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1 hr ago | The City Wire

Hutchinson tops Ross in recent Arkansas gubernatorial poll

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 1,780 likely state voters shows Republican Asa Hutchinson with a 46-41% lead over Democrat Mike Ross in the Arkansas Governor's race.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas Government, Hendrix College, African-American

1 hr ago | The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas homebuilding pace tapers in June

The local homebuilding pace appears to be stabilizing among the majority of the large cities in the two-county area.


Related Topix: Rogers, AR, Bentonville, AR, Home Building, Home, Fayetteville, AR

1 hr ago | The Courier

Arkansas asks judge to keep marriage ban in place

Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Pulaski County, AR

4 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Visions and Balanchine highlight Ballet Arkansas's 2014-15 season

"We are so excited for this season to begin," said Karen Bassett, Executive Director of Ballet Arkansas since May of this year.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Theater, Brigham Young University, Maumelle, AR

5 hrs ago | The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas employed, labor market size down in June

The Northwest Arkansas jobless rate in June was the lowest metro rate in Arkansas, but declines continued in the size of the regional labor force and the number of employed.


Related Topix: West Memphis, AR

6 hrs ago |

Arkansas Supreme Court Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage Suit

LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Supreme Court has taken up the same-sex marriage lawsuit, according to affiliate station KTHV.


8 hrs ago |

Arkansas lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

The project is expected to employ 52 people. Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC says the facility in Monticello will manufacture its Zilkha Black Pellet, the first commercially available advanced pellet in the biomass industry.


Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

12 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

Flash flood watch issued for western Arkansas

A flash flood watch goes into effect in western Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon as storms bringing heavy rainfall head toward the state.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

15 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

The Kraft Mac & Cheese Food Hack

Last year, some of the more talented Arkansas foodies took to tweaking a childhood favorite food, the humble Totino's pizza.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Beef, Meat

19 hrs ago | Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville Roots Festival moves main stage to the Town Center

Ongoing repairs to the roof of the Walton Arts Center will not be complete in time for the Fayetteville Roots Festival this year, but as they say in show business, the show must go on.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Item

Poll: Christie leads pack of potential Republican presidential contenders

Governor Christie jumped to the top of the list of potential Republican presidential primary contenders in a nationwide poll released this week.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie, US Governors, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz

The City Wire

New Senate poll shows Cotton maintaining narrow lead over Pryor

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 1,780 likely Arkansas voters shows U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, with a 44-42% lead over two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Hendrix College, Arkansas Government


Police: Oklahoma murder suspect could be in Northwest Arkansas

Police are looking for a man accused of murder in Oklahoma, and believe he could be in Northwest Arkansas, according to a news release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government

Minor League Ball

2014 MLB Draft: The unsigned and undrafted

The freshman class, the 2017 draft class, is pretty impressive and even a handful of guys who are going to junior colleges could go well in 2015.


New Rules For School Shots in Arkansas

Donna Johnson, registered nurse and clinic coordinator, said the Benton County Health Department has doubled their appointments for shows, seeing about 50 students a day.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Washington Times

Pryor staffers to make stops in 7 counties

Staffers in U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's mobile office are planning to visit seven counties this week to assist Arkansans who may be having problems with certain government programs.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt AfterHe Endorses Lamar Alexander

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Immigration Reform

Log Cabin Democrat

CPD adds three women to police force

The Conway Police Department's most recently hired officers graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy last week.


Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas author takes book to the silver screen

Arkansas author Wade Rivers will be doing a book signing at Hastings in Conway on Saturday, August 2nd from 12 to 6 p.m. His latest book is being developed into a movie that will be filmed in Arkansas.


Related Topix: Conway, AR, North Little Rock, AR, Hendrix College, Hitchcock

Arkansas Times

HRC announces new state director, results of largest-ever survey of LGBT Arkansans

At a press conference in the State Capitol rotunda this morning, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual support and advocacy organization, announced the new state director of HRC Arkansas , and the results of the largest survey of LGBT Arkansans ever conducted in the state.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Arkansas Government, Transgender, Little Rock, AR


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