect another.
A new study from the University of Arkansas shows more commercial building permits have been issued for the area than last year. And a new local favorite, Pedaler's Pub, is one of the newest businesses to open in the THRIVE entertainment and arts district soon to be buzzing in Bentonville.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is set to open bids on 47 road and bridge projects totaling an estimated $303 million. Three of the projects are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of the total cost, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Arkansas asked the federal government Monday to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. The state Department of Human Services submitted its proposal to change the "private option" program, which uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.
Arkansas today submitted proposed amendments to the private option for federal approval. In order to pursue the private option - the state's unique version of Medicaid expansion which uses Medicaid funds to purchased private health insurance for low-income Arkansans - the state first had to secure approval for what's known as an 1115 waiver, a waiver of federal Medicaid rules allowing the state to experiment with a new approach.
A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition.
Saline County is currently under a firewood quarantine after a vote by the Arkansas State Plant Board on Sept. 11. Twenty-five other counties are included in the quarantine which hopes to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Conway City Attorney Mike Murphy has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to complete Mike Maggio's term as circuit court judge. The term ends on Dec. 31. The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered Maggio removed from office, with Chief Justice Jim Hannah writing that suspension with pay until the end of Maggio's term was an inappropriate sanction.
In recent years, I've annually checked Center Theatre Group's plans for the upcoming seasons at its three venues, looking for evidence that "L.A.'s Theatre Company" - as CTG bills itself - plans to produce scripts that are set in or near LA. Since my last report on this subject in the late LA Stage Times, I started writing for LA Observed.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:06 pm
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