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  1. Taxes, 'pot' on agenda when legislators clock inRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 8 | NWAonline

    Arkansas' 91st General Assembly will grapple with how deeply to cut taxes, how much to change a constitutional amendment that allows the medical use of marijuana and whether to enact further restrictions on abortion. The Legislature's regular session starts Monday.


  2. Speaker bolsters House securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 7 | NWAonline

    Kevin Brown, a member of the grounds maintenance crew at the state Capitol, organizes parking signs Friday in preparation for the legislative session that begins Monday. People who want to watch the Arkansas House of Representatives' proceedings from the galleries will have to pass through metal detectors starting Monday, the first day of the 91st General Assembly's regular session.


  3. Police: Arkansas man arrested in shooting death of Searcy manRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 5 | NWAonline

    Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Bald Knob man in the shooting death of a Searcy man, a spokesman for the White County sheriff's office said Wednesday. Michael Gimondo, 27, was shot in the chest early Tuesday evening and died at the scene on Barber Road in Bald Knob, Sgt.


  4. Arkansas governor announces intent to grant pardons to 8 convictsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 4 | NWAonline

    Hutchinson's office said Wednesday that each of the eight have completed all jail time and parole and probation requirements and have paid all fines.


  5. State doling out $7M to top-testing schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | NWAonline

    Nearly $7 million in rewards will go to more than 150 Arkansas public schools in the coming weeks for their performance on last spring's state-required math and literacy exams. The Bentonville School District will receive the largest share of the 2016 Arkansas School Recognition Program money -- $927,400 to be split among 11 high-performing campuses.


  6. Hutchinson pitches low-income tax cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | NWAonline

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson outlines his proposed $50 million tax cut for lower-income Arkansans on Tuesday at the state Capitol. "I look forward to a vigorous debate with members of the General Assembly," he said.


  7. Gates to end Capitol driveway's weekend trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | NWAonline

    A new sign and gates block the eastern driveway at the state Capitol on Sunday. The secretary of state's office, which maintains the building and grounds, said the driveway will be closed on weekends to prevent parking and through traffic.


  8. Teen charged in Arkansas Waffle House robberies found hanged in jail cellRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2016 | NWAonline

    A teenager facing charges in robberies at two Arkansas Waffle House locations earlier this year was found hanged in his jail cell over the weekend, according to state police. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said jailers discovered Keylan Comic, 19, of Bryant around 4:15 p.m. Saturday hanging from a bedsheet attached to a bed frame at the White County jail.


  9. Jacksonville district seeking schools chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | NWAonline

    Tony Wood, the superintendent who guided into operation the brand new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District, said Monday that he will resign the position effective June 30, 2017. "When you selected me to be superintendent of the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District fifteen months ago, I was often asked how long I intended to serve," Wood, 66, said in the letter that he distributed to School Board members.


  10. Climbing competition, Searcy 10K SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | NWAonline

    The competition will follow the red point format -- there will be multiple color-coordinated "problems," that is, pre-plotted routes, with different point values assigned to each route based on difficulty. Climbers gain points only if they complete the route without falling.


  11. Searcy to host brass quintet; Rep opens its doors for toursRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | NWAonline

    Allan Dean and Mikio Sasaki, trumpets; Jeff Nelsen, horn; Melvyn Jernigan, trombone; and Daniel Perantoni, tuba -- performs at 7 p.m. Monday in the Administration Auditorium, Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, part of the university's 2016-2017 Arts and Life Concert Series. The program: "Volta" and three movements from Praetorius Dance Suite No.


  12. Searcy follows Washington, runs by HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | NWAonline

    The Searcy Lions followed senior running back Camron Washington to a 48-7 victory over the Little Rock Hall Warriors at Scott Field on Friday night. "He's got such quick feet," Searcy Coach Mark Kelley said.


  13. Schools panel in Senate OKs budget reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | NWAonline

    Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Education Committee broke an impasse Tuesday afternoon and voted to approve a report recommending how to spend more than $3 billion on public schools. The senators' action came on the day of the deadline imposed by state law.


  14. Arkansas 36 work to be meeting topicRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public meeting Nov. 10 to present and discuss the proposed safety improvements to a 13-mile section of Arkansas 36 between Searcy and the community of Joy in White County. The meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Valley Baptist Church at 3328 Arkansas 36 in Searcy.


  15. Panel's bid to subpoena judge on foster care raises fussRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | NWAonline

    Judges and a law school dean have expressed concern about a legislative committee's wish to subpoena a judge to ask her how she handles foster care cases. The subpoena went nowhere after House and Senate leaders refused to sign off on the subpoena after they received information questioning the legality of the move.


  16. Legislators say stance on cutting income tax depends on the mathRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | NWAonline

    Legislative leaders said Tuesday that they want more information on state tax collections and Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed general-revenue budget for fiscal 2018 before they weigh in on whether the state can afford a $50 million income tax cut. House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, said administration officials "are going to have the opportunity to show the math on that. 2 comments

  17. Tax trim to figure in budget dialogueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | NWAonline

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he believes the state could conservatively afford a $50 million-a-year income tax cut, even amid some economic uncertainty, but he hasn't yet decided how large of a tax cut he'll ask the General Assembly to pass during its legislative session next year. The Republican governor said his goal is to unveil a proposed income tax cut plan on Nov. 9 -- the day after Election Day -- when his administration presents its general revenue forecast and proposed budget for fiscal 2018 to the Legislative Council and Joint Budget Committee.


  18. Man shot by officers in Beebe identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | NWAonline

    A man shot by police in Beebe on Friday has been identified as Albert Hughey Jr., 64, according to the Arkansas State Police. State police spokesman Bill Sadler said Monday that information from the Beebe Police Department was that Hughey suffered a leg wound that was not life-threatening. 5 comments

  19. ASU-Beebe to fete its 50th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | NWAonline

    The Searcy campus' 50th anniversary celebration is open to the public. The school will provide tours of its facilities and presentations by students and faculty, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Technology East Building, Room 127.


  20. Marketplace: It can collect a feeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | NWAonline

    A state agency can begin collecting a fee on insurance plans offered on Arkansas' health insurance exchange for individuals without the full Legislature's approval of the fee, agency officials say. The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace is preparing to take over responsibility for the state's individual exchange next year.


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