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  1. State's same-sex marriage dispute now a clash of courts, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    As a federal judge considers whether to lift a stay on her ruling outlawing Arkansas' bans on same-sex marriage, creating the potential for a second round of same-sex marriages until the issue is decided nationally, the Arkansas Supreme Court still hasn't ruled on an appeal of a similar state-court ruling. Although some observers think the state case is irrelevant at this point, given that federal law is the law of the land and the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide gay-marriage questions by late June, others say it's not that simple. 2 comments

  2. Bump legislators' pay to $39,400, panel saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | NWAonline

    The people responsible for setting pay also want to give Gov. Asa Hutchinson a raise of more than $50,000 per year. Legislators would see salaries more than double -- going from $15,869 to $39,400 -- and the governor would get a salary increase of more than $50,000 if commission members stick with the figures they set Friday. 1 comment

  3. Pay panel votes in favor of $39,400, $45,000 legislator salariesRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | NWAonline

    The panel tasked with setting the salaries of elected officials in Arkansas on Friday voted to propose paying most state legislators $39,400 and the leaders of the two chambers $45,000. The Independent Citizens Commission's proposals are preliminary and still subject to another vote next week.

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  4. 5 back legislative raise to $25,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | NWAonline

    A week away from their deadline, members of the citizen group responsible for setting salaries for elected officials signaled their support for a substantial pay raise for state lawmakers. On Monday, five of the seven members of the Independent Citizens Commission agreed that raising legislators' base pay from $15,869 to $25,000, as well as a $30,000 salary for the speaker of the House and Senate president pro tempore, seemed appropriate.

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  5. Pay panel backs maintaining per diem ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | NWAonline

    The commission tasked with setting salaries of elected officials voted not to recommend any changes to legislative per diem rates and rules Monday after hearing from the leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate. Meanwhile, though no formal vote was taken on legislator salary, five of seven commissioners expressed support of raising lawmaker pay to $25,000 for most members.

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  6. Amended Hutchinson tax plan passes committeeRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | NWAonline

    Senate President Jonathan Dismang, left, presents a bill Wednesday that would enact Gov. Asa Hutchinson's middle-income tax cut . A committee has approved an amended version of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's tax-cut bill for middle-income earners that now delays a reduction in capital gains taxes passed in 2013.

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  7. Volunteers off hunt for toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | NWAonline

    Corporal Steve Hernandez speaks to media about the changing nature of the case of a missing toddler in Searcy, AR December 1, 2014. SEARCY -- For more than a week, hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officers have searched this White County city for Malik Drummond, the missing 2-year-old boy with a winsome, gap-toothed grin.

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  8. Searcy scoured for missing 2-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | NWAonline

    Arkansas Online/GAVIN LESNICK - Martin Ghent and his wife, Linda Ghent, look in a drainage pipe west of where 2-year-old Malik Drummond went missing while searching the area Monday morning. "We saw it on the news and thought it was the right thing to do," Martin Ghent said of joining the search efforts.

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  9. Tighter security an itch at state CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | NWAonline

    Officials in the secretary of state's office want to meet privately with state lawmakers to talk about tightening security at the Capitol and the changes could inconvenience some people and be expensive to implement, the secretary of state's chief deputy said this week. But Doug Matayo, chief deputy for Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin, declined to elaborate on the office's ideas for improving security at the Capitol. 2 comments

  10. Big third quarter pays off for CabotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | NWAonline

    A big third quarter gave the Cabot Panthers the edge they needed to outlast the Searcy Lions 49-36 in the 7A/6A-East season finale at Panther Stadium on Thursday night. Cabot broke a 22-22 tie and outscored Searcy 27-0 in the third quarter to take a 49-22 lead in an otherwise back-and-forth game with nothing but playoff momentum on the line for each team.

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  11. Arkansas 7 road to close for workRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | NWAonline

    Utility work will require a lane closure for the next month on a portion of Arkansas 7, also called Central Avenue, in Hot Springs, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story.

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  12. Dad gets 40 years for infant's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | NWAonline

    A Searcy man faces a 40-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in the June death of his 4-month-old daughter, the White County prosecuting attorney's office said Wednesday. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story.

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  13. Composer swings lively baton in salute to Oscar-winning filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | NWAonline

    "It's a long, boring show," composer Bill Conti said repeatedly about the Academy Awards. Bill Conti's Academy Awards, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's 2014-15 Acxiom Pops Live Series opener Saturday, was neither.

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  14. Entertainment NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | NWAonline

    Albrecht Durer Engraves His Initials, an engraving by Evan Lindquist, will be on display through Oct. 1 at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. Printmaker Evan Lindquist, emeritus art professor at Arkansas State University and the state's first artist laureate, will give a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. Friday in conjunction with "Legacy," an exhibition of his works on display through Oct. 1 at the Bradbury Gallery, ASU's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.

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  15. Historic Black House holds Searcy art galleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | NWAonline

    A gallery of local contemporary art installed in a handsome historic house delivers a one-two punch of pleasure for visitors to Searcy.

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