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3 min ago | Arkansas Times

Black ops in the race for U.S. Senate?

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu

4 hrs ago |

High Five: Arkansas Teacher Of The Year Finalists Selected

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.


Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

5 hrs ago | Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville millage rate not likely to increase in 2015

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.


Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR, Washington County, AR, Avoca, AR, Bella Vista, AR

9 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas Chiefs of Police name Rapert Legislator of the Year

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.


Related Topix: Randolph County, AR

10 hrs ago | The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas 26th fastest growing metro area, Fort Smith GDP up 1.8%

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.


Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, University of Arkansas, Texarkana, AR

14 hrs ago |

State Pursues Paving Company to Arkansas on Behalf of Swindled Customers

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.


Related Topix: Jonesboro, AR

15 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Cultural issues propel Democrats in U.S. Senate races

'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.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Abortion, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton

19 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Lawsuit: Info denied illegally

A circuit judge has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to appoint a special judge in a case alleging the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority illegally denied documents and information to an attorney representing a city in a separate lawsuit.


Mon Sep 15, 2014


Dozens Arrested During Protest Over Healthcare for Disabled

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.


Daily Record

Behind the News

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.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Little Rock, AR

NW Arkansas realtors selling more commercial building permits

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.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Arkansas officials to open bids on 47 projects

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.


Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR

The Miami Herald

Arkansas requests changes to 'private option'

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.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Arkansas Times

Arkansas submits amendments to private option for federal approval

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.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, US News

Arkansas Asks Court to Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

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.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News

Benton Courier

Saline County under firewood quarantine for next 120 days

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.


Log Cabin Democrat

Mike Murphy to finish Maggio's term

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.


Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

LA Observed

Where's the LA in CTG? Not in the new season

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.


Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, V, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Theater, Arts

AIPRO President Mark Thomas on Keeping Oil Numbers in the Black

Mark Thomas, 48, of Magnolia, is the owner of Cornerstone Energy and Red Oak Production Co.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, El Dorado/Honorbuilt, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR, El Dorado, AR

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Hundreds of Disabled Gather at Capitol Building

Hundreds of disabled Arkansans and members of nationwide organization called ADAPT marched up Broadway to the capitol steps Sunday afternoon. Supporters argue the plan will increase federal funding that in return decreases state funding.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government


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